CES 2013: Withings Debuts New Smart Activity Tracker [iOS Blog]
Health monitoring devices have seen a surge in popularity of late, with offerings like the Jawbone Up, the Nike Fuelband, and the Fitbit One.
The Smart Activity Tracker, which is designed to clip to clothing or fit into a pocket much like the Fitbit One, is the first health monitor to also measure pulse rate. It has a touch-sensitive front allowing for navigation between functions and a heart rate sensor in the back that is activated when a finger is placed on it.
The tracker uses Bluetooth Smart (4.0) to sync to Withings’ Health Mate app, and has an estimated two week battery life.
Withings has also introduced the next iteration of its smart scale. The Smart Body Analyzer WS–50 now tracks air quality and heart rate in addition to changes in weight and body fat.
Both products will be available at CES this week, which begins on Jan. 8 and ends on Jan. 11. The Smart Body Analyzer is expected to go on sale this quarter for $ 150, while the Smart Activity Tracker is due before the end of March. At this time, no pricing has been announced.