Honestly, how is the Jawbone Up?

  • December 7th, 2011

When the Jawbone Up was announced, I was excited. Excited with the idea of data logging my daily routine. Initial reviews were positive. I almost purchased one until I stopped and wondered “would I really use it?”. I mean sure, of course I would use it. For awhile at least.

I probably would have given up on the product and returned it. From what I’ve gathered, longterm users are experiencing bricked devices, poor battery life, an unpolished iPhone app and generally poor experience. Here’s a good one the Up:

Here’s the TL/DR version: Don’t buy this piece of shit. It doesn’t work, it will fail, and the software is terrible. Jawbone is still selling them even though they know they’re all future bricks.

Ouch. Read the entire post if you’re on the fence with the idea of purchasing the Jawbone Up.

UPDATE: Jawbone CEO issues a public apology and offers full refund and the option to keep the band – no questions asked.