I tried the brand new one withings ScanWatch about six months ago, and concluded that it was a great smartwatch for people who value their health more than wearing a small iPhone-like device on their wrists. Today, the French company announced a classier-looking version of the same watch, taking the design language from dive watches of yesteryear.
As an avid diver I am always a bit confused by “diving watches”. Sure, the 10-bar water resistance means you can go up to 100 meters (300 ft), which is deeper than any recreational diver – but if you’re going to those depths, you’d do well to bring a real diver with you. to take. dive computer. Yet the style is hip; the luminescent dial and rotating bezel make it look even less like a smart watch, which is a bonus if, like me, you care about such things.
At a price tag of $499, it’s not cheap, but with an impressive array of health-focused features and good looks, it’s still reasonably priced. The watch can last up to a month on a single charge and can record EKGs, heart rate and O . to carry out2 sensors, activity tracking and sleep tracking.
“The luxurious design and robust health features of ScanWatch Horizon are a great addition to the existing ScanWatch line and we are excited to bring it to the US,” said Mathieu Letombe, CEO of Withings. “Advanced health devices that monitor advanced vital signs don’t have to look like hospital equipment. With the original ScanWatch, the elegant Rose Gold version and now ScanWatch Horizon, we have a style option to suit every fashion preference, social occasion and budget.”
Indeed. The watches are available today, priced at $499, and come with either blue or green dial backgrounds.