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UP by Jawbone is a revolutionary system to help improve your health

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UP by Jawbone is a revolutionary system to help improve your health
Jawbone, who is most known for its line of headsets, is releasing a new, revolutionary health tracking system for the iPhone called UP. The system uses a wristband and an iPhone app to track eating, sleeping, and activity habits. Hosain Rahman, Jawbone CEO and founder, describes UP as “a complete system designed to integrate seamlessly into one's total lifestyle, 24 hours a day, not just the few times a week people may work out.

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

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posted on 04 Nov 2011, 10:50 2

1. sgogeta4 (Posts: 394; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)

Interesting, I hope the Android version comes out soon!

posted on 04 Nov 2011, 10:53

2. mannyfs (Posts: 68; Member since: 11 Feb 2011)

omg omg! i want one! but its too expensive. im gonna have to wait a few months for them to lower the price, tops im willing to pay for something that idk if im gonna like is $50, unless the reviews are really good then i guess the 100 theyre asking for is really worth it. and its on sale now

posted on 04 Nov 2011, 14:58 1

3. sgogeta4 (Posts: 394; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)

I love it when people buy a $300+ phone and complain about $100 for something that is supposed to benefit your health...

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 08:13

4. Zorin (Posts: 152; Member since: 26 Jul 2010)

Great another posh over priced item that needs another charge. Whatever happen to working out, a food journal and knowing, not needing some app to tell yourself what's right and wrong. Joke!

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