Jawbone Up (1st generation)

Verge Review

You're fat, lazy, and not getting enough sleep. At least that's what the consumer electronics industry seems to be saying with the recent deluge of fitness devices announced. In the last month alone, we've seen the introduction of the seventh generation iPod nano with integrated Nike+ sensor, the Fitbit Ultra clip-on sensor, and Motorola's MOTOACTV knockoff of the iPod nano + LunaTik watchband. And that's not even counting the myriad of dedicated cycling, running, and swimming computers...

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Basic Specs

Weight 0.05 pounds
Color Black, Red, Blue, White, Brown, Silver
Sensors Accelerometer
Quoted use time 10 day

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Tech Specs

Hardware

Weight 0.05 pounds
Color Black, Red, Blue, White, Brown, Silver
Sensors Accelerometer

Connectivity

Port(s) USB plug, 3.5mm jack (data)

Power

Capacity 32 mAh
Quoted use time 10 day

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6.5

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  • 8.0
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    Reviewed by iamandyb (Currently owns)

    I've owned these for a couple of weeks. It was a little disappointing to hear they are halting their production, because the band offers some really nice features. The product is great, Excellent build quality, great fit, stylish looks.

    The biggest problem is the software. It just seems half-baked, and half-realized. I really hope they continue to improve these.

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    Reviewed by crazybobby (Previously owned)

    What a disappointment.

    From the day the Jawbone UP was rumored, I was excited. So when it finally became for sale, I knew I had to have it.

    The first few days I was galvanized with this health bracelet! I was going through the modes: Sleep, Workout and Normal. Customized the software via my iPhone and the decent iOS app, it was vibrating waking me up, reminding me to move if I was sedentary for an expended period, and counting my overall steps and sleep each day..

    My only gripes at the time was one, the cap that covered headphone style jack you must remove to sync was so tinny. I found myself dropping in and freakishly looking around, hoping not to lose it. The other gripe was that bracelet itself was made of a hard but uneasy plastic. They tout this product to be water friendly, and it does feel like it is. The problem is the bracelet becomes uncomfortable to wear over time. You'll find that it pulls your hairs on your wrist..

    So why was I so disappointed, was it the fact that I was freakishly checking on the cap, or that I had to shave the hair of my left wrist to commit to this bracelet? No. It was the fact after one week, It no longer wanted to take a charge. It was dead, as dead as product can be.

    So be warned my nerdy health aware friends. While this might seem like the ultimate health monitoring gadget, it might be wise to just stick to the Fitbit.

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