Jawbone and Whistle Team Up, ‘Up’ App Now Features Canine Data, Too

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Jawbone UP users now won’t only be able to track their own exercise and rest cycles. They’ll also be able to track the activity of their dogs and see how direct interaction with their pooches affects their own activity graph. Jawbone is partnering with fellow internet-of-things gadget maker Whistle Labs to incorporate its connected dog data into the Up app. Jawbone UP and UP24 users will be able to see any walk, playtime or rest with their dogs directly in their activity stream. “This is going to be the largest study on the human-animal bond,” said Whistle CEO and co-founder Ben Jacobs. “Do you sleep better when the dog is in bed with you? Do you exercise more when your dog is at your side?” Whistle is in many ways an UP for canines. It uses a three-axis accelerometer to track daily exercise and rest cycles, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connect the tag to your phone and the cloud.

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