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80 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Withings has crafted an excellent piece of hardware that might actually beat the Fitbit One at its own game. We just wish the company would add more motivational tools to its companion app.

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Pros
  • Small and unobtrusive
  • Excellent battery life
Cons
  • Heart rate tracking will be a gimmick for most
  • Rubberized coating chips easily
  • Companion app offers little in the way of motivation

Reviews

84
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 12

72
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 17
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Wearable / clip-on
Tracking metrics
Motion, Distance, Heart rate, Calories, Sleep
Display
Yes
Battery life
Up to 1414
Media playback controls
No
Type
Tracking metrics
Display
Battery life
Media playback controls
Wearable / clip-on
Motion, Distance, Heart rate, Calories, Sleep
Yes
Up to 1414
No

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80 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

80
 

User Reviews

60
matthewoliver
I love the Pulse, it has tons of features. The major downside is durability,...read more
40
mrmarcos
This is a toy, and not a very well designed one. Just get a fitbit and avoid...read more
70
orionhawk
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
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