Jawbone has released the UP wristband and iOS app to help you keep track of your physical activity, sleep patterns, and exercise schedule. The wristband serves as a lightweight monitor that’s to be worn at all times, while the iPhone app is used to offload data and show recorded activity along with other details, such as running routes and sleep pattern graphs.
Priced at $99, the UP aims to revolutionize healthy living in the digital age. The Jawbone UP iPhone app is available for free in the App Store.
The UP tracks your precise movements throughout the day and gives you detailed reports on your steps, pace, calories burned, etc. The wristband’s built-in sensor technology monitors not only your physical activity during the day, but also your sleep patterns. Once the UP’s data has been transferred to the iPhone app, you are given graphs of your sleeping habits and overall sleep quality.
Waking up at the right time in your sleep cycle is important for a healthy lifestyle, and the UP gives you recommendations and morning alarm adjustments to help you get the optimal amount of sleep each night. The wristband’s internal vibrating-motor can gently wake you up in the morning. If you set your alarm for 7:30 AM, the UP will determine the best time to wake you up between 7:00 and 7:30 to match your sleep cycle.
If you’re not too keen on the idea of wearing a waterproof wristband all day, Jawbone says that the UP is made of a “spring steel frame encased in durable, sweat-proof, water-resistant, hypoallergenic rubber” that’s supposed to be pretty comfortable. The wristband needs to be worn 24/7 if possible, but Jawbone recommends not going swimming with the UP, as it’s only waterproof up to one meter underwater. That’s a huge bummer for swimmers interested in the UP.
GPS sensors allow the UP to track your running routes and show you other UP users’ routes on a map. “Challenges” are offered as health goals to complete, such as climbing a certain amount of steps or running a certain distance.
Your eating habits can also be tracked with the UP, and you can use the camera on your iPhone to take pictures of your meals for a photo journal that prompts you to write down how each meal makes you feel. All of this is meant to help you live the healthiest life possible.
The UP wristband lasts 10 days on a two hour charge, and the band connects with the iPhone or iPad via the headphone jack, not Bluetooth pairing.
Jawbone’s latest creation goes on sale for $99.99 in the US this Sunday at the Apple Store, AT&T, Best Buy, and Target. The UK will get the UP on November 17th for £79.99. Preorders can also be placed on the Jawbone website..