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Withings Pulse

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the battery and value for money. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the responsiveness and screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Withings Pulse is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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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.

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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?

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Withings Pulse


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

Withings is steadily building a great portfolio of fitness devices, and the $99 Pulse rounds it out further. Not only does this little gadget track all your day- and nighttime activities, but it also lets you measure your heart rate in as nonintrusive...


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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...

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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

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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...

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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

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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,...

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Withings Pulse activity tracker review


Wearable tech and fitness products go hand in hand. When it comes to pedometers to track your walking - the idea being to focus on fitness to some degree - there are many to consider, including the Withings Pulse activity tracker.

It weighs 8g, small size, plenty of information (when it works), smartphone Bluetooth sync and app support, online data analytics, keep an eye on your walking progress, full Withings ecosystem available

So small and light it's easy to misplace, pulse element ceased to work on occasion, won't accurately measure cycling as steps, battery life should be better, not waterproof, inaccurate measures, not a full-time heart rate monitor

For all its good Pulse hasn't totally connected with us. But then it might with you. It's all about where you're at.

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Withings Pulse activity tracker (preview)


The Withings Pulse is a small activity tracker that can measure your heart rate

Heart rate measurement ; Wireless sync via Bluetooth ; 14-day battery life

Not waterproof or water resistant ; Sleep tracking needs manual activation ; No word on AU release

The Withings Pulse is a small activity tracker with an OLED screen, and offers the ability to measure your heart rate.

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