If you had plans to tuck a Jawbone UP3 under the tree for someone this year, it’s probably time to start thinking about something else.
When Jawbone first told us about its plans to release a new fitness tracker, the company wouldn’t give us an exact date — only that it was coming “later this year.” Turns out even that might be a stretch.
According to some sleuthing by Wareable, the shipping estimate for pre-ordered units has only slipped further and further away over the past few weeks. In November, it read “6-7 weeks”; a month later, it’s slipped to “8-9 weeks.”
According to comments from Jawbone, the first batches of UP3 bands are now set to arrive in early 2015 for those who ordered earliest. Those people are also being offered $40 in credit or a free Jawbone Move (usually $50) to help take some of the sting off. As for everyone else who isn’t already in the queue, you’re probably looking at closer to February/March.