Jawbone's range of UP wristbands have always had a lot of promise, but somehow managed to fail in certain areas. They've now updated they most recent fitness trackers, the UP2 and UP3, with passive heart rate monitoring and automatic sleep tracking.
Turning sleep mode on and off with the touchscreen was always temperamental, in fact, it was one of our biggest complaints about the UP devices. This update makes the poor touchscreen almost redundant, as it now has automatic sleep detection.
The Jawbone UP3 now features passive heart rate monitoring, taking a measurement whenever you're sitting down not moving. Previously the UP only measured your resting heart rate, just after you woke up, but now the device will measure your heart rate throughout the day.
Jawbone have also improved the clasp design of the UP2, making it more secure and easier to do up.
And finally, there a range of new colours for both devices and a new, more jewelry-inspired strap design for the UP2.
The update is available now, and requires you to download the latest version of the UP app on iOS and Android.