Up Bracelet Records Your Everything

Jawbone's new piece of wearable tech will keep tabs on your health.
Pat Fogarty
Published on July 17, 2011

"Know thyself" is an oft-repeated mantra, but how much do you really need to know? Thanks to advances in technology, people can now generate a whole heap of data about themselves that would have been unthinkable not long ago.

If you've got a smart phone, you can already get apps to track your activity and sleep; and heart-rate monitors are just as likely to be worn by joggers as those in a hospital bed. Nike and Apple have already combined to offer Nike+ to the data-hungry running community, but the quantified self crowd will probably want more than distances and times.

The yet-to-be-released data-tracking-bracelet from Jawbone (best known for wearable tech in the form of bluetooth headsets) is already causing quite a buzz. Up is more than just a sensor-packed piece of wrist-wear to catch all your data, it can send the numbers to your phone to be crunched, and come back with helpful health tips based on your recent activity.

But be careful what you do with all that data! Some fitbit users have been sharing a little too much information — logs of their sexual activity have accidentally been showing up online.

[via PSFK]

Published on July 17, 2011 by Pat Fogarty
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