Jawbone UP Can Make You Coffee When You Wake Up

Slept in your clothes again? No problem!

Slept in your clothes again? No problem!

Jawbone has announced the UP24, a tweaked version of its troubled UP activity-tracking wristband. It’s mostly the same, with a cool futuristic look and $150 price tag. The difference is that it now uses “Bluetooth Smart,” which lets it communicate with your iPhone in real time to send alerts and notifications.

But what’s really interesting is that it now has a rather useful IFTTT channel.

The UP24’s triggers are comprehensive. You can have it trigger a recipe when you wake up, when you achieve a step goal, or even if you sleep more or less than a certain amount of hours. And there are also plenty of actions to use in your recipes.

Thus you could have your Philips Hue lights turn on when you wake up (!), have your WeMo turn on the coffee machine if you slept less than eight hours, or just tweet your goal when you walk more than, say, 20,000 steps.

It works the other way, too: you can have the new UP 3.0 app log a meal every time you snap a (tagged) picture of food in Instagram, or when you check into FourSquare. As with all IFTTT-related things, your options are almost endless.

Now I find that I not only want an UP24, but I also want some Hue lightbulbs and a WeMo plug. Damn you, IFTTT!

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