Withings Pulse Review

A ‘wear it your way’ tracker to monitor your activity and sleep, read vital signs and improve your overall health. Compatible with iOS and Android devices.

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Product Description:

Whatever your fitness level or style, the Withings Pulse Ox can help you be more active and improve your health. During the day it captures steps, distance walked, elevation climbed and calories burned. At night, it monitors your sleep cycles. And when asked, it measures your heart rate and blood oxygen level. With this data at hand, Pulse Ox empowers you to make informed choices.

Feature Table:

Display OLED
Steps
Calories
Distance
Sleep Monitoring
Heart Rate Monitoring
GPS
Comfort Score 85
Battery Life 14 days
Color Options 2
Water Proofing Splash Proof
Phone Alerts
Phone Controls X
App
3rd Party Apps
iOS Compatible
Android Compatible
Windows Compatible X
Warranty 1 year

Common Questions:

What comes in the box with the Withings Pulse?

In the box you will get the Withings Pulse O2 device, a wrist band, a belt clip, a USB to USB charger, and the quick installation guide.

What other colors does the Withings Pulse come in?

It comes in Black or Blue.

How long does the Withings Pulse battery last?

The battery lasts up to 14 days.

Does the Withings Pulse have a silent alarm to wake you up?

Unlike the Activite and Activite Pop, the Withings Pulse does not have a silent alarm.

What mobile devices is the Withings Pulse compatible with?

It is compatible with iOS and Android devices.

Is the Withings Pulse App any good?

Yes, in this reviewers opinion the Withings App, called Health Mate, is one of the best fitness tracker apps out there and is at least on level with the FitBit and Jawbone apps.

What 3rd Party apps does the Withings Pulse work with?

The Withings Pulse works with both MyFitnessPal and Runkeeper, which are two of the most popular, and best fitness tracking apps.

Does the Withings Pulse come with a warranty?

Yes, a one year limited manufacturers warranty.

Review:

The Withings Pulse is one of the better fitness trackers on the market and is also really reasonably priced. I love that the device has GPS which provides for advanced tracking, it has a really good battery that lasts up to 2 weeks (or 14 days), it has both a heart rate monitor and sleep tracking, and the band actually stays on your wrist (something other devices don’t do that well, looking at you Jawbone Up 3).  It also tracks blood oxygen and altitude, which are features not every fitness tracker has. The Withings Pulse also works with 3rd Party apps MyFitnessPal and Runkeeper.

I also like the Withings App, called the Health Mate app. The design looks similar to some of the other health apps out there, but they actually show more data than others (which makes sense as the device tracks more than others). The data seems to be really accurate and I like the way they have set the app up to help your reach your fitness goals. There is this butterfly graphic where each part of the butterfly represents an aspect of your fitness profile.

I would highly recommend the Withings Pulse to anyone interested in tracking their fitness who is primarily concerned with having detailed stats in a good app that helps them work towards fitness goals, especially if you don’t need social sharing features or care if the device can control your phone (which it can’t). The device doesn’t work with Windows phones. It also maybe isn’t comfortable enough that you would want to wear it to sleep in.  Still there are way more positive than negatives when looking at this device, and overall I think this is one of the best fitness trackers on the market.

Withings Pulse

Withings Pulse
9.5

Amazing

10/10

    Pros

    • Tracks a freaking ton of stuff
    • Has GPS and heart rate monitor
    • Excellent App

    Cons

    • No Windows Phone support