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Jawbone announces redesigned UP2 and UP3, updates firmware for better sleep tracking and more

Jawbone has announced a number of new enhancements to its UP line of wearables, bringing big improvements to both the hardware and software side of things.
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September 9, 2015
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Jawbone has announced a number of new enhancements to its UP line of wearables, bringing big improvements to both the hardware and software side of things. The Jawbone UP2 and UP3 fitness trackers are getting a slight redesign, and the whole UP line is getting some notable new features that will make tracking your sleep much easier.

For starters, Jawbone has announced a slightly redesigned UP2 tracker that comes with a new strap, making it smaller than the company’s previous offerings. There’s now a rope-like TPSIV rubber band with a metal hook that holds the wearable together. Not only will this allow for more breathability on the wrist, it’s also made to look more like a nice piece of jewelry.

When it comes to the updated UP3 collection, the company focused on colors and patterns this time around. There are now Turquoise, Deep Blue, Ruby Red, Champagne, Silver and Gunmetal color options. The UP3 line also has a few new textures on their touchpads, which you can find in the image attached above.

Jawbone is also releasing a new firmware update that will make it much easier to track your sleep and record your heart rate. Most notably, the UP3 and UP4 trackers are getting passive heart rate functionality, which will allow the wearables to track your heart rate throughout the day when your body is still. Since the UP2 doesn’t have a built-in heart rate monitor, this device isn’t getting the new feature.

Additionally, the UP2, UP3 and UP4 are getting new sleep features, which will let your wearable automatically track your sleep, no tapping or switching modes required. Check out the brief overview of the update below:

  • Automatic Sleep – UP will automatically track and log your zzzs. Understand the duration, quality and stages of sleep without switching to sleep mode.
  • No More Tapping – Say goodbye to the hassle of switching modes. You can still dismiss alarms and alerts, but band-side mode switching is a thing of the past.
  • Passive Heart Rate (UP3 and UP4 only) – See a more complete picture of your heart health. UP will now measure your heart rate throughout the day when your body is still.

If you’re interested in checking out more information about the new UP2 and UP3 wearables, both new models are already available from Jawbone’s website at the link below. The update to the UP application is rolling out now, so feel free to click the link below to grab the latest version.