Jawbone UP partners with Automatic to get drivers to walk more

Jawbone Up and Automatic
By Joseph Keller on 14 May 2014 11:56 am

Automatic, the company behind the smart driving assistant that we reviewed in March, is partnering with Jawbone to integrate data into their UP fitness app. While the UP band tracks your steps, integration with Automatic will show drivers the connections between their physical activity and driving. Jawbone has previously partnered partnered with Whistle in a similar way.

Your driving activity will now appear in the Jawbone UP app, just like your physical activity, sent directly to the app from the Automatic hardware itself. Instead of just showing you how long you were driving or how far you travelled, the app also estimates how many steps you could have taken if you had walked. This integration came out of a project for the Clinton Foundation Code4Health Codeathon held back in January. The team behind this implementation was awarded first place.

Jawbone UP users can add Automatic data to the app through the App Gallery.

Source: Automatic

Reader comments

Jawbone UP partners with Automatic to get drivers to walk more


I just picked my mom up the Automatic for Mothers Day... She loves it so far.. she's always driving around, garage sales, shuttling family around, trips with the other half.. Might be a good accessory to go along with it..

I'm not sure how this will be useful. Is it the "motivation" to walk/run? Or is it just another "fun-fact" like device?

Sounds interesting. I think the Automatic is a neat idea. Not sure I would want a wrist band telling me how often I drive though. Plus I take my motorcycle when I'm not in my car...