Finland’s PulseOn aims for most-accurate heart-rate monitor

Tero Mennander, chief executive of Helsinki-based PulseOn, said in a press briefing at the Slush 2014 conference that his company has focused from the start on proprietary algorithms that capture your heartbeats.

“We have accurate and reliable optical heart-rate technology that we have been optimizing for the last four years,” Mennander said. “We offer continuous heart-rate measurement.”

PulseOn uses a patented optical sensor which includes different wavelengths of light. That light illuminates your skin in different depths to detect the tiny modulations of light intensity caused by the flow of blood. From that, it figures out the heart rate. The algorithms reject disturbances caused by movements and detect the tiny modulations caused by blood flow.


Mennander said the data is as accurate as that provided by a medical chest strap, and he said the company wants to tell you what your heart rate means.

He said the technology will tell you the intensity of your training and its effect on your fitness. The battery lasts about 10 hours for sports activity, and three days if you are idle.

From your pulse, the company says it can calculate your calories burned, sleep quality, and the time it will take for
you to recover from physical activity.

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