After relaunching two months ago, Withings has announced their latest fitness tracker, the Pulse HR. Reviving the design of the original Withings Pulse, the company’s first tracker from 2013, the new HR model has a PPG heart rate sensor that measures your pulse in 10-minute intervals and continual heart rate measurements during workouts. All of this is then sync’d to the well designed Health Mate app.
The new Pulse HR can be pre-ordered starting today and is priced at $129.95. You can place your order on the Withings site but it won’t be available for another 3-4 weeks.
The HR has an OLED display in a stainless steel case and comes with a silicone wristband. The display give you time and date, heart rate, calories burned, activity goal progress, real-time workout information, and smartphone notifications that you can configure. These can be accessed by raising your wrist or using the physical buttons on the tracker.
The Pulse HR uses the same multi-sport tracking that is found in the Steel HR, the other tracker Withings offers. It can track 30 different activities and can automatically detect activity through GPS-connectivity. The HR is also water resistant up to 50 meters.
Of course the big selling point of the Pulse is the 20 days of battery life. Thi will allow you to do all of your activity tracking as well as your sleep tracking. That is all kept in the Withings Health Mate app which can sync with Apple Health on your iPhone.