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Jawbone MINI JAMBOX Multi Play update adds duo-DJ’ing

Jawbone MINI JAMBOX Multi Play update adds duo-DJ’ing

Jawbone’s MINI JAMBOX is getting friendly, with new software allowing two of the portable, battery-powered speakers to easily pair up for room-filling sound, while giving two people the chance to collaborate as communal DJs. Released today, the new firmware enables Multipoint in the MINI JAMBOX’s Bluetooth Smart Ready stack: put a couple of the speakers near each other, hold down all three of the buttons on both, and after a few seconds they link up and spread whatever’s playing between both. I caught up with Jawbone to find out more.

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Whistle, Jawbone to bring dog wearables to UP platform

Whistle, Jawbone to bring dog wearables to UP platform

Connected homes are all the rage, and fitness wearables are as well. What about the family dog, though — wouldn’t they like to keep track of their activity? Probably not, but you might want to. With Whistle, you can, which Jawbone hopes will give you a better idea of just how important your pet is to your wellbeing by connecting it to their UP platform.

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Jawbone UP24 adds pink, navy and lemon-lime color choices

Jawbone UP24 adds pink, navy and lemon-lime color choices

Jawbone has outed three new colors for the UP24 fitness band, adding Pink Coral, Navy, and Lemon-Lime to the range over the course of April. The three new variants - which will be offered alongside the black and persimmon bands UP24 originally launched with - will work exactly the same as before, connecting to an iPhone or Android device via Bluetooth and feeding over movement and sleep tracking data.

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Jawbone buys Playground.fm: Are wearable-curated playlists next?

Jawbone buys Playground.fm: Are wearable-curated playlists next?

Fitness wearable and Bluetooth speaker and headset firm Jawbone quietly bought up Playground.fm last year, a personalized internet radio app that uses social networking and Spotify activity to craft a custom station. Playground.fm uses Facebook Likes of existing music to figure out the listener's tastes, potentially opening the door to a Jawbone-branded music service, or even shaping playlists by physical activity.

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Jawbone UP24 expands to 29 countries

Jawbone UP24 expands to 29 countries

Jawbone has announced the global launch of its UP24 fitness band, expanding it into 29 countries. The wristband, which we reviewed late last year, is compatible with iOS and Android devices and provides users with constant data on both their fitness goals and sleep patterns.

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Jawbone UP24 for Android released

Jawbone UP24 for Android released

Jawbone has released the much-requested UP app for the UP24 fitness tracker, with version 3.0 of the software finally adding support for the Bluetooth wearable. Fresh to the Google Play store today, the new app allows the UP24 to communicate wirelessly and deliver real-time feedback on steps, calorific burn, sleep, and other metrics, features that iOS users have been enjoying since the UP24 was first released back in November.

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Jawbone UP 3.1 app puts sleep in its sights

Jawbone UP 3.1 app puts sleep in its sights

Jawbone has released UP 3.1, the latest version of its companion app for the UP and UP24 fitness-tracking wristbands, with the promise of more tailored health insights, better sleep tracking, and silent alarms. The new app puts specific emphasis on what Jawbone describes as "Sound Sleep": the best quality, deep sleep phase that people slip into when they're not tossing and turning in bed.

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Jawbone talks context in bid to rule wearables: SlashGear Interview

Jawbone talks context in bid to rule wearables: SlashGear Interview

"Data is nice, but understanding is better" Jawbone health platform product manager Andrew Rosenthal tells us, snapping his black UP24 around his wrist. You can't accuse the former MIT hacker of lacking confidence about either his employer or its product, the wildly successful UP range of fitness trackers now among the best-known wearables on the market. Nor can you doubt his enthusiasm for that data's potential to amount to far more than a tally of your steps. "Tracking is the data, and that's really important to get right, but that's table stakes at this point and we've spent the past two and a half years getting that right" Rosenthal points out. "The reason Jawbone's going to win in this space, the differentiator in the market, is going to be the ability of companies to make sense of the data, to put it in context, and then to help their users actually act on it, and change their behavior."

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Jawbone UP Coffee quantifies your caffeine addiction

Jawbone UP Coffee quantifies your caffeine addiction

For some its an addiction; for others it's a treat; and for the unlucky it's a shortcut to insomnia. Caffeine fuels many of us, and it's the subject of Jawbone's latest health tracking app, UP Coffee, the first fruits of the new Jawbone Apps Lab. The free app - which is available to iOS users, and doesn't require an UP or UP24 band to use - logs your daily intake of coffee, tea, Coke, and other beverages, and gives you health insights ranging from an at-a-glance gage as to whether you're wired or ready for bed.

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App updates: Jawbone’s UP and EasilyDo score new features

App updates: Jawbone’s UP and EasilyDo score new features

Rounding out this quiet Friday night, a couple of apps have scored improvements and new features with updates that rolled out today: Jawbone's UP app and EasilyDo Smart Assistant. With the updates come changes ranging from bug fixes to a revamped design and additional functionality.

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Jawbone ERA Review (2014)

Jawbone ERA Review (2014)

Time was, in Bluetooth headsets, you generally had to choose between style and performance. Some looked great but suffered poor battery life and mediocre audio quality; at the other extreme, you could have lengthy runtimes and excellent audio, but only if you didn't mind looking like you'd just walked out of a call center. Jawbone wants to change all that with the 2014 ERA, a slimmed-down, spec'd-up update of its flagship Bluetooth headset, but can it really bridge both successfully? Read on for the SlashGear review.

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Zero launches with ex-HTC executive aimed at smart wearables

Zero launches with ex-HTC executive aimed at smart wearables

Fully intent on making full use of the smart wearable devices you might already own, the company known as Zero has begun to take shape. This company is brought on by former HTC executive Kouji Kodera, and is starting out with attention on fitness bands. Working with the bands from a variety of companies - Nike FuelBand, Fitbit, and Jawbone Up, this "Zero" company intends on creating a variety of use-cases and software to connect and keep useful.

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