Jawbone UP Finally Launches In Singapore
*UPDATE* You can get the Jawbone UP from Apple Store (Singapore) as well but the waiting time is 8-10 weeks!
Jawbone UP finally came to Singapore! I am not too sure the exact date it goes on sale. It was announced back in late March 2013 and I saw it selling in Challenger (Funan) on 10th April 2013. I bought it on 14th April 2013 after contemplating it for 4 days.
The official retail price is S$189.90. So far, I only saw it being sold at Challenger (Funan), EpiCentre and infinite stores. I think give it some time and it will be selling at all Challenger branches.
I totally recommend getting it from Challenger, because if you are a member, you will get 10% discount and hence after the discount, it only cost you S$170.91, which is the cheapest price you can get in Singapore.
Many people are comparing the Jawbone UP with the Nike+ FuelBand, let me tabulate some of the difference down (feel free to add on to it by suggesting it in the comments):
|Nike+ FuelBand||Jawbone UP|
|Has a 20-color LED display to display your progress and a 100-white LED display to display information and tells the time||Only has two LED display to let you know whether it is monitoring your movement or sleep|
|Sync wirelessly via Bluetooth||Sync via the 3.5mm audio jack|
|Charges via standard USB port||Charges via a proprietary cable (from 3.5mm audio jack to USB)|
|Requires a computer (Windows/Mac) to setup||Can only be setup using your mobile phone (iPhone/Android)|
|Will not have an Android app anytime soon||Has an Android App|
One thing I really like about Jawbone UP is the really well designed and gorgeous UI on the iOS app, the Nike+ FuelBand iOS app is pale in comparison. I did not use it to keep track of my food intake because the choices of food is limited and I could not find any local (Singapore) food in it.