Jawbone launched two new fitness trackers. A Move clip-on fitness tracker is now available for pre-order at cost of $50 and the device shipment will start on November 7. And the Jawbone UP3 wristband tracker with heart rate sensor costs $180 and it will ship within weeks.
Heart rate monitoring machines have always caused users inconvenience. Existing products do offer various features, but at the cost of wear-ability. The common problems that are reported by users using these products include, the short battery life, the device size, lack of actionable insights and manual heart rate capturing process.
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But the new UP3, developed by Jawbone overcomes most of these problems. The three main things accomplished by UP3 includes passive heart rate system, users can wear the device to bed and it makes heart rate a relevant measure of health.
In order to make something unique and different they came up with their own cutting edge bioimpedance technology. This technology has the ability to measure the resistance of body tissue to infinitesimal electric current. This current enables UP3 to internment different physiological signals, including heartbeat. And their choice to use the bioimpedance technology sets them apart from others in various ways.
The battery life of the product has been significantly improved as bioimpedance technology requires very little energy to function as compared to Optical sensors, which are the most popular means for measuring the heart rate in the wearable category.
Another edge that UP3 has over its competitors is its ability to measure respiration rate, galvanic skin response along with the heart rate. Lastly, UP3 has the ability to be updated and upgraded.
The device empowers the users to take charge of their health. You must have come across many heart rate measuring devices, but not one provides the facility of making the heart rate a measure of health.
Having a heart rate of .91bpm after you had a cup of coffee is normal, but having a heart rate of .91 empty stomach in the morning is not normal. It is very high, thus without context, one can easily misinterpret heart rate. But UP3 links your heart rate with your health.
At Jawbone, they categorize heart rate into three buckets: heart rate during activity, resting heart rate and heart rate throughout the day. External factors can easily influence your heart rate during the workout and throughout the day, whereas a resting heart is less likely to be affected by these external factors.
Measuring heart rate of resting heart is the main objective of UP3 as managing heart rate of resting heart is very crucial. Although in the near future Jawbone plans to unlock both the passive heart rate measure, and the on-demand heart rate measure. With this update you will be able to check your heart rate at any time.
And the other Up Move fitness tracker is made of anodized aluminum that can "either be worn in a lightweight polymer wristband or in a clip-on casing," according to Recode. "It tracks all of the same metrics that the earlier Up24 activity wristband measures — your steps, sleep and calories burned — with the exception that it doesn’t do “idle alerts.”"
This tracker is the lowest price tacker offered by Jawbone till now. It costs only $50 while the price of the wrist straps are $15. Jawbone Move clip-on fitness tracker is now available for pre-order and the shipping will start on November 7.
“Our mission was to create the world’s most powerful activity tracker in the smallest possible design, and we believe we have done that with the UP3 band” said Travis Bogard, vice president of product management and strategy at Jawbone.
“Our advanced, multi-sensor platform delivers a huge amount of new health data, backed by our smart algorithms and our highly personalized Smart Coach system. And because the technology is fully updateable, we’re able to unveil great new features and experiences in the coming months.”
The pre-ordering of the device has already started and the device will be available for consumer purchase within weeks. The device that has the ability to calculate your caloric burn because of its unique workout classification algorithm is worth $180. In case you don’t want to miss out this amazing device, you should order now.