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New York Times says:

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The Up band is something, but it could be so much more. Fewer bugs. Simpler software. A wireless link. The ability to track other kinds of activity besides walking. A less crude diet manager. Compatibility with other phones. quote


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Critic reviews

5.2
7 reviews
  • Durability
    3.5
  • Portability
    8.0
  • Ease of use
    6.6
  • Design and form factor
    7.3

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User reviews

5.1
16 reviews
6.0
Engadget Dec 6, 2011

The Up wristband has promise as a fitness tracker, but we can't recommend it until Jawbone can make it stop bricking.

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8.0
GigaOM Nov 29, 2011

The UP isn’t perfect, but for $100, it sure does get a lot of things right... As an unobtrusive, motivational device that provides better feedback about your daily lifestyle choices than just sitting around reflecting on your own ever could, the UP is genius.

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6.0
New York Times Nov 9, 2011

The Up band is something, but it could be so much more. Fewer bugs. Simpler software. A wireless link. The ability to track other kinds of activity besides walking. A less crude diet manager. Compatibility with other phones.

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2.0
Gizmodo Nov 30, 2011

I was excited about this product. If it weren't for the bricking issue, it would be fantastic. I hope Jawbone figures out what's wrong, and fixes it quickly. When it does, I'll revisit this review, and re-rank it. But until that happens I cannot in good faith tell anyone to buy one.

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2.0
Wired Dec 9, 2011

So, yes, the Up has great potential as a health and wellness gadget. And, yes, the Up worked fabulously — until it stopped working entirely... until Jawbone can prove that it has remedied what’s causing the wristbands to fail at an alarming rate, no one should consider buying the Up.

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7.0
iLounge Nov 17, 2011

As much as we’d hoped that UP would be spectacular, our experience with it was less than thrilling. The wristband design is pretty close to where it needs to be, the technology inside feels a generation or two behind the curve, the software is limited, and the price tag is just too high.

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7.0
9to5Mac Nov 30, 2011

For the average user this product is very easy to use, and in my testing has been relatively accurate throughout the day. The only changes I’d like to be made would be the style and feel, but the technology inside is definitely compelling.

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7.0
falleninsea falleninsea

I really like the wrist band its comfortable and easy to forget you are wearing one. The band is easy to use it has the one button a small display area that is hidden in the band that isn’t really notices unless you press the button to activate something. There are just two symbols that show a...

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4.0
kjchung kjchung

I've only had this for a day and I'm on the fence about my $100 bracelet. I like the design the look and the feel. When I first heard about it I was really excited to get it. Now that I have it well it's ok. I think the biggest this is it feels like they rushed to get it out for the Christmas...

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1.0
bzipkin bzipkin

I initially gave the UP a 4.5--I initially loved the device. However, my band malfunctioned and "bricked" after using it for less than three weeks. Many, many other owners have reported similar problems -- just check their company message board. I would not recommend buying one until these...

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7.0
njashanmal njashanmal

I'm not using the food diary component as it's a bit trying but I find the sleep monitor and pedometer functions to be extremely useful, as well as the alarm and movement reminders if for know other reason than that it makes you conscious of and hence more cogent about the related activities....

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2.0
beverson beverson

I had high expectations for this product given all the hype...what a disappointment. Everything from the setup to the ridiculous 3.5mm jack to sync data. How about the display & feedback LED...sad. My original device failed after three days of use...returned it to Best Buy...repeated this...

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4.0
richie510 richie510

I am on my 3rd Jawbone Up. That one broke too. I'm not even sure I want them to replace this 3rd one. Maybe I'm just going to get Nike Fuel instead. It is annoying to have to constantly plug the band into your iphone to sync. Plain and simple. Also, the indicators on the device are too...

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3.0
schwerd schwerd

had one, returned it. great idea, poor execution. poor battery life and no wireless sync makes for bad combination

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9.0
tcn33 tcn33

I'm still on my first Up - had it since October and it's still going strong. (I've lost my cap once.) The Up's sleep tracking is fantastic, activity tracking is so-so and food tracking is just useless.

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2.0
Masar Masar

Great product. Unfortunately they all seem to be defective. However the customer service has been exceptional they have replaced more than five and seem to be happy to do so until i get one that works. They also refunded the purchase price.

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8.0
bfd bfd

I've had mine since they were released and find it easy to use and generally easy to wear. I like it much better than my earlier Fitbit, and more useful since I'm not losing it, and don't have to find the thing to strap it to my wrist for sleeping.. The iDevice app is good, but it would be nice...

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5.0
mhalpin mhalpin

What a great idea and horrible execution. That one week it worked was great. Way to go Nike on waiting and making sure you did everything right.

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