Once again Wireless earpiece maker Jawbone combines fashion and technology in an effort to help people make healthier choices with a little help from their favorite Apple gadgets.
This week, the company revealed a smartly engineered wristband, synching with software for iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices in steering users toward better habits when it comes to eating, sleeping, and being active.
According to Jawbone founder and chief executive Hosain Rahman, UP is Jawbone’s first step that gives people tools so that consumers would be more engaged with their own health.
Jawbone is a power-efficient wristband that appears like a simple piece of jewelry but senses body motions and sleep patterns so well that it can find whether the number of steps a person takes or how deeply he or she is slumbering.
Users can even track their meals by using Apple gadget cameras in snapping pictures of what they eat.
Free UP software lets wristbands provide information to iPhones, iPads, or iPod touch devices. The application can also know about the feeling of a person after they digested their meals.
UP shows data in bar graphs and timelines, which expose patterns and show the result of the hard work a person, achieved their personal goal
Rahman said that the system designed in integrating seamlessly into one’s overall lifestyle, 24 hours a day.
He added that through the success and adoption of the iPhone, millions of users already have beautiful displays and robust computing platforms available in their pockets.
UP wristbands are going to be available in jawbone.com, and Apple store, Best Buy, and other shops featuring smartphones for $100 when they go on sale.
The device is going to be available in Britain starting November 17 and is to be rolled out internationally by year’s end.
Jawbone wanted the advice of health experts since changing lifestyles means serious business. Especially, when it comes to convincing people to improve their diets and add more exertion to daily routines.
Jawbone know that while smartphones have already given rise to habits such as checking email at restaurants and socializing online, they might be also used for leading users towards better physical fitness.
UP wristbands follow users’ level of activity, such as exercising habits, pacing in an office, or snoozing in bed.
Sensors are also responsible for recording time and deepness of UP users.
The wristband can even be set in waking someone by means of vibrations. The device vibrates gently at an appropriate point in a light phase of sleep, in order to make rising easier.