Inevitable product. My fitbit buzzes all the time for this or that. Texts, phone calls, reminders, etc. It looks like a great idea for a drummer. I bought this tuner. It`s kinda like this tiny tuner that clamps on and hides behind the headstock. When you`re not tuning, it flashes to the beat you're strumming. Good-bye click tracks. I can see a real use for this. Especially when you can "feel" the beat.
I got the Soundbrenner Pulse 2 days ago and today I decided to return it. I still think it can be quite useful but it didn't work for me.
The pulses (even at the lowest intensity) felt kind of uncomfortable to me (almost painful; especially when close to bones). I also find it irritating to have the pulse only at one side of my body (as opposed to a click in both ears) and I couldn't find a place on my body to put it and where it feels right.
The Pulse itself is well made and vibrates very strongly at high settings. 99 bucks is reasonable price I think.
The app is really good, too. Controlling and setting up the Pulse works nicely + it has Ableton Link. Lots of adjustments you can make within, too. By the way: the app can be used as a plain metronome without the Pulse and it's for free. So if you're looking for a metronome for your Iphone or Ipad I definitely recommend that one. To sum it up: One of the things where I'd say: Give it a try. I could work for you. I don't want to strictly advise against it. The tendency, I guess, is the more you are used to a normal metronome, the less you're going to like it. But it could be really useful to people who are new to playing.