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

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.

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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
80 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
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).

Scores

Engadget

80
 

User Reviews

20
CC21
Love the design, love the app, but the software isn't fit for purpose, especially...read more
10
abetru1
Horrible product! I have had it for 5 months, paid $130 and it fell apart....read more
80
cchana
The first UP24 I got had a few syncing issues and became unresponsive at times....read more
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Score Breakdown

 
81
Average Critic Score
 
80
CNET
If having a screen or Android support isn't a priority, the Jawbone Up24's superb app, clever advice, and comfy fit are hard to resist.
 
80
Wired
The new Up24 is a solid, beautiful device. Everything it does, it does well. Yet given Jawbone’s history in the market, I’d hoped its next product would be yet another cutting-edge category leader. While wonderfully useful, this band feels like its playing catch-up.
 
80
GigaOM
Jawbone’s UP24 wristband uses Bluetooth to wirelessly sync with your mobile device. And the Up app for iOS has been updated, making the fitness tracker more powerful than ever.
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Mashable
I've been wearing the UP24 for a few days. Although the integration with iOS 7 hasn't worked as advertised (I haven't received a single notification yet), the wireless syncing works well. As soon as you launch the app, the data syncs without ever needing to remove the band.
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Engadget
It took Jawbone two tries to release a fitness tracker that didn't break after several days of use. And it took the company three generations to release one that could sync users' sleep and activity data without having to be plugged in.
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Electronista
Just as before, the Jawbone Up can be used to monitor activity and sleep, with tracked data passed through to a companion app for analysis. Covered with hypoallergenic, medical-grade rubber, the added Bluetooth communication reduces the battery life from 10 days down to 7 days.
 
80
SlashGear
Jawbone’s more qualitative analysis and habit-changing challenges give it an edge over rivals, encouraging you to stick with UP24 for the long term.
 
90
TechHive
The UP24 is the best Jawbone can offer. It’s not a bad activity-tracker, but without a digital display or deeper data-tracking set, it’s impossible to call it state of the art.
 
70
AllThingsD
The Up24 is no doubt an improvement over the version the company released a year ago. It syncs your data wirelessly over Bluetooth, which the previous Up did not do. And there are small updates in the Up mobile app that make the whole system more interesting.
 
80
ZDNet
Wireless sync functionality is a welcome addition to the Jawbone UP and while it is much more evolutionary than revolutionary it is a necessary step.