Withings has announced the Pulse HR fitness tracker that further enriches the brand’s offer after returning to Eric Carreel at the end of May.
Withings Pulse HR is the second product launched by the company in the post-Nokia era (the first was the Watch Steel HR Sport). It is made of 316L stainless steel case covered with reinforced polycarbonate, the device is compact and has simple and minimal lines. Inside is a battery that lasts up to 20 days, essential to keep track of your daily activity without worrying about battery life.
The training sessions (not just walking, running and swimming: more than 30 activities) benefit from the features offered by the GPS (from iOS or Android smartphones connected via Bluetooth) and the continuous monitoring of the heart rate sensor. There is a photoplethysmography (PPG) heart rate sensor will record your beat every 10 minutes throughout the day and continuously during exercise sessions, with a heart rate zone provided.
It can track sleep quality with a Sleep Score combining duration, depth regularity, and interruptions to provide a ranking in the Health Mate app. The Withings Pulse HR fitness tracker packs a polycarbonate build with an OLED screen, however, doesn’t come with always-on-display.
Withings Pulse HR Specifications
- Dimensions: 18.16×10.45×44.4mm
- Weight: 45 grams
- Build: 316L Stainless steel and polycarbonate
- Silicone strap
- Water resistant up to 50 meters
- OLED display
- Battery life up to 20 days (5 days in workout mode), charging time of 2 hours (100%) and 1 hour (80%)
- Memory: unlimited via Withings account, local data backup for 5 days
- Compatible with iOS and Android via Health Mate app (iOS 10+, Android 6+)
- Heart rate monitoring sensor (PPG)
- 3-axis MEMS accelerometer
- Measurement of steps, distance, calories, sleep, heart rate
- Connectivity via Bluetooth LE
The Withings Pulse HR is priced at $129.95 and is already available to buy through Withings website and Amazon.com and will ship from December 5, 2018.