Jawbone just released their latest activity tracking wristband and a new companion iOS App. The new UP24 wristband adds wireless Bluetooth syncing over the prior UP model. The wristband comes wrapped in a new stylish textural design of hypoallergenic, medical-grade rubber. UP24 is powered by the patented MotionX engine based on the biomechanics of natural human motion, developed by Fullpower. Its battery lasts 7 days, and it can be charged through your computer or USB power adapter via the included 2.5mm USB cable.
The new UP 3.0 iOS App continuously monitors and tracks your actions throughout the day and night. It is supposed to offer a better sleep tracking system, and more accurately predict when you’re sleeping. The UP 3.0 App identifies times when it believes you may have been sleeping and makes a suggestion in your Activity Log. Just tap on the suggestion to confirm or adjust the sleep event and see a detailed estimation of your night’s sleep, including light sleep, deep sleep, time in bed, and wake-ups. The more you track your sleep using Sleep Mode, the more accurate Sleep Recovery becomes.
The UP 3.0 App’s Insights Engine delivers simple, achievable opt-in commitments called Today I Will that challenge you to accomplish a suggested goal in a day’s time. Focused in one of three categories – sleep, movement, or water intake – your Today I Will insight might recommend that you go to bed before 11:00pm if you’ve missed your sleep goal several nights in a row, or suggest you drink eight glasses of water in a day if you’ve been actively working out. The UP App sends you reminders, tracks your progress, and lets your teammates cheer you on throughout the day. It’s one easy step toward breaking old habits and building new ones.
As you continue to achieve your goals over time, the UP 3.0 App rewards you with celebrations of your short- and long-term progress. Upon hitting your goal consistently for a number of days in a row, UP acknowledges your successful streak with a visual, interactive celebration within the app. The UP App also celebrates meaningful milestones such as hitting your millionth step taken or logging 1,000 hours of sleep.
The UP 3.0 App lets you reflect on your recent activity by giving you a snapshot of the steps, sleep, workouts and meals you’ve logged since you last visited the app. By scrolling up from the home screen, you can view your recent activities and tap into any event from the past two days to quickly make edits, hide something from your feed, or see more detail.
Now partner apps found in the UP App Gallery can perform new, more timely functions with real-time syncing via UP24. Keep your MyFitnessPal and LoseIt! accounts constantly up-to-date with your latest activity and calories burned, or try Recipes from IFTTT to receive nudges throughout the day based on your current step count. You can even use IFTTT with your wireless lighting system or Wi-Fi switch to automatically turn on the lights or start your coffee maker the moment your UP24 band exits sleep mode.
Price and Availability
The Jawbone UP24 band comes in three sizes (small, medium, and large) and two colors (onyx and persimmon), and is available now for $149.99 at Jawbone.com, and at Apple and Best Buy stores nationwide beginning November 19, 2013. The UP by Jawbone 3.0 for iOS is available today as a free download from the App Store.