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After Steps and Sleep, Jawbone's UP App Now Offers an Easier, Smarter Way to Track Food and Manage Weight
Jawbone's entirely new food-tracking interface for UP helps you simply log food and water, quickly assess the healthiness of foods, and easily track progress toward your target weight.
The UP Insight Engine™ provides intelligent guidance around your food choices, calorie consumption and weight goals, helping you understand how each of those is related to activity and sleep.
"UP and UP24 have inspired millions of people to get engaged in their own health – we've shown that living better really is a universally popular proposition," said Travis Bogard, vice president of product management and strategy at Jawbone. "For the nearly three out of four Americans that are overweight or obese*, living better often includes weight loss. Our new food and weight features for UP, combined with some exciting new food apps we've added to the platform, make UP the most complete solution for weight management and a healthy lifestyle."
Simplified Weight Management
Jawbone's new and intuitive food-tracking interface for UP delivers an easier, smarter way to track what you eat and manage your weight:
New Food Apps on the UP Platform
Jawbone teamed up with several meal planning and delivery services to take the UP system a step closer toward the promise of automatic logging and customized meal recommendations:
Backed by Industry-Leading Experts
Jawbone's new weight management system and food tracking tools have been backed by leading dietitian Ashley Koff, RD, an international nutrition expert and regular commentator on health and food issues.
"Food journaling is proven to be an effective method for weight management and weight loss, but writing everything you eat down with pen and paper isn't convenient for most people. What Jawbone has developed is a really simple solution to this challenge," said Koff. "While calorie counting is a key part of weight management, the balance of your nutrient intake is equally, if not more, important. It's great to see a simple Food Score – intelligently developed using several nutrient ratios – alongside calorie counts in the UP system to show you at a glance how well-balanced your food is."
Development of the new features has been led by Laura Borel, a product manager at Jawbone and founder and former CEO of Nutrivise, a consumer nutrition company acquired by Jawbone last year. Nutrivise delivered personalized and automated meal recommendations based on a user's unique biometrics and dietary preferences, and was voted "most promising health company" by Stanford Medicine X in 2012.
Available on July 16
UP by Jawbone™ 3.2 for iOS is available today as a free download from the App Store. The UP or UP24™ wristband is required for the app.
* "Obesity and the Economics of Prevention: Fit Not Fat." Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. 27 May 2014. http://www.oecd.org/unitedstates/Obesity-Update-2014-USA.pdf
**Hyman, Mark. "How Eating at Home Can Save Your Life." Huffington Post. 09 Jan. 2011. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-hyman/family-dinner-how_b_806114.html
Jawbone® is a world-leader in consumer technology and wearable devices, building hardware products and software platforms powered by data science.
Jawbone's UP® system helps people live better by providing personalized insight into how they sleep, move and eat. Its open API – the UP Platform – includes an ecosystem of apps and services that integrate with UP to offer new, customized experiences. The company's approach to lifestyle tracking is unique, with over 600 patents granted or pending related to its ecosystem and wearable technology manufacturing processes.
Jawbone is also the creator of the best-selling JAMBOX® family of wireless speakers, the award-winning Jawbone ERA® Bluetooth® headsets, and NoiseAssassin® technology.
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