Jawbone UP 2
STYLISH AS WELL AS PRACTICAL.
JUST SQUEAKING IN under $100, including delivery if bought online — but do beware of cheaper fakes — the Jawbone UP 2 is also available from retailers such as Harvey Norman and Officeworks for around $120.
The UP 2 is a wrist-strap-style device, and while it comes in a variety of colours, it can’t be removed in order to be used as a clip-on tracker. On the plus side, it is very comfortable to wear and the build quality is excellent.
The UP 2 uses an accelerometer to track your activity, and syncs back to a smartphone via Bluetooth. The Jawbone app is top notch, and has plenty of in-depth functionality.
Where the UP 2 stands out over the basic fitness trackers, such as the Move, is the inbuilt vibration motor. This allows the unit to work as a smart alarm when sleep tracking, as well as give physical feedback on other goals. The UP 2 has a rechargeable battery which lasts about a week, and is sweat resistant but not waterproof.
JAWBONE UP 2
Vibration alerts; 7-day battery; water resistant; Bluetooth; Jawbone app