When comparing Fitbit Blaze vs Jawbone UP2, the Slant community recommends Fitbit Blaze for most people. In the question“What are the best fitness trackers?” Fitbit Blaze is ranked 2nd while Jawbone UP2 is ranked 31st. The most important reason people chose Fitbit Blaze is:
The Fitbit Blaze is a great option for outdoor use thanks to how easy it is to see the display even in bright sunlight. The clear and bright display uses plenty of color for better clarity.
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Pro Very easy to read, even in bright sunlight
The Fitbit Blaze is a great option for outdoor use thanks to how easy it is to see the display even in bright sunlight.
The clear and bright display uses plenty of color for better clarity.
Pro Wide range of wrist straps available for a more personalized look
If you don't like the basic rubber wrist strap the comes with the tracker, you can change out the strap for more premium options.
There are many different styles available including leather, silicone, or stainless steel in a variety of colors.
Pro Tracks your activity in a large variety of ways
The Fitbit Blaze fitness tracker is feature-rich and tracks steps, calories burned, distance traveled, active minutes, floors climbed, heart-rate, and sleep time.
Pro Long battery life for being so feature-rich
While it varies somewhat, many people have been reporting that the fitness tracker usually lasts 5 full days on a single charge.
In general, the more features a tracker has, the faster it will drain the battery. 4 or 5 days is an impressive charge compared to other trackers with similar features (continuous heart rate tracking for example).
Pro Interesting design
The Blaze has a techie look to it that some may find a nice change from the usual sporty-appearance of trackers.
It is fairly lightweight and the design isn't offensive, it's something you can wear every day.
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.
Con Poor use of the large display
The fitness tracker's screen takes up a small amount of the front face. The glass bezels and casing take up most of the front.
Con Requires your smartphone for GPS tracking
The Blaze lacks a built-in GPS so it can't track the route of your runs on its own. It can, however, be paired with your smartphone to use its GPS and track the route that way.
Con Inconvenient to charge
To charge the Blaze fitness tracker, you need to remove the main module and lock it into its charger.
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.