UP4by Jawbone

  • UP4
  • UP4
  • UP4
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
Recommended, but seriously flawed. There are probably better alternatives.
74%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The UP4 can make mobile payments from a connected American Express card.
  • Its sleek design looks good with almost any outfit.
  • Jawbone has made sleep tracking automatic.

CONS

  • Heart rate tracking is automatic only; it cannot be done manually, so you cannot get readings on demand.
  • It doesn't track floors climbed.
  • The hook-and-eye clasp can be difficult to close.
Jawbone's products have always been known for their looks, and the UP4 is no exception. This slim wristband features an attractive black or silver design with a hook-and-eye clasp. Looks mean little without functionality, though, and the Up4 has that covered, too. Most notable is the NFC sensor, which allows the UP4 to serve as a mobile payment device. Tap it against a payment sensor, and it will make a payment from a linked American Express card. Oh, and it also tracks steps, distance, and calories burned, and is now able to track sleep and heart rate automatically.
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ManufacturerJawboneGarminFitbitJawboneJawbone
Techwalla Score
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92%

It accurately tracks steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, active minutes and how well you sleep. The UP4 also has continuous hea…

It accurately tracks steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, active minutes and how well you sleep. The UP4 also has continuous heart rate tracking, so you can view your heart rate at any moment of the day.

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85%

Overall, we’d say the Jawbone UP4 is for you if you like a wearable that has a good focus on both health and fitness with the added benefit …

Overall, we’d say the Jawbone UP4 is for you if you like a wearable that has a good focus on both health and fitness with the added benefit of being able to ‘wow’ your family and friends by paying for coffee with your wrist!

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70%

I love the convenience. Overall I really like this product. It is small, comfortable to wear 24 hours a day and has features that I constant…

I love the convenience. Overall I really like this product. It is small, comfortable to wear 24 hours a day and has features that I constantly use that are helping me become a more healthy person.

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50%

I especially liked the insights the Smart Coach provided. They varied from practical advice that I could take — an exercise routine, or tips…

I especially liked the insights the Smart Coach provided. They varied from practical advice that I could take — an exercise routine, or tips for a better night's rest — to more general health information. Regardless, they were always interesting to read.

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The standout feature of the Up4 is American Express integration. The bottom part of the band has a barely noticeable NFC logo, which you hol…

The standout feature of the Up4 is American Express integration. The bottom part of the band has a barely noticeable NFC logo, which you hold up to any NFC reader to pay using your AmEx card.

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The ability to pay with a tap is reserved exclusively for proper American Express credit card holders, with no prepaid alternative available…

The ability to pay with a tap is reserved exclusively for proper American Express credit card holders, with no prepaid alternative available for people with a spotty credit record.

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Jawbone, as it has always been, is full of good ideas. It’s outrageously ambitious, and almost always in the right way. Yet its history is r…

Jawbone, as it has always been, is full of good ideas. It’s outrageously ambitious, and almost always in the right way. Yet its history is riddled with complications, particularly with its wristwear. Making this stuff is hard work—not to mention phenomenally, company-threateningly expensive—and the Up line hasn’t always gotten it right.

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