As our priorities shift to reflect the importance of sleep, more and more state-of-the-art wearable devices have been adding features to help us measure the quantity, quality and timing of our shut-eye.
Jawbone, the manufacturer of the popular fitness tracker UP, gathered sleep data from more than one million individual users across the globe to reveal just how well the world slept in 2014. The results, shared in a new report on Jawbone's blog, may not account for every person's sleep habits, but the large sample, which spans 11 countries, sheds some interesting light on our collective sleep times, wake times and total hours slept on any given day of the past year.Read more
Jawbone wants to become a part of the workday. The company's new service, UP for Groups, will sell discounted fitness trackers to corporate customers who buy in bulk and subscribe to a monitoring service that aggregates data from all the devices.
The target: employers who think nudging their workers toward healthier habits is worth the investment. Jawbone already has been circling the workplace market, and some companies have adopted its bracelets as a way to encourage employees to walk more. But it wasn't until this fall, with the release of Jawbone's cheapest tracking device, that there was an inexpensive option for larger orders.Read more