April 16, 2015
It's been a busy week for Jawbone. First news came that the long-delayed UP3 would finally launch in the coming days, but it would not be waterproof enough for swimming, as previously promised. Then the Wall Street Journal broke the news that Jawbone had partnered with American Express to add payments to a future wearable.
That future wearable was just unveiled by the company --...
April 6, 2015
Misfit Flash, one of the devices that will be used in the study.
AARP has launched a new research initiative, called Project Catalyst, where the organization will work with partners including Pfizer, UnitedHealthcare, and Georgia Tech to promote an increased focus on users over 50 in digital health research and development. The first project of the new initiative, focused on sleep and activity...
February 11, 2015
Activity tracking apps on smartphones are more accurate than fitness tracking wearables when it comes to step counts, according to a small study conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. Interestingly, the study found that clip-on pedometers were the most accurate.
“Since step counts are such an important part of how these devices and apps measure physical activity, including...
December 11, 2014
Jawbone has launched an employee wellness program, called Up for Groups, which is designed for any group with 10 or more participants. Until now, Jawbone has been a direct to consumer company with various devices including wristworn trackers UP24 and UP3 as well as clip-on tracker UP Move.
Up for Groups, Jawbone Wellness and Platform Group Manager Andrew Rosenthal explains in a blog post, is ...