At Jawbone, we’re passionate about helping you live better. That’s why we built the UP system, and some of the smartest, most advanced, fitness trackers on the market. At the heart of our system is the Smart Coach insight and coaching engine. It integrates all our knowledge about how the UP community sleeps, moves and eats with your own personal activity. It crunches your data into actionable insights and uniquely personalized guidance.
We’re pleased to announce two great features in Smart Coach – workout recovery and classification, making it easier than ever before to track your workouts and activities with UP.
We know that people are busy, and if you’re like me, we don’t always remember to put our bands in workout mode. With the new ‘Workout Recovery’ feature in the 4.0 UP app, you no longer have to worry about missing out on those unlogged workouts. Using minute-level step data, UP will automatically detect periods of sustained activity and surface them to your feed. The algorithm that segments your steps into active moments is based on a branch of statistics called Hidden Markov Modeling. This type of probabilistic modeling takes a sequence of events (i.e. steps/min over the day) and generates the most likely set of states (active or inactive) for those events. This feature should not only capture your run at the gym, but could also detect your mid-afternoon power walk.