Jawbone Introduces Economy and High-End Activity Trackers

  • Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
  • Author: Tim Maytom
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up3Wearables company Jawbone has released two new devices, the Up Move and Up3, aimed at the entry-level and high-end markets respectively.

The Up Move, which retails at just $50 (£27), is the companys cheapest activity tracker, and measures steps, exercise and calories burned, as well as capturing detailed information on sleep patterns.

The Move works in conjunction with Smart Coach, a feature of the companys Up app which delivers personalised guidance and deeper insights to users to help them maximise exercise and activity throughout the day.

“Up Move is a fun, easy way to track activity and at just $49.99, its a great option for anyone at the beginning of a fitness or weight loss journey,” said Travis Bogard, vice president of product management and strategy at Jawbone. “Incorporating the same best-in-class lifestyle and activity tracking features of our Up and Up24 bands, the Up Move tracker combines style, versatility and comfort with highly accurate tracking and personalised guidance.”

The Up3, costing $180 (£97), features a multi-sensor platform that includes a tri-axis accelerometer, bioimpedance sensors and skin and ambient temperature sensors to give a more accurate picture of health and fitness.

The Up3 can track heart rate and sleep stages, and includes algorithms that identify workouts and classify the activities you take part in, as well as providing the same detailed advice the Up Move does through Smart Coach.

“Our mission was to create the worlds most powerful activity tracker in the smallest possible design, and we believe we have done that with the Up3 band,” said Bogard. “Our advanced, multi-sensor platform delivers a huge amount of new health data, backed up by our smart algorithms and our highly personalised Smart Coach system. And because the technology is fully updateable, were able to unveil great new features and experiences in the coming months.”

The Up Move will be available in the US later this month, while the Up3 will arrive before the end of the year.