I attempted out the model new Withings ScanWatch about six months in the past, and concluded that it was a fantastic smartwatch for individuals who prioritize their well being over sporting a tiny iPhone-like machine on their wrists. Right now, 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’m all the time somewhat confused by “dive watches”. Positive, the 10-bar water resistance means that you could go to 100 meters (300 ft), which is deeper than any leisure diver would — however for those who’re going to these depths, you’d be nicely suggested to convey an actual dive pc alongside. Nonetheless, the model is snazzy; the luminescent watch face and the rotating bezel make it look even much less like a sensible watch, which is a bonus, for those who, like me, care about such issues.

Carrying a $499 price ticket, it isn’t low-cost, however with a formidable set of health-focused options and beauty, it’s nonetheless fairly priced. The watch can go as much as a month on a single cost, and might run ECGs, coronary heart fee and O2 sensors, exercise monitoring and sleep monitoring.

“The luxurious design and strong well being options of ScanWatch Horizon are a fantastic complement to the present ScanWatch line and we’re delighted to convey it to the U.S.,” mentioned Mathieu Letombe, CEO of Withings. “Subtle well being gadgets that monitor superior vitals should not have to seem like hospital tools. With the unique ScanWatch, the elegant Rose Gold model and now ScanWatch Horizon, we have now a mode choice to fulfill each trend choice, social event and finances.”

Out there in blue and inexperienced. Picture Credit: Withings.

Certainly. The watches can be found from at the moment, priced at $499, and are available with blue or inexperienced watch face backgrounds.

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