Not long ago I was complaining of the lack of Android support for some fitness bands out there... well, really there are more things missing Android support than just fitness products, but whatever.
— Jawbone (@Jawbone) March 11, 2014
Earlier this week Jawbone finally announced that their Android app now officially supported wireless syncing the new UP24 band. This, combined with a few other things, reminded me that I need to upgrade my old Fitbit Ultra. I recently got a new laptop (and will thus be moving away from my iMac) and this means that I won't really have a permanent home anymore for the Fitbit dock that my Ultra charges on and syncs to. And I also just had a short vacation where I was reminded that none of my Ultra data syncs unless I have my dock - and it's not worth taking with me unless I might need a charge. That's really just more of an annoyance, of course... a "first world" problem in some ways.
These things, along with some Amazon gift cards, led me to order up a new Jawbone UP24 the day that Android support was announced. I figured the chances of Nike updating their FuelBand SE for Android support were pretty slim - so I just went for it.
Plus, the way I look at it, it gives my previous whining a bit of credibility in that - why bitch about something not being supported if you weren't going to buy it anyway? If Nike had come out with an update first, would I have bought the FuelBand? I can't answer that because I don't know. The UP24 is just something that appeals to me more than a Fitbit Flex (or the recalled Force) at the moment - and those were really two of the biggest options right now.
So there you go, Jawbone. If you build it, they will come. At least I will anyway...
BTW, the UP24 is currently on sale for $150 on Amazon and many other places. I got mine in black.