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A good product that falls short of greatness.
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A good product that falls short of greatness.

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The Jawbone Up Move may not be the flashiest of fitness trackers but, for $49, it doesn't have to be. It offers basic fitness tracking and an easy-to-use app, though the design could definitely use a little work.

While other manufacturers are starting to embrace the wristband as preferred form for their latest trackers, the Up Move sticks with a true-and-tried clip design that Business Insider finds "comfortable and discreet" while Tom's Guide even ventures to call it "modern." However, the Up Move can be worn on the wrist, it just gets a little dicey. Wareable finds it "childish," as if they had "borrowed a 7-year-old girl’s jewelry box" while CNET compared it to the prizes you find inside of cereal packages. And like a cheap toy prize, you shouldn't be dropping this in milk either: the Up Move is not waterproof, which Wareable notes will "limit its appeal."

More appealing is the app, which PC Mag says is "is easy to use and provides a good overview of your day," though Wareable says it took them "while to fathom out the flow of information in the timeline." However, while CNET had no problems with syncing the device, TechRadar found it "painfully slow." Tom's Guide was also a bit "disappointed" that the device doesn't automatically go into sleep mode at night, which would have made it "much easier" to do sleep tracking.

The Jawbone Up Move isn't groundbreaking and it isn't meant to be. However, if you need basic fitness tracking in a clip-on form factor and aren't already committed to an ecosystem like Fitbit it's worth a look.

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Type
Wearable / clip-on
Tracking metrics
Motion, Sleep
Battery life
Up to 18014
Type
Tracking metrics
Battery life
Wearable / clip-on
Motion, Sleep
Up to 18014

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75 Global Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
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A good product that falls short of greatness.

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