Jawbone Up

  • Hosain Rahman of Jawbone on the Value of UX Design and So Much More

    The Future Of Jawbone Could Be In Wearable Identity Tech

    Wearables¬†so far have a pretty limited audience overall in terms of the global consumer market, but they could become a lot more integral to the lives of average people in the future. On stage at Disrupt NY today, Jawbone CEO Hosain Rahman talked about what we might see in UP bands down the road, and there was a lot more than just activity tracking involved: worn tech knows you, he explained… Read More

  • Jawbone Looks To Pick Up $250M From Rizvi Traverse At $3.3B Valuation

    Jawbone Looks To Pick Up $250M From Rizvi Traverse At $3.3B Valuation

    As the wearable tech space hits a boiling point, Jawbone is pressing onward and upward with a new $250 million investment led by Rizvi Traverse Management on the horizon, according to a report. The maker of the Up wristband, a fitness tracker that pairs to a user’s smartphone, is looking to secure the nine-digit round at a $3.3 billion valuation. According to Re/Code, general partner… Read More

  • The Mysterious Case Of The Missing Jawbone Up

    The Mysterious Case Of The Missing Jawbone Up

    It seems a week doesn’t go by without finding out about a malfunctioning Jawbone Up band. The wearable step tracking bracelet measures how much you move each day and how well you sleep. It was relaunched late last year in the US, and came to Asia in March. Read More

  • Sleep Tracking Startup Zeo Says Goodnight

    Sleep Tracking Startup Zeo Says Goodnight

    One of the early pioneers in the Quantified Self movement has quietly gone out of business. Zeo, a leading maker of hardware and software used by consumers to track sleep and improve their health, has not been operating since the end of last year. A trustee has nearly completed the sale of all company assets. Zeo has been very quiet about the news up until now. In fact, Zeo’s website… Read More

  • Jawbone UP Becomes A Platform With New Partners, Open API Coming Soon

    Jawbone UP Becomes A Platform With New Partners, Open API Coming Soon

    Jawbone is doing something a lot of developers will probably be interested in, by opening up the UP fitness tracking wristband as a platform play, with an open API coming soon. Jawbone’s new version 2.5 update for the iOS UP app allows you to integrate with IFTTT, MapMyFitness, Withings, Sleepio, Wello, RunKeeper, Notch.me, Maxwell Health, Lose It!, and MyFitnessPal. Read More

  • Jawbone’s Fitness-Friendly Up Wristband Appears In Online Stores

    Jawbone’s Fitness-Friendly Up Wristband Appears In Online Stores

    Jawbone CEO Hosain Rahman turned a few heads when he unveiled the Jawbone Up at this past year’s TED conference, mostly because it seemed like such a radical departure from the usual Jawbone lineup. When speaking to our very own Sarah Lacy, Rahman promised that the Up would be available “soon,” but we may be getting very close to a release. The health-conscious Up wristband… Read More