Smart wearable vendor Jawbone has announced the launch of its range of smart wearables in India, exclusively in partnership with online retailer Amazon. The company, which is based out of San Francisco, California, has made available three of its products, the UP Move, the UP2 and the UP3 in the country, all of which are well, up for pre-order on the aforesaid website. As for the pricing, the most affordable of the lot will be the entry-level UP Move, which comes with a Rs. 4,999 ($75) price-tag, whereas the UP2 can be bought for Rs. 9,999 ($150). The UP3 meanwhile, will have a comparatively steeper asking price of Rs. 14,999 ($225). It remains to be seen how popular these devices will turn out to be, seeing as the best-selling smart wearable in the country happens to be Xiaomi’s Mi Band, which comes with a price-tag of merely Rs. 999 ($15).
Coming to the devices themselves, the UP Move as mentioned, is the entry-level device from the American manufacturer, and comes with three different modes – Awake, Stopwatch and Sleep. The modes are pretty self-explanatory, seeing as the Awake mode uses the pedometer to track the number of steps taken by the wearer. The Stopwatch mode basically makes use of the device’s inbuilt stopwatch functionality and the Sleep mode helps track sleep patterns much like the Mi Band. However, unlike the first generation wearable from the Chinese manufacturer, the UP Move has an LED display which shows notifications from the mobile app, which are available for Android and iOS devices. The Jawbone UP Move has a replaceable battery that lasts for up to six months, according to the company.
The UP2 meanwhile, is an advanced version of the UP Move, and comes with a vibrating motor for Smart Alarm and personalized notifications, along with all the features already found on the UP Move. The UP2 comes with a 10-day battery life, and is said to be water resistant. Coming to the most advanced (and hence, the most expensive) device of the lot, the UP3 incorporates all the features of the UP Move and the UP2, and adds a PPG (heart rate monitor) for good measure, along with bio impedance sensors, an ambient temperature sensor and a tri-axis accelerometer. The device is made out of hypo-allergenic anodized aluminum, and is designed by leading industrial designer Yves Behar. The UP3 is said to have a battery life of 3 days and boasts of water resistance of up to 10 meters.