The Larklife takes a holistic approach to tracking health by tightly integrating a day activity and night sleep tracking band with an iPhone app to track nutrition.  


Larklife: tracking activity, steps, distance, calories burned, sleep hours, and sleep quality

Competing directly with the Fitbit Flex and Jawbone UP – both wrist-band form-factor activity and sleep tracking devices – the Larklife also offers an app for tracking nutrition.

The Larklife from Lark uses a proprietary algorithm to detect walking vs running, as well as Bluetooth 4.0 Smart technology to wirelessly sync your data with an iPhone.

With no API to enable interaction with third-party services or apps, you’re reliant on the Larklife iPhone app to act as your hub for tracking activity, sleep and nutritional intake.


Larklife: Day and night wrist bands

The app also offers contextual alerts. It can detect if your’e inactive and analyzes patterns to offer smart tips through out the day to keep you healthy. It also offers tips about nutrition, reminding you to eat certain things at certain times when you’ve not logged food for a while.

The Larklife is compatible with iPod touch (4th Generation), iPod touch 3rd Generation), iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and above. It comes in three sizes: small, medium and large.


Device Facts

Tracks: Activity, Distance, Steps, Calories Burned, Sleep Hours, Sleep Quality

Company: Lark (Twitter and Facebook)

Release: October 2012

Website: Lark Life

Launch Price: $149 USD

App: iOS

Form Factor: Wristband

Waterproof: No (Splash Resistant)

Alarm: Silent Vibration

Display: No (LED lights)

Sync: Bluetooth 4.0, Bluetooth Smart, Bluetooth 2.1

Color Variations: Blue


Third-party Connectivity: N/A

Buy It: Lark Store

Key Features

  1. Day and Night Wrist-bands - rugged band for the day, and a softer comfort band for sleeping
  2. Contextual Alerts - didn’t sleep much last night? the Larklife will remind you to eat more protein in the morning to boost your energy
  3. Silent Vibrating Alarm – wakes you up gently (and not anyone lying next to you) in the morning
  4. Activity Type Detection – proprietary technology can tell the difference between walking and running, calculating your calories burned and activity time more accurately

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