UP3by Jawbone

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TECHWALLA
VERDICT
Not recommended. This product is super problematic.
65%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The UP3's slim, attractive design looks good on your wrist and is designed to fit most users.
  • Jawbone added heart rate monitoring and advanced sleep-tracking features.
  • The UP3 links to Jawbone's well-designed fitness app to track activity and motivate you to get healthier.

CONS

  • The clasp can be funky to close, and it can pop open unexpectedly.
  • The UP3 monitors your resting heart rate only, not your active heart rate during workouts.
  • There is no on-band display, so all the data has to be viewed in the Jawbone app.
Jawbone’s UP3 fitness tracker is a slim, sophisticated wristband designed to blend whether you’re wearing it to work or for play. It tracks your steps, overall exercise, sleep, calories burned, and--new in this version --your heart rate, thanks to its bioimpedance sensors. These metal sensors track your heart rate during sleep and upon waking to detail the quality of your sleep. The UP3 does not have a display on the band; all data is displayed in Jawbone’s app.
NameUP3Vivofit 2FlexUP4Up2
ManufacturerJawboneGarminFitbitJawboneJawbone
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Perhaps the epitome of the effectiveness of the UP3 was its alert that I was dehydrated the morning after a few too many drinks the night be…

Perhaps the epitome of the effectiveness of the UP3 was its alert that I was dehydrated the morning after a few too many drinks the night before, a conclusion it reached because my heart rate was higher and my sleep restless.

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73%

The Up3 is also Jawbone's first device to include a heart rate sensor. And, as is usually the case with Jawbone, it had to do things a bit d…

The Up3 is also Jawbone's first device to include a heart rate sensor. And, as is usually the case with Jawbone, it had to do things a bit differently than everyone else.

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70%

The Jawbone UP3 is better than the older versions of the UP bands, but compared with similar fitness trackers, it's light on features for th…

The Jawbone UP3 is better than the older versions of the UP bands, but compared with similar fitness trackers, it's light on features for the price.

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66%

This is a flagship product that can't make a compelling case against a cheaper option in Jawbone’s own lineup. You’re better off with the Up…

This is a flagship product that can't make a compelling case against a cheaper option in Jawbone’s own lineup. You’re better off with the Up2.

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60%

But while step tracking performance has stayed the same, and the wristband has improved, there are some serious challenges on the user inter…

But while step tracking performance has stayed the same, and the wristband has improved, there are some serious challenges on the user interface front.

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60%

Jawbone's fitness bands take a totally different approach than recent fitness watches and super-smart smartwatches do: you're not meant to i…

Jawbone's fitness bands take a totally different approach than recent fitness watches and super-smart smartwatches do: you're not meant to interact with them.

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50%

I often couldn't properly fasten the hook-and-eye type closure without pinching my skin a little.

I often couldn't properly fasten the hook-and-eye type closure without pinching my skin a little.

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40%

Half the time, it’s not even any good: my Up3 seems to think that my 20-minute train ride every morning constitutes vigorous exercise.

Half the time, it’s not even any good: my Up3 seems to think that my 20-minute train ride every morning constitutes vigorous exercise.

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I’ll grant that it’s the best-looking activity tracker out there, but it definitely still looks like an activity tracker.

I’ll grant that it’s the best-looking activity tracker out there, but it definitely still looks like an activity tracker.

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With rivals offering the same core feature – tracking of steps and activity – the difference in price will be a hard-sell for a first-time u…

With rivals offering the same core feature – tracking of steps and activity – the difference in price will be a hard-sell for a first-time user of a device like the UP3.

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Jawbone is ambitious, and I admire that. Throwing a me-too heart rate sensor into its new UP and adding just one more metric into its app wo…

Jawbone is ambitious, and I admire that. Throwing a me-too heart rate sensor into its new UP and adding just one more metric into its app would’ve been the easiest option; instead, it picked a more complicated technology with far more potential. Unfortunately, right now that potential is all a little vague.

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33% Said they'd buy it again. Would You?
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