Fitbit PurePulse To Bring Heart Rate Monitoring

Dave Zatz —  June 19, 2014 — 5 Comments

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By way of the US Patent & Trademark Office, as the Apple iWatch crescendo rises, we learn that Fitbit has much grander intentions than merely producing a refreshed hypoallergenic Force activity tracker. Also in the pipeline, should these marks pan out, are Fitbit PurePulse, Surge, and Charge. Trademark applications such as these are attached to extremely broad category descriptions and it’s not clear which of the three are services (PurePulse?) versus hardware (Surge, Charge?) nor is there any guarantee any will ultimately ship. But, hey, the speculation game is fun and I’ve taken the liberty of bolding a few interesting tidbits from the wearable pioneer and market leader. Stay tuned!

Fitbit PurePulse

Heart rate monitors; optical heart rate sensors; wrist-based sensors; multifunctional electronic devices for displaying, measuring, and uploading to the Internet information including time, date, heart rate, calories burned, activity, intensity, exertion; computer software for wireless data communication for receiving, processing, transmitting and displaying information relating to fitness, heart rate, calories burned, activity levels, intensity, exertion; computer software for managing information regarding tracking, compliance and motivation with a health and fitness program

Fitbit Surge

Pedometers; altimeters; scales and personal weighing scales; multifunctional electronic devices for displaying, measuring, and uploading to the Internet information including time, date, heart rate, global positioning, direction, distance, altitude, elevation, speed, pace, steps taken, calories burned, routes, navigational information, weather information, temperature, wind speed, changes in heart rate, activity level, hours slept, quality of sleep, and silent wake alarm; multifunctional electronic devices that link to mobile phones to control volume and notify users of incoming calls or messages; computer software for wireless data communication for receiving, processing, transmitting and displaying information relating to fitness, body fat, body mass index; computer software for managing information regarding tracking, compliance and motivation with a health and fitness program

Fitbit Charge

Pedometers; altimeters; scales and personal weighing scales; multifunctional electronic devices for displaying, measuring, and uploading to the Internet information including time, date, steps taken, calories burned, distance travelled, floors climbed, active time, elevation, altitude, speed, pace, hours slept, quality of sleep, silent wake alarm, heart rate, routes, navigational information, and weather information; multifunctional electronic devices that link to mobile phones to control volume and notify users of incoming calls or messages; computer software for wireless data communication for receiving, processing, transmitting and displaying information relating to fitness, body fat, body mass index; computer software for managing information regarding tracking, compliance and motivation with a health and fitness program

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5 responses to Fitbit PurePulse To Bring Heart Rate Monitoring

  1. I own the Fitbit Aria WiFi scale (in white) and had been waiting on the revised Force for myself (and maybe something simpler for my mom’s bday this fall), but it looks like I may have some more interesting options available when the time comes.

  2. “I own the Fitbit Aria WiFi scale (in white) and had been waiting on the revised Force for myself (and maybe something simpler for my mom’s bday this fall), but it looks like I may have some more interesting options available when the time comes.”

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  3. I still can’t get into wearing a wristband for any of these. I’ve been using a fitbit since the original came out in 2010, but that is just strapped to my clothes. I upgraded when they added the feature to keep track of stairs but have not upgraded again since. I did get an Aria scale when they were first released and still use it regularly.

    But I just have no desire anymore to wear something around my wrist. I wore a watch throughout the entire 70′s, 80′s, and 90′s. But I stopped wearing watches in the early 2000′s. And now between my fitbit and cellphones I have two or three clocks on me at any time. So wearing something around my wrist has just become foreign to me.

  4. “But I just have no desire anymore to wear something around my wrist. I wore a watch throughout the entire 70′s, 80′s, and 90′s. But I stopped wearing watches in the early 2000′s.”

    There’s a brand new talk,
    but it’s not very clear
    That people from good homes
    are talking this year
    It’s loud and tasteless
    and I’ve heard it before
    You shout it while you’re dancing
    on the whole dance floor
    Oh bop, fashion

    In 18 months, watch penetration will hit 50%.

    You’ve been a slave to fashion. The past predicts the future. Yo.

  5. The new Adidas Fit Smart sounds like the Pure Pulse. You would use your phone’s GPS for distance/speed tracking, and then the band for heart rate and display.

    http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2014/07/hands-adidas-smart.html

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