Jawbone UP Alternatives


#1

I guess Jawbone is going away.[1]

I’ve been a Jawbone UP user for several years, and now have to find an alternative. I’m hoping Beeminders can help me find a tracker that meets these criteria:

  • Works with Beeminder.
  • Can be kept in pocket, not worn.
  • Does not require recharging. (Lithium batteries lasting at least a month.)
  • Counts steps. (That’s all I need.)
  • Inexpensive.

Seems like a tall order. That is why I was so happy with the UP. I must have been in a small minority.

[1] Jawbone, out of business, leaves customers hanging (USA Today)


#2

There’s the Misfit Flash ($12-$20) which should work with Beeminder:

Key Features:
Automatically tracks steps, distance, calories, and light and restful sleep
Splashproof (not swimproof) disc with red LED progress and time display
Smart button enabled to control connected household devices
Wirelessly syncs with paired smartphone to upload data
Non-charging, replaceable battery lasts up to 6 months

Also includes a clasp, so I think it should work in a pocket.

There’s also the Fitbit Zip which is similar and uses a “watch battery that lasts up to 6 months”. Looks like it’s much more expensive than the Flash though.


#3

Thanks. Both of these devices look like they would work for me.