News by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday March 11, 2014.
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Jawbone has finally acknowledged the existence of Android and released official support for its Jawbone UP24 Wristband. Though the Jawbone Up app has been available since last year, it was incompatible with the UP24 band. Now, Android devices with Bluetooth Smart can connect the band and begin tracking and synchronizing activities.
The Jawbone UP24 band tracks a user's daily activities ranging from exercise to standard walking, and then feeds that data to the Up companion app for Android. The information from the activity tracker can be combined with data about sleep and eating habits that can paint a picture of someone's health. The app then provides long-term tracking for health benchmarks and can provider reminders during inactive periods to work towards that goal.
Android devices lacking Bluetooth Smart cannot connect to an UP24, so check the specifications of your phone before purchasing. Device spec sheets usually indicate the feature as Bluetooth LE or Bluetooth Low energy.
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.