Jawbone UP2 is the newest wristband based on the previous model UP24. Since that time, Jawbone has consolidated its nomenclature and new models are called UP2, UP3, and UP4. Latest UP2 band has all the features of its predecessor U24. The biggest change occurred in the appearance of the band, which is considerably smaller than its predecessor is, and its style has been adapted to the new style of other bands proposed by Jawbone. The good news is that although the new band starting price was higher, now it is below $100. It also forced the price drop of the old bands, which can now be purchased for under $80. Read More
The company Basis being under the wings of Intel launched the SmartWatch basis peak. The watch consists of a disc and two-piece removable strap available in different colors. The device is available at a price below $200. Read More
wrist sizes ranging 140mm–190mm
10.2 in (259.1mm)
Medical-grade hypoallergenic TPU rubber
Anodized aluminum with less than 0.5% nickel
thermoplastic polymer and silicone
Three single color LEDs: Blue for sleep, orange for activity, and white for notifications
1.25 inches OLED High Contrast Touch Screen Made With Gorilla Glass 3™
Lithium-Ion Polymer, 38 mAh Battery
a depleted battery can be charged to 90% in 2 hours, 100% in 4 hours
14° to 122°F
Maximum operating altitude:
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.
Surface swimming, shallow snorkeling and similar activities.
The UP2 is equipped with single color LEDs: Blue for sleep, orange for activity, and white for notifications. UP2 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. Read Full Specs
Basis Peak features a 1.25-inch touch monochrome display which operated by moving a finger. Applied rechargeable battery lasts for four days of work, which is a good, but not the best result. The device is waterproof and allows the Surface swimming, shallow snorkeling, and similar activities. Read Full Specs
2a. Tracking Features
Activity & Inactivity
UP2 equipped with typical sensors for counting steps, distance travelled, calories burned, and track daily activity. This device allows setting your own goals and achievements and displays the status of their implementation. UP2 also measures the quality of your sleep.
Basis Peak notifies you of the duration of the activity, calories burned, and number of steps. With the sensor-to-date HR will get your heartrate during the workout. Basis Peak also measures the quality of your sleep.
2b. Other Features
Extra non standard
Galvanic Skin Response
UP2 also has a barcode scanner combined with an extensive database of food that allows you to quickly enter data to calculate the calories consumed.
As Wristband-Watch Basis Peak show you the typical information about the time and date but when you get an email or text message, it will show you a notification with the ability to transition directly to them. Basis Peak through BodyIQ, unerringly detects your activity, whether you're running, walking, or driving bicycle. Then adjust the information on the screen to a given activity. But when I sit and write these words, the machine tells me that just does. Sitting on the couch and watching TV treats as a light sleeping.
3. Synchronization & Compatibility
iOS 7 and later
Android 4.4.2, KitKat
Windows Phone Compatibility
Mac OS X Compatibility
UP by Jawbone™
Basis Peak app
UP2 is compatible with many smartphones working on iOS or Android. Available on these devices, UP by Jawbone Software ™ allows a detailed record of your activity, of meals, quality of sleep. While the Internet can encourage the community members to share their results with family friends which certainly further motivate you to continue the effort.
The device synchronizes the data on the achieved activity and sends it via Bluetooth installed on your mobile device Basis Peak app. The device also works with other applications to the more famous are Endomondo, MapMyFitness, and Strava.
4. The Bottom Line
• Compatible with multiple systems and devices
• Works with many applications
• Monitor HR
• Touch screen
• A large number of additional features
• Compatible with many programs
• Inability to swim with the device
• No display of information
• Short battery life
• Short battery life
• Inadequate recognition of certain activities