Speaking Digitally : Up by Jawbone

Jawbone updated their site about Up which is something I have had my eye on for months and is currently resting at the tippity-top of my wish list right now. It is a revolutionary sensor band you wear that tracks your daily activity including your sleep, meals, and exercise and it is supposed to link seamlessly with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod. It also has social media features so you can collaborate with friends etc. It is $99 and I can't wait to see one in person. I like that it is a simple design so it seems like it won't get in your way too much. Is Up something you would try or use?

*Update : My husband and I both purchased these and then returned them a few days later because we were bummed that they did not have as many features as we had hoped. We prefer using our phones Nike+ for workouts and My Net Diary for food tracking. I also should have remembered that since I don't like wearing a watch, that I would not like wearing this band either. Ah well.

10 comments:

Linh said...

This kind of technology and the seamless integration of our real lives with our digital lives remind me of movies like Minority Report, the Matrix and Terminator. It's kind of scary.

London said...

I wonder if it can also calculate how much you have walked that day! That would be pretty fun to know!

raneytown said...

ha. awesome. i love the jam box on a chain.

moseyblog said...

This looks really interesting. I wish it was a little bit less expensive though.

pbNjenny said...

Although I agree with Linh, I think this could be a really great tool! If people used this to promote a healthier lifestyle and it doesn't get in their way yet cooperates with their iWhatever, the pros outweight the cons. Definitely moving this to the "tippity-top" of my wishlist, too!

erin gail said...

my friend just got one! it.is.awesome.

Lauren at TwIn Style said...

I agree with Linh--this kind of stuff weirds me out a little; perhaps I've just watched too many sci-fi movies? It's cool, definitely, but I don't know if it's something I'd use in my daily life.

Laura said...

Yes, I agree with the other posters and I think this kind of thing is a little suspicious. I know it sounds paranoid, but honestly, do people not think the government and other groups are not able to tap into technology to track people? They already are using twitter and facebook - http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2011/11/04/ap_exclusive_cia_following_twitter_facebook/.

MadeleineSwellNY said...

I saw an article about Up. It seems so interesting. I want to know what people think about it. Also curious to see if it gains a large following. Definitely keeping my eye on Up.
-Madeleine

Slick said...

a pretty cool innovation..

@Laura: im with you,its just a little weird.. hmmm

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