Want to get healthy? Get UP and get moving. UP, from Bluetooth specialists Jawbone, is a 24/7 fitness tracker that offers incentive to keep to your fitness regimen thanks to a social networking aspect – to put it roughly, it guilts you into sticking to your guns if you see all of your friends sticking to theirs. UP is a wristband that you can wear anywhere – outside, to sleep, in the shower – to collect information about how good your habits are. Like any good accessory needs to be, UP is stylish, designed by Yves Behar.
UP records how much you move over the course of the day, keeps tabs on data related to the quality of your sleep, keeps track of diet information, and records how you feel after eating. UP is paired with an iPhone app to create a ‘Lifeline’ – an aggregate of all of your health information, to help you make an all-encompassing fitness plan. It’s designed to get you healthy over the long-term, and if you stick to it, UP could be a big help.
Through the app, you can connect with your friends, and make weekly challenges related to exercising and healthy eating. After all, there are few better motivators than bragging rights. UP, from Jawbone, will sell for $99 when it is released on November 6th. AT&T will also be the exclusive mobile carrier to sell UP at their retail stores.
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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.