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Withings Pulse

Withings Pulse
alaScore 91

28 reviews

Mar, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Withings Pulse. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 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 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 28 reviews)

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Expert review by: Daniel Cooper (

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Let's face it: the quantified-self movement is all about strapping gadgets to your body and letting them tell you things that you already know. Aside

Small and unobtrusive ; Excellent battery life

Heart rate tracking will be a gimmick for most ; Rubberized coating chips easily ; Companion app offers little in the way of motivation

Withings has crafted an excellent piece of hardware that might actually beat the Fitbit One at its own game. We just wish the company would add more motivational tools to its companion app.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Michael A. Prospero (

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The Withings Pulse is a small fitness gadget you can wear on your wrist or belt that tracks your daily activity, heart rate and sleep patterns.

Small and light design; Colorful, intuitive app; Heart rate monitor easy to use; Can be worn on wrist or belt

Hard to see and use screen when in wristband

The Withings Pulse is a small fitness gadget you can wear on your wrist or belt that tracks your daily activity, heart rate and sleep patterns.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Scott Stein (

Withings Pulse


"Wearable tech" circa 2013 seems to break down into either experimental gadgets ( smartwatches , Google Glass , and the like), or health gear. The Withings Pulse falls into that latter category. It's a small black Bluetooth-enabled pedometer that joins...

The Withings Pulse packs a pedometer, heart rate monitor, and sleep tracker into a tiny little black slab that syncs wirelessly with Android devices and iPhones. It also supports lots of connected apps.

Can't read screen in direct sunlight; no Windows or Mac syncing; not water-resistant.

Despite a few design quibbles, the Withings Pulse is one of the best wireless pedometers to date.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Eugene Kim (

Withings Pulse


The Withings Pulse takes everything you love about existing top-notch activity trackers and adds a nifty built-in heart rate sensor, giving you a more comprehensive picture of your overall health.

Slick design. Useful display. Records steps, distance, feet climbed, heart rate, and more. Tracks sleep patterns. Can display last 14 days' worth of information

Clunky clip. Finicky automatic syncing. No silent alarm

Whether you prefer the wrist-worn or clip-on varieties, there's no shortage of activity trackers to choose from. For the most part, however, these devices share similar feature sets, relying on accelerometers, altimeters, and other sensors to track...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Mathew Honan (

Withings Pulse


The new portable -- but not wearable -- fitness-tracking device from Withings has a better set of features than competing devices. Just don't forget to take it with you when you leave the house.

Excellent on-device display. Supremely accurate step counts. Pulse monitoring scans next level fitness indication. Excellent tool for weight loss when combined with Withings’ scale

Attachable, not wearable. I’d tell you how many steps I took today, but I left it in my other pair of pants. Less sensitive in the night than a late show comedy

Expert review by: Dann Berg (

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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 4,000 steps to my daily average without any extra...

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?

Expert review by: John V. (

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Looking around, there are plenty of fitness activity accessories to go with, like the Fitbit or Nike FuelBand, with both getting plenty of attention in the space. Entering the scene as a newcomer, the Withings Pulse looks to give the current crop of...

Attractive modern design ; Measures our heart rate ; Tracks a lot of activities ; Stores info for up to 10 days

Registers waves as steps taken ; Hard to view OLED screen outdoors ; App needs more depth

Arguably a Swiss Army Knife of wearable fitness trackers, the Withings Pulse is perfect companion to our smartphones. For starters, the $100 price point of the device is pretty competitive, especially considering that it packs all the functions of its...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Julie Strietelmeier (

Withings Pulse activity tracker review


Hey potato, get up off that couch and let's take a walk to healthy town. Just 30 minutes of brisk walking per day offers a lot of health benefits, but I know it's sometimes hard to get started, so here's a fun little gadget to motivate you. It's the...

Small ; Built in heart rate sensor ; Easy to use ; Wireless syncing

Sleep data isn't always accurate ; Syncing sometimes requires you to toggle Bluetooth on/off ; Requires an iOS or Android device

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Nick Guy (

Withings Pulse Activity Tracker


Following health-centric, wearable accessories such as Fitbit's Flex and Nike's Nike+ FuelBand, Withings has released its own contender: Pulse Activity Tracker ($100). Like others in the category, this small device is designed to be worn on the body,...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: (

Withings Pulse


With a built-in heart rate and blood oxygen monitoring system, the Withings Pulse 02 is one of the best fitness trackers. See what it can do in the full review.

Extra features, such as the blood oxygen and heart rate monitors, are unique features that help the Withings Pulse 02 gauge your overall health

The band and clip don't have openings for the sensor, so you need to take the device out of its holder to test your heart rate level. The sensor also works better when you hold perfectly still, making it more difficult to test while working out

You can closely monitor your fitness with the Withings Pulse 02. The device and app work together to provide a quadrant view of your health which provides a full, detailed picture of your habits and well-being.