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Jawbone Announces 'UP3' Wristband with New Sensors, 'Smart Coach' Functionality

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Jawbone today announced the third iteration of its UP wristband, which features an adjustable design and a number of new sensors that more effectively track sleep and physical activity.

Jawbone has added a new tri-axis accelerometer, skin and ambient temperature sensors, and set of "bioimpedance" sensors that allow the UP3 to analyze a wide range of biometric data. The UP3 can measure resting heart rate and can track detailed sleep stages including REM sleep, light sleep, and deep sleep. The device can even identify the type of workout being performed and classify activities like tennis, running, cross-training, and more.

The UP3 uses the biometric data to power what Jawbone calls the "Smart Coach", which is a feature built into the UP app that keeps track of progress and makes suggestions based on a user's recent actions. For example, getting two hours of deep sleep causes the Smart Coach to inform the user about the extra energy they'll have during the day, while completing an extended tennis match triggers a reminder to rebuild energy by eating a meal. The Smart Coach also improves its suggestions as more activities is tracked and more tasks are completed on the UP3.

The UP3 also now features a slim design that can be adjusted to fit wrists of different sizes, and is made out of a durable aluminum material. Jawbone says the UP3 gets up to seven days of battery life and is water resistant. The Jawbone UP3 will be available later this year for $179.99 at the company's own website and will also be sold at Apple Stores and Best Buy locations. Jawbone is also launching the $49.99 UP Move, which includes an accelerometer and support for Smart Coach functionality.

Article Link: Jawbone Announces 'UP3' Wristband with New Sensors, 'Smart Coach' Functionality
 

Kevsta26

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Looks strange. Like they cut out a little piece of a mattress and stuck it on the outside of a wristband.

Definantly doesn't look worth $179.99
 

Zxxv

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I got one of these the day I was made. It resides inbetween my ears. I listen to it daily and open it for answers and feedback. Its so powerful. I call it a brain. It is connected to all these sensors I have in and around my body. Its amazing how they give feedback and info to the brain. I can't believe how lucky I was to get one of these at conception because I realise not everyone has been so lucky. So this jawbone is very good for those who didn't get one. Bravo to jawbone for helping unfortunate people.
 
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Aniseedvan

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the inside of that doesn't look comfortable.

That was my first thought. I had an Up for about 6 months before the hardware started failing. Absolutely loved the phone software.

I will be watching this with interest although the price tag feels a bit high for what you're getting.

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I got one of these the day I was made. It resides inbetween my ears. I listen to it daily and open it for answers and feedback. Its so powerful. I call it a brain. It is connected to all these sensors I have in and around my body. Its amazing how they give feedback and info to the brain. I can't believe how lucky I was to get one of these at conception because I realise not everyone has been so lucky. So this fitbit is very good for those who didn't get one. Bravo to fitbit for helping unfortunate people.

Er, it's by Jawbone, not fitbit?
 

thmsup

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I think I'm gonna go for this one plus a neat looking watch instead of spending the alleged $500 for the stainless steel Apple WATCH.
 

Zxxv

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That was my first thought. I had an Up for about 6 months before the hardware started failing. Absolutely loved the phone software.

I will be watching this with interest although the price tag feels a bit high for what you're getting.

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Er, it's by Jawbone, not fitbit?

thank you corrected :)
 

redAPPLE

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I got one of these the day I was made. It resides inbetween my ears. I listen to it daily and open it for answers and feedback. Its so powerful. I call it a brain. It is connected to all these sensors I have in and around my body. Its amazing how they give feedback and info to the brain. I can't believe how lucky I was to get one of these at conception because I realise not everyone has been so lucky. So this fitbit is very good for those who didn't get one. Bravo to fitbit for helping unfortunate people.

it is from jawbone. you just had a hardware glitch. ;)

anyway, think the holy grail of "wearables" would be having it with you 24/7, which recharges itself (somehow).

otherwise, it would not be THAT accurate, because the actions you do (or don't) during the recharge process is not registered.
 

Zxxv

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it is from jawbone. you just had a hardware glitch. ;)

anyway, think the holy grail of "wearables" would be having it with you 24/7, which recharges itself (somehow).

otherwise, it would not be THAT accurate, because the actions you do (or don't) during the recharge process is not registered.

Mine does what your asking, see my original post :D

ps.. yea a glitch in my software. I banged my head (as you do with tech that glitches) hard and its reset now. All is guh..guh...good now thanks :D
 

Crzyrio

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Sweet, this looks promising. And they have health kit support!

They are headed down the right path with the smart coach buy it would be awesome if they also used other health kit data to make those suggestions
 

Lostanddamned

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Honestly, if this fits above the size of the up24’s Large; count me in. Looks to be a fantastic piece of kit, and with the one thing that stopped me using the previous ones was the fact they didn’t fit.

