Jawbone has been making affordable and stylish activity trackers in their UP line that rival Fitbit in terms of features and prices.
All Jawbone Up fitness trackers use the same UP app to track progress and compete with friends. With so many options, there is a perfect Jawbone for anyone in your exercise group or family.
UP Move Activity and Sleep Tracker
If you’re looking for a budget or affordable activity tracker, the Up Move offers great tracking features at an affordable price. When you buy an UP fitness tracker, you get more than just the tracker, but also the free Jawbone Up smartphone app (compatible with iPhones and Android smartphones) to track and coach you with Smart Coach to lose weight and get in shape. You can also record what you eat to get a food score and tips on healthy diet to lose weight.
It tracks your activity during the day, and then you can wear it around your wrist at night to track sleep.
Buy the UP Move if: you’re looking for basic step and activity tracking, you like the option to wear as a clip on or a band, your main exercise activity is walking
Available colors: black, purple, blue burst, ruby rose, slate rose
Tracks: activity, calories burned, sleep quantity and quality
Notable features: Smart Coach, sleep tracking, splash proof, LED indicator (time, status, progress), battery lasts up to six months, wireless syncing, replaceable bands for different styles
Jawbone UP2 Activity and Sleep Tracker
Each new UP tracker takes the features of it’s predecessor and adds on more great functionality. With the UP2 Activity tracker, you get three amazing new features.
First is Smart Alarm, which monitors your sleep cycle and then silently vibrates during the best moment to wake you up feeling refreshed. The next feature is automatic sleep detection, which means the band automatically senses when you’ve fallen asleep so you don’t need to remember to switch it to sleep mode before your head hits your pillow.
The third new feature is Idle Alert, which is a customizable move reminder. When your fitness tracker senses you’ve been idle for too long, it will vibrate to remind you to get up and move.
Buy the UP2 if: you work a desk job and want regular move reminders, you want a band that automatically detects exercise and sleep
Available colors: gunmetal, turquoise, black diamond, oat, orchid
Tracks: activity, calories burned, sleep
Notable features: Smart Coach, sleep tracking, Smart Alarm, Idle Alert (move alerts), automatic sleep detection, splash proof, LED indicator (notification and status), battery lasts up to 10 days, wireless syncing
Jawbone UP3 Activity, Heart, and Sleep Tracker
The first is Advanced Sleep tracking. Using bioimpedance sensors, the UP3 uses your heart rate to track your sleep phrases, including Wake, REM, Light Sleep, and Deep Sleep. This makes the Smart Alarm even more accurate.
The second feature is Heart Health monitoring. The same bioimpedance sensors track your resting heart rate and your passive heart rate to give a complete picture of your heart health.
Buy the UP3 if: you want some of the best sleep tracking available, you want heart rate monitoring, you do multiple kinds of exercises
Available colors: black twist, black/gold twist, indigo twist, ruby cross, sand twist, silver cross, teal cross, twilight cross
Tracks: steps, activity, calories burned, sleep, heart rate
Notable features: Smart Coach, sleep tracking, Smart Alarm, Idle Alert (move alerts), automatic sleep detection and advanced sleep tracking, splash proof, LED indicator (notification and status), battery lasts up to 7 days, wireless syncing
Jawbone UP4 Activity and Sleep Tracker
The new UP4 feature is Amex Payments. Yep. It’s not even and exercise or health relate feature. So unless you really need the ability to make Amex payments with your fitness band, I wouldn’t spend the extra money on it.
Buy the UP4 if: you really want to make Amex payments with your wristband
Available colors: black twist, silver cross
Tracks: activity, calories burned, sleep, heart rate
Notable features: Smart Coach, sleep tracking, Smart Alarm, Idle Alert (move alerts), automatic sleep detection and advanced sleep tracking, Amex Payments, splash proof, LED indicator (notification and status), battery lasts up to 7 days, wireless syncing