I am sure that when fitness trackers started becoming popular, there were many who thought they were just a fad. It’s been a while now, though, and they’re still around. Nay, they’re not just “still” around. Fitness trackers continue to evolve and manufacturers continue to up the ante in order to own the market. This gadget is thriving!

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Jawbone is not a stranger to this niche. In fact, it might very well be at the top of the list of preferred fitness trackers. It sure has a lot of competition, but with its latest model, the Jawbone UP24, fitness just went wireless, and that tiny fact may make it the ultimate fitness tracker today.

What’s new?

That’s Bluetooth Smart for you. It really is the biggest thing about the Jawbone UP24, which actually looks just like the previous fitness band. There are minor changes in the physical layout, according to the manufacturer, but at first glance, you probably will not notice.

The ability to sync your data without having to physically plug and unplug the device is something you definitely will notice and love, though. Of course, you still need the app and pair your phone with the Jawbone UP24, but that’s a trifling detail.

In other aspects, the fitness tracker does what its brothers (or sisters or cousins) do: “tracks your movement and sleep in the background. The app displays your data, lets you add things like meals and mood, and delivers insights that keep you moving forward.

You can choose from persimmon (it’s really just orange) and onyx (black).

Price?

Here is another area where the Jawbone UP24 differs from the previous model – it’s $20 more expensive. Considering the convenience that wireless syncing offers, though, $149.99 is not such a bad price. You can order your Jawbone UP24 here, but take note that shipping starts in mid-December. Shipping is free, and they offer a 60-day money-back guarantee.

Perfect gift for the fitness junkie in your life.

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