Jawbone launches UP Coffee app to help track your caffeine addiction

By Shawn Knight
Mar 6, 2014
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  1. Despite the fact that it is often overlooked, caffeine has been described by many as the most addictive drug in the world. It's found in a variety of consumables including sodas, coffee, select types of tea and even in over-the-counter...

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  2. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,207   +74

    The last part about recognizing patterns and letting you know how much sleep you are "not sleeping" caught my attention, still I don't believe I'm addicted to it but do know people who are and might find this useful.
  3. SchrödingersCat

    SchrödingersCat Newcomer, in training

    "Despite the fact that it is often overlooked, caffeine has been described by many as the most addictive drug in the world."

    Most addictive or most abused?

    "view the daily impact via an on-screen gauge that determines if you are wired or ready for bed"

    Something isn't right if you need a device to tell you when you have energy or when you're sleepy.
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,580   +863

    So, it's the first of April already? (**)

    Caffeine gets you up, Diphenhydramine HCL puts you down.(*)

    Somebody actually needs an app for that?

    (*) "So it is written, so shall it be done". (I think that's from, "The Ten Commandments", spoken by Yul Brynner as, "Pharaoh", (Ramses II (?))

    (**) I'm still waiting for someone to write an app to tell me when I need to wipe my behind!;)
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  5. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 807   +91

    "There's an app for that" exists for a reason :D
  6. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,147   +172

    It's an annoying trend that caffeine is added to more carbonated drinks nowadays. I don't touch caffeinated mountain dew and non caffeinated is no longer available here.
  7. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 301   +81

    I love a good coffee, only have 2 maybe 3 cups a day, but I notice if I stop, I do get headaches for 2-3 days. If I have a coffee the headache goes away. have no interest in carbonated drinks. Don't use sugar in my coffee either so no health risk there.
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,580   +863

    Caffeine is a vaso-constrictor, too much blood flow in the forehead might indeed, cause temporary migraines.

    I live and die by Coca-Cola. When I'm on summer dosage, (a six pack of cans a day or so, I get a whole lot more done! They killed, "Coke 50". (1/2 the calories of "Classic"). So now, I have to cut Coke Classic, 50/50, with Coke Zero, to produce the same result.

    As for coffee, I take that, "hot black and sweet"! But I would much prefer my thirst to be slaked, by a tall drink of red head or Asian.

    As far as caffeine free, sugar free Coke goes, I'd rather go drink ox blood with the Maasai, than "piss my money away", on that!

    Perhaps so. But, it serves a worthwhile purpose. I can't even spike my poor diabetic cat first thing in the morning, without a cup of Joe!(y)
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  9. wastedkill

    wastedkill TechSpot Maniac Posts: 1,113   +226

    Who wouldn't ;)
  10. I drink 8 cups of coffee per day. I too had trouble falling asleep at night. Turns out, if you increase the amount of beer you drink at night, you fall asleep faster no matter how much coffee you drink.
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  11. Most addictive ? They've never smoked crack. It's a deliciously sweet tasting drug and the hit is instantly addictive and the withdrawal is tough. It's very hard to have any self-control and resist doing more immediately. Injecting heroin is not as instantly addictive but the withdrawal is a living nightmare. Caffeine is a pathetic nothing by comparison - the withdrawal is a little shaking and a few headaches. Big ****ing deal. People need to stop spreading lies about drugs - drug addiction is a serious disaster in life and being honest with people about the relative dangers of different drugs is part of the solution - education, not misinformation and fear.
     
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,580   +863

    Caffeine is an addictive drug, pure and simple. But different drugs have different withdrawals, some much more debilitating than others. With coffee, (caffeine), you're late for work, and can't think straight. So, it's not smack, that's for sure. The withdrawal from other stimulant drugs such as methamphetamine, are largely overplayed for the news. I'm convinced it impossible to have anything other than a psychological addiction do it. But, many people excuse a large amount of bad & criminal behavior, plus try to garner a lot of sympathy over it.
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,580   +863

    Well boys and girls, today's lesson is about the, "counterculture", of the 60's & 70's. Refined sugar and caffeine were on everyone's training table. In fact they were indispensable tools, for conquering, "the munchies"!

    Won't you, "return with us now to the thrilling days of yesteryear"?

    (When men were men, but wore their hair like girls, and caffeine wasn't even considered a drug).

    "Those were the days my friend, we though they'd never end"... Back when they, "cut", the LSD, with meth and strychnine. "Starbucks" didn't exist, and morning began by rolling up some paper money. Good times, good times, good times, indeed.


    Sing along won't you? "One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small". And the ones your mother gives you, (like "No-Doze"), don't do anything at all". :D

    And BTW, this is back when people said, "what's app", it was because the were too stoned to pronounce, "up"...:oops:

    Last edited: Mar 7, 2014
  14. highlander84

    highlander84 TechSpot Member Posts: 98   +20

    I know I'm addicted and I don't care. I enjoy my 3-6 cups of coffee a day and I'm happy! You smoke and blow your crap in my face... I'm super hyper and annoy the **** outta you :)


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