Jawbone opens its fitness tracking to Android Wear, Pebble, and the iWatch

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The Up24 is our favorite fitness wearable, not so much because of its design or ergonomics, but because of Jawbone’s excellent software — it does the best job of converting the data collected by the wristband’s sensors into useful and stimulating information for the user. Now Jawbone’s decided to be more inclusive and will accept such data from competitors like Fitbit and other mobile platforms, including Google’s Android Wear, the Pebble smartwatch, and Apple’s HealthKit. The latter preempts Apple’s widely anticipated announcement of an iWatch. Windows Phone is also about to get its own long-awaited Jawbone app.

In all cases, what’s on offer is the chance to continue using Jawbone’s great software with a much wider range of hardware….

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