New Jawbone UP has just been announced: wireless synchronization at last!

The new version of the Jawbone UP activity tracker has just been announced. This comes rather as a surprise, although everybody was eagerly anticipating a variant of the wristband capable of wireless synchronization. While competitors like Nike, Fitbit and Withings were steadily increasing their wireless capabilities, the UP still found itself in limbo as a […]

Trackers Test: Fitbit Flex vs Jawbone UP vs Nike+ FuelBand

Since I write activity trackers on a regular basis, people often ask me which of these devices are the best. The same happened to AllThingsD columnist Lauren Goode, and so she decided to perform the ultimate test. Admittedly, Goode doesn’t leave the work half done. During a 10-day period, she wore a Nike+ FuelBand, a […]

How reliable is the current generation of activity trackers?

There was a clash between two studies last week in Indianapolis. While the local university managed to demonstrate that wearing activity trackers has a positive impact on the wearer’s health, a study by Dr. Nate Meckes showed that the current generation of trackers still measure in a far from flawless way. If you currently own […]

Five percent of US households own digital fitness gadgets

According to an American study performed in March this year, some 5 percent of Americans own a Fitbit, Jawbone UP, Fuelband or Withings scale. According to research firm Parks this is only the beginning of an unstoppable growth. The search firm conducted a survey among some 10,000 American families with a broadband connection. This resulted […]

Jawbone shells out over $100 million for the acquisition of BodyMedia

Only two months ago, Massive Health announced its acquisition by Jawbone. Yesterday it was reported that the latter had again dug into its wallet, this time to take over its activity tracker competitor BodyMedia for a whopping $100 million.