Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Is it time to get UP? This wearable accessory tracks every move you make and every nap you take.

Via Mobile Mag >>

Product pages via AT&T >>

MotionX, enabling technology >>

If you’re working with mobile accessories, this is certainly something you should check out.

So, let’s see what’s up today.

Here’s something that could add a touch of wow to an otherwise boring mobile accessories market. It’s “UP,” a bracelet-formed accessory that uses motion technology to keep track of your every movement as well as your inactivity. The device works together with an iPhone app to support "healthy living" and has some useful features.

The vendor claims that UP not only tracks every movement you make, but counts steps, distance, pace, calories burned, and active vs. inactive time. It also tracks details about your sleeping time including hours slept, time to fall asleep, sleep phases, waking moments, and overall sleep quality, and will even wake you at an optimal time during your sleep pattern.

If it works as promised, this is a nice use of sensor technology to passively collect info about us for better living. No price given that I can find.

Here’s a nice video of incredibly, happy healthy people. See what they’re UP to:


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