In terms of how it compares to the Steel HR Sport, the Pulse HR doesn't offer VO2 Max tracking, while the battery life is a little shorter; Withings promises 20 days of battery life, which is five fewer than its smartwatch sibling. Withings says Pulse HR will ship in time for Christmas.
According to the company, this is a revival of the classic design of the Withings Pulse, which was the first tracker the company launched back in 2013. The Pulse HR features water resistance up to 5 meters (5 ATM), connected Global Positioning System tracking, and a 316L stainless steel casing holding an OLED display. The tracker is water-resistant for up to 50 meters.
On the technical side, the gadget comes with a OLED display that shows all the essential activity metrics right on your wrist as well as any smartphone-related notifications.
"At Withings, we are dedicated to providing people with premium health and fitness tracking options that they can select from that best suit their personal lifestyles". You'll also be able to use the Pulse HR to track around 30 different activities including yoga and hockey. During workout sessions, Pulse HR continuously tracks and displays heart rate and the duration of the workout directly on the screen.
All your data is synced to the Health Mate app so you can analyse what you've been up to, check the quality of your sleep, and get advice and feedback.
Since the Withings Pulse HR is primarily a fitness tracker, it is created to automatically track 10 activties.
The Pulse HR is comparably priced to Fitbit's Charge 3 and Garmin's Vivosmart 4, but both of those bands offer more advanced features, including SpO2 sensors for tracking blood oxygenation levels while sleeping. This includes swimming as the band is rated at 5ATM. The wearable also has that spectacular battery life of roughly 20 days, which sounds excellent.