Jawbone Up24

80
Engadget
Score
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Jawbone Up24 review: wireless syncing makes this Jawbone's best fitness tracker yet

Summary

The Up24 is Jawbone's best wearable to date thanks to wireless syncing. It's definitely worth buying over the older, less expensive Up band.

from $27.32+
Pros
  • Bluetooth syncing
  • Simple design
  • Integration with home automation apps
  • App can now estimate how long you slept
Cons
  • Sleep tracking still hit or miss
  • Battery life took a hit
Jawbone Up24 review: wireless syncing makes this Jawbone's best fitness tracker yet

Late last year, Jawbone faced a herculean task: regaining consumers' trust after widespread reports of brickage on the original Up fitness tracker. The outfit was able to right many of the wrongs that plagued the first edition, but there was still room for improvement. You still had to plug the Up into a smartphone to sync your collected data; sleep tracking left a lot to be desired; and the iOS app needed more usable functionality beyond tallying steps and monitoring dietary habits. However, the 2012 model did offer more than seven days of battery life and, you know, kept working even after a week of use.

This time around, the company has finally opted to go wireless. Thanks to a Bluetooth Low Energy radio, the new Up24 can sync wirelessly and only needs to be plugged in when it's time to recharge. The convenience of wireless comes at a cost, however. The 2013 version got a $20 price increase to $150. So is the ability to sync wirelessly worth the extra coin? Are the software improvements impressive enough to make folks trust Jawbone above rival companies? I spent a few weeks tracking my every move to determine just that.

Read Full Review

Scores

Engadget

80
 

Breakdown

Durability
7.5
Portability
8.0
Ease of use
8.2
Design and form factor
8.0
View All Scores

Specs

Up24

Type
Watch-style
Tracking metrics
Motion / steps, Calories, Sleep
Display
no
Media playback controls
no
Battery life
Up to14 day
View Full Specs

Specs

Up24

Type
Watch-style
Tracking metrics
Motion / steps, Calories, Sleep
Display
no
Media playback controls
no
Battery life
Up to14 day
View Full Specs
Video

Related Video

Similar Products

How It Stacks Up

76

Life Tracker 1

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

7.9
 

User

7.2
 
Starting at
$58.35
Requires Contract
81

ChargeHR

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

7.8
 

User

7.9
 
No price available
78

Surge

Engadget

78
 

Critic

8.2
 

User

6.4
 
Starting at
$199
Requires Contract

Mi Band

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

Not yet scored
 

User

8.1
 
No price available
77

Charge

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

7.4
 

User

7
 
Starting at
$99
Requires Contract

The Latest

04.29.16
Judge rules for Fitbit in patent dispute with Jawbone
04.29.16 in

Judge rules for Fitbit in patent dispute with Jawbone

But a separate trial against Fitbit for corporate espionage begins in 10 days.

View