World-class bluetooth manufacturer, Jawbone, has just announced a very non-bluetooth device called UP. While it has nothing to do with bluetooth, Jawbone looks to have made an intelligent innovative move into the world of healthy lifestyle gadgets with UP which is a wristband that tracks and encourages your activeness, monitors and improves sleep as well as counts your calorie intake. They’ve also been able to tie in a social aspect by creating “Challenges” where by achieving certain healthy tasks you are rewarded with a Daily Feat Points to show your friends and family that you’re actually getting your butt off the couch and doing something!
UP™ is a revolutionary system (wristband + iPhone® app) that tracks your activity and sleep and inspires you to move more, sleep better and eat smarter. UP gets to know you, tells you about yourself and connects you with friends to compete & collaborate on health goals.
Features of the Jawbone UP Wristband:
Move More: UP’s combination of wristband + iPhone app track all your daily activity: steps, distance, calories burned, pace, intensity level, active vs. inactive time, GPS walk/run routes and more. UP also lets you program your wristband to vibrate on your wrist and remind you to move when you’re been inactive.
Sleep Better: UP tracks your sleep: hours slept, light vs. deep sleep, awake time and overall sleep quality. UP also lets you program your wristband to silently wake you up at the ideal moment in your natural sleep cycle just before your desired wake time. It helps you feel as refreshed as possible.
Eat Smarter: Snap quick photos to create a journal of everything you eat; then respond to prompts about how each meal makes you feel. Over time, you can use your responses to help discover which foods make you feel your best.
Technology Behind the Jawbone Up Wristband:
Powered by MotionX®, UP combines
sophisticated technology and beautiful design to offer a durable, easy to wear, intelligent, motion-sensing band that lives on your wrist 24/7 and inspires you to live healthier.
Video of the Jawbone UP:
If it wasn’t for the fact that I just bought my wife and myself Garming 310XT GPS Running Watches, I would have considered getting this. The main feature that interests me is optimizing sleep as it takes up and affects so many areas of our life. Would still be interested in testing and reviewing….
What about you? Will you be getting a Jawbone UP?