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  • 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

  • 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

  • Jawbone’s UP Fitness Band Finally Goes Wireless With UP24

    Jawbone’s UP Fitness Band Finally Goes Wireless With UP24


    While Jawbone’s UP fitness tracking wristband has always seemed to be relatively popular (at least around these parts), it’s done so despite one obvious quirk: in a world full of wirelessly-syncing competitors like the Nike Fuelband and the Fitbit, the UP needs to be plugged in to be synced. Not anymore. This morning, Jawbone launched a new version of the UP called… Read More

  • Jawbone Releases Android UP App, Makes Wristband Available In European Apple Stores

    Jawbone Releases Android UP App, Makes Wristband Available In European Apple Stores

    Jawbone announced today that its app for UP, the company’s movement-tracking wristband, is now available for Android on Google Play. The $129 UP was previously only compatible with iOS. The wristband can also now be purchased in European Apple stores, and will be made available in Asia and Australia next month. Read More

  • The Jawbone UP Is Back, But Is It Better Than Ever?

    The Jawbone UP Is Back, But Is It Better Than Ever?

    I’ve had most of the week to wear the $129 Jawbone UP and I thought I’d offer a few impressions for those unsure which model pedometer to buy. I’m a Fitbit man myself because I’ve gotten used to moving the minuscule dongle from pocket to pocket and I have only lost one in my travels. But – and this is a big but – I could be convinced to move over to Jawbone… Read More

  • The Jawbone UP Is Back And It’s Sorry For All Those Battery Problems

    The Jawbone UP Is Back And It’s Sorry For All Those Battery Problems

    The Jawbone UP was the quantified human’s favorite device. The pedometer/silent alarm/sleep sensor was a rubber bracelet that just sat there – you didn’t have to do much except charge it every few weeks – and it would report all of your vital statistics back to your phone so you could become a better you. Read More

  • Path And Jawbone UP Should Band Together

    Path And Jawbone UP Should Band Together

    If you are lucky enough to own one of the Jawbone UP bracelets that doesn’t have issues, then you’re probably pretty psyched at the potential the simple and streamlined life-tracking device holds. You know what else is psyching me up right now? The prettiness of Path’s re-launch and expansion into a slicker, more agile life timeline, a way to curate the overwhelming amount… Read More

  • Hosain Rahman Shows Me His UP (TCTV)

    All of the dudes in our office (okay, only Rahul) want one of these UP bracelet things. Apparently they use your wrist movements to determine how healthy you are, and then constantly judge you graphing your healthstyle against your friends’. Because I am insatiably curious and extremely health conscious, I swear, I took Jawbone founder Hosain Rahman aside earlier this week and asked him… Read More

  • Today's winner of the Really Nice Company Award goes to Pixar

    Today's winner of the Really Nice Company Award goes to Pixar

    (Note: this is a really sad post, so just skip it if you’d prefer to avoid that type of thing.) Everyone should now add Pixar to their list of companies they Don’t Hate. There was a little girl in California who was suffering from a rare type of cancer. She had only a few days left in her when her mother called Pixar. You see, the little girl, Colby Curtin, age 10, wanted… Read More

  • Make your own Dug the Dog from Up, with more id

    Make your own Dug the Dog from Up, with more id

    So I saw Up yesterday with the boy and I wondered if anyone had invented a collar that can allow dogs to communicate a bit more clearly a la Dug the Dog in the movie. If you haven’t seen it, one of the characters has created a collar that reads a dog’s thoughts (“Squirrel!”) and plays them out loud. Hilarity ensues. So I’m looking around and discover that yes, such… Read More