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Q: What is the Jawbone UP24?
A: Learn more The Jawbone UP24 represented the apex of those early, step-focused fitness trackers. Alongside the Fitbit Flex and the Nike+ FuelBand range, the stylish UP24 heralded the true beginning of the connected self era. For many, it was their first wearable technology purchase, beyond a digital watch.
Q: What makes the Jawbone UP band different from other wearables?
A: “Prior to the UP band, most wearables were typically ugly black plastic products that looked like they had been designed by an engineer,” Ben Wood of CCS Insight told Wareable. “Jawbone took a different approach, working with the designer Yves Béhar who was the Chief Creative Officer at the company.
Q: Why did jawbone go after Fitbit?
A: Jawbone went after Fitbit for alleged broad trade secret theft by a former Jawbone employees, but a civil suit ended with a court finding no evidence of misappropriation. Today, it’s the Fitbit brand that has joined the ranks of Biro, Coke, Hoover, Tannoy, Sellotape and Photoshop… not Jawbone. So how do we look back at the Jawbone UP24 in 2019?
Q: How useful is the UP24 band?
A: About as useful and scientific as a horoscope. I’ve been wearing the UP24 band about 5 months now and come to the conclusion it is as advanced, scientific & helpful as a horoscope (with a pretty interface).