Report: Jawbone has stopped making its fitness trackers, planning a ‘clinical-grade’ wearable
I guess Fitbit won the Fitness Tracker battle. However, we can be excited about what medical wearable Jawbone will come up with.
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…
Jawbone has sold all of its remaining inventory of the UP trackers to third parties, forced to “offload them at a discount… in order to get the revenue it needed to keep the business going,” Tech Insider’s sources say. Clarifying the report, however, TI says that “Jawbone is not exiting the wearables business. You can still buy the UP fitness trackers. Jawbone just sold its remaining inventory to a third-party reseller.”
Indeed Jawbone’s site is still selling the UP2, UP3, and UP4 at the time of this writing, although the UP3 is discounted by $50.
Read the entire article from 9to5Mac here: Report: Jawbone has stopped making its fitness trackers, planning a ‘clinical-grade’ wearable