Jawbone UP4 Wristband: Pay With Your Wrist, Even Without Your Smartphone

by: Joseph On  Thursday, April 16, 2015

Jawbone UP4

The latest entry in the Jawbone UP series of smart fitness trackers has a killer app that might sway you to try one even if you’re not into the whole “health and fitness” thing. It’s the Jawbone UP4, which combines an American Express credit card with NFC tech for a wristband that you can use to pay for stuff even when you’re out without your phone or wallet.

Once you’ve connected your American Express card to the Jawbone UP4 (via the UP smartphone app), you can use it as payment anywhere Google Wallet or Apple Pay are accepted, no smartphone required. Then there are the fitness tracking features, like¬†bioimpedance sensors, skin sensors, a sensor for outside temperature, and more, which combine to make this the Batmobile of fitness tracking wristbands.

The Jawbone UP4 isn’t available for purchase yet, but you can sign up to get updates when it becomes available at Jawbone’s official site right here.