One of our favorite fitness platforms is Jawbone’s, as the software is well-refined – even if you don’t like the UP24, you may still like the companion software. That’s why we’re glad today to hear that a Jawbone Pebble app is in the works, as are companion apps for a plethora of other platforms.
Let’s talk about Pebble first, as that’s the one we’re hearing the best confirmation on. In a statement, the company had this to say: “we’re incredibly excited that Jawbone is writing a Pebble app that lets our users enjoy great activity tracking and do more with their Pebbles.” So this app is definitely moving along in terms of development. Android Wear and support for Apple’s HealthKit (the latter cluing us in on the imminent launch of an Apple wearable, possibly the iWatch) are also both targets.
Unlike what Nike is doing by killing off its FuelBand lineup, Jawbone is continuing to support its own wearable, though it’s opening up to other platforms as well. In semi-related news, the UP24 has received a firmware update to double battery life from an already lengthy one week to two – so the commitment is still there.