Jawbone y American Express lanzan el UP4

American Express (NYSE: AXP) y Jawbone® anunciaron una alianza ofreciéndole a todos los miembros de   American Express Card®  en los Estados Unidos la alternativa de pagar a través del Jawbone UP4™ fitness tracker en todos los comercios donde este tipo de pago es aceptado.  Es la primera vez que una marca de tecnología fitness incorpora un chip NFC para realizar pagos. El nuevo Jawbone UP4 estara a la venta durante el verano 2015 en  jawbone.com.



“In partnership with Jawbone, a leader in advanced fitness trackers, we have created a seamless

payment experience all in the tap of a wrist,” said Leslie Berland, executive vice president, Digital

Partnerships and Development at American Express. “We believe this unique technology will delight our

active, digitally-savvy Card Members in a powerful way and drive a new type of engagement at

hundreds of thousands of merchant locations nationwide.”



“We’re delighted to partner with American Express to launch UP4, our most advanced and stylish

tracker that’s small enough to wear 24/7,” said Travis Bogard, vice president of product management

and strategy at Jawbone. “They provided the innovative and forward-thinking approach needed to

create this new experience, combined with a sophisticated and robust payment system, and a wide

range of supported merchants.”

The UP4 tracker features the same slim design and multi-sensor platform as the UP3 tracker, with

advanced sleep and activity tracking and heart health monitoring, in addition to enabling contactless

payments. UP4 is also backed by Jawbone’s industry-leading UP app and Smart Coach system, which

helps people move more, sleep better and eat healthier each day.


How to Power Your UP for Payments

Card Members with an UP4 tracker will be able to connect an eligible American Express® Card via the

latest UP app for iOS or Android:

  • Open the UP app and select Payments in the Settings menu
  • Log in with the same americanexpress.com User ID and Password used to manage your account


  • Select an eligible Card to connect to UP4 for payments

Once a Card Member has connected an eligible Card to the UP4 system, they can tap to pay with their

wearable fitness tracker anywhere American Express contactless payments are accepted in the U.S. It’s


  • Look for the contactless symbol on the in-store checkout terminal
  • Tap the contactless symbol on the UP4 tracker to the terminal
  • A confirmation on the terminal will signal a successful payment

Card Members who connect a Card to the UP app can manage it at any time in the Payments setting. In

addition, Card Members who connect a Card will always be just a tap away from the Amex® Mobile app,

for instant access to enhanced account monitoring, servicing on the go, offers and benefits.

Safety & Security You Expect from Amex

Paying with the UP4 system is just like paying with a plastic American Express Card. When a Card

Member taps to pay with the UP4 tracker, they get all the security, service and benefits of Card

Membership. American Express fraud protections safeguard Card Members, no matter how they choose

to pay.