Jawbone Up – Large – Red
- UP is compatible with the Amazon Fire phone and devices running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or and iOS 6.0
- Designed to be worn 24/7, with up to 10 days of battery life
- Track your sleep: total hours; light versus deep; length of time to fall asleep
- Track your activity: steps; distance; calories burned; time spent active versus idle
- Log what you eat / drink & track nutritional info
L (7 – 8 in) |
7.08 inches, 2.71 inches, 2.2 inches
Item model number:
1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Looking at the Up for the first time, my immediate reaction was to wonder whether this was indeed a new product. That’s because, similarly to Fitbit’s refresh of the Flex to the Force, the Up24 is almost identical to its predecessor. Just like the original Up, the Up24 is a thin bracelet-style gadget meant to be slipped around the wrist and worn all day long. It’s also encased in a rubbery skin, which hides its sensitive motion-tracking and activity data-crunching components.
The Up24’s ridged and textured surface also protects its high-tech interior from splashes and exposure to moisture. As a result, you’ll be able to shower, wash piles of dishes, and stroll through torrential downpours carefree with the Up24 on your arm. The gadget borrows the Up’s unique, and extremely comfortable I might add, buckle-less design.
Jawbone, however, decided not to give its flagship tracker an alphanumeric display, something competing products such as the Fitbit Flex and Nike FuelBand SE feature. While those devices can showcase important informational tidbits, including steps taken, calories burned, and the time, the Up24 is visually challenged by comparison.
Like the Up before it, the Up24’s indicator light communicates its status only in colors of green, yellow, and red, and in starburst or half-moon symbols. Honestly, the Up24’s lack of a display is a huge letdown for me since I like being able to check in a flash how active (or lazy) I’ve been. Often, rooting around for my phone in pockets or bags, then waiting to fire up an app takes too darn long, especially when I’m dodging slow sidewalk walkers — you know who you are.
Unfortunately, the Up24 doesn’t even gain much of a size or weight advantage by going without a screen. The gadget is a little less bulky than the FuelBand SE (1.28 ounces) and Force (1.28 ounces), but at just under an ounce (0.96 ounce), it’s only slightly lighter.