Jawbone Launches The UP Wristband To Help You Keep Track Of Your Fitness


  • WPHead

    Want one! Although I don’t think I’d stretch in the middle of the hallway at the office lol

  • MacHead84

    Price needs to drop about 60 bucks. 100 is a little high for a wristband no matter the functionality….but I still want one!

  • Yake12

    wait, you need to plug it into your phone every time you want to get any data for the day? and if you are supposed to wear it 24 hours a day, when do you charge it? i don’t feel like sitting around for 2 hours while it charges (especially since the point is to make you move). seems like a good idea, just needs some major readjustments!

  • Timothy Williamson

    It doesn’t have a GPS sensor, you start the GPS tracker within the app, then when you sync the UP it combines the GPS data with the step data.

    Also, it only takes 30 mins to charge and holds a 10 day charge and can hold 30 days worth of data before needing to sync.

    Seems kind of neat, but I haven’t seen anything that says it monitors your heart beart.

  • Cmommahayes

    Can anyone say George Orwell?

  • Dylan

    Already for sale at the Apple store, Altamonte Srings Mall in Orlando, FL. They only had a few black ones in size medium. Need a large had to preorder from the website.

  • A_N_Other

    And I’d wear longer pants.

  • Daibidh

    *raises eyebrow*  

    Um, having gone through the little information they have available on their website, I’d really be surprised if this product meets consumer expectation.  Photo journaling food?  Advanced motion algorithms to determine sleep depth?  While this may provide SOME information, it’s probably not going to achieve the level of accuracy or detail one might wish.

  • Marco

    a bit deceptive that the video shows someone wearing it in a swimming pool considering they don’t advise you do that.

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  • Brake23

    This technology is not new. The Body Bug armband, now called BodyMedia, has been around for years, and is clinically accurate. Now I don’t know if this technology is just a cheap rip off of the armband. The armband doesn’t do “depth of sleep”, but its not completely unbelievable that the technology has developed some since it was released over 4 years ago. Then again, this device doesn’t seem to claim clinical accuracy either.

  • Brake23

    If its like the BodyMedia armbands, you just trickle charge it whenever you upload  your data. If you do this everyday, which is the most useful to track your activity, the battery never really goes below 90%, so it charges within a couple minutes. I find it convenient to charge when I’m in the shower.  This is not new technology, just convenient that you can plug it into a phone or ipad instead of a computer.

  • Tina Williamson

    Once they make it completely waterproof, so you can swim with it, I’ll buy one!