While the Nike FuelBand may seem like the only option when it comes to iOS-linked fitness bands, a new competitor is entering the ring from Bluetooth master company, Jawbone. The company that is known for its Bluetooth earpieces and speakers has announced a brand new fitness band, the UP24.
While the line of UP bands is not necessarily new, this new band brings along a pretty big feature: wireless information transfers. This means that users won’t have to plug in their devices to sync the data from their band to their iPhone or other device. The device also brings along an impressive 7-day battery life, meaning that users won’t have to worry about plugging in their fitness bands every night to have it recharged for the next day’s workout. In addition to the updated band, Jawbone has also updated its UP app to version 3.0, which was needed to allow the wireless data transfers to the app.
The new UP24 bands are available to order now from Jawbone’s website for $149 (the same price as Nike’s FuelBand SE). The device is expected to be available in other retailers sometime next week. While I don’t own one, I think fitness bands are incredibly cool, and will probably end up investing in one within the next few months. With this new Jawbone band, I’m glad to have some competition to Nike’s FuelBand line, and the addition of wireless data transfer makes this band pretty appealing. Do you like the idea of fitness bands? Drop your thoughts in the comments section below.
Source: iDownload Blog