Global health wearables firm Withings Monday launched one of its activity tracker Pulse 2 in India. Priced at Rs 9,999, the Pulse 2 is the upgraded model of its older version and incorporates tracking of blood oxygen level besides tracking activities like heart rate.
The device tracks 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, the company said.
The wearables company that got acquired by Nokia earlier this year also pushed its revamped Health Mate app. The app is the mobile application of Withings where all of its devices can be tracked.
With the upgraded Health Mate app, the company also offers real-tie coaching to the Withings health wearables basis the data it collects from the user’s activities.
“People are done with raw graphics! They want some kind of interpretation and, most importantly, some realistic call to action,” said Withings CEO Cedric Hutchings.
The updated web and mobile application now provides real-time coaching toward the user’s health objectives and offers the users tips on ‘what to do’ and ‘how to do’ basis their health related information.
To promote long-term use and alleviate the inconvenience of single-purpose wearables, the Withings Pulse O2 is designed to be worn a number of ways – whether it’s in a pocket, clipped to a user’s clothing, or worn on the wrist.
“Activity trackers have become very popular among health conscious consumers, but we recognize a responsibility to design devices that are very accessible for a large population to use consistently over the long term. It’s the only way they can have a real impact on health,” Hutchings added.