Living A Healthy Life 2.0

November 7, 2011 at 9:30 am Leave a comment

Technology is advancing at a fast rate in almost every industry.  From your phone, your tv, your car to even your house, technology is helping greatly.  Now technology helps you live your life healthier.

Bluetooth headset manufactuer Jawbone has introduced a new wristband called UP.  UP tracks your daily activity, sleep and food intake to “encourage healthy living.”  It is a water-resistant wristband which is designed to be worn 24/7.  The UP has a built in motion sensor that tracks movement and sleep.  Some of the specifics it can track is steps, distance, calories burned and pace.  It can also detect hours slept, time to fall asleep, live vs. dark sleep and your sleep quality.

Now you may be thinking, “Where does it store all of this information?”  The UP actually connects to an iOS device (iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad) via the headphone jack to transfer all of that data.  Unfortunetly, right now it does not connect through Blue Tooth.  You can see all of this information through its companion iPhone and iPad application.  There you can visually see all of your activity and sleep activity in elaborate charts.

The UP can even be your alarm clock!  It will intelligently interpret your sleep cycles and within 30 minutes of your desired wake time it will vibrate at the ideal time to wake  you.  For example, if you set your wakeup time to be 8:00am, it will wake you between 7:30am and 8:am at a time that is best for your natural sleep cycles.  The UP is also great for running or jogging.  When paired with an iPhone, the app will display users running routes on a map.  It also allows for “challenges” that you can create with yourself or your friends.  It is pretty much health goals such as x amount of steps per day, or sleeping for 10 hours straight to get a great night’s sleep.

This seems like a great innovation in technology.  This company has created something we can wear on our wrist 24/7 and combined that with technology so we can be aware of how healthy we are living.  You can read more about it at this article HERE.  Also, feel free to enjoy this short video about it!  Remember to take the quiz too!

Thanks!

-Mike

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