03 Nov '11, 5am

New wristband harnesses Apple gadgets for fitness

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Wireless earpiece maker Jawbone is once again blending fashion and technology to help people make healthier choices with a little help from their beloved Apple gadgets. The company this week unveiled UP, a smartly engineered wristband that syncs with software for iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices to steer users toward better habits when it comes to eating, sleeping, and being active. 'UP is Jawbone's first step in giving people tools to become engaged as consumers of their own health,' said Jawbone founder and chief executive Hosain Rahman. 'As the global health crisis mounted, we felt a strong sense of responsibility to see if we could leverage our resources and talents to make a difference,' he said.

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