Jaw­bone UP 2

TechLife Australia - - BARGAIN HUNTER -


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.


$99 www.jaw­bone.com


Vi­bra­tion alerts; 7-day bat­tery; wa­ter re­sis­tant; Blue­tooth; Jaw­bone app

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