Withings doubles down on the classy with ScanWatch Horizon – TechCrunch

I attempted out the model new Withings ScanWatch about six months in the past, and concluded that it was an amazing smartwatch for individuals who prioritize their well being over carrying a tiny iPhone-like gadget on their wrists. At this time, the French firm introduced a classier-looking model of the identical watch, borrowing design language from dive watches of yore.

As an avid scuba diver, I am all the time somewhat confused by “dive watches”. Positive, the 10-bar water resistance means which you could go to 100 meters (300 ft), which is deeper than any leisure diver would — but when you are going to these depths, you would be properly suggested to carry an actual dive laptop alongside. Nonetheless, the type is snazzy; the luminescent watch face and the rotating bezel make it look even much less like a wise watch, which is a bonus, in case you, like me, care about such issues.

Carrying a $499 price ticket, it is not low cost, however with a formidable set of health-focused options and attractiveness, it is nonetheless moderately priced. The watch can go as much as a month on a single cost, and might run ECGs, coronary heart charge and O2 sensors, exercise monitoring and sleep monitoring.

“The posh design and strong well being options of ScanWatch Horizon are an amazing complement to the prevailing ScanWatch line and we’re delighted to carry it to the US,” stated Mathieu Letombe, CEO of Withings. “Refined well being units that monitor superior vitals would not have to appear like hospital gear. With the unique ScanWatch, the elegant Rose Gold model and now ScanWatch Horizon, we’ve a method possibility to fulfill each vogue desire, social event and funds.”

Accessible in blue and inexperienced. Picture Credit: Withings.

Certainly. The watches can be found from at present, priced at $499, and include blue or inexperienced watch face backgrounds.

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