The recently-announced Jawbone UP3 fitness tracker will not be sitting under Christmas trees in the US following confirmation shipping has been delayed until next year.
After opening pre-orders on November 7, the company offered an estimated shipping time frame of 6-7 weeks, which would have ensured customers received the wristband in time to gift on December 25.
Now, the shipping estimate has slipped to 8-9 weeks and Jawbone has conceded pre-order customers won’t get their wristbands before the end of 2014.
Speaking to Wareable, the company also said the 8-9 week timeline only applies to those ordering the UP3 now rather than those who’ve already pre-ordered. Wareable also received word from readers claiming to have been offered a free Jawbone UP Move or a $40 credit to compensate them for the delay.
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The Jawbone UP3 is the company’s most advanced wristband yet, building on the foundations of the popular Jawbone UP24 and incorporating many of the most requested features. The UP3 has a built-in heart-rate monitor, is waterproof and has improved sensors allowing it to identify non-step-based activities like weight training.