Withings Sensible ScanWatch Horizon appears like a diver’s watch

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Withings may have made one of the most sought-after smartwatches of the year. The new ScanWatch Horizon combines the already award-winning ScanWatch health and fitness technology in an extremely popular diving watch-style case and is equipped with either a blue or green dial and bezel to take advantage of the latest trends in watch design. While mechanical diving watches are popular, they are not well represented in the smartwatch space. It looks like Withings got the design just right for the Horizon.

The stainless steel case measures 43 mm – a little bit larger than the 42 mm ScanWatch – and is 13 mm thick, with flat, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal over the dial. The rotating bezel is also made of stainless steel and has laser-engraved minute markers, while the dial has oversized indexes and large hands with a luminescent coating. It is water resistant to 10ATM or 100 meters. You get a choice of straps in the box, with an Oyster metal link strap for a stylish everyday look or a fluoroelastomer strap for sports or diving.

There are two complications on the watch face, a simple pedometer display in the lower half to show progress toward your daily goal and a small PMOLED screen in the upper half that shows notifications and detailed health data. The watch’s sensors include a heart rate sensor, an SpO2 sensor for blood oxygen data, and electrodes for taking an electrocardiogram. The watch tracks 30 different workouts and sleep, has GPS and an altimeter to detect differences in altitude, and uses its sensors to warn of both atrial fibrillation and sleep-related breathing disorders.

Withings ScanWatch Horizon blue dial.

The battery in the ScanWatch Horizon is estimated to last 30 days before it needs to be charged. It uses Bluetooth Low Energy to connect to your phone when notifications appear on the small screen. The Withings Health Mate app is required and available for iOS and Android. Withings also added support for Apple Health, Google Fit, Strava and MyFitnessPal.

Withings ScanWatch Horizon green dial.

Withings will launch the ScanWatch Horizon in the UK on September 29 for £ 500, or around $ 677, which is almost double the price of the 42mm ScanWatch. It is sold through Withings’ own online shop and on Amazon. There is currently no US launch date, which is no surprise as Withings has still not released the original ScanWatch, presumably due to ongoing delays in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval process for such devices.

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