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Soundbrenner Pulse is a smartwatch for musicians

A lot of smartwatches do pretty much the same thing, but now we’re seeing ones with more specific uses. Swimmo is for swimmers, for example. And the Soundbrenner Pulse is for musicians.

Why? It has a built-in metronome, which will help you keep time. You won’t have to keep glancing at it to see the beat, or listen out for it. Instead it pulses, so you can feel the beat. The vibrations are six times stronger than those from your phone. When it pulses, you’ll know about it.

It plays nice with dedicated music programs too. You can sync the vibrations via MIDI with Ableton Live, Logic Pro X, Avid Pro Tools and more.

Using the app, you can create your own complex rhythms patterns and make sure you stay on time. You can store pre-sets in multiple set lists, calculate BPM by tapping in real time and customise accents.

The app also contains a smart music coach which will set your goals and keep you motivated to practice every day. And when you hit your goals it’ll give you achievements. Plus there are rhythm exercises to fine-tune your skills.

Sync a few Soundbrenner Pulses to the same smartphone, and they’ll all pulse in time. If your band still can’t keep in sync, it might be time to find some new members.

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You can change the tempo by tapping the watch, so no need to take your phone out of your pocket. And it comes with two straps – a shorter one to wear on the wrist, and a longer one for round the ankle. Choose depending on which instrument you play or personal preference.

It needs to hit $75,000 to be funded. If successful, it will cost $99 (£66) – though only for a limited time – and ship in November.

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