Tiny and easy to use, the little $99.99 Withings Pulse is a FitBit competitor that sports a sleek look and low profile. It's a pedometer with pulse reader that syncs via Bluetooth to a Withings mobile app, measuring steps taken and distance walked, as well as estimating calories burned and measuring elevation. The bonus: other Withings tools like scales and blood-pressure monitors feed data into the same centralized app. You can slide the little Pulse into an included clip-case or a simple Velcro wristband, which you can wear at night to measure sleep data.
The good: The Withings Pulse packs a pedometer, heart rate monitor, and sleep tracker into a tiny little black slab that syncs wirelessly with Android devices and iPhones. It also supports lots of connected apps.
The bad: Can't read screen in direct sunlight; no Windows or Mac syncing; not water-resistant.
The bottom line: Despite a few design quibbles, the Withings Pulse is one of the best wireless pedometers to date.
July 22, 2013 12:08 PM PDT
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| Caption by: Brian Bennett, Scott Stein
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