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Jawbone UP3 finally launches in the UK

After more than six months of delays, the wait to strap the Jawbone UP3 to your wrist is finally over.

Originally unveiled back in November ahead of a proposed pre-Christmas release, manufacturing troubles saw the wrist-based fitness tracker’s UK release pushed back time and time again.

Now, however, the American manufacturer has confirmed that starting today, June 25, the Jawbone UP3 is available for purchase – well, at least in one colour.

Despite the ‘Black Diamond’-hued wearable hitting retailers’ shelves, the wait for the ‘Silver Cross’ offering continues. The glitzy option will follow at an as-yet-undisclosed point in the future.

Both models play host to a mass of integrated sensors, with a tri-axis accelerometer, bioimpedance sensor, and skin and ambient temperature trackers all making the cut.

These combine to seamlessly to keep tabs on your fitness activity and general wellbeing.

Able to automatically distinguish between a run and a cross-training session, walking and a game of tennis, the UP3 syncs all of this data to the accompanying intelligent Smart Coach app.

Throw your sleep tracking data into the mix, and the wearable and app can help map your overall health, offering pointers and guidance on how to improve your quality of life.

With UP3, our mission was to create the world’s most powerful tracker in the smallest possible design,” said Travis Bogard, Jawbone’s VP of Product Management and Strategy.

“Our advanced, multi-sensor platform delivers a huge amount of new health data, backed by our smart algorithms and highly personalised Smart Coach system. And because UP3 is fully updateable, we’re able to unveil new features and experiences in the coming months.”

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After its longstanding delays, the UP3 is today available through Jawbone’s own online store.

Those who didn’t grow tired of waiting can snap up the device for £129.99, the same as the stylish Withings Activité Pop.

Not sure whether to plump for a smartwatch or dedicated fitness tracker? Check out our Apple Watch video review to see if it sways your decision.

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