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Withings Pulse HR Full Specifications

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Last Updated on August 20, 2020 by Jude Simeone

Withings Pulse HR Full Specifications – Perhaps in an attempt to recover their almost lost mojo in the fitness tracking business after almost 2 years of an unproductive merger with Nokia, Withings released the Pulse HR, a fantastic fitness smartband which is already dubbed a great alternative for Fitbit Charge 3. It features a heart rate monitor, multisport tracking, connected GPS and is rated 5ATM ready to track your active life in the most fashionable way.

Withings Pulse HR Full Specifications

 Withings Pulse HR
withings pulse hr

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Battery:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Features:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Price:
2.8 out of 5 stars (2.8 / 5)
Average:
3.7 out of 5 stars (3.7 / 5)

WHERE TO BUY

Check @ Amazon

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameWithings Pulse HR
Device typeFitness smartband
Predessesor_
Successor_
Released dateNovember, 2018
Ideal forUnisex

DISPLAY

Display typeOLED (monochrome)
Display size1.7 inch
Display resolution_
Pixel density_
Input typeSingle button
(Not touchscreen)
Always-onYes

BODY

ShapeCircular
Dimension44.4 x 18.16 x 10.5 mm
Weight45 grams
Casing materialStainless steel/Polycarbonate
Strap/band materialSilicone
Bezel MaterialBezeless
Strap size20mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla Glass
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommended
Color(s)Black

MEMORY

RAM_
Internal storage_
Memory card slotNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.0 LE
Bluetooth callingNo
Wi-FiNo
NFCNo
GPSNo (connected GPS)

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNo
SIMNo
BandNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYes
SMS alertYes
Calls alertYes
Event reminderYes
WeatherYes
Third-party appsYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNo
Sleep trackingYes
StepsYes
Floors climbedNo
Heart rate monitoringYes
CaloriesYes
DistanceYes
StressNo
VO2 Max.No
Blood oxygenNo
Blood pressureNo
Menstrual cycle trackingNo
Swim trackingYes
Under-water heart rate trackingNo
Preloaded mapsNo
On-screen workout modesNo
Triathlon modeNo
ECG TrackingNo
Preloaded sport modesYes, 30
Safety trackingNo

MEDIA

AudioNo
Music streamingNo
Bluetooth musicNo
RadioNo
LoudspeakerNo
MicrophoneNo
CameraNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYes
Barometer/AltimeterNo
Heart rate monitor (HRM)Yes
CompassNo
Gyroscope No
Ambient lightYes
Pulse Ox.No
ECGNo
ThermometerNo
Other sensors--

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)_
Chipset_
CPUunknown
GPU--

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable battery
Battery capacity _
Battery lifeStandby: 20 Days+
Charging typeMixed usage: 5 Days+
Charging timeNo
Battery saver modeNo
Solar powerNo
Rapid chargingNo

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYes
StopwatchYes
AlarmYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control cameraNo
Music controlNo
Find phoneNo
Text responseNo

MISC

Payment systemNone
Compatibility Android 6.0+,
iOS 10.0+
Companion appHealth Mate App
Customizable watch faceNo
Interchangeable band Yes, 20mm
Voice commandNo

BOX CONTENTS

Withings Pulse HR
Straps
Charger
Quick start guide
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Withings Pulse HR Features

  1. Display and Design
  2. The design of the Pulse HR looks quite intuitive, but certainly not the most advanced. I think that credit should go to Fitbit Charge 3. However, the Pulse HR has a fantastic design, it features a stainless case with a polycarbonate coating for the top which looks nice. The 252mm straps are made of silicone materials which are 140 mm minimum and 200mm maximum. This size is great, but for bigger wrists, it could be tight causing discomfort. Some buyers have complained about the hinge between the Pulse hr and strap not being so durable, so you might want to use this very carefully.

    The display is great, with a 1.78 inches wide screen you get to see more at a glance, it’s not a touchscreen device, but there is a button by the side which by pressing it switches between different modes. The OLED display which very much visible under sunlight is big enough to display full notifications. This is actually great considering that you don’t have to check your phone to see the full message from a notification.

  3. Longer Battery Life
  4. With the Pulse HR, you get to go longer on a single charge compared to its nearest competitors. It uses a lithium-ion battery which can last over 15 days on regular use. It’s so impressive, you get to do more than having to worry every now and then about charging it up.

  5. Waterproof Rating/Protection
  6. The Pulse HR is rated 5ATM which means it is waterproof up to 50 meters. This is great, you can wear it under the rain, to the pool or ocean and it will be just fine. So, for avid swimmers, you will find the Pulse HR a fantastic choice as it can track your swimming activities such as duration and calories.

  7. Activity/Fitness tracking
  8. The Pulse HR is a fitness tracker with support for multisport activities. It has support for about 30 different sport modes which you can choose from for more robust tracking. While the Pulse HR can automatically track your activities, you will get much accurate tracking results when you choose from the 30 sport modes available.

    One important feature is the ability of the Pulse HR to track a complete sleep cycle, it also analyses sleep quality. You can set up an alarm on the Pulse HR, it vibrates about 5 times which should be enough to wake you up.

    Pulse HR also comes with a heart rate sensor that automatically tracks your heart rate and is able to analyze time spent in different heart rate zones. The Pulse HR, unfortunately, doesn’t have GPS inbuilt, but you can still access GPS functions by connecting to your phone GPS which then allows you to track outdoor activities such distance, routes, and locations.

    One fantastic thing about the Pulse HR is that the companion Health mate app is quite intuitive and very easy to use allowing you to see all tracked metrics at a glance. Below is a list of activities the Pulse HR can track;

    • Tracks steps, distance covered and calories burnt.
    • Tracks and analyses complete sleep cycle and sleep quality.
    • It automatically tracks your heart rate and analyses time spent in different heart rate zones.
    • With connected GPS you can track routes, distances and locations.
  9. Notifications and Application

The Pulse HR is also a perfect companion for your phone. It connects and syncs effortlessly with your phone via Bluetooth so you never get to miss those important notifications from both native and third-party apps.

The good thing is you can set up notifications for over 100 different apps and even better is the way these notifications are displayed on the screen of the Pulse HR. It shows the full notifications meaning you can read it all directly on the Pulse HR, that’s how convenient it can get. It’s awesome.

The Pulse HR is compatible with both Android 6.0 or later or iOS 10.0 or later.

Pros

  • It got a superb design
  • The battery life is impressive.
  • It is swim-proof.
  • A complete fitness tracker.
Cons
  • There is no GPS inbuilt
  • Low memory space.

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