Jawbone launches its latest fitness tracker UP2

Gadget makers Jawbone have launched their new fitness device Jawbone UP2 in the UK today, revealing a much improved tracker than the one launched last year.

Much like the original tracker, the Jawbone UP2 tracks the number of steps taken, sleep quality, exercise and overall calories burned in an given time period. It can also wake you up at the optimal time in your sleep cycle through the new 'smart alarm' feature.

However, the UP2 is 45 per cent slimmer than its predecessor which means you should find it much more comfortable to carry. It also contains a new clasp and an anodized aluminium frame three single colour LEDs with different functions.

Double tapping on any of these LEDs will activate their unique functions suited to your needs. The Orange LED is set up to monitor activity, Blue LED for sleep tracking and the White LED is for notifications.

Compatible with both iOS and Android mobile platforms, the device can sync up with your smartphone via Bluetooth and can store information within the UP app in the phone.

Apart from monitoring sleep and physical activities, Jawbone UP2 can also calculate nutritional consumption including calorie counts. The amount of food intake can either be entered in the device manually or through a barcode.

Along with being waterproof and splash-resistant, the Jawbone UP2 can also run for seven straight days without charging- a feature not many smartwatches or fitness trackers can boast.

Priced at £89.99, the UP2 will be available in black and grey colour options in the UK from Tuesday onwards. Apart from Jawbone's online store, you can also shop for these devices at Currys, PC World, Selfridges and John Lewis.

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