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Jawbone updates UP2 and UP3 with 10 new colors, new features

There’s a lot going on behind the scenes at Jawbone this week. The company announced that starting today there will be 10 new colors for the UP2 and UP3.

“We’re excited to expand the design platform for UP2 and UP3 with a sleek new strap for UP2 and 10 eye-catching colors, making our lineup of UP products even more versatile and jewelry-like,” said Travis Bogard, vice president of product management and strategy at Jawbone. “We’ve combined our intelligent app – recently voted best fitness app for iOS and Android – with beautiful design and premium materials to create the ultimate fashion accessory for those who want to live better in style.”

The new styles are the work of designer Yves Behar, Jawbone’s new UP activity trackers feature slim and stylish designs that allow for 24/7 wear and can be easily accessorized with jewelry or watches on the wrist.

UP2, previously only offered in Black Diamond and Light Grey Hex with classic flat straps, is now available in 6 new colors, 5 of which feature an all-new design with two lightweight thin straps – giving the slim tracker an even more fashionable and unique look and feel.

The selection of new colors for UP2 include Turquoise Circle, Oat Spectrum, Gunmetal Hex, Orchid Circle and Black Diamond with the new lightweight thin straps, along with Violet Circle with the classic flat strap.

UP3, Jawbone’s advanced multi-sensor tracker, is now available in 4 additional colors, including Indigo Twist, Ruby Cross, Sand Twist and Teal Cross, in addition to the previously available colors, Black Twist and Silver Cross.

There is a free over-the-air firmware update available through the UP App, which will be released today for the UP2, UP3 and UP4 users. This new update will enable new features including, Automatic Sleep Detection and Passive Heart Rate monitoring.

With this new update, UP2, UP3 and UP4 users no longer need to tap the band to enter and exit sleep mode. The UP band now automatically detects when the user has fallen asleep at night and when they wake up in the morning. The system will continue to recognize and track detailed sleep stages, with UP3 and UP4 still capturing REM, Light and Deep sleep.

The feature update today also adds Passive Heart Rate tracking to Jawbone’s multi-sensor trackers, UP3 and UP4, which previously only measured Resting Heart Rate and heart rate throughout the night. While Resting Heart Rate is one of the best indicators of overall heart health, the addition of Passive Heart Rate throughout the day gives users a more complete picture of their heart health.

Passive Heart Rate is taken periodically throughout the day when the user is still, and provides unique insight into how daily influences and choices such as diet, caffeine, stressful meetings, and other stimuli can affect heart rate and overall heart health. As UP captures a user’s Passive Heart Rate over time, Smart Coach will have a more complete picture of the user’s overall health and patterns, providing more tailored and customized advice based on the user’s baseline heart rate measurements.

These new features were extensively tested in an open beta trial over the past month and have been widely welcomed by the UP community as a significant enhancement to the overall user experience.

The colors are available starting on September 8, 2015. The UP2 tracker by Jawbone is available in 6 new colors, 5 of which include an all-new strap design, for $99.99 on Amazon beginning today.

The UP3 tracker by Jawbone is available for in 4 new colors for $179.99 on Jawbone.com beginning today. The new colors include:

UP3 Ruby Cross and UP3 Indigo Twist are also available on Amazon starting today. Sand Twist is available exclusively on BestBuy beginning today and in Best Buy stores starting 9/13 for $179.99. UP3 Teal Cross is available exclusively on Target.com starting today and in Target stores beginning 9/20 for $179.99.

The new firmware update for UP2, UP3 and UP4 will rollout to all users today and is available on both iOS and Android versions 4.7 or later.

more info: amazon.com