The Apple watch lacks sleep tracking, due to needing a regular charge), which is something I find very useful, so either the up24 or possibly just the budget up move might make for a fantastic device to help me know myself better.
 

iwayne

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I think it's impressive. I still wish jawbone would put a screen on it though. I think it would be a decent product to wear alongside(the other wrist) the apple watch since you can't wear an apple watch 24/7 nor be in water with it. Also jawbone has had the best app in the fitness band genre for a long time. They "get it".

I'm really still hoping apple & Nike will partner up and rerelease a fuelband style product. The watch is ok but it's not made for gym goers or athletes.
 

rdlink

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I got one of these the day I was made. It resides inbetween my ears. I listen to it daily and open it for answers and feedback. Its so powerful. I call it a brain. It is connected to all these sensors I have in and around my body. Its amazing how they give feedback and info to the brain. I can't believe how lucky I was to get one of these at conception because I realise not everyone has been so lucky. So this jawbone is very good for those who didn't get one. Bravo to jawbone for helping unfortunate people.

Aren't you funny and witty? So pray tell, does your super brain know why you woke up tired?

Or do you maybe think that having more and better data about how deeply you slept, or how your heart rate reacted to that climb 40 miles into your bike ride today vs. last week, or the amount of calories you burned and steps you took by walking from the bus station to your office might help you to become more in tune with your body, and increase your overall health?

I suppose blood pressure monitors are frivolous to you, also? I mean after all, you can tell when your BP is high by just listening to the ringing in your ears, huh?

Ridiculing others for wanting to use technology to more easily and accurately gather data about their health is a pretty caveman viewpoint, IMO.

BTW: It's a Jawbone. Not a Fitbit.
 

MarcVS

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Jawbone UP3 vs Apple Watch

I think I'm gonna go for this one plus a neat looking watch instead of spending the alleged $500 for the stainless steel Apple WATCH.

If you don't need notifications for incoming messages and calls, Jawbone UP3 is much better than the Apple Watch. It has all the fitness features one needs and the battery lasts much longer because it doesn't have a display.
http://versus.com/en/jawbone-up3-vs-apple-watch

I also like the design and I'm really glad that, unlike most fitness trackers, the wristband can be easily adjusted and you don't need to worry about the size when you order it. Also, we don't even know when the Apple Watch will be available :(
 

Zxxv

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Aren't you funny and witty? So pray tell, does your super brain know why you woke up tired?

Or do you maybe think that having more and better data about how deeply you slept, or how your heart rate reacted to that climb 40 miles into your bike ride today vs. last week, or the amount of calories you burned and steps you took by walking from the bus station to your office might help you to become more in tune with your body, and increase your overall health?

I suppose blood pressure monitors are frivolous to you, also? I mean after all, you can tell when your BP is high by just listening to the ringing in your ears, huh?

Ridiculing others for wanting to use technology to more easily and accurately gather data about their health is a pretty caveman viewpoint, IMO.

BTW: It's a Jawbone. Not a Fitbit.

I didn't wake up tired. Yes my brain tells me all those things. I obviously don't live like you. Maybe if you lived like me you'd understand. But as you don't the jawbone is for you. Enjoy.
 

GoCubsGo

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I didn't wake up tired. Yes my brain tells me all those things. I obviously don't live like you. Maybe if you lived like me you'd understand. But as you don't the jawbone is for you. Enjoy.

You're quite the character, aren't you?

I don't own the Jawbone but I have a Fitbit. It counts my steps, which I've never done. It reaffirms how much I jog and walk daily, which I know only because of another app on my iPhone. It is more evident because it is on my wrist and I don't have to do anything but put it on each morning. My brain is super, it just lacks some wayward arrogance that some seem to have. :D

I wake up tired but I know why.

This is a nicer design than the previous version. I kind of like it.
 

klymr

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The one thing that scares me is the history of Jawbone's UP band quality. If this new design has eliminated the issues that have plagued Jawbone so badly, I'd happily purchase this device. Their app is by far better than any of the other apps I've investigated, and it continues to get better. I'm slightly excited about this news.
 

ohio.emt

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Are you going to need to buy a new one every 3-6 months due to hardware failure, like previous versions. Also doesn't look like it would be comfortable.
 

xDKP

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Are you going to need to buy a new one every 3-6 months due to hardware failure, like previous versions. Also doesn't look like it would be comfortable.

I would be pretty interested in a piece of kit like this (Apple Watch is a bit overkill for me - too expensive and like my Tag and Omega watches)

I have read a LOT of negatives about the old Jawbones though - doesn't sound like a very bulletproof manufacturing method :(
 

mdelvecchio

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Looks strange. Like they cut out a little piece of a mattress and stuck it on the outside of a wristband.

Definantly doesn't look worth $179.99

disagree. if it performs the jobs-to-be-done, then it has value. i would prefer that it were invisible and didnt look like anything at all.

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if it has HealthKit support, this is a win.
 

Sonmi451

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I'm not sure if it directly supports HealthKit (I think it does) but it should support their UP iPhone app which pretty much plugs into HealthKit. Their website makes no mention of HealthKit though.

I'm intrigued by this, but for $100 more I can get the Apple Watch in another 5 months or so.
 
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