Jawbone is entering into the entry-level segment with the launch of the Up Move, a $50 activity tracker that comes with fitness and sleep tracking features. The tracker bridges the gap between the $129 Up24 and the free Up app, and comes with most features offered by Jawbone's higher-end activity trackers in a form factor that delivers six months of battery life.
The water-resistant anodized aluminum body of the Up Move slots into a clip-on dongle that you can attach to a belt loop, or a wrist strap made out of hypoallergenic silicon rubber, which is available for an additional $15. The single cell battery is user-replaceable.
The activity tracker lets you easily measure your steps, exercise and calories burned throughout the day, and also tracks number of hours slept and quality of sleep. The tracker even has a watch mode that tells you the time through two embedded LEDs built into the watch face that show the current hour and five-minute interval. A built-in Bluetooth sensor relays information from the tracker to the Up app, which is available for Android and iOS.
Also included is the Smart Coach feature, which is available through the app. The feature lets you track your activity over time and gives you recommendations based on the intensity of your workouts.
The Up Move comes in five color variants, and is available to pre-order now from Jawbone's website, with shipping estimated to commence from November 19. At $50, the fitness tracker is ideal for users looking to venture into the world of activity tracking.