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With the third major update of its Up health band, Jawbone is finally adding a long-awaited feature: wireless synchronization.
Guest Post Skip Fleshman is a partner at Asset Management Ventures
Jawbone’s significant share of a growing market gives it quite a lot of data to mine. According to vice president of data Monica Rogati, the company collects the equivalent of 60 years of sleep data every night.
Sales of wearable technology jumped almost 300 percent in 2012 as we bought 8.3 million fitness trackers, smart watches, and smart glasses. But we’re still at the very, very early stages of the industry, according to a new report that says that sales will balloon to 64 million devices within four years.
The summer is over as day-fog rolls in over San Francisco’s financial district.
Jawbone, it seems, is a victim of its own success.
Jawbone, the maker of the Jawbone headset, is launching a ground-breaking new Bluetooth headset today. It’s called Era, and it has built-in motion-sensing, high-definition audio quality, and multiple processors. The company (formerly Aliph) is also turning the Jawbone headset into a connected app platform whose features can be updated over time. It also provides caller identification by verbally telling you the name of who is calling you.
Aliph, a San Francisco company that makes the Jawbone line of headsets for mobile phones, boasting noise cancellation technology tested in battlefield conditions, has raised more than $5 million in funding from Khosla Ventures, according to GigaOm.