Jawbone Stories May 27, 2016

Update: Jawbone says that the report is “unequivocally false”. Read the company’s update at its blog

According to a report this evening from Tech Insider, Jawbone, the company once famous for its Bluetooth headsets and more recently known for its Jambox speakers and fitness wearables, has stopped making the UP line of fitness trackers. This includes three devices that the company has reportedly struggled to sell: the UP2, UP3, and UP4. Another report says that a clinical-grade wearable is coming soon…

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Jawbone Stories November 9, 2015

Xiaomi unveils 2nd gen Mi Band fitness tracker with heart-rate monitor, costs just $15

Xiaomi sure knows how to make affordable products that punch above their price point. Whether it’s an Android-powered TV, flagship smartphone or a fitness tracker. The Chinese manufacturer just updated its range of fitness trackers with the second generation Mi Band, and it offers a lot for the money.

The updated Mi Band has many of the features you’d expect to find in a basic FitBit or Jawbone tracker. It’ll help you set goals via an Android app and calculate distance travelled, calories burned and track various exercises. It can track your sleep, and has a built-in vibrator motor to alert you when receiving calls. What’s more, if you manage to pick up the more expensive 99 yuan ($15 USD) model, you’ll get a heart-rate monitor too.

Design-wise, it’s a toned-down affair. It’s essentially a metal capsule containing all the necessary sensors and components inside a basic, flexible TPU wrist-band. No watch-face or screen of any kind, just a few LED lights. Saying that, it’s designed to be waterproof, drop-resistant and can last 30 days on a single charge. In other words: It’s not fancy, but has all the features necessary to be a great phone-connected fitness band and it lasts forever.

The 2nd gen Mi Band is launching in China on November 11, and the company hasn’t announced its plans to ship internationally. However, you should still be able to pick them up on specialist Chinese tech import sites in Europe and the US cheaply. A quick search on eBay reveals that the first gen Mi Band isn’t hard to get hold of, although you may have to pay a couple of dollars extra to get it.  The 2nd gen will undoubtedly follow soon.

Jawbone Stories August 21, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Beats Studio Wireless Headphones $229, Garmin nuvi GPS $149, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Beats Studio Wireless Headphones in titanium color: $229.99 shipped (Orig: $380) 

Refurbished Garmin nuvi 2699LMT HD 6” GPS with Lifetime Maps & HD Traffic: $149.99 shipped with promo code POI (Orig: $270) 

Jawbone UP Fitness Tracker (4 color choices): $25 shipped (Orig: $50)

MORE DEALS FROM TODAY:

Refurbished ARRIS SURFboard SB6121 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem: $39.99 shipped (Orig: $99.99) 

Games/Apps Vertical PS4 stand + dual controller charger $20, Borderlands 2 Complete $30, more

In today’s best game/app deals, over at Amazon you can grab the hybrid SmaAcc Vertical PS4 Stand w/ Cooling Fans + Dual Charger Station for $19.99 shipped using code JCPO6UZU during checkout. That’s $5 under the current best price and the lowest we can find. The official PS4 vertical stand from Sony will run you $20 Prime shipped on its own without he extra goodies.

It’s your last chance to hit the Mac Game Store Back-to-School sale offering up to 80% off a massive selection of Mac titles. One standout of the many, is Borderlands 2 Complete Edition for $29.99, which includes the GOTY edition of the game and the plethora of DLC that released for it.

DEALS STILL ALIVE:

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

Move over Super Smash Bros., the Pokémon tournament fighter is coming to Wii U in the Spring

SLICK’s motorized mount takes the bumps out of your GoPro videos

Beyerdynamic takes its pro-audio pedigree to the streets with these new custom headphones

Jawbone Stories April 9, 2015

Jawbone Up3 pre-orders to begin shipping April 20 after delay due to manufacturing issues

Jawbone announced this evening that it finally expects to begin fulfilling pre-orders of its Up3 fitness tracker on April 20th. The company expects all pre-orders to ship no later than mid-May. After pre-orders have been fulfilled, Jawbone will begin shipping new orders of the Up3. Pre-orders will ship in the order they were received.

Jawbone Stories March 6, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: Jawbone UP24 (used) from $36, ZAGG Bluetooth keyboard $19, travel router $15, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Jawbone UP24 fitness bands (used): from $36.40 shipped (Reg. $130)

 ZAGG Universal Keyboard for All Bluetooth Devices: $19 shipped (orig. $70)

HooToo TripMate Wireless N Travel Router w/ USB port: $15 Prime shipped (Reg. $20)

Samsung Galaxy ALPHA SM-G850A 32GB 4G LTE: $299 shipped (Reg. $400)

LG G3 w/ free $100 Amazon gift card for $0.01 w/ 2-yr contract or $479 w/o

LAST CHANCE! Small States Review Bolt Briefcase from WaterField Designs is an ideal work and travel companion, $249 giveaway

More new gear from today:

Headphones: JBL J55 on-ears (multiple colors) $20 (Reg. $43), Sennheiser HD 518 over-ears $65 (Reg. up to $130)

More deals still alive:

Download a free copy of the Transformers movie

New products & more:

Rock Band 4 slated for a 2015 return w/ song collections transferring + all new hardware

Jawbone Stories January 28, 2015

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Fitness gadget maker Jawbone announced today that it has launched a new “partner marketplace” for third-party apps and hardware that work together in an attempt to embrace the “Internet of Things.”

The new store features “smart home” products like Google’s Nest Learning Thermostat and other automation tools, such as Automatic’s driving assistant. Software, like the Sleepio app, are also available.

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