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Withings Pulse

Withings Pulse
alaScore 86

44 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Withings Pulse. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Withings Pulse is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Withings Pulse review


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.

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

As you may have gathered, we generally like the Pulse, but it has some problems that could ultimately hamper its success. First, unless you're deeply worried or you're under medical guidance, it's probably not healthy to constantly monitor your heart...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : DannBerg (

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

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Mat Honan (

Review: 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...

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

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Scott Stein (

Withings Pulse review: Fitbit's new tiny competitor adds heart rate monitor


Step counting, heart rate measuring, sleep tracking; Scott Stein wears the Pulse for a few weeks around the New York area.

The ; 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

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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.

(Next page: Activty Tracker Meets Heart Rate Monitor)

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Michael A. Prospero (

Withings Pulse Review


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 : John V. (

Withings Pulse Review


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 : Christen Costa (

Withings Pulse Review: Now Part of Your Complete Health Picture


Withings Pulse Review: Now Part of Your Complete Health Picture

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 : Darrell Etherington (

The Withings Pulse Is A Step Closer To Activity Tracker Perfection


The Withings Pulse is the latest device in the personal activity tracker category, and it isn't a wristband, which runs counter to the latest fad. Instead, it's a portable rectangle not unlike the original Fitbit devices designed to be carried in a...

Jul, 2013