Withings Pulse Review8
Touting a battery life of up to 14 days, we don’t get anywhere close to that tally. Rather, a single charge permits us approximately 5 days of continuous usage, which is far from its rated capacity, but nonetheless a mark that we find adequate. Furthermore, it doesn’t take very long to get this sucker charged back up to 100%.
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 rivals – plus a handy dandy heart rate sensor too! It’s compact, the design is something noteworthy, and it even has an interactive touchscreen – items that don’t seem to be common amongst the greater set of trackers out there. The more we think about it, the Pulse offers a good amount of bang for the buck. Will it get us to shed some weight, or possibly become more active? We wouldn’t necessarily say so, especially when the app requires some additional tweaking to keep us motivated to strive for better health, but heck, it’s a good starting point to show us how active (or not active) we are throughout the day.
- 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