Jawbone

  • Jawbone Looks At UP Data To See How Many Were Woken Up By The Napa Earthquake

    Jawbone Looks At UP Data To See How Many Were Woken Up By The Napa Earthquake

    Jawbone has shown one of the more interesting ways data gathered on its platform might be used for large-scale population studies: The fitness tracker company looked at its cumulative UP data to find out where wearers of its fitness bands were woken up by the South Napa earthquake that happened yesterday morning, and where people slept through the ground shaking. Jawbone found that… Read More

  • Compromise Will Shape The Wearables Market

    Compromise Will Shape The Wearables Market

    Just as fitness apps and wearables are gaining real traction, the introduction of Android Wear is giving consumers their first maybe-viable smartwatches. In the coming months and years, this new category will force consumers to make a similar decision as that between Microsoft’s unified approach to operating systems and Apple’s intentional divergence of iOS and Mac OS X. Read More

  • Jawbone Patents Body Fat Percentage Measurement Using Smartphones, Tablets And Wearables

    Jawbone Patents Body Fat Percentage Measurement Using Smartphones, Tablets And Wearables

    Device makers are increasingly looking for ways to move the health tracking market forward, and a new patent filing from device maker Jawbone offers a clue to what might come next. Jawbone had a patent application published by the USPTO recently that describes a method for measuring body fat percentage with existing devices, including smartphones and tablets, or a wristband like the UP24… Read More

  • If Jawbone Were For Sale, Who Would Buy It?

    If Jawbone Were For Sale, Who Would Buy It?

    Is Jawbone in play? That’s a question that has been bounced around the rumor mill lately, likely driven by a few other huge recent acquisitions in the hardware space. Over the last few days, the TechCrunch tips line has lit up with anonymous notes about Jawbone being acquired by Google in a multi-billion dollar deal. Read More

  • Jawbone’s Newest Investor Is Rizvi Traverse

    Jawbone’s Newest Investor Is Rizvi Traverse

    Back in February, Re/code reported that Jawbone was nearly finished raising a $250 million round of funding led by Rizvi Traverse Management, the investment firm that has backed Twitter, Square, Flipboard and a number of others of late. Read More

  • The Future Of Jawbone Could Be In Wearable Identity Tech

    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 Sends The Up24 Abroad

    Jawbone Sends The Up24 Abroad

    The Jawbone Up24 is no longer exclusive to the U.S. market. The wireless Jawbone fitness tracker is now available in 29 markets around our blue marble including in the UK, China and Japan. Previously, only the company’s original Up was officially available outside the U.S. Read More

  • The Jawbone UP24 Finally Gets Android Support

    The Jawbone UP24 Finally Gets Android Support

    Finally. The Jawbone UP24 now works with Android phones. The wireless UP fitness tracker launched in late 2013 and has so far only worked with iOS devices. But not anymore. The company just released the UP 3.0 Android app, which features all but the most recently added bells and whistles found in the iOS app. Most notably, the Jawbone app now allows data collected by the UP24 to sync wirelessly… Read More

  • Addicted To Caffeine? Jawbone’s Latest App Can Help

    Addicted To Caffeine? Jawbone’s Latest App Can Help

    Caffeine is a horrible, terrible, gosh-darn-awful part of my daily life. Two cups in the morning. I’m addicted. So are many of you. We need caffeine in our blood to function. Or at least we think we do and Jawbone’s latest smartphone app will help monitor and better understand a person’s caffeine intake. You know, science. Called UP Coffee, the free iOS app allows lets a… Read More

  • Is Jawbone Apple And Google’s Biggest Threat?

    Is Jawbone Apple And Google’s Biggest Threat?

    Long before there were wearable devices, there was Jawbone. The brainchild of founder and CEO Hosain Rahman, the hardware and gadgets manufacturer is now a multi-billion-dollar company that is becoming a personal electronics powerhouse and brand. Read More