So you can imagine that we were excited by the potential of combining the two, giving people seamless control of the temperature in their houses.
When we introduced UP in 2011, we knew that people would love learning new things about themselves. How many times did I wake up last night? How much farther do I walk on weekends? How does my step count impact the sleep I get?
We also knew that the UP platform had huge potential to engage developers eager to build new products and apps to integrate with our service. But the growth in the platform over the last year has been phenomenal. Today, we have well over 1,000 partners now working with us —a small number of which we showcase on our own app. These integrations have created an enhanced service; connecting your UP account with the apps and products you already love to complement your UP experience.
This is exactly what we are announcing today with Nest. By connecting your UP24 with your Nest Thermostat, the temperature of your house will automatically adjust to a temperature you prefer – the moment you go to bed or wake up.
Through UP Insights, we have shared the fact that an ideal sleeping environment is cooler, between 65 and 72 degrees. With the Nest integration, we no longer just tell you this fact. We make it a reality. Once your band enters Sleep Mode, your thermostat will kick down to your ideal temperature. And when you wake? You guessed it. Your thermostat will automatically adjust to a warmer temperature… all without leaving your bed.
It’s a powerful integration that is not merely about linking devices. Works with Nest is about making meaningful connections between different parts of people’s lives. It’s based on great technology and two sets of insight and data, Nest and Jawbone, combined to create a great experience.
This has very much been our approach as we have built our partner platform. We’ve expanded the UP platform from fitness and sleep to a much broader category of lifestyle. So whether you are walking your dog (through dog tracker Whistle), driving your car (through Automatic), or making your morning coffee (through IFTTT) we can connect you. One partner in Russia, Alfa Bank, has even given the UP community access to higher savings interest rates if they hit their step targets for the day. So healthy living can equal healthy finances, too.
This is just the start, and we expect many more partners to join the platform in the coming weeks and months. It shows the flexibility of the UP platform and demonstrates its growth, enabling an ecosystem that revolves specifically around you. It’s why while some people may call it the ‘Internet of Things’, but we like to call it the ‘Internet of You’. Not technology for technology’s sake – but smart innovations that make your life better and easier. Technology that allows us to be more human.