Published: Fri, November 16, 2018
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

Pulse HR Fitness Tracker From Withings Has a 20-day Battery Life

Pulse HR Fitness Tracker From Withings Has a 20-day Battery Life

Withings has announced a new fitness tracker called the Pulse HR, a follow-up to 2013's Withings Pulse.

By simply raising their wrists or pressing the button on the tracker, users can see and scroll through a wealth of information on the OLED display including time and date, heart rate, calories burned, progress towards daily activity goals, real-time workout information and smartphone notifications. This includes swimming as the band is rated at 5ATM. Steel HR Sport users are measured on their heart's and the muscles' ability to convert oxygen into energy during physical exercise.

"At Withings, we are dedicated to providing people with premium health and fitness tracking options that they can select from that best suit their personal lifestyles".

While the mechanics sound pretty mundane for a fitness tracker, one of the software features might intrigue health watchers: the Pulse HR cannot only track sleep, but determine when in the user's sleep cycle is best to set off a vibration alarm. That heart rate feature also gives users a breakdown of their workout session, showing how their heart rate fluctuated from workout to workout.

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Withings says there are modes for over 30 different activities, from running to yoga, volleyball and skiing. Theres no Global Positioning System receiver built in, but it can borrow the phones Global Positioning System to track your runs. Equipped with a long life battery capable of providing up to 20 days of use on a single charge. It can also track the length and quality of your sleep when worn at night and provide you with analysis and a Sleep Score.

The Pulse HR is comparably priced to Fitbit's Charge 3 and Garmin's Vivosmart 4, but both of those bands offer more advanced features, including SpO2 sensors for tracking blood oxygenation levels while sleeping. The vibration motor is also used for notifications. Health Mate also connects with more than 100 third-party apps such as Apple Health, Google Fit, or MyFitnessPal.

The Pulse HR is available for pre-order on Withings' website for $130 United States dollars (approximately $172 CAD) and will launch on December 5th.

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