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Withings Scanwatch – Smart watch & Activity Tracker: Heart Monitor, Sleep Tracker, Smart Notifications, Step Counter, Waterproof with 30-Day Battery Life, Android & apple smart phone compatible, GPS
The ScanWatch Horizon is meant for those who love the look of traditional analog wristwatches and care a little more about health tracking in a wearable. Health functions, including electrocardiogram and blood oxygen monitoring, have received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration.
Withins Scanwatch design
The Withings smartwatch has a stainless steel body and revolving bezel, giving it a vintage diving watch appearance. Its traditional appearance lends it an attractive wristband.
The 316L stainless steel construction of the Withings ScanWatch and its scratch-resistant sapphire glass OLED display make it difficult to scratch. Additionally, there is an ambient light sensor on board, and the display has a raise-to-wake feature.
The tiny round screen of the ScanWatch Horizon is just big enough to display the time, date, and workout stats quickly. It has a monochrome, low-resolution design. While the ScanWatch can show smartphone notifications, its small display makes it difficult to read text messages. It can be challenging to navigate the screen.
Bulky to wear for extended periods
Despite having a wide range of health features, the ScanWatch Horizon feels chunky and is uncomfortable to wear while sleeping or exercising despite its beautiful shell.
Doesn’t offer some functions
The Withings wristwatch is often difficult to use because it lacks color touchscreens and additional functionality like mobile payment compatibility, hands-free voice commands, and the ability to answer calls from your wrist. Additionally, there is no NFC for mobile payments, no speaker or microphone for voice assistants or calls, and no support for music playing. The Withings ScanWatch is entirely focused on fitness and health after being stripped of these smartwatch functionalities.
In-depth health monitoring app without a subscription
The Withings HealthMate app provides an in-depth analysis of several health and wellness measures, such as blood oxygen saturation levels, heart rate, and sleep quality. Additionally, you can access all of ScanWatch Horizon’s health tracking features without paying a monthly fee. You also receive a fair amount of insight, if not very stunning.
Your most recent exercises, recent health metrics, any health programs you’re participating in, and trends in your sleep and activity are all displayed on the app’s home screen. Your activity stats, physical characteristics like height and weight, heart-rate information, and sleeping patterns are all broken down under the dashboard tab.
The ScanWatch Horizon for sleep tracking displays how much time you’ve spent in various sleep stages. Additionally, you receive a sleep score that evaluates the general quality of your sleep, any nighttime breathing disruptions, and your typical heart rate while you are asleep. The SpO2 feature helps identify respiratory issues including sleep apnea. Additionally, the ScanWatch can capture an ECG from your wrist and scan it for atrial fibrillation symptoms. The FDA has given Withings permission to use this function. The FDA has approved the blood oxygen sensing technology, which Withings claims is evidence of the watch’s accuracy.
The HelpMate app notifies users when breathing problems and concerns with an irregular heartbeat need to be checked by a doctor. A doctor can also receive the information through the HealthMate app.
Fitness tracking features
The ScanWatch Horizon monitors a variety of exercises, including windsurfing, ice hockey, cycling, ping-pong, and jogging.
You may set a daily step target, keep track of your travel distance and calorie burn, and log 40 different types of workouts. For any workout that isn’t in Withings’s list, there is a helpful “Other” category. You can track your workouts manually because automatic workout tracking for cycling and swimming can take some time to start working.
The Withings ScanWatch is heavier and thicker than the majority of conventional smartwatches, making it uncomfortable to wear while working out.
Impressive battery life
The ScanWatch Horizon has an advantage as a sleep tracker because of its lengthy battery life. Withings claims it can run for 30 days on a single charge depending on how you use the watch. When it does require charging, the entire recharge just takes a few hours.
No built-in GPS
The ScanWatch Horizon lacks GPS, meaning you’ll have to rely on your phone’s GPS signal during outdoor runs since it has GPS support.
No voice controls
Due to the small touchscreen, there is an optional shortcut that allows you to long-press the digital crown to get directly to the exercise screen; however, voice commands would still be quicker and more practical. Additionally, it can be challenging to jump right into a workout as you have to use the digital crown to traverse the watch’s screen. On the watch, navigation can be a little slow.