Smartwatches don’t tickle your fancy? Then Jawbone’s new fitness tracker might just be worth your time. Retailing at US$99 (about RM360), the Up2 is Jawbone’s smallest fitness tracker that boasts 7-day battery life and splash-resistance, which means you can wear it into the shower with no issues.
The Jawbone Up2 basically replaces the now discontinued Jawbone Up24. Feature-wise, it is basically identical to the device that it is replacing, but in a sleeker form factor. The Up2 is capable of tracking your sleep, counting your steps, and even the amount of calories that you have burnt.
Retailing at US$99, which is about RM360, the Jawbone Up2 is priced reasonably well. That being said, the Xiaomi Mi Band is a much, much cheaper alternative. However, there is one thing that differentiates the Up2 from the Mi Band: software.
In terms of software, the Jawbone Up2 has a companion app for both iOS and Android devices. The Smart Coach software offers users personalised tips on how to improve their sleep, diet, and to just be more active in general, which can be useful to some.
The Jawbone Up2 is currently available in the US from several retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, and of course, Jawbone’s web store itself. While it’s not the cheapest fitness tracker around, its minimalistic looks might just win certain consumers over.