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WiThings Pulse O2

WiThings Pulse O2
alaScore 85

343 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 343 reviews of WiThings Pulse O2. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Activity/Fitness Trackers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Activity/Fitness Trackers the WiThings Pulse O2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Jill Duffy (pcmag.com)

Withings Pulse O2

 

The Withings Pulse O2 activity tracker packs a lot of features, but isn't the easiest device to use in day-to-day life, especially if you're active.

Long battery life. Includes both wristband and clip. Measures steps, distance, calories burned, elevation, sleep, heart rate, and blood-oxygen level.

Requires mobile device; not compatible with Windows or Mac. Heart rate readings not continuous and inconsistent in testing. Difficult to use during activity. Data displays could be improved.

Perhaps more to the point, the Withings Pulse O2's heart rate monitor isn't a continuous heart rate monitor, so it does you no good whatsoever while working out. Compared with the Basis Carbon Steel Edition, which reads your heart rate all day and all...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Withings Pulse O2 blue

 

Now it has one, along with a new firmware update enabling blood oxygen reading and a redesigned app, and the whole package has been renamed Withings Pulse O2. So why was I less excited about it? Maybe because the landscape's changing so fast. But for...

Excellent pedometer, excellent app, affordably priced.

Can’t read your heart rate with the band on; screen is not always on, and terrible in bright daylight; not water-resistant.

A new wristband and new firmware improve the Pulse and make it a true fitness band, but it's not a big leap forward over last year.

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Withings Pulse O2 review:

 

What makes a good fitness tracker on your wrist? A comfortable fit, obviously, but also the appropriate type of easy-to-use functions, no-nonsense wireless syncing with a good app, and a very readable display. The Withings Pulse , previously one of...

Excellent pedometer, excellent app, affordably priced.

Can’t read your heart rate with the band on; screen is not always on, and terrible in bright daylight; not water-resistant.

A new wristband and new firmware improve the Pulse and make it a true fitness band, but it's not a big leap forward over last year.

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: DannBerg (theverge.com)

Withings Pulse review

 

The walking portion of my daily commute got a lot shorter when I started at The Verge. The subway used to drop me one avenue and three city blocks from my previous office, and the walk added about...

Collects a ton of information ; Automatically tracks runs ; Helpful reminders ; App connects to third-party services

Touchscreen is sluggish ; Heart rate reader is finicky ; No low-battery warning ; Requires a lot of work

You've got all the numbers. Now what?

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Michael Sawh (trustedreviews.com)

Withings Pulse O2

 

Withings moves tracking to the wrist but issues still persist

Good battery life ; Useful run detection mode ; Insightful sleep data

Screen is difficult in bright sunlight ; Some inaccurate heart rate and run data ; Cheap-looking watch straps

Speaking to Withings and doing some research a percentage score of 95-100% is considered a good reading while anything lower is an indicator that you are probably not in the greatest shape. Staying fit helps maintain the right oxygen levels so you are...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Jools Whitehorn (stuff.tv)

Withings Pulse O2 review

 

Withings' fitness tracker adds pulse and blood oxygen stats to its classy package, but should you make room for it in your life?

Pulse monitoring ; Easy Bluetooth syncing ; Good battery life

You can’t wear it in the shower ; Screen struggles in bright light ; Sleep mode has to be manually activated

With pulse monitoring and bags of style, the businesslike Pulse O2 is great value but high maintenance.

May, 2014

Expert review by: paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Withings Pulse O2

 

This arrived just as I injured my ankle so it was not taken from its box for over a month. To say this is a pedometer is a disservice to this multi-use product, however that is the starting point, link it to free Withings Apps and go from there.

It is 4x2x.8cm and can be worn either on a belt clamp or a watch strap, both are provided. This device shows nothing unless you press the one button which is either bottom right or top left dependant on how you wear it on your wrist. It only fits into...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Jonathan Margolis (howtospendit.ft.com)

Withings Pulse O2

 

An impressive fitness tracker that automatically relays vital health and performance statistics to smartphones around the clock

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: Bons6 (cnet.com)

DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!

 

The company will not replace my tracker despite the fact that I have only had it for one month because they say it has water damage! Water damage is not covered by the manufacturer's warranty. So ..... you cannot sweat while you wear this tracker...

Love it when it worked! Great tracker!

Not water proof or water resistant!

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: colby89 (cnet.com)

Not water resistant as claimed by company

 

I loved my Fitbit Force, but when it was recalled I tried this as a replacement. Besides inaccurate data output, I made the mistake of wearing in the shower within the first week of wearing (which I did daily with my force). It died instantly. I tried...

Size; about the same as a Fitbit

Poor performance; cannot wear in the shower

Feb, 2015