Jawbone UP3 vs BodyBugg

JAWBONE UP3

bodybugg

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
Bodybugg gained its popularity thanks to NBC's "The Biggest Loser" and the TV show "The Doctors.” The device was advertised in the New York Times, the New York Post, and the Houston Chronicle as a device that easily allows you to manage your food intake and calories burned. By purchasing this device, you gain the ability to you call to your personal trainer and access to the page with your daily results. Unfortunately, all this will require an extra weekly or monthly fee. And in fact, on this I should complete their review :( Read More

1. Specifications

JAWBONE UP3
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bodybugg
Wristband
Type
Armband
Silver
Black
Colours
Black
wrist sizes ranging 140mm–190mm
Wristband Size
no data
Medical-grade hypoallergenic TPU rubber Anodized aluminum with less than 0.5% nickel
Materials
Armband: ABS, polycarbonate, thermoplastic polyurethane, 304 grade stainless steel Adjustable strap/wing assembly: Nylon,polyester, Lycra (no latex content) or polyisoprene, polycarbonate, thermoplastic polyurethane, silicone
Three single color LEDs: Blue for sleep, orange for activity, and white for notifications
Display
no display
7 days
Battery life:
Battery life: up to 7 days
Lithium-Ion Polymer, 38 mAh Battery
Battery type:
100 min.
Charge time:
no data
Operating temperature:
40° to 140°F
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
The armband is not designed to be used underwater or to come into continuous contact with water. continuous contact with water. Do not immerse the Armband in water.
Price

JAWBONE UP3

bodybugg

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
The Bodybugg is designed to be worn only on the left arm! Applied rechargeable battery allows for 5 -7 days of work, which is a good result for this class of devices. The armband is not designed to be used underwater or to be in continuous contact with water. Do not immerse the armband in water. Read Full Specs

2. Features

2a. Tracking Features

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

JAWBONE UP3

bodybugg

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.
Bodybugg advertise as Bodybugg® calorie management system with typical Accelerometer sensor (3-axis) and sensors for monitoring the number of calories burned during the day. The available applications record your stats and progress. The sensor measures the galvanic skin response electrically conductive skin when you sweat which allows you to determine the intensity of the workout. An additional measurement of skin temperature provides you information as to your body heat.

2b. Other Features

JAWBONE UP3
VS
bodybugg
no
Clock
no
yes
Alarm
no
yes
Barcode Scanner
no
yes
Online Portal
yes (pay subscription)
yes
Reminders
no
no
Music control
no
no
Notifications
no
no
Call notifications
no
Bio-impedance: Respiration Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) Skin temperature Ambient Temperature
Extra non standard
You can customize your program based on your age, weight, height, and personal goals View your stats and progress on the web-based nutrition program Galvanic skin response: When you sweat, your skin becomes more electrically conductive. This measurement helps the device understand how active you are. Skin temperature: There’s an electronic thermometer inside your armband that monitors how hot you are. Heat flux: When you move, your muscles produce heat. Your armband measures the heat that’s flowing from your body into the environment.

JAWBONE UP3

bodybugg

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.
You can customize your program based on your age, weight, height, and personal goals.

3. Synchronization & Compatibility

JAWBONE UP3
VS
bodybugg
yes
iOS Compatibility
no
yes
Android Compatibility
no
no
Windows Phone Compatibility
no
no
Mac OS X Compatibility
Intel-based Mac 10.5 (Leopard) (32 bit), Intel-based Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard) (64 bit)
no
Windows Compatibility
WinXP (32 bit), Vista (32 bit and 64 bit), Windows 7
UP by Jawbone™
Compatible Applications
The bodybugg® Calorie Management System

JAWBONE UP3

bodybugg

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.
The application is available Bodybugg® Calorie Management System that allows a detailed record of intake and calories. Unfortunately, after the initial free promotional period you need for it to raise additional weekly or monthly fee.

4. The Bottom Line

JAWBONE UP3
VS
bodybugg
2.6 out of 5 stars (5086 Reviews)
Read Customer Reviews
Customer Reviews
• Price
• Design
• Compatible with multiple systems and devices
• HR monitoring
• Works with lots of applications
Pros
• Device from NBC's "The Biggest Loser" and the TV show "The Doctors"
• Inability to swim with the device
• No display of information
• Short battery life
Cons
• You could have allergic problems with nickel in the plate that touches your skin
• Expensive monthly membership fee
• No display
• The system freezes many times, especially with Google Chrome
• Poor customer service
• Short battery life
• Inability to swim with the device
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