Jawbone UP now compatible with Android, fitness band to hit more countries in April

by: Bams SadewoMarch 20, 2013


Three months into the year and you’ve forgotten all about your healthy New Year’s resolution(s)? If all you need is a reminder every now and then to get up and do some exercise, Jawbone UP can provide that tough, but often necessary love.

But wait, isn’t Jawbone UP only available for iOS users? That was previously the case, but now Android users can get in on the fitness action as well.

The company has unleashed the accompanying software to its popular fitness band on Google Play. The UP app can be downloaded for free, but you’ll need to get the accelerometer-equipped wristband to use it, which you can grab from Jawbone’s online store for $130.

The UP helps you keep track of your physical activity, including the distance you’ve covered, potential calories you’ve burned, activity intensity, and more. It also keeps track of your sleeping pattern, such as the hours slept. Since it comes with a vibrating motor, you can easily set it up so that it will alert you if you’ve been sitting on the couch for too long. Of course, this is just one of its many uses.


Here’s how the app – in combination with the UP wristband – can help you get fit:

  • Track your sleep & physical activity
  • Log your food & drink & track nutritional info
  • Get insights to help you set & achieve your goals
  • Set Smart Sleep Alarms to wake up refreshed
  • Set Idle Alerts to remind you to move
  • Team up with friends in the app and live better together

Got your attention? Please note that the UP app only works on Android 4+ devices.

If you prefer to see the movement-tracking device up close and personal in real-life first before purchasing it, Jawbone said that it will be available in Asia, Australia, and the Middle East next month. Meanwhile, those in Europe should already be able to purchase the UP bracelet in Apple stores.

Ready to move?

  • Brian Patterson

    I don’t understand why one needs a bracelet to do any of these things.

    • Rudy

      I guess it a fashion and its fun.. I would get for fun, but I know that I would stop using after a while. Maybe people who are not active can use it, to develop a sense of being health. it’s probably the same as weight watchers.

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