It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

 
Go Back [M] > Madshrimps > WebNews
Withings Pulse review Withings Pulse review
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Withings Pulse review
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 18th August 2013, 17:35   #1
[M] Reviewer
 
Stefan Mileschin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Romania
Posts: 139,485
Stefan Mileschin Freshly Registered
Default Withings Pulse review

Let's face it: the quantified-self movement is all about strapping gadgets to your body and letting them tell you things that you already know. Aside from marathon-running gym worshippers, we're all keenly aware that we could be taking better care of ourselves. Of course, those fancy devices do offer a means to record your data in a way that makes it easy to track your progress, hopefully motivating you to concentrate on getting your activity graph to go up while your weight goes down. We're two or three generations into the market now, and the crude pedometers of yore have been replaced with units packed with altimeters and accelerometers that promise to faithfully track everything from how many stairs you've climbed to how well you slept last night.

Withings is a French company that's synonymous with the whole fitness tracker movement; it's perhaps best known for its heart rate monitors and smart scales that push your weight, BMI, body fat percentage, heart rate and even local CO2 levels to the cloud. But until now, it's had a glaring omission in its lineup: an activity tracker that informs you of your progress apart from your early morning weigh-ins. Worse still, both Wahoo Fitness and Fitbit have encroached on Withings' home turf with their own weighing scales; more than ever, Withings needs an activity tracker to keep people locked into its ecosystem.

That's where the Pulse comes in. Like the Fitbit One, this rubber brick packs a pedometer, altimeter and sleep tracker, but unlike its rivals, it includes an optical blood pressure sensor as well. With both the Pulse and the Fitbit priced at $100, is this extra feature enough to establish the French business as the world heavyweight? I spent a month with this device strapped to my waistband, so follow me as I take you through what it's like to have this as a constant companion.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/16/w... ign=Engadget
Stefan Mileschin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cooler Master CMStorm Pulse-R Headset Review Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 31st July 2013 08:02
Withings Pulse Review @ TestFreaks Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 30th July 2013 09:38
CM Pulse-R Headset Review @ OCC Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 4th July 2013 08:30
Withings Pulse hands-on Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 27th June 2013 08:19
Withings $150 WS-50 Smart Body Analyzer goes on sale from today Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 21st March 2013 07:52
Withings goes after Fitbit with its pulse-reading Smart Activity Tracker Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 7th January 2013 08:32
Pulse Launches Pulse for Web Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 10th August 2012 09:04
Palicomp Alpha Pulse Gaming PC Review Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 26th July 2012 08:23
Withings Wi-Fi Body Scale Review @ TestFreaks Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 28th May 2012 08:15
Pulse-Eight Motorola NYXboard Hybrid Remote Review Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 6th April 2012 08:16

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 19:21.


Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO