Jawbone says Exit Reports are false
Last week, a report emerged claiming that Jawbone, the company behind many Bluetooth speakers and fitness wearbles, was going to stop making its UP line of fitness trackers. At the time, it was reported that the company would stop selling its UP2, UP3, and UP4 trackers. Now, however, Jawbone CEO Hosain Rahman has shared a blog post saying that last week’s report is “unequivocally false.”
To be clear, Jawbone remains wholly committed to innovating in and building great wearables products. We have never been more excited about our pipeline of technology and products and look forward to sharing them with the world when ready.
Contrary to reports that stated Jawbone is struggling to sell its UP2, UP3 and UP4, Rahman says that the products “are hugely popular and continue to sell well.”
Rahman’s blog post does not comment on speculation that Jawbone is working on a “clinical grade” wearable that’s related to heart monitoring, although the company has alluded to this in the past. Rahman said a few months ago that Jawbone plans to use its recent $165 million funding round for a high-grade wearable. Last week’s report stated that the product would be announced sometime in the next few months.
That doesn’t change the fact that it has still been a while since the company released a new device, but it sounds like it at least has things coming up soon. And while it’s still possible that the company is stopping production of its older products, Jawbone says it’ll be making things to replace them sooner or later.