Jawbone Says, “Time to Get UP!” New UP Health Accessory Now Available for Pre-Order


Jawbone, known for their awesome Bluetooth headsets and iPhone accessories, is now shipping their new UP health bracelet accessory. The UP connects with a free iPhone app to track and monitor your movements while challenging you to do more, sleep longer and eat better. The UP combines a neat fashion accessory look with a free iPhone app to push you to live a healthier lifestyle. For example, each UP bracelet has a small vibrating timer that silently tells you to GET UP AND GET MOVING! It looks like the ultimate geek health aid!


Here are a few brief snippets of the UP’s functionality.

UP’s combination of wristband + iPhone app track all your daily activity: steps, distance, calories burned, pace, intensity level, active vs. inactive time, GPS walk/run routes and more. UP also lets you program your wristband to vibrate on your wrist and remind you to move when you’re been inactive.

UP tracks your sleep: hours slept, light vs. deep sleep, awake time and overall sleep quality. UP also lets you program your wristband to silently wake you up at the ideal moment in your natural sleep cycle just before your desired wake time. It helps you feel as refreshed as possible.

Snap quick photos to create a journal of everything you eat; then respond to prompts about how each meal makes you feel. Over time, you can use your responses to help discover which foods make you feel your best.

From easy to extreme and competitive to collaborative, UP’s diverse and ever-growing list of challenges will keep you motivated and constantly improving. Challenge yourself to walk 10,000 steps today or compete with friends to see who can sleep the most in a week.

The UP is $99.99 and can be ordered directly from the Jawbone UP website or purchased in retail stores Sunday.

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Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.