The Pebble Time is without a doubt one of the better smartwatches on the market today, but it’s lacking a few features and sensors that many users want in their smartwatch. These include wireless charging, a heart rate monitor, and more.
Meet the TYLT VÜ Pulse, and welcome true heart rate monitoring to your Pebble Time™ and Pebble Time Steel™. Here at TYLT, we are excited to expand the capabilities of Pebble Health™ to help you reach your fitness goals. In addition to heart rate monitoring, we are bringing along a custom-made companion app as well as the ease of Qi Wireless Charging to your Pebble™, so that you can forget about the hassle of plugging in your watch when the battery runs low.
The TYLT VÜ Pulse brings true fitness tracking to your Pebble Time™ Smartwatch. Using the principles of Photoplethysmography – the same green light sensing technology found in top fitness bands – we are able to bring accurate heart rate measurements in real time. And through filtering the data with our algorithm, extraneous data, as well as “noise” are blocked out to bring results comparable with top selling fitness bands on the market.
The TYLT VÜ Pulse will track your heart rate over a designated period. When in passive mode, your heart rate will be measured every 30 minutes in order to provide you with baseline measurements throughout the day and conserving battery life. When it is time to begin a workout, enter active mode and you will receive readings every 10 seconds to give you a true measurement of your workout activity.
Pebble Health™ is a great baseline fitness app, recording steps, activity and sleep time, exporting that data to both Apple Health and Google Fit. With the TYLT VÜ Pulse, we integrate with the Pebble Health API to bring additional Heart Rate data from your wrist to the Pebble Health database.
With added features like wireless charging and a heart rate monitor, the TYLT Vu Pulse can really improve the functionality of your Pebble Time or Pebble Time Steel. The product is available now on Kickstarter. The first 1,000 backers can get the TYLT Vu Pulse for $39. For $50, you can get the Vu Pulse and a watch band in either black or blue. TYLT is hoping to ship units by August of this year.