Withings announces the stylish Steel HR Sport, available now for $200
An activity tracker that doesn't look like one.
Withings has reacquired itself from Nokia and is back with an all-new stylish fitness tracker, the Steel HR Sport. Back in 2014 the company launched its first fitness wearable that looked more like an analog watch, the Activité, and this follows pretty close in its footsteps, but with some obvious improvements. The Steel HR Sport (opens in new tab) maintains the look of a "regular" watch but continues to provide all of the fitness tracking features that you'd want in a wearable. It tracks your steps, distance, and calories burned, as well as your heart rate, sleep phases, swimming durations, and more.
It has a new feature called Smart Wake-up that will vibrate the watch on your wrist to help wake you up during optimal times of your sleep phases. The Sleep Smarter Program offers eight weeks of recommendations to help you sleep better, and during your awake hours the watch also can deliver notifications of SMS, calls, calendar events, and hundreds of other apps to your wrist so you don't have to mess with your phone as much. It syncs with the free Health Mate app, but can also tie into Google Fit, Apple Health, and more.
The watch itself is 40mm in size and comes with either a black or white face depending on your preference. Both come with a standard black and gray silicone band, though Withings is offering a few additional bands that you can use instead. Withings is selling a black and brown leather, as well as a red/black and black/red silicone band. The Steel HR Sport is already available for $199.95 from Withings, and it's also available at Amazon and other retailers, though shipping may be delayed on some configurations.
If you like the design of this new watch and the idea that it's not such an obvious wearable, but want to save a few bucks you may want to consider the Activité Steel (opens in new tab) or Activité Pop (opens in new tab) instead.
- See at Withings (opens in new tab)
- See at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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I might get this Watch since there is a MS Store app for it. We will have to see how good it is once I have it.