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Jawbone to re-release UP at higher $130 price

iLounge has learned that Jawbone is on the cusp of re-releasing its UP bracelet, which was released last year only to be withdrawn from the market following user complaints. Originally sold for $100, UP debuted as a wearable, battery-powered motion sensor with an iOS app for tracking “activity, sleep and meals 24/7.” Acknowledging that “some people have experienced issues” with UP bands, Jawbone notably offered a full refund to customers who weren’t satisfied with the product. The new model will cost $130, and will come in black, blue, mint green, and red, each in small, medium, and large sizes. It’s unclear what improvements have been made to the new model, however, Bluetooth support was a glaring omission from the original band, which used a 3.5mm headphone plug to share data with iOS devices. We’ve reached out to Jawbone for more information and will update this article when we receive it.

Updated Nov. 13: Jawbone officially announced the re-release of UP ($130) today. UP will come in onyx, mint green, light grey, blue, navy blue, red, orange, and hunter green in small, medium, and large sizes. The re-release includes a new Power Nap feature, mood tracking, and delivers “highly personalized insights.” Notably, the device still syncs through the headphone jack, rather than Bluetooth.

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Comments

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Thanks for keeping us updated! No chance it’s likely to come out pre-Christmas, ya think? They’re a little crazy not to take advantage of this time of year if they’re close to the re-release.

Posted by Jessica Burnie on November 6, 2012 at 3:37 PM (PDT)

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I’ve seen the new package at the store I work at. It was priced for $129. They are coming soon.

Posted by Joe on November 12, 2012 at 11:39 PM (PDT)

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