Jawbone isn’t useless – and there are indicators that the corporate is prepping a new health tracker.
A tool from Jawbone, referred to as the Band B, has been noticed receiving Bluetooth certification, and it reveals what the corporate has been doing because it imploded again in 2017.
Jawbone dramatically imploded and relaunched as Jawbone Health, after a sequence of failed merchandise and lawsuits. And the silence has been deafening – till now.
While there’s zero element in regards to the Jawbone Band B, the Bluetooth itemizing references All.Health, which is a three 12 months previous firm arrange by Jawbone founder Hosain Rahman.
A fast verify of the All.Health placeholder web site reveals the corporate is targeted on catching “acute respiratory infections and lifestyle diseases early and guide you toward a healthier life.”
With such a targeted mission purpose, it appears probably that any future Jawbone band may very well be destined to behave as an early warning system for COVID 19.
A fast verify of All.Health on LinkedIn reveals it’s already garnered 44 staff, and it’s presently hiring a machine engineer. At the highest is the previous Jawbone CEO Hosain Rahman and Bandar Antabi former head of Jawbone Special Projects.
The relaxation is a mish-mash of former Jawbone engineers and the corporate’s Chief Medical Officer David Benaron, who lists his function at All.Health as “bringing bleeding edge AI/Deep Learning informatics…to supply real-time well being and life-style intelligence and steerage, to enhance one’s life-quality, well-being, and well being.”
Back to gadgets. We know nothing of the Band B – however there is a little element round a supposed Band A. An FCC submitting from again in 2020 lists a consumer handbook for the Band A, which appears to be like like a screen-less health tracker with fairly fundamental specs, and the very fact it lists Bluetooth 4.0 looks like it is some refitted Jawbone UP3 maybe licensed for the needs of trials.
It does embody a pores and skin temperature sensor, which might again up the concept that the corporate is concentrating on sickness detection.
COVID-19 detection is a huge wearable tech story, and Jawbone’s arch nemesis Fitbit has been energetic in the house. Fitbit execs have confirmed that sickness detection is a huge incoming function for 2021, and temperature sensors are included on the Fitbit Sense, Fitbit Luxe and Fitbit Charge 4. We have additionally seen mass trials of Oura and Ava Bracelet.
Could Fitbit and Jawbone be about to lock horns once more? We’d like to see it.