There are smartwatches and there are Hybrid Watches. The Withings ScanWatch is the later one, but with several health tracking functionalities. It comes in 38mm and 42mm versions.
For starters, it comes with 5ATM water resistant rating (up to 50 meters), making it perfect for underwater swimming. Additionally, functions built-inside can automatically tracking swimming. Its battery life is claimed to be of 30 days which is impressive.
It has standard wristbands with standard horns making it easy to switch. The ScanWatch hybrid watch automatically detects when you are walking, running, sleeping or doing and workouts without pressing any buttons. It can detect over 30 activities.
When connected with smartphones (Android 6.0 or iOS 12 or above), ScanWatch will vibrate and display a preview of your smartphone notifications of any app of your choice. It has connected GPS for location tracking, which is helpful for any distance based activities and workout paths.
All the Withings ScanWatch models are equipped with premium sapphire glass for scratch resistance and durability. There is a POLED screen which is not a touch display. You get a pressable crown for scrolling through features.
This hybrid watch features in state-of-the-art medical technology. It not only comes with heart rate sensor but also SpO2 sensor. There are 3 electrodes and an altimeter featuring a rechargeable battery.
The ScanWach can read heart rates 24/7 and gives out heart health notifications when the beats are too low or high or in irregular rhythms. This is possible thanks to company’s exclusive algorithm developed by cardiologists.
The hybrid watch also detects atrial fibrillation and classify your heart rhythm as normal or out of range in just 30 seconds. Users can improve cardiovascular fitness with dedicated workout metrics, fitness scores (via VO2 max). Its Health Mate app can provides valuable data that can be used daily or during a doctor’s visit
The Withings Scanwatch 38mm price is $250/€250 while the Scanwatch 48mm costs $300/€300. It will hit US and European markets in Q2, 2020.