Interested in the Whoop (v1) strap tracker? It’s a wrist tracker that promises predictive suggestions to improve your training and performance. Here’s my review.
Time Owned: 5 months
I’m happy to report that the sleep and step data issues with the first release of the Jawbone Up2 have been resolved by the company’s latest firmware update. Their Customer Support went out of their way to contact me and get my issues resolved. Truly above and beyond service.
Jawbone published a firmware upgrade (available through the latest version of the Up2/3/4 app) that not only improves device battery life, but also solves some of the early glitches I reported in my earlier blog post. Read More
UPDATE: July 13, 2015: I’m so happy to report the upgrade is finally out and has resolved the major issues I described below. Here’s the latest report: Jawbone Up2 – Firmware Update to the Rescue
A rumored firmware upgrade is coming out this week for the Jawbone Up 2 and 3. I desperately hope it fixes the data accuracy problems I’ve encountered with the Up2, or this Jawbone will sadly be returned. Read More
UPDATE: April 2015. DO NOT BUY. Device still does not work, even with a new iPhone. App has never been updated in the App Store.
UPDATE: Nov 24, 2014. DO NOT BUY. Have had continuous problems with this device not pairing and it has been less than 3 months.
Customer service was helpful for the first 3 calls, then basically told me on the 4th call that I was out of luck and should wait for a future (unscheduled) app store update that, if I’m lucky, will fix the issues. I have never had so many problems, and cannot believe they did not offer to replace it, but upon my asking directly, they did not think a replacement would fix the issues. DO NOT BUY.
The Under Armour Armour39 Heart Rate Monitor is an excellent new addition to the heart rate monitor market. It consists of a chest strap and transmitter which pairs with an app on your iPhone or iPod Touch (or can pair with a watch purchased separately). Read More
This article relates to the first generation Jawbone Up. The technology and insights it provides have improved tremendously in the last several generations of upgrades. I have become a HUGE fan over the course of 2 years and still wear my Up daily.
One month into owning my Jawbone Up, I’m both enamored and annoyed. Beyond the initial features I described in my previous post, Top 5 Likes and Dislikes of the Jawbone UP, after one week, here are subtler observations and complaints after a month of heavy usage. Overall, I love the extra information I glean from my Up, but it’s definitely overpriced for what it offers. Read More
This article relates to the first generation Jawbone Up product. Several newer generations have since been released. I have upgraded in that time and am now a HUGE fan 2 years later. The technology and insights just keep improving.
The UP has a configurable alert that makes it vibrate after a period of inactivity during the daytime. Read More