Withings Pulse is now available

The smartphone is not a device that handles all of your calls properly while ensuring that your live is a whole lot more organized – with a slew of new apps rolling out as well as accessories that can connect to your smartphone directly via a physical cable or over a Bluetooth connection, you can be sure that the landscape of smartphone accessories is forever changed. Case in point, the Withings Pulse might be something that folks who emphasize a lot on fitness might want to check out, being a powerful and pocket-sized activity tracking tool which was specially designed from ground up in order to help users achieve personal health and fitness goals.

It can be said that for the first time ever seen on an activity tracker, the Withings Pulse would see the inclusion of heart rate measurement as well as automatic run detection in order to have it track the number of steps taken, distance covered, elevation, calories burned, and quality of sleep. Hmmm, I suppose quality of sleep can be measured by how much one moves, and chances are it would be at its most accurate when you happen to sleep alone without anyone else in the room messing up its readings with their snores and movement.

The Withings Pulse will synchronize with a smartphone using Bluetooth Smart, while there is the free Withings Health Mate App where all the data will be collected and displayed in real time. The Withings Pulse tips the scales at a mere 8 grams and measures a diminutive 1.69 inches, meaning it is unobtrusive and is small enough to be inserted into a pocket, bag, or even used with the included clip on a belt, shirt or bra. Right in front lies a fully functioning OLED touch display, letting you use your finger to navigate through the screens while browsing through the past fortnight’s worth of collected data. At the back lies a heart rate sensor which requires you to place your finger in order to take a reading.

The Withings Pulse will play nice with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad, iPod touch 4th gen, iPod touch 5th gen and Android devices 2.3.3 or higher.

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