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
Misfit Shine is not a typical fitness tracker; it stands out from the crowd of similar products. Behind this project stands John Sculley founder of Misfit, whom we know as the head of Apple through the years 1983-1993.
As a result, it is a beautifully crafted device, designed for all who want to enjoy lucid information, based on information obtained though workout. You can wear it as a typical sport but also as a wristband or necklace clasp. The basic version can be bought for under $100
Clip or Wristband or Necklace
wrist sizes ranging 140mm–190mm
Medical-grade hypoallergenic TPU rubber
Anodized aluminum with less than 0.5% nickel
Three single color LEDs: Blue for sleep, orange for activity, and white for notifications
Lithium-Ion Polymer, 38 mAh Battery
1 Lithium Metal
No charging required, replaceable battery
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
Misfit Shine is made in the form of "pills,” which discreetly placed LEDs indicate work and time. With the form of the device, it can be worn in traditional bars or like a pendant or it can be worn with a decorative chain that looks like road jewelry. It is available in a number of different colors the exact number is unsure. You can look for your favorite color. Applied replaceable battery allows for four months of work. You can swim with this device. 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.
MS has built in 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. Also measures the quality of your sleep.
2b. Other Features
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.
Misfit Shine also functions as watch.
3. Synchronization & Compatibility
iPhone 4S/5/5C/5S/6/6 Plus iPod Touch 5th Gen and above, iPad 3/4/Air/Mini (all running iOS 6.13 and above)
Android 4.3 and above
Windows Phone Compatibility
Windows Phone 8.1 and above
Mac OS X Compatibility
UP by Jawbone™
Misfit Home 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 (walking, running, cycling, and swimming) with your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Android mobile device with Android 4.3 OS and higher via Bluetooth installed on the devices. Thanks to the company's policy "open API,” numerous applications and external services are compatible with Misfit Shine. Well-known applications that support this device are LoseIt!, RunKeeper, MapMyFitness, MyFitnessPal, IFTTT.
4. The Bottom Line
• Compatible with multiple systems and devices
• Works with many applications
• Long battery life
• Interoperability with many applications
• Waterproof, you can swim with the device
• Inability to swim with the device
• No display of information
• Short battery life
• No screen