Jawbone’s UP comes to Europe with Android app

Jawbone’s UP comes to Europe with Android app

28 MAR 2013

Privately-held Jawbone has launched a revised version of UP, its wristband tracker, in Europe. A new Android app is also available.

In addition, the San Francico-based outfit has added 11 new languages to its existing iOS app.

UP makes use of sensors in the wristband to monitor daily life. This includes keeping track of sleep, movement, eating habits, and even moods.

The smartphone app, connected to cloud-based data, analyses and presents the information collected.

One Stanford study, which Jawbone quotes, finds that people who track how many steps they take move around 26 per cent more than those who don’t.

The new version of UP, which is water resistant and has ten days of battery life, will extend to Asia and Australia this month. The Middle East is to follow afterwards.

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Ken has been part of the MWC Mobile World Daily editorial team for the last three years, and is now contributing regularly to Mobile World Live. He has been a telecoms journalist for over 15 years, which includes eight...More

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