Earlier today, Joe Casabona detailed to you his experience with the Jawbone Up, a bracelet that belongs in the new category of “quantified self” gadgets and tracks your steps, sleep, and calorie intake.
About a month ago, Matt Mullenweg (of WordPress fame) blogged about 2 pieces of technology he had been wearing in order to track some aspects of his health. One of them was the Jawbone UP, which I debated buying for about 60 seconds before actually buying it.
Ever since, it’s been quite the conversation starter, with people asking me what it is and what it does and how it works. Well, using a heart-rate monitor and pedometer, the Up works hand-in-hand with your Android phone, syncing data and giving you some nice personal analytics through its aptly named Jawbone Jawbone Up Android app.
Ever wondered how much your phone knows about you? How many calls you’ve ever made or received? How many text messages, e-mails? What time of the day do you use the phone most? Or when you miss calls most often? Whom do you call most? In which locations you prefer to take pictures, or to listen to music?
Now that I’m asking these questions, it does seem logical that your phone should be able to provide all these answers, doesn’t it? Well, about time your ‘smart’phone really lived up to its name. Enter Friday, a personal analysis and statistics application for your Android phone.