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.
Was excited to use at church since we don't have in ears. Purchased 2 but ended up returning. App is great allowing you customize and set up a song list each with it's own bpm. Syncing via Bluetooth worked great but the pulse required too much concentration and was distracting. The only way I can describe it is it was like trying to play to a click you can barely hear. Tried placing it on arm, wrists, leg etc. Just didn't work and I have no problem playing to a click. Might work for practicing but not live purposes. Try it out. Maybe it will work for you.