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Introducing UP2 - The Elegant Successor to UP24

UP2 – The Elegant Successor to UP24

Wearable technology is transforming dramatically. We are seeing numerous iterations of wearables, from large displays encased in plastic to watch-like technology on the wrist.  In thinking about the convergence of this technology with new form factors, we approach our design work at Jawbone uniquely, with a focus on style and all-day, 24/7 wear. To achieve this with UP2 we focused on three main priorities.

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The Internet of You

The Internet of You

Ahead of the imminent hustle and bustle of CES, I wanted to share our view on the Internet of Things, as seen from our unique vantage point here at Jawbone. In the last 12 months, we’ve seen countless new products unveiled – watches, trackers, clothes, smart gadgets for the home, self-driving cars – and undoubtedly this week will reveal many more. We salute all of the innovation, as this is how new great consumer experiences are born. But it’s always important to build products and services that solve real user problems – whether people are already seeking a solution to a problem, or they discover that they can’t live without a product after it has been presented to them.
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Nutrition as a Design Problem: The Food Score

A majority of Americans think eating healthier is more complex than filing their taxes. A Nielsen’s study shows that 59% of consumers have difficulty understanding nutritional facts on food packaging.

Twenty years ago, the FDA mandated comprehensive nutritional labels be placed on virtually every food package sold in stores. Yet rather than improving nutrition, the two decades since have coincided with the explosion of the obesity epidemic. (more…)

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UP3: The world’s most advanced tracker

At our highest aspiration, the UP system helps you make everyday choices that enable both short and long-term health benefits. Every aspect of our product, from industrial and software design to data analytics, is crafted in service of this. With UP3, we wanted to significantly increase our ability to understand your physiology, and translate those signals into actionable insights. (more…)

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UP3 & UP4: The first truly wearable heart rate monitors

When it comes to heart rate monitors, many people are stuck between a rock and a hard place. Existing products on the market may offer a variety of features, but it’s all at the cost of wearability. Big, clunky form factors, short battery life, a manual heart rate capturing process and a lack of actionable insights are all consistent complaints. (more…)

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