Apple Stops Selling Jawbone UP and Nike FuelBand Ahead of Apple Watch Launch

Apple Stops Selling Jawbone UP and Nike FuelBand Ahead of Apple Watch Launch

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Apple has stopped selling the Jawbone Up and Nike+ FuelBand fitness bands ahead of the launch of Apple Watch, reports Re/code.

Checks of major stores in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles and New York reveal Apple no longer carries such popular bands as the Jawbone Up and the Nike+ FuelBand, both activity-tracking wristbands. The Mio, a heart rate-tracking device worn on the wrist, can only be found in Apple’s online store.

The move isn't much of a surprise considering the fitness bands compete with its new smartwatch. Apple reportedly started removing fitness trackers from its stores last April. Most notably, Fitbit's devices were taken off the shelves in November.

Liz Dickinson, chief executive and founder of Mio, said Apple notified her a few months ago that the Mio would be removed from its retail stores. "They said they brought in a new executive in the marketing area who wanted to rework branding for the stores, and to make the Apple brand more front and center and clean up and minimize the number of accessories."

The Apple Watch has a strong focus on fitness and it integrates with the Health app on the iPhone.

Apple Watch measures all the ways you move, such as walking the dog, taking the stairs, or playing with your kids. It even keeps track of when you stand up, and encourages you to keep moving. Because it all counts. And it all adds up.

Pre-orders for the Apple Watch start on April 10th and the device will hit stores on April 24th. We'll have many more details on the smartwatch in the weeks ahead. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.

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Apple Stops Selling Jawbone UP and Nike FuelBand Ahead of Apple Watch Launch

ceneru - March 13, 2015 at 12:07pm
Gooood!!!! Both of it were garbage, I changed 1 nike-fuel band and 3 jawbone up24, no more than 3 month of functioning...I'm waiting for Apple watch. :)
Ace - March 12, 2015 at 5:36pm
Their store their rules! Every time Apple does something like this they drive Business to other stores! Good for Amazon :)
Grave hole - March 12, 2015 at 4:06pm
More like a failure of their sales, that's why iWatch is here in the first place Nike app can support other devices that you can find anywhere else for low price not to mention! The only thing this lost is you because it's too confusing for you! iDonate is what cares and that's what Apple does with their effort unlike you! Get Apple watch with replacable either, still better battery and function even with whatever charger works best even motion powered, good luck getting more control out of competition crap!
Ren - March 13, 2015 at 12:25pm
It has been a while they sold them, customers had their chance, end of reality check!