The Up by Jawbone was originally released in the UK last year, but after a lot of customers reported various issues with the band itself, after which the company decoded to go back to the drawing board, suspending sales and production until they found something new.
Finally the company has what they think is the solution with the new Up, which now measures more than just movement, with micro motion sensors the wristband can measure sleep patterns and even work out stats whilst you asleep, such as how long it took you to fall asleep, how much deep sleep you had compared to light and how often you woke up.
There’s also a new Power Nap and Smart Alarm feature, to wake you up at the best point during your sleep cycle, through the iPhone application you can even track your food intake, allowing you to scan barcodes and store a database of nutritional information, which will all be searchable.
But the main feature is of course the general motion functionality to record and calculate total steps, intensity of movement, distance and calories burnt, and if you have been inactive for a period of time the band will vibrate, urging you to do something else.
The band has also been encased in a medical-grade hypoallergenic rubber which means it’s fairly water-resistant, and has a battery life of up to 50 days without being recharging.
The new Up will be available in US for today and the UK early next year, in the US the Up will set you back $129.99 available in onyx, mint green, light grey, blue, navy blue, red, orange and hunter green all in three different sizes, small, medium and large.
Check out the pictures, video and press release for more information below.
A Wristband and App System, Powered by MotionX®, is a New and Innovative Tool for Better Daily LivingSAN FRANCISCO – Nov. 13, 2012 – Jawbone® today announced UP, a new wristband and app system that helps you discover things about yourself that you never knew. UP tracks how you sleep, move, and eat, and gives you personalized insights to help you make smarter choices to feel your best.”UP marks our commitment to solving everyday problems for real people,” said Hosain Rahman, Jawbone CEO and Founder. “We’ve combined hardware, software, and data, developed 28 new manufacturing processes, and created unparalleled testing standards validated by nearly three million hours of real-world testing. The resulting breakthroughs have allowed us to create the category’s first truly day-and-night wearable product – a band that looks great and fits effortlessly into the way you live, along with an app that delivers detailed data with meaningful insights to help you achieve your goals.”UP Gives You a Rich Picture of Yourself
UP utilizes sensors in the wristband, the powerful phone in your pocket, and data in the cloud to deliver a narrative of your daily life:
Sleep: UP employs a revolutionary sleep tracking system. Sophisticated motion-sensing technology tracks micro-movements of your wrist to deliver unprecedented detail including how long it took you to fall asleep, how much light vs. deep sleep you got, how long you were in bed and how many times you woke up during the night. By using the new Power Nap feature or setting the silent Smart Alarm, UP wakes you at the most optimal point in your sleep cycle so you wake up feeling refreshed and alert.
Move: UP gives you comprehensive information about how you move throughout the day, including active vs. idle time, intensity of movement, total steps, distance, and calories burned. UP also vibrates gently to remind you to get up and move when you’ve been inactive for a specified amount of time.
Eat: UP helps you understand more about your food choices. Simply take a photo of your food to create a visual journal, or go deeper by scanning a barcode or searching the database for more complete nutritional information.
Mood: UP lets you keep track of how you feel throughout the day so you can correlate how your sleep, movement and eating affect your mood.
Insights: UP analyzes your data to deliver highly personalized insights. It reveals connections between different elements of your life, shows how you compare to others, and educates with new information that’s tailored for you. The more you use UP, the more powerful the insights will become.
UP is Designed for the Way You Live
UP is a sophisticated computer wrapped comfortably around your wrist and built to withstand everyday life. Encased in a smooth, hypoallergenic, medical-grade rubber, UP is shower- and splash-resistant so that you can wear it all day and night. With up to ten days of battery life you rarely have to take it off to charge.
Available on November 13
The UP band comes in three sizes (Small, Medium, and Large) and eight colors (Onyx, Mint Green, Light Grey, Blue, Navy Blue, Red, Orange, Hunter Green) and will be available for $129.99 at Jawbone.com, Apple, AT&T, and Best Buy nationwide beginning November 13.
The UP by Jawbone App is available today for free from the App Store on your iPhone or at www.itunes.com/appstore/. The UP wristband is required for the app.
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