The ScanWatch Horizon, Withings’ newest hybrid smartwatch, combines a digital display with a conventional mechanical design. You can avoid the now-standard appearance of fitness wearables like Fitbit or Mi Bands by purchasing a Withings gadget. Furthermore, the deluge of notifications supplied by smartwatches isn’t a problem for individuals who like to keep things low-key.
The 43mm ScanWatch Horizon, according to Withings, sports an anti-reflective sapphire glass casing, a stainless steel rotating bezel, and bright watch hands that make it visible in low light. Deep dives are not possible due to the device’s water resistance of only 10 ATM. Above 100 meters, swimming, surfing, snorkeling, and other aquatic sports should all be doable. Omega and Rolex dive watches can endure depths of 300 meters (980 feet).
Although it is heavily influenced by diving watches, the ScanWatch Horizon can track over 30 different activities including cycling, jogging, walking, and swimming.
You may track your whereabouts using your phone’s GPS or a Bluetooth-enabled device. The battery can also last for up to 30 days before requiring recharging. Your data is synced to the Withings Health Mate (iOS and Android) app on your phone, allowing you to track your progress and integrate it with Google Fit, Strava, and other apps.
Heart rate and blood oxygen levels are monitored by the watch’s sensors to estimate your VO2 Max fitness level. It may ask the user to do a 30-second ECG that appears to be medical-level if it identifies an aberrant cardiac rhythm. Your sleep is also monitored by the ScanWatch Horizon. The Horizon, like the original ScanWