Jawbone's $99 UP wristband is designed to track users activity, sleep, and food intake to "encourage healthier living". However, it appears the wristband -- released in early November -- has not been well-received.

The situation is so bad, with so many disappointed customers, Jawbone CEO Hosain Rahman has offered all Jawbone purchasers a "no questions asked guarantee" in a letter posted on Jawbone's website. The product seems to have been temporarily pulled from most retailers, including the Apple Online Store, Best Buy, and AT&T.

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For most of you, this program is simply meant to offer peace of mind. Please continue to enjoy your UP band and keep sharing your experience with us. If you encounter any problems with your UP band, contact Jawbone directly for your choice of a replacement and/or refund under this program. It’s that simple.

Jawbone remains deeply committed to addressing all issues with UP, investing in the category and giving our customers the tools to live a healthier life. We’ve temporarily paused production of UP bands and will begin taking new orders once these issues have been sorted out. In the meantime, we’ll continue to release app updates for existing users.

Any purchaser of a Jawbone UP can get a full refund on the device, and can keep the wristband. The refund website goes live December 9th.

Top Rated Comments

Cougarcat Avatar
122 months ago
I never really looked into this product. I'm curious to know what all the issues were with the product that would cause the company to refund the item and stop producing them. :confused:

According to the letter,

With your help, we’ve found an issue with two specific capacitors in the power system that affects the ability to hold a charge in some of our bands. We’re also fixing an issue with syncing related to the band hardware.

It's temporary. They will start producing them again once they fix the problems.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LimeiBook86 Avatar
122 months ago
I never really looked into this product. I'm curious to know what all the issues were with the product that would cause the company to refund the item and stop producing them. :confused:
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fishmoose Avatar
122 months ago
It's a 99-dollar bracelet that vibrates from time to time, reminding you to get up from your chair. Of course people are disappointed, I could just set my wristwatch to beep every hour, for free.

That's not really all it can do. It can do a lot more than that.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
spazzcat Avatar
122 months ago
It's a 99-dollar bracelet that vibrates from time to time, reminding you to get up from your chair. Of course people are disappointed, I could just set my wristwatch to beep every hour, for free.

It does a little bit more then that, but ok...
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NakedPaulToast Avatar
122 months ago
I don't think I've driven to Target faster than I did after reading that post...

Bought two for me and my bro!
I think this is sad.

Jawbone has done something extraordinary, something very rarely seen nowadays. You pile more expense onto them for their generous compensation offer.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Battlefield Fan Avatar
122 months ago
I had ordered one for my brother's B-Day. It arrives tomorrow. Crap, now what do I do.

return it. seriously
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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