UP relies on a wristband powered by MotionX, which is also the engine behind the Nike+ GPS app, to track movement and sleep activity. The hardware comes in a variety of sizes and colors and features a rechargeable battery that lasts 10 days per charge, a vibration motor for alarms, a 3.5MM plug for syncing, and water-resistance up to 1 meter.
On the software side, UP can track all of your activity including steps taken, distance traveled, and calories burned. It also includes a food diary where you can snap a picture of your meal and make notations on how it made you feel. Finally, UP can track your sleep and provide you with total sleep times, breakdowns of deep vs. light sleep, and an overall analysis of your sleep quality.
In the spirit of keeping it social, Jawbone has also included the ability to set up competitions with friends and family and offers a variety of challenges to unlock. Many of the challenges allow you to earn DailyFeats points that can be redeemed for real-life rewards.
If this all sounds great to you, Jawbone is accepting pre-orders for the UP band on its website. The UP band will be officially released on November 6th in the US for $99.99 and November 17th in the UK for £79.99. Jawbone plans to have a global release later this year.
source: Jawbone via Pocket-lint