Jawbone releasing Up API for wider compatibility and integration

Jawbone Up fitness tracker
By Joseph Keller on 8 Sep 2014 11:39 am

It looks like Jawbone is preparing to open its UP software to third parties, specifically, to other hardware manufacturers. This means that Jawbone would be able to collect data into its app from rivals like FitBit, as well as smartwatches running Android Wear, and Apple's long-rumored iWatch, according to Re/code:

That includes the new health-focused wearable that Apple is expected to introduce this week, as well as Google Android Wear devices and Microsoft's Windows Phone. It also means it's software will be able to suck in data garnered from rival devices like Fitbit and render it on Jawbone's app.

Hardware manufacturers will be able to make new products that communicate directly with the UP platform through an open protocol, without the need for an additional app.

Would you like to see your device integrate with UP's platform? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Re/Code

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Jawbone releasing Up API for wider compatibility and integration

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I used an UP band for over a year but now use the FitBit. The sleep and step tracking and graphs of the Jawbone software were easier to view than the FitBit but I found the FitBit calorie entry way easier. I never fully tested the UP's weight tracking since food entry was so clunky. The FitBit software looks a lot more promising in that corner. Given the choice I would put up with the less than stellar movement graphs and stick with the FitBit software for the food and calorie tracking.

I have the FitBit One which seems more rugged and less conspicuous than the UP. But it is more of a hassle to put the FitBit on for bed than the UP. The FitBit is easier to forget for the day since I have to remember to eventually put it in my pocket rather than slipping back on my wrist right after the morning shower.