Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.
Jawbone, the company behind the UP activity-tracking wearable, is opening its platform to rival services. The company told Reuters that UP users can now import data from a range of devices that includes the iPhone, Fitbit, and Android Wear devices. It could include any ‘iWatch’ that Apple launches, while a Windows Phone app is coming soon.
A spokesperson told Reuters that the company aims to “lead people to the Jawbone hardware” through a more open data policy, which essentially means that people can use its service without actually buying its hardware.
In addition, UP just got a software update that allows the device to run for 2 weeks on a single charge. That’s double its previous battery life.
➤ Jawbone’s activity-tracking wristbands to accept data from rivals [Reuters]
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