• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Performance

    • Written by from Harlingen

    I work in healthcare and take great pains to make sure I do not wet my Jawbone every day. It still has broken down on me 4 times. I refuse to get another; it's very disappointing to deal with the same problem over and over.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete waste of money.

    • Written by from Catonsville

    It's the cutest fit band out there in my opinion. But the product doesn't last, I went through 2 of these in less than 4 months. Then it died any way in the end. And it seems like few people I know had the same issue. The concept is great, and the applications is very cool. But c'mon, it has to last a little longer.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    don't do it - no matter the price

    • Written by from Saint Paul

    15 months -- my 4th up band just died. If you want to deal with customer service (and it's pretty good I'll admit - as long as you call and don't just rely on email) every 3-4 months for a replacement, then this band is for you. Is the up24 better? I hope, but I hoped that each generation of my disappointing UP band would be better. They weren't. Spend your money elsewhere.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A disposable device, have had two brick in less than a year...

    • Written by from Calgary

    On the first one dying (bricking) I figured maybe it was just the device luck of the draw so I paid for the return shipping (yes, in Canada if you have a defective one Jawbone makes you return the defective unit and it is on your dime). Now that the second one has died in less than a year of the original purchase (this one actually lasted 8 months) I have taken the attitude that these are disposable and not durable. I would rather keep my money and put it towards another manufacturers device.

    What I did like about the unit was the way the app represents your sleep and the style. Other than that I could not say that the features and implementation are ideal, forget the fact that they don't last.

    If a comparison against a FitBit Force (unfortunately they have their own issues otherwise it would be a no brainer to go with the FitBit) and another device I also found the Jawbone Up to come up short on step counts. It simply is not accurate and is out as much as 20%.

    My experience has been so bad that I have decided I do not trust any of the other products from Jawbone. Sad because I really liked the small form factor Bluetooth speakers. If I could give it Zero stars I would but I can't so I will give it one star for the app sleep representation.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buyer Beware

    • Written by from Newton

    On my fourth bracelet in 13 months in its breaking down. I was told that my warranty is no longer valid and can't replace it. I must have lost over 3 months of tracking with all the exchanges. Major design flaws - when it works it's great but expect that to last 2-3 months tops of you use (used)like me everyday. You will need to buy a new one every year.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do NOT recommend this band - It will break!

    • Written by from Corona

    I am on my third band in 4 months. After doing some quick research online I see a lot of people who have similar experiences as mine. I'm sad to see that many have run out of warranty and no longer get replacements after that.

    It is a great product when it works... it _just_ doesn't_ work. Both my previous bands failed after 2-3 weeks with various issues related to syncing, button not working, battery failure (not charging) and the like. I spent a lot of time troubleshooting thinking it _had_ to be something I did but realized its just a defective product.

    Only plus is during your warranty Jawbone is quick to replace it. I don't know why they continue selling it though.

    I hate to write bad reviews like this but I'm also getting sick and tired of companies that put out defective products and pretend everything is OK.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The only thing worse than the quality is their support.

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Purchased the Up and really liked the app. But I had to keep doing a hard reset ever few weeks since it would just die. After a few months not even the hard rest would work. Sent it in for a warranty replacement but, it took Jawbone over a month to send the replacement. The replacement broke in a month. First they told me the replacement would ship in a few days, after waiting a week they said they didn't know when they would ship it. After waiting a month they said it will be at least 3 weeks. Don't waste your money or your time. Nike makes a much better product.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    works great....for a couple months

    • Written by from Downers Grove

    My UP worked great for about 3 months and then stopped charging. I called Jawbone and they sent me a new one and 2 months later it did the same thing.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gave it a shot, but I want out.

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Avoid it. I really liked this product and app, which is why I decided to keep exchanging for new ones when my band kept breaking. I'll now be on my fourth band within a year, and I realize that it will never fully work for a regular product lifetime. I am stuck in an endless cycle of exchanging bands after every few months. I either have to hope each new band breaks within the three-month exchange period or hope for a non-defective band, which has not been the case after three bands.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Get Frustrated and Lose Money

    • Written by from Miami

    Bought 2 one for em, one for hub both were broken after a month. Got them replaced and same think happened to the new ones. Asked for money back never got it. Would give zero stars if possible.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from Dallas

    I bought an UP band (gen 2) back in November 2012 once it was re-released. I have had FOUR failures of this product so far. Jawbone has been nice at replacing it, but I would not recommend this product due to the poor quality of the products I have had.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke down after a month use

    • Written by from Sundsvall

    The UP by Jawbone worked fine for a while. But after some weeks the switch-button became problematic and now (one month later) it does not work at all. Tried to reset the device without success. My (amateur) conclusion is a mechanical failure of the button. Today, I search the net and found others with the same problems.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Concept-Poor design

    • Written by from Durham

    I wish I had read reviews before making this purchase 6 weeks ago, but I did not. When the band worked it was great, but like the others (the UP band is listed in several places on this site), I am now stuck with a band that will no long er charge. Apple does not stand behind their sales after 30 days so I am having to deal with the manufacturer. Too bad all around.

    87 of 89 people found this useful