Withings has announced its newest health monitoring device, Smart Activity Tracker. A pocket-sized personal tracking tool that helps users achieve their personal health and fitness goals, it adds pulse measurement to the number of steps taken, strides run, distances covered, calories burned, and quality of sleep.
The device syncs via Bluetooth Smart with the Withings Health Mate App where all the data is collected and stored in real time. No larger than a small memory stick, Smart Activity Tracker is designed to be inserted into a pocket or used with the included belt clip and/or arm band. The front of the device features a fully functioning touch surface that will allow users to navigate from screen to screen and the back houses the heart rate sensor where users simply place their finger to take their readings. The device has a two week battery life and has an on-board micro USB port for recharging.
Smart Activity Monitor tracks not only the number of steps taken in a day, but differentiates moderate from vigorous activity. The device also calculates the number of stairs climbed and calories burned depending on the users’ body composition. The duration of sleep, plus the quality of that sleep is also calculated when the device is worn during sleep. By adding heart rate to the tracker, users can paint a larger picture of their total health by monitoring their resting heart rates and heart rates after physical activity.
The Withings Health Mate app collects all the information provided by the Smart Activity Tracker via Bluetooth and categorizes it into 3 different health categories-Activity, Heart and Sleep. This data can be easily shared with a physician, dietitian, sports coach, support group or social media network.
Connectivity: Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart
Dimensions: 43.3 x 22.1 x 8.3mm
Battery: Rechargeable with 2 week battery life
Display: OLED touchscreen display
Compatibility: Android devices, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad, iTouch 4 and 5