Jawbone, the creators of What Mobile favourite the UP24, is back with two new wearable trackers. One is a low-cost fitness-oriented tracker, whilst the other is a fully-fledged sequel to the aforementioned Jawbone UP24.
Let’s start with the exciting one, shall we? The Jawbone UP3 is, as you may have suspected, the third edition of Jawbone’s flagship smartband line. We’re reliably informed that it contains ‘advanced multi-sensor platform includes a new tri-axis accelerometer, sophisticated bioimpedance sensors, and skin and ambient temperature sensors’. We’re sure you don’t need us to explain what all that means to you, but we will anyway. It means that the UP3 is more accurate than ever but, more importantly, can also inform you of your resting heart-rate.
For whatever reason the ability to monitor heart-rate has been missing from the majority of the big wearables on the market, but it seems that manufacturers are finally realising its importance to the health-oriented consumer. The UP3 has the ability to measure your resting heart-rate, and logging it too – a key tool in tracking your fitness over long periods of time.
The sleep tracker, possibly our favourite feature on the UP24, has been improved to monitor when you’re in light, deep or REM sleep stages. It even provides suggestions as to how you can get a better 40 winks.
There’s been a major addition to the UP app, too. Smart Coach takes all of the data collated by the UP3 and gives you personalised guidance to help reach your goals faster, be it more REM sleep, fewer calories or more steps. The more you wear the band and the more data you input into the app the more feedback you will receive.
Just when you thought things couldn’t get any better, the UP3 is also waterproof. That’s just about all boxes ticked, we reckon. It’ll be available in two colours – Black Diamond and Silver Cross.
The UP MOVE is Jawbone’s second new device, and it should be instantly familiar to anyone who’s had experience with the Misfit Shine.
The tracker itself is nothing more than a small colourful disc. It can then be housed within either a clip or a strap to be worn on just about any part of the body you please. It even has a discreet LED display which lights up as you progress towards your goal throughout the day, just like the Shine.
Tapping on the UP MOVE will show you your step progress, the time, and your sleep progress, too. That gives you a pretty good idea of what it’s capable of tracking, although presumably not to the same high standards as the UP3. It also connects with the new Smart Coach part of the UP app.
Unlike the UP3 it’s available in a wide variety of funky colours: Black Burst with a Black Clip, Blue Burst with a Fog Clip, Grape Rose with a Purple Clip, Ruby Rose with a Red Punch Clip, and Slate Rose with a Yellow Clip. The wrist straps are available in Onyx, Fog, Red Punch, Purple and Yellow.
If you can’t make your mind up on your preferred colour scheme you can buy the straps separately.
The UP MOVE will be priced at a very reasonable £39.99, whilst the UP3 will set you back £149.99. They should be available to buy online from the Jawbone web store before the end of 2014.