All about the Jawbone UP3

The sensors of Jawbone UP3

The Jawbone UP3 Is designed on an advanced multi-sensor platform that has a newly shaped tri-axis accelerometer, bioimpedance sensors and skin and ambient temperature sensors.

Jawbone claims that the sensor setup can be used to offer to wearer information about a resting heart rate, which is an important indicator of someone’s overall heart health. The company claims that its new device represents the most advanced activity tracker made until now.

The Fitbit Charge HR is priced at 30 pounds, which is less than Jawbone`s latest top end tracker, and it has optical heart rate sensor. The Charge HR provides 24/7 heart rate monitoring by using a dedicated LED-based sensor. The Jawbone UP3 has a pack of bioimpedance sensors that can record wealth of data, including perspiration, body mass index and hydration, so can offer your personal body data. Also, those sensors calculate the resistance of tissue and blood flow from your wrist to measure your resting heart rate. The tracker does that automatically after you wake up.

The activity algorithms of Jawbone UP3

Jawbone affirms the fact that after finishing a certain workout the Jawbone UP app will be able to identify and log a wide range of sports like cross-training, tennis, hiking and eve dance and Zumba. If the sport is difficult to identify (like swimming, cycling, weights or yoga), Jawbone states that the app will learn your habits in time, expanding the auto detection options.

The sleep analysis and app

Like everything about Jawbone UP3, the sleep monitoring is also ahead of the competition. It can distinguish REM, light and deep sleep and the app will also offer information and analysis on your kip in order to help you improve it. Anyway, you have to manually enter sleep mode on UP3. You can benefit from a smart alarm, which UP3 will use to wake you up within 10 to 30 minute window by just following your sleep analysis. The Jawbone 3 works in harmony with the Jawbone UP app, which is available on iOS and Android.

The design, display and battery of Jawbone UP3

The Jawbone UP3 stands out for having a slim durable aluminium framework surrounded by a textured rubber finish. It has one universal size and an adjustable clasp in order to fit any wrist size. Its dimensions are 220 x 12.2 x 9.2 mm and it weights 29g.

It will have two designs: black diamond and silver cross, but various s and patterns are expected. It has no Fitbit Charge OLED display, but blue lights are for sleep mode, orange is for activity and white lights inform you about notifications.

The battery life for the 38 mAh power pack is said to last up to seven days and the charge time from the magnetic cable is around 100 minutes.

The Jawbone UP3 resists to water up to 10m and can be used while swimming but it is not recommended to use it for deep diving.

Its price will go around 179.99 dollars and 149.99 pounds. So, it is cheaper than its rival and some say more useful.