Withings revives and updates its Pulse fitness tracker

Henrietta Strickland
November 14, 2018

The new Pulse HR is a minimal fitness tracker with a price tag created to match at $130, roughly $70 less than the Steel HR Sport.

By Withings' own admission it's a bit of a throwback to the design of the Withings Pulse, the company's first tracker launched back in 2013.

As for heart rate sensing, the watch's main objective, it features a standard PPG (photoplethysmography) heart rate sensor. It looks like this might be the rumored Withings Go 2. The wearable also has that spectacular battery life of roughly 20 days, which sounds excellent. The watch runs the latest version of Withings' proprietary software, OS2, which brings with it path mapping, enhanced multi-sport tracking, new sleep tracking features, and notifications for all apps - not just for calls, texts, emails and events. Theres no Global Positioning System receiver built in, but it can borrow the phones Global Positioning System to track your runs. We don't yet have the full list of activities, but if yours is a popular sport there's a good chance you'll be able to track it with this device. Plus, you'll get the usual access to Withings' market-leading Health Mate platform when this device drops on December 5th.

Most of your stats will also be available on the tracker's OLED display, although we've yet to learn the specs of that screen.

The Withings Pulse HR is available for pre-order right now at the lucrative price of $129.95 and is expected to ship in 3 to 4 weeks. It's now only available in black, although other color options - including the pink and grey options pictured above - will be available in January. It will also be available in the United States, but not in Australia.

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