When comparing Apple Watch vs Jawbone UP2, the Slant community recommends Apple Watch for most people. In the question“What are the best fitness trackers?” Apple Watch is ranked 16th while Jawbone UP2 is ranked 30th.
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Pro Heart rate sensor
Pro Works well with iPhone
Health apps downloaded on iPhone can be integrated with Apple Watch
Pro First -rate app support
Pro Standalone phone calls
Series 3 can make and receive phone calls by itself, without the need to connect to a smartphone.
Pro Haptic feedback for notifications
Pro Digital Crown
The Digital Crown allows you to zoom in and out with various applications and can be used as a button.
Pro Sensitive touch
Allows for taps and presses to be registered as two different types of input.
Pro Attractive tracker that looks more like a bracelet
The UP2 has a sleek design and thin profile that looks more like a bracelet than a tracker. The attractive design means it won't look out of place at a variety of different occasions.
Apple Watch is said to cost $349 USD.
Con Works only with iPhones
You need to have an iPhone (5 or later) to pair this smartwatch. It will not work with any other device, and has limited capabilities on its own (and still require the iPhone for the initial setup).
Con There is no customer-service to help you if the UP2 has problems
The Jawbone UP2 frequently has quality issues and with Jawbone not having customer service, your only option is to return it to the place your purchased it from.
In September 2016, Jawbone was forced to end their deal with the customer-service agency due to non-payment. You can read more here.
Con Poor build quality causes it to break easily and quickly look worn
It can appear quite grubby looking after only a few weeks of wear and is extremely difficult to clean. The band has been known to break after short periods of time, and the device has a history of not working after only a month or two.
Jawbone will not honor the warranty if you purchased the device through Amazon.
Con Requires a smart phone to see your stats
Since the UP2 has no display screen, you have to use the smartphone app in order to see any of your activity stats.