Jawbone Will Ship UP3 On April 20, Blames Water Resistance Issues For Delay
Jawbone has up to date the ship date for the UP3 exercise tracker, informing pre-order clients and potential consumers that the wearable gadget will begin heading out to U.S. consumers on April 20. The UP3 tracker, introduced in November 2014, confronted quite a few delays, and cited manufacturing issues with an preliminary apology made again in February. In the present day, Jawbone cites issues with water resistance as the precise trigger.
Jawbone says that it initially meant to ship “inside a number of weeks” of the announcement of the gadget, however observed issues attaining the specified degree of water resistance (immune to 10 meters of complete submersion) when it scaled up manufacturing to mass manufacturing.
Subsequent testing and makes an attempt to realize manufacturing at scale with that degree of water resistance didn’t bear fruit, sadly, so Jawbone has as an alternative opted to ship on April 20 with a water resistance kind of equal with many different trackers, which is to say it’s splash proof and effective within the rain, whereas washing your arms and even within the bathe, however not for actions like swimming.
If the swimming element was a key cause you needed an UP3, Jawbone is accepting pre-order cancellations with out cost. The April 20 date is roughly in time with Jawbone’s projections again in February, it’s value noting, however having to drop that water resistance score is definitely a blow.
Preliminary shipments will goal U.S. consumers first, with worldwide availability set to start rolling out later this yr.