Fitbits have taken over the world, becoming the newest stylish way to get fit. Being released May 2013, over the years there has been new competition coming to the field, the main competitor being the Jawbone UP3. So what makes the Fitbit Flex better? It’s time to decide – Fitbit Flex Vs Jawbone Up3
When it comes to the Fitbit flex there are a few pros and cons that you need to know before deciding whether or not it’s for you.
The Fitbit Flex costs $70 – $100 but is definitely worth it. It comes with a tracker that records your steps, distance, calories burned and even actives minutes. A monitor that tracks how long/ well you sleep, an alarm that wakes you (and only you) with a silent wake alarm and it also comes with LED lights to show how your day is lining up against your goals. The Fitbit Flex is comfortable, slim and super easy to wear coming in a variety of colours (black, slate, tangerine, blue, pink, red and teal) and both large and small wristbands are available and include an interchangeable clasp.
Now here are a few extra pros and cons.
- Can be worn all the time.
- Charge lasts for days.
- Good computer/web interface.
- Somewhat unattractive.
- Accuracy is average.
- Lack of compatibility with certain Android devices.
Now it’s time to look at the pros and cons of the Jawbone UP3.
Now the Jawbone UP3 is between $90 – $180 depending on the time of purchase or where you buy it. The Jawbone UP3 comes with a heart health tracker that monitors throughout the day which comes in handy with it’s 7 day battery life as well as the wireless syncing. With this item you can get personalized guidance from ‘Smartcoach’, automatic advanced sleep tracking to capture REM, light and deep and also a ‘Smart Alarm’ that silently wakes you at the optimal time in your sleep cycle. To add to the many additions of the Jawbone UP3 it also comes in a variety of colours and patterns. The twist pattern comes in black, indigo and sand and the cross pattern comes in ruby, silver, teal and twilight (which is an amazon exclusive).
And if that isn’t enough here are a few extra pros and cons to help decide whether or not it’s for you.
- Elegant design
- Comfortable to wear
- Advanced sleep and movement tracking
- Battery life lasts a week
- New features like heart-rate monitoring aren’t that useful
- Expensive for what you get
- Still no built-in display
Similarities and Differences
Both the Fitbit Flex and the Jawbone UP3 have their differences but they are quite similar in some aspects. These two items have a battery life that last for days, advanced sleep tracking as well as an alarm that is able to silently wake you without disturbing anyone around you. They also come in a variety of colours to match with different outfits or even your jewellery.
But the differences truly help you to decide which is better. One of the major differences would be the price, with the Fitbit Flex costing around $70 – $100 where as the Jawbone UP3 ranges from $90 – $180. Price isn’t the only difference though, with the Fitbit Flex able to monitor your steps, distance, calories burned and even actives minutes as well as a monitor that tracks how long/ well you sleep, where as the Jawbone UP3 only has a heart health tracker that monitors throughout the day.
The final verdict – Fitbit Flex Vs Jawbone UP3
In conclusion I believe that the winner is the Fitbit Flex! Between the two, the Fitbit Flex is more practical tracking your movements throughout the day, LED lights which show you how your day is lining up against your goals and in general I believe that it has a much more elegant, comfortable and simple design.
If you agree with me that the Fitbit Flex is better, or if you believe that the Jawbone UP3 is better then leave a comment down below and share your thoughts!