Jawbone UP partners with Automatic to get drivers to walk more
Automatic, the company behind the smart driving assistant that we reviewed in March, is partnering with Jawbone to integrate data into their UP fitness app. While the UP band tracks your steps, integration with Automatic will show drivers the connections between their physical activity and driving. Jawbone has previously partnered partnered with Whistle in a similar way.
Your driving activity will now appear in the Jawbone UP app, just like your physical activity, sent directly to the app from the Automatic hardware itself. Instead of just showing you how long you were driving or how far you travelled, the app also estimates how many steps you could have taken if you had walked. This integration came out of a project for the Clinton Foundation Code4Health Codeathon held back in January. The team behind this implementation was awarded first place.
Jawbone UP users can add Automatic data to the app through the App Gallery.