There are currently plenty of fitness trackers available to monitor your daily activity, however if you are looking for something a little bit more refined and capable of monitoring your blood oxygen levels then you need look no further than the new Withings Pulse O2.
The Withings Pulse O2 builds on the technology used in the previous version and offers all the standard features you would expect from a fitness Tracker, together with a few extras.
In addition to the fitness tracking features you can also measure your sleep as well as your heart rate and blood oxygen level by simply placing your finger on the rear of the device. The Withings Pulse O2 can either be worn on your wrist using the supplied strap or detached and clipped to your clothing.
“Like its predecessor, the Pulse O₂ tracks users’ activity, sleep, and heart rate. The improved device tracks a second vital sign, blood oxygen level, via an optical lens and light on the back of the unit – a first for the category of activity trackers. Accurate blood oxygen readings can be critical for mountain climbers, athletes, and people with breathing problems like asthma and other COPDs. It’s also a way for anyone to quickly assess respiratory function.
Along with the introduction of Pulse O₂, Withings also released a major update to the Health Mate, the central user experience for all their products. The web and mobile application has been revamped to provide real-time coaching toward the user’s health objectives. Smart Insights help point out users’ progress, Healthy Reminders help them adopt the right habits, Virtual Badges provide rewards, and Leaderboards add a competitive element to staying healthy. All items appear in real-time on a new Timeline view to maintain daily motivation.”
The new Withings Pulse O2 will soon be available to purchase from the likes of Amazon and directly from the Withings website for $120.