In order to keep up with the competition, fitness tracker Jawbone now knows when you’re asleep, doing away with the pesky feature of needing to set it yourself to the right mode when you’re resting. The update arrives for app Up2, Up3 and Up4, likely meant to keep up with rivals, such as FitBit, who automatically take note of the user’s sleeping patterns.
Jawbone is considered one of the most popular fitness tracking companies on the market, even if their latest trackers had somewhat lagged behind their competition. However, they had recently ensued an update to their latest devices that aimed at bringing them back comfortably into the race.
According to Jawbone’s public relations manager, Mimi Huggins, the new patch will solve all of their fitness trackers’ problems, and customers should be very pleased with the improvements.
After the removal of the button for their devices when upgraded from Up24, the company designed their newer models with the touch screen that would be more high tech and offer it a sleeker aspect that would not hinder upon its role as an accessory.
However the touch pad was reported to be a bit too temperamental, and it required a manual shift from normal mode to sleep mode, in order to have the device track down your heart rate during sleep. The update, however, does away with the need to program it yourself, and will instead handle the feature automatically.
The Jawbone tracker will now monitor the duration, stages and quality of your sleep without the extra tap, and will send all the information through its app on iOS or Android devices. Over time, the devices’ purpose is to keep track of your heart rate, note the pattern, and alert what changes in lifestyle you should perhaps undertake for better health.
The Up2 has also been redesigned to look slimmer, with two thin straps instead of a flat one to guarantee itself more secure on the user’s wrist.
The Up3 has not been left neglected, and received its own update that allows the accessory to incorporate a ‘passive mode’, recording your heart rate when you’re also sitting, instead of just when you’re on the move. It will allow customers to understand the effect of external factors, such as caffeine use or stress.
In addition to the software update, the fitness tracking company are also offering six new colors for their Up2 model, in violet, turquoise, black, grey, white and pink at $100, and four other colors for Up3, in red, blue, white and green, at $180.
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