Withings Pulse O2 keeps tabs on your oxygen levels

Withings Pulse O2 keeps tab on your oxygen levels
By Simon Sage on 22 Apr 2014 02:09 pm

Withings has announced a new health band called Pulse O2. It does all of the usual stuff, like monitor steps, heart rate, elevation, distance traveled, sleep habits, and estimates calories burned, but the really cool feature here is the ability to monitor the oxygen level in your blood. That information is estimated from the infrared heart rate monitor, then beamed to your phone through a companion app. The device itself can be mounted in a wrist strap, a clip, or carried around separately.

As promising as this looks, fitness bands are a tough business to get into. Not only is the plenty of competition, but established players like Nike seem to be backing away from the market.

The Withings Pulse O2 will be available to buy for $119.95 here. Do you already have a fitness band? How much health data do you need to track on a daily basis?

Reader comments

Withings Pulse O2 keeps tabs on your oxygen levels


Just bought the WS-50 scale (not in yet) and looking at these very seriously. I love that they can be clipped on when exercising or just put in my pocket when working so the clunky plastic band doesn't clash with my work clothes.