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Jawbone unveils two new fitness trackers: UP3 and UP MOVE

By on November 5, 2014 at 12:00 AM.

Jawbone unveils two new fitness trackers: UP3 and UP MOVE

Jawbone has announced two new devices for 2014, the UP3 wristband and the UP MOVE fitness tracker. The UP3 is the flagship follow-up to the UP24, the best fitness tracker available, according to BGR. The UP3 has a multi-sensor platform with a new tri-axis accelerometer, tracks detailed sleep stages, uses new algorithms to identify your workouts and connects with the iOS and Android UP App.

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You can finally use Jawbone’s awesome UP app without an UP band

By on September 29, 2014 at 4:20 PM.

You can finally use Jawbone’s awesome UP app without an UP band

Jawbone might have started as a Bluetooth headset company, but it’s now also the maker of the best fitness tracker in the world. We gave the UP24 that honor for a number of reasons, and the band’s fantastic accompanying software sits somewhere near the top. Not everyone wants to wear a fitness tracker though, and now you don’t have to: Jawbone has released a new version of its great app that makes use of iOS 8’s new Healthkit features and doesn’t require any separate hardware. More →

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Android users finally have access to the best fitness band on the planet

By on March 11, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

Android users finally have access to the best fitness band on the planet

I swore I would never try Jawbone’s future fitness bands after having such an awful experience with the second-generation UP. But when I finally gave in and bought the new UP24, I quickly learned that it is indeed the best fitness tracking band in the world. Until recently, only iPhone owners had access to Jawbone’s UP24 band because the Android version of the company’s UP app didn’t support the new model. As of Tuesday, however, that changes. More →

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This app will tell you when you’ll finally be able to fall asleep

By on March 7, 2014 at 12:15 AM.

This app will tell you when you’ll finally be able to fall asleep

A new application plans to help out with all those restless nights when falling asleep seems to be next to impossible, provided that your sleep disorder is related in any way to caffeine intake. Jawbone’s new “Up Coffee” mobile application will tell you when you’ll finally be able to fall asleep, or at least when that should happen according to your coffee habits. More →

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Review: The best fitness band in the world is one I swore I’d never even try

By on February 21, 2014 at 11:15 AM.

Review: The best fitness band in the world is one I swore I’d never even try

The Jawbone UP was the best fitness tracker I had ever used. From design, to accuracy, to the accompanying software, everything about the UP was fantastic… except for the quality control standards employed by Jawbone and its manufacturing partner. After going through five defective UP bands in the course of seven months, I had no choice but to give up on Jawbone’s UP and switch to the vastly inferior Fitbit Flex. At the time, I also said I probably wouldn’t try any future fitness bands Jawbone might release, since my experience with the UP was so disappointing.

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The company Apple ‘should fear most’ isn’t the company you’d expect

By on February 17, 2014 at 11:00 AM.

The company Apple ‘should fear most’ isn’t the company you’d expect

When asked to name Apple’s top competition, most would likely rattle off names like Google, Samsung and Microsoft — massive, established technology giants that compete in numerous core areas of Apple’s business. These huge companies constantly play off of each other and always look to one-up rivals as they compete for consumer and enterprise business. According to one report, however, Apple should be paying particular attention to one company that most people might not have even considered to be a threat. More →

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Battered navigation companies look past PNDs for new business

By on August 6, 2011 at 5:00 AM.

Battered navigation companies look past PNDs for new business

Personal fitness GPS products could be a possible growth market for struggling PND companies. A new report from ABI Research is forecasting that the personal fitness GPS market could soon surpass 10 million units. Products such as the Garmin Forerunner 610 have helped its Outdoor and Fitness division deliver 27% of the company’s operating income last year, ABI said, and that growth continued into 2011 when the company recorded a 25% increase in fitness sales during the second quarter. “Garmin remains by far the dominant player in this expanding market, with over 90% of the market share, but it will face some new emerging competition,” telematics and navigation senior analyst Patrick Connolly said. The industry growth has been spurred by other companies too, including Citizen, Casio and Polar, among others. “There has also been a dearth of health/fitness devices launched on the market in 1H11, from companies such as Basis, Fitbit, Jawbone, Bodymedia, Philips and Hitachi,” said ABI Telematics and navigation practice director Dominique Bonte “Many have indicated that GPS is part of their future plans.” Mobile devices have also helped drive sales of personal fitness GPS applications, and ABI Research noted the success of Nike, Runkeeper and MapMyRun. Read on for the full press release. More →

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Bring the noise: Jawbone's NoiseAssassin 2.0 vs. Jabra's Noise Blackout

By on June 26, 2009 at 5:10 PM.

Bring the noise: Jawbone's NoiseAssassin 2.0 vs. Jabra's Noise Blackout

Since the introduction of its first Bluetooth headset, Aliph has set a new standard where background noise reduction and cancellation are concerned. The California-based start up introduced its Jawbone headset in December of 2006 and almost instantly, long-standing giants in the Bluetooth headset business found themselves playing a game of catch-up. It has been about two-and-a-half years since then and in the world of consumer electronics that’s about seven lifetimes. Aliph has released two more Jawbone headsets with last month’s Jawbone PRIME launch being its latest feat, and the competition continues to rain new models all over the marketplace. Now that noise cancellation has taken center stage as the main differentiating factor in separating the men from the boys, is Aliph still the undisputed champ or has the competition caught up? Hit the jump as we pit Jawbone’s latest against one of the hottest headsets of recent history, the Jabra BT530.

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Discount on Jawbone 2 For Law Breakers, and Everyone Else

By on July 17, 2008 at 9:27 AM.

Discount on Jawbone 2 For Law Breakers, and Everyone Else

The recently-released Aliph Jawbone 2 is definitely one of the best bluetooth headsets out right now in terms of functionality, but it’s also pricey. At $130 a clip, it probably comes in north of most other headsets you might be considering. For a limited time however, Aliph is running a promo that knocks $20 off the price of the headset for recent recipients of tickets resulting from Hands Free law violations. $110 is still a healthy sum to pay for a bluetooth headset but, well, it’s better than $130. Of course it doesn’t exactly take a rocket scientist to figure out that Aliph certainly doesn’t have access to traffic court databases around the country. Just enter any number with the proper amount of digits for the state you choose and you’re in. For example, NY traffic tickets contain 10 alphanumeric characters and NJ traffic tickets contain six. Trust us, we’ve gotten one or two of them in our day. So simply click through the read link and hit the “Hands Free Ticket Processor” link on the bottom right hand corner of the page. Pick a state, enter the proper number of characters and you’re good to go.

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