Jawbone UP is almost here. The system that consists of a small wristband and an iOS app is made to track your daily activity, sleep patterns and eating habits. Originally previewed at TED Global, UP by Jawbone also features a social experience and open content platform, and is designed to help users live a healthier life.
The device/app combo will “quantify your way of life” by measuring things like calories burned, distance, pace and active versus inactive time throughout the day. Some of those details (activity tracking) will be automatically submitted to the app, whereas some others (like what you’re eating) will require a manual input.
In addition, you will be able to share your figures with other UP owners or anyone else in your e-social circles. Or, if you fancy so, you can compare your progress with other members of the community.
The UP band will be available beginning November 6 in three sizes (small, medium, large) and seven colors (Dark Black, Dark Brown, Dark Red, Bright White, Bright Silver, Bright Red, Bright Blue) for $99.99. Users will be able to buy it from Jawbone.com, Apple, AT&T, Best Buy and Target, with other carriers and global retailers like 24 Hour Fitness getting it later in the year.
UP by Jawbone with MotionX Technology Empowers You to Live a Healthier Life
An Innovative First Step in a Mission to Help People Live Better
Jawbone unveiled UP, a revolutionary system that consists of a small wristband and an engaging App for iPhone and iPod touch that work together to track your daily activity, sleep patterns, and eating habits helping you live a healthier life. UP, originally previewed at TED Global, also integrates a social experience and open content platform to motivate you with personal and team challenges tailored to help you achieve your goals.
UP by Jawbone empowers people to live a healthier life in three key ways: Measure, Engage, and Act.
Measure Your Daily Progress
One of the most basic problems in accurately tracking activity is that the sensing device must be on you 24/7 in a form factor that you won’t forget, lose, or dislike wearing. The UP wristband features a sophisticated motion-tracking engine in an attractive, durable, and water-resistant design that seamlessly and unobtrusively integrates into all your daily activities and errands – in the gym, on the trail, with a cocktail dress or business suit, and even in the shower.
The UP App for iPhone ties the experience together by presenting a complete, holistic view of your health. With the “Me” screen, you can get a quick snapshot of your daily activity, how you are sleeping, and what you are eating, while the “Lifeline” feature reveals all of your prior activities (eat, sleep, move) on a continuous timeline. This unique and powerful interface allows you to see your health activity as it relates to each other over time with a simple swipe of your finger.
UP by Jawbone (wristband + App) helps you measure:
- Activity – The band automatically measures and stores all aspects of your activity: steps, calories burned, distance, pace, and active versus inactive time throughout the day.
- Sleep – The UP band’s sophisticated motion engine automatically tracks all aspects of your sleep including hours slept, time to fall asleep, phases of sleep (deep versus light) and overall sleep quality.
- Eat – Capturing your meals in a photo journal is as easy as taking a photo with your iPhone or iPod touch. UP tracks where you’re eating, when you’ve eaten, and even asks how you feel after you’ve had time to digest your meal, making it an easy way to identify how different foods affect your body
Engage with Your Friends
UP helps you stay engaged in reaching your health goals through a collection of friends and people you choose known as your “Team”. Based on the concept of reciprocal motivation, the Team structure creates an environment where individual achievements can be shared with all members so they can cheer on, motivate or compete against their Team. The Team view gives you a snapshot of how each member is progressing toward their personal goals.
The UP App also features a unique Feed screen which gives you an up-to-date stream of information about all the things you and your friends are doing with respect to your health.
With respect to sharing information and privacy, UP gives you easy-to-use and complete control over the data you want to share with your Team and others. You choose whether or not you want to share at all, if you want to share some things and not others, or if you want to share everything – it is totally up to you.
Available on November 6
The UP band comes in three sizes (small, medium, large) and seven colors (Dark Black, Dark Brown, Dark Red, Bright White, Bright Silver, Bright Red, Bright Blue) and will be available for $99.99 at Jawbone.com, Apple, AT&T, Best Buy and Target nationwide beginning November 6. Additionally, UP will be available at 24 Hour Fitness and other major global retailers and carriers later this year.
The UP by Jawbone App is available today for free from the App Store on your iPhone or at. The UP wristband is required for the app.