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Did you enter 2013 with visions of eating healthily, becoming more active, and staying fit? Not so easy a few months down the line, is it? The good news is that Jawbone may have just provided you with that extra boost that you needed, as the UP app is finally available for Android.

On the surface, the Jawbone UP wristband is comparable to the Nike+ Fuelband, although with the app in tow it allows you to take a more holistic view, tracking your sleep patterns, looking at how you eat every day, and how much exercise you do.

UP-move UP-sleep UP-meal

The data regarding your daily exercise and sleep is stored within the wristband and will transfer to the app whenever you sync, but if you want to check your eating habits you'll have to put in a little bit of extra work. The app has a database of food and drink, and it also has a barcode scanner built-in, so you can scan everything that you eat if you want to get as much out of UP as possible.

The app is free, and available from the Play Store now, although you'll have to purchase the wristband ($129.99 in the US, £99.99 in the UK) from the Jawbone website in order to use it.

Source: Jawbone

John Thompson
John's been addicted to technology ever since he tinkered with his first custom built PC when he was 10 years old. He's also the proud owner of seven Amazon Kindles, but only because he destroyed the first six.

  • Chris

    I would think most android users would be lazy asses since all they do is spend time rooting, sending Apple and HTC death threats and eating stale cheatos/dorritos and asking their mother for money for that disgusting 30% tube meat at taco bell.

    I kid. I kid....

  • Z0zza

    I wanted to buy this 2 years ago but back in the days the had no android app and then the stopped selling the app due to hardware faults!

    -> No I am more than happy with my fitbit and I am excited for the next generation of wearable technology.
    -> UP is last gen! Cant even sync wirelessly

    • Tim

      I wouldn't say UP is last gen. Jawbone most likely made a Bluetooth sacrifice in order to implement Up as a slim, flexible band that doesn't just look like a computer on your wrist. Not saying the Fitbit Flex does look like that, but the Up definitely wins on the slim/style realm.

    • Evan

      Lets be honest though, the Fitbit can't sync wirelessly outside of the Galaxy S3 and one (?) other Samsung phone.

      But I agree that it is a shame it took this long for the app to be released. I had been eyeing the Up for a while but the inability to use it without an iOS device sent me over to Fitbit.

      • antifud

        it's mostly because nobody wants to acknowledge android, as that means user freedom and people doing what they want with the devices.

      • http://twitter.com/jobeus Scott Carmichael

        Android needs BT Smart support something horrible. It's not Fitbit's fault that Samsung phones are pretty much the only ones that any BT Smart API exists for... BT classic is just too power hungry for these class of devices, and an official BT Smart API is just taking forever to appear on Android. = Hopefully 4.3/5.0/whatever will have it and we'll finally get all these devices working on these "BT 4.0 ready" phones.

        • Evan

          Completely agree. I never understood why this wasn't something that Google implemented at the OS level.

          IIRC, El Goog completely rebuilt the bluetooth stack on 4.2. In theory the Nexus 4 should support BTLE but for whatever reason it isn't working. I know my Evo LTE has the right chip but no software support for BTLE. But it does look like they are at least acknowledging that the lack of BTLE is an issue - https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/android-platform/CYtxCmtZ-WI/aIzBq7KbKVUJ

  • Steve Freeman

    I would love something like this, but $130 is a lot of money. Maybe I'm just being cheap...

    • M Fox

      Best to ignore all this data collection crap and follow your natural instincts.

      • fixxmyhead

        yea just excersise everyday and cut out the processed crap food and sodas. it doesn't take a rocket scientist to know all that garbage will make u unhealthy

  • Jorge Galván

    Have you seen that this app drains your battery? Check your bat stats and give feed back please

    Thx