Automatic and Jawbone team up to help you drive less and walk more

Most of us don’t get enough exercise, and driving as much as we do doesn’t help. In fact, nearly 80% of all drives are under two miles, short enough that every now and then you could walk instead. But how much closer to your fitness goals would this get you? To help you find out, Automatic and Jawbone have teamed up to give drivers insight into how their physical activity and driving patterns are connected.

The App

If you’ve got Automatic and a Jawbone UP band, your drives can now appear in the UP app along with your physical activity. Miss your target step count for the day? Maybe it was because you spent more time than usual in the car. Tap on a drive and see how many steps you could have logged if you’d walked instead.

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The Hardware

The Jawbone UP wristband helps you collect data about your physical activity, sleep, and wellness to learn about yourself. Automatic is a smart driving assistant that connects your car and phone wirelessly whenever you drive to provide feedback on your driving habits and car health.

The Integration

  • Automatic is automatic – Once UP & Automatic are connected, drive data is synced automatically with the Jawbone UP app.
  • Integrated travel – See your walking and driving in one place.
  • Share with friends – Automatic trip summaries can be shared with other Jawbone UP users.
  • Prevent road rage – Jawbone UP tracks your mood and diet. Compare this to the time spent in the car each day and routes traveled to see what makes you happiest.
  • iPhone and Android – The Automatic+Jawbone integration works on both iOS and Android

The Background

A prototype version of this app was built at the Clinton Foundation’s Code4Health Codeathon in Palm Springs, CA. A team of four built Walkoff, a connection between Automatic and Jawbone UP that displays how health and driving are connected. The judges, including Chelsea Clinton, awarded first place to this team.

The Automatic Jawbone UP app grew out of this codeathon project. View the winning team’s presentation.

“This is an exciting integration for us because it was developed at one of our Codeathon events in partnership with the Clinton Foundation, Tumblr, and Ace Hotel,” said Travis Bogard, vice president of product management and strategy at Jawbone. “It demonstrates the ability of our app to easily connect and exchange information with a wide range of other apps and services that complement your UP experience. By integrating with Automatic, the UP community can better understand how the moments spent in the car might impact their health.”

Get the App

Jawbone UP users can add Automatic from the Jawbone App gallery. Don’t have an Automatic yet? Order online or at any U.S. Best Buy or Apple Store. Need a Jawbone UP? Compare Jawbone UP models.