Jawbone UP2 vs iFit Act

JAWBONE UP2

iFit Act

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
It is the cheapest iFit device that allows at your Convenience measurement of your daily activities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can buy them for under $50 Read More

1. Specifications

JAWBONE UP2
VS
iFit Act
Wristband
Type
Wristband
Silver
Black
Colours
Black
Blue
White
Red
wrist sizes ranging 140mm–190mm
Wristband Size
Medical-grade hypoallergenic TPU rubber Anodized aluminum with less than 0.5% nickel
Materials
Three single color LEDs: Blue for sleep, orange for activity, and white for notifications
Display
3 LED Indicator Lights
7 days
Battery life:
4 months
Lithium-Ion Polymer, 38 mAh Battery
Battery type:
CR 2032 battery
100 min.
Charge time:
No charging required, replaceable battery
no data
Operating temperature:
no data
no data
Maximum operating altitude:
no data
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.
Water Resistance
not water-proof, or water-resistant.
Price

JAWBONE UP2

iFit Act

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
iFit Act is equipped with three LED Indicator Lights that informs about the various functions of the device and about your activity. Applied rechargeable battery allows for four months of work. Unfortunately, the device is not waterproof. Read Full Specs

2. Features

2a. Tracking Features

JAWBONE UP2
VS
iFit Act
yes
Activity & Inactivity
yes
yes
Calorie Intake
no
yes
Calories Burned
yes
yes
Distance
yes
no
Elevation/Stairs
no
yes
Steps
yes
yes
Goal Setting
no
no
Heart Rate
no
yes
Sleep Quality
yes
yes
Sleep Time
yes
no
GPS tracking
no

JAWBONE UP2

iFit Act

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.
iFit Act has typical sensors for 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. Also, measure the quality of your sleep.

2b. Other Features

JAWBONE UP2
VS
iFit Act
no
Clock
no
yes
Alarm
no
yes
Barcode Scanner
no
yes
Online Portal
yes
yes
Reminders
no
no
Music control
no
no
Notifications
no
no
Call notifications
no
no
Extra non standard
no

JAWBONE UP2

iFit Act

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.

3. Synchronization & Compatibility

JAWBONE UP2
VS
iFit Act
yes
iOS Compatibility
iPhone 4S and newer
iPod touch 5th Gen
yes
Android Compatibility
Android 4.3 and above
no
Windows Phone Compatibility
no
no
Mac OS X Compatibility
no
no
Windows Compatibility
UP by Jawbone™
Compatible Applications
iFit Track

JAWBONE UP2

iFit Act

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.
There is an iFit app that lets you track detailed record and advanced analysis of your day's activities, time, and quality of sleep.

4. The Bottom Line

JAWBONE UP2
VS
iFit Act
Customer Reviews
• Price
• Design
• Compatible with multiple systems and devices
• Works with many applications
Pros
• Price
• Long battery life
• Inability to swim with the device
• No display of information
• Short battery life
Cons
• No screen
• Inability to swim with the device
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