Posted by: Frank | April 30, 2013

My Jawbone UP Just Became Even More Useful

Today Jawbone released a new API that provides access to the data collected by their UP activity tracking bracelet. I have been wearing the UP bracelet since the first of the year (I got it as a Christmas present) and up until now I’ve only been able to extract an entire dump of the data it collects into an Excel spreadsheet.

Most import to me in Jawbone’s announcement is that the service IFTT (If This Then That) has already hooked up to the API, and after browsing through the recipe catalog I set up several recipes for collecting data into Google Drive and texting me reminders to encourage me to talk a walk.

The personal data collection device category, enabled thanks to the use of sensors, has become very popular but what has been lacking tools that convert the data the devices collect in to useful information. Jawbone’s release of this API makes the UP bracelet has become much more useful for users.

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