Fitbit Charge vs Jawbone UP3

Fitbit Charge

JAWBONE UP3

Fitbit Charge is a wristband for active people, also acting as a smart watch. Through its many sensors, it analyzes your daily activity and notifies you regarding the achievement of its objectives. Thanks to the sensors, numerous applications and compatibility with multiple devices it is one of the most versatile devices. Its price is around $125. Read More
Jawbone UP3 is the newest line of bands from the company jawbone. Compared to the UP2 band has been enriched with several new sensors and functions of which the most useful is Heart Health Monitoring. However, these modifications affected the price UP3 that is about $180. Read More

1. Specifications

Fitbit Charge
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JAWBONE UP3
Wristband
Type
Wristband
Black
Slate
Blue
Burgundy
Colours
Silver
Black
Small 5.5” - 6.5” Large 6.5” - 7.7” Extra Large 7.7” - 8.9”
Wristband Size
wrist sizes ranging 140mm–190mm
wristband is made of flexible, durable elastomer material & surgical-grade stainless steel clasp
Materials
Medical-grade hypoallergenic TPU rubber Anodized aluminum with less than 0.5% nickel
OLED
Display
Three single color LEDs: Blue for sleep, orange for activity, and white for notifications
up to 7 - 10 days
Battery life:
7 days
Lithium-polymer
Battery type:
Lithium-Ion Polymer, 38 mAh Battery
1-2 hours
Charge time:
100 min.
-4° to 113°F
Operating temperature:
no data
30,000 feet
Maximum operating altitude:
no data
It is sweat, rain and splash proof. However, the device is not swim proof.
Water Resistance
Splash-proof, splash-resistant, so no need to worry about rain, sweat from a hard workout or getting wet in the shower. Just don't submerge it.
Price

Fitbit Charge

JAWBONE UP3

"Fitbit Charge comes with a clear monochrome OLED display where we can in addition to showing time and typical fitness function read the notifications of our smartphone.
The device comes only in four colors. Applied rechargeable battery allows for 7 to 10 days of work, which is a very good result in this class. Unfortunately, despite the basic water resistance, the device will not be wearable while swimming. Read Full Specs
The wristband is equipped with three single colored LEDs Blue for sleep, orange for activity, and white for notifications. UP3 is only available in two colors. Applied rechargeable battery allows for seven days work, which is a very good result for this class of devices. Unfortunately, despite the basic water resistance, the device cannot be used while swimming Tracking
In addition to the already mentioned UP3’s Heart Health Monitoring feature, typical sensors for counting steps, distance travelled, calories burned and track daily activity have been incorporated within it. This device allows setting your own goals and achievements and shows the status of their implementation. UP3 also measures the quality of your sleep. Read Full Specs

2. Features

2a. Tracking Features

Fitbit Charge
VS
JAWBONE UP3
yes
Activity & Inactivity
yes
yes
Calorie Intake
yes
yes
Calories Burned
yes
yes
Distance
yes
yes
Elevation/Stairs
no
yes
Steps
yes
yes
Goal Setting
yes
no
Heart Rate
yes
yes
Sleep Quality
yes
yes
Sleep Time
yes
no
GPS tracking

Fitbit Charge

JAWBONE UP3

Fitbit charge sensor is equipped with a typical counting steps, distance travelled, calories burned, and track daily activity. This device allows setting your own goals and achievements and shows the status of their implementation. Fitbit charge measures the quality of your sleep and has a mild vibrating alarm that wakes you without waking your partner.
In addition to the already mentioned UP3’s Heart Health Monitoring feature, typical sensors for counting steps, distance travelled, calories burned and track daily activity have been incorporated within it. This device allows setting your own goals and achievements and shows the status of their implementation. UP3 also measures the quality of your sleep.

2b. Other Features

Fitbit Charge
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JAWBONE UP3
yes
Clock
no
yes
Alarm
yes
yes
Barcode Scanner
yes
yes
Online Portal
yes
yes
Reminders
yes
no
Music control
no
no
Notifications
no
yes
Call notifications
no
no
Extra non standard
Bio-impedance: Respiration Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) Skin temperature Ambient Temperature

Fitbit Charge

JAWBONE UP3

Fitbit Charge also functions as watch. With the barcode scanner and extensive food database, the device quickly enters data that will help calculate calories consumed.
As I mentioned UP3 possesses new sensors for measuring bio-impedance, Respiration, Galvanic Skin Response (GSR), skin temperature and Ambient Temperature. Just like the other models of the company, UP3 also has a barcode scanner so that combined with an extensive database of food can quickly enter data that will help calculate calories consumed.

3. Synchronization & Compatibility

Fitbit Charge
VS
JAWBONE UP3
iPhone 4S and later
iPad 3 and later
iOS Compatibility
yes
yes
Android Compatibility
yes
yes
Windows Phone Compatibility
no
Mac OS X 10.6 and up
Mac OS X Compatibility
no
Windows Vista and later
Windows Compatibility
no
Endomondo
IFITT
Lose It!
MapMyFitness
My Fitness Pal
Spark People
Compatible Applications
UP by Jawbone™

Fitbit Charge

JAWBONE UP3

You can watch progress in your training on your computer or smartphone. Charge is compatible with iOS, Windows Phone, Mac OS X, Windows, and Android. Through numerous applications, you can share your results with friends, which certainly will further motivate you to continue the effort. Available trap allows you to keep a detailed record of your activity, of meals, quality of sleep and many others. Additionally, in collaboration with a compatible smart weight Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Scale you will have at your disposal a full picture of the state of your body and have achieved designated purposes.
UP3 is compatible with many smartphones working on iOS or Android operating system. Available on these devices Jawbone Software allows a detailed record of your activity, meals, and quality of sleep. While with internet community, members can share their results with family friends, which certainly will further motivate you to continue the effort.

4. The Bottom Line

Fitbit Charge
VS
JAWBONE UP3
3.4 out of 5 stars (15053 Reviews)
Read Customer Reviews
Customer Reviews
2.7 out of 5 stars (4876 Reviews)
Read Customer Reviews
• Design
• Good support for users on the part of Fitbit
• Compatible with multiple systems and devices
Pros
• Price
• Design
• Compatible with multiple systems and devices
• HR monitoring
• Works with lots of applications
• Too small display
• Inability to swim with the device
• No belt replacement.
• Short battery life
Cons
• Inability to swim with the device
• No display of information
• Short battery life
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