At long last, Jawbone’s Up2 fitness tracker is available in SA. It’s been almost eighteen months since the health band was first announced, so we suspect many South Africans have forgotten about it entirely or bought something else instead.
Still, while we wait for the new Up3 and Up4 — which offers an NFC chip for American Express payments — this is Jawbone’s flagship device. The “Black Diamond” version is available now (the “Silver Cross” version will follow later this summer – if all allows) for R1599 and comes with one key hardware feature to separate it from the cheaper Up24: heart rate monitoring. So if you’ve already bought the Up2 via stores such as Orange, fear not — it’s probably a better deal anyway, at least until the Up3 and Up4 comes out.