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Jawbone’s UP app adds HealthKit support, no longer requires a wristband

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Jawbone’s UP app adds HealthKit support, no longer requires a wristband

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Now that Apple has introduced its entry into the health-monitoring wearable area with the Apple Watch, Jawbone, the makers of the UP and UP24 exercise trackers, has launched a model of its UP iPhone app that works with out requiring the health band. Instead, the brand new model of Jawbone’s well being and health iPhone app adds help for Apple’s HealthKit function and Health app on iOS 8 making UP’s software program for monitoring exercise and sleep in addition to logging meals extra helpful to iPhone customers eager to fill the brand new Health app with knowledge.

Since the iPhone 5s, step monitoring has been a constructed-in performance to the iPhone (and Health can learn that knowledge on the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus), and Jawbone’s UP app for iPhone packs in a variety of different helpful options for health and well being monitoring.

For occasion, iPhone customers can set alerts with UP for particular actions like taking drugs, beginning a exercise, or getting ready for mattress. UP additionally helps monitor weight and different info with objectives and social points to the app as nicely.

Jawbone’s UP app doesn’t cease at simply utilizing Apple’s HealthKit to attach with different apps. Jawbone gives up its personal method of connecting with different apps, a few of which aren’t precisely well being-targeted, for turning UP into a strong knowledge hub of types.

Apps like MyFitnessPal and RunKeeper can talk with UP to share knowledge, even with out HealthKit and Health, however apps just like the Automatic, the sensible driving assistant, also can embrace journey knowledge in UP.

Another exercise monitoring wearable, Fitbit, made its app work with out requiring a hardware accent final yr when Apple launched step monitoring with the iPhone 5s.

While the brand new UP app no longer requires customers to attach a Jawbone UP or UP24 wristband, sadly UP wristband customers are required to make use of the earlier model with out Health help.

UP for iPhone is on the market without spending a dime on the App Store.

Filed underneath: Apps Tagged: Apple watch, fitness, Health, health tracking, HealthKit, Jawbone, up, UP24

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