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Jawbone's new UP band and iOS software are greatly improved (gallery)

Jawbone made significant improvements in the UP band and the iOS software, especially in regards to the Eat module. The software is attractive and functional while the band is quite reliable now.

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Topic: Mobility
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The Jawbone UP retail package

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The back of the retail package shows the three main modules

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This is all you will find in the package

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The 3.5mm to USB adapter and instruction manual is found below the UP

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The band wraps around and overlaps a bit to help hold it securely in place

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The new UP looks a lot like the old one, it's stylish and not as large as the Fuelband

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The small cap comes off to reveal the 3.5mm male end while a silver button on the other end switches modes

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The cap stayed on even after I fell hard into a ditch and my hand hit the pavement

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Inside of the UP band

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The new UP software Home screen shows goal status and your feed

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Here is a typical view of sleep data

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Here is a typical day of activity

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The Eat module has been improved, but I still need to be more disciplined about data entry

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You can manually enter a workout if you don't track it properly

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The right menu shows your goals and several options

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Select your meal from the UP food database

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Every once in a while you need a power nap, right?

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The stopwatch mode is useful for strenuous activities, like running

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Here is a typical stopwatch captured activity for one of my recent runs

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You can select what kind of activity your were involved in

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You can also manually enter sleep data

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Daily idle alerts are important for office workers

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Sleep alerts may save my marriage

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There are some interesting facts and information on the Home screen too

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You can enter mood information with a slick slider control option

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The left menu lets you view your data in different ways

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It's easy to enter food when you scan the UPC

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This is a glimpse of my own feed

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The timeline view shows you all your data and can be slid right and left

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Trends can be interesting too

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More trend data to view

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User settings is where you enter you specific body dimensions

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You can control what is shared with your team

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There are plenty of options for viewing your data over time

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You can always view the help files if you want to know more

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You may have to calibrate your UP band

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Notifications let you see what your team is commenting on

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