Jawbone, the maker of premium Bluetooth accessories, has announced the release of the Up wristband and its companion iPhone app. The Jawbone Up wristband, which we first heard about in September, tracks your activities and uploads data to the companion app for viewing and analysis.
The Up band will track your movement, including steps taken and calories burned along with detailed sleep information via motion sensors. With the app, you can take pictures of your meals to journal your food intake. The app will also let you program the wristband to act as an alarm, vibrating to wake you up at a designated time.
If you’d like to see how Up works, Jawbone has several demo videos on its site here.
The Up band became available this week through Jawbone’s site and at select retail stores including Apple, AT&T, Best Buy and Target. It retails for $99 while the app is available in the App Store for free. In case you’re wondering, the app won’t work by itself – it requests a connection to an Up wristband first (which is done via the iPhone’s headphone jack) to function.