The Jawbone is a well known brand in the world of Bluetooth headsets, but now it has gone a step higher up the ladder and produced something quite revolutionary and extraordinary – the Jawbone UP. This stylish armband/bracelet like device keeps a tab of all your activities and is to worn at all times to get a correct picture of your daily habits and the quality of your lifestyle. It seems to be inspired by the idea of creating a better lifestyle by means of knowing your habits better and informing you of all that you need to know to have a fitter life and better health. Its built in sensors allow you to keep a tab at not just your lifestyle but also how you sleep. This awesome Jawbone UP is available in the markets of US at an affordable $99.99 price tag.
This stylish UP bracelet is not made from plastic as most people generally believe. It is made from a spring steel frame that has been encased in sweat proof, durable, hypoallergenic, water resistant rubber which is not just comfortable to wear, but is also very stylish and water resistant till a depth of 1m. This bracelet has been designed to be worn at all times, even under showers, but is not recommended for swimmers, since it cannot function well underwater and ceases to be waterproof below the depth of 1m.
The rubber encased UP bracelet contains an advanced precision motion engine that tracks every step that you take and also monitors your sleep patterns, like how long and well you sleep, and how long does it take you to actually fall asleep after you hit the bed. This UP bracelet is designed to be permanently adorned on your hand 24 x 7 and once fully charged (it takes about 2 hours to get fully charged), the bracelet’s battery can last up to 9-10 days, allowing you the peace of mind as you don’t have to charge it again and again. It can be easily synched with your PC and iPhone and you can share all the data recorded with your friends.
The synching of this bracelet is however not yet been done with the social networking websites like Twitter and Facebook, and this a big setback for all those who wish to share all their updates online, but looking at the trends, it wouldn’t be a big surprise if this problem is taken care of very soon. One of the most fabulous features of this bracelet is that you can set alarms for the mornings so that it gently vibrates on your arm to wake you up, and on monitoring your sleep patterns if it concludes that your sleep isn’t in the REM, a little before the pre set alarm time, it will wake you up before schedule without causing any discomfort.
You can visually see all your sleep patterns in the form of graphs by means of the free UP iOS app. This bracelet also allows you to compete with your friends in unique ways like, who walks the longest distance in a day, or who has a better sleep pattern, for this all you and your friend need to have is the UP bracelet and get their data compared. Its unique GPS sensors also allow you to accomplish self created challenges like walking a certain distance in a day. You can also use it to track other UP users running routes on the GPS maps and try to best them.
The target customer range for the UP bracelet is the present generation that is tech savvy and knows the value of health but trapped it the fast paced lifestyle has no time to looks after its health. This device gives you the opportunity to know yourself in a better manner and not only monitor but also to help you lead a better life. It is also good for all those who may have health problems, and requires knowing the specific details about how they sleep or what they eat. This device is all set to revolutionize the world into a place where people are more aware of what the best is for them, what food is best for them and what is the best sleep time and duration for them.
1. USB Wrist Band Battery
If you are one of those who are in a habit of forgetting to charge their Smartphone’s batteries before going out and suddenly realize that your device has run out of juice, then this USB Wrist Band Battery is just what you need. It features a 150mAh battery that can be worn on your wrist and be used to power your gadgets (it works on all major Smartphone brands like Nokia, Samsung, Sony, Apple and Nintendo DS). It is priced $35 and can be purchased from Brando.
2. VITA Band Bracelet
For those of you, who love to go for a morning run, this gadget can come in very handy at the time of emergency. It has been designed and developed by David Waxman and Jason Brown, and is very similar to a medical bracelet or a dog tag, but is much more sophisticated than that. It bears a unique ID number that can link to the online database that contains the wearer’s medical information that contains details like the wearer’s name, address, emergency contacts, allergies, ailments, medications and doctor’s details, and can even contain your insurance details. The VITA Band bracelet also can be charged with sums up to $200 on its prepaid card so that when you go for a run you don’t have to carry your wallet with you and just wear this bracelet. All these features make it a perfect accessory for all those who go on morning walks or runs.
3. Lens Bracelet
If you love and support photography and want to flaunt your support for photography, then these ‘Geeky’ bracelets are just made for you. Now you can flaunt your support for photography by means of these unique DSLR lens shaped bracelets and that even have lens markings on them and can fit on any arm. These bracelets come in primarily 2 designs, one with 50mm marking and the other 24 to 70mm markings, both these bracelets are available in black color and are priced at $35.