Withings is back with another smartwatch disguised as a traditional watch.
The ScanWatch Horizon takes inspiration from “luxury dive watches” like the cult classic Submariner, using sapphire glass to protect the dial, a stainless-steel rotating bezel and luminescent watch hands and indications.
However, unlike diver watches, this smartwatch has only 10 ATM resistance, so it can only handle light activities like surfing or swimming.
And, since it’s a smartwatch, it has tracking for those activities too.
It can track more than 30 activities, from swimming to running, and uses Bluetooth to connect to your phone’s GPS to track your routes.
To see your data and adjust your workouts, the ScanWatch Horizon connects to the Withings Health Mate app on your phone, which also connects with popular services like Strava, Apple Health or Google fit.
It also has a blood oxygen and heart rate sensor. It features a prompt to take 30-second ECG readings and, thanks to its sleep tracking, can help you find out if you have sleep apnea.
It’s worth noting that the ScanWatch Horizon will soon have FDA Clearance (Withings says it’s waiting for the paperwork) and already has the regulatory approval needed to perform ECGs in Europe, the UK and Australia. Considering the grey area and confusing marketing slang found in healthcare gadgets, this clearance makes the device a tempting buy.
The Withings ScanWatch Horizon is already up on sale in those regions, retailing for €499.95/£499.95, and will hit US shelves sometime in the last part of the year, once the FDA Clearance is obtained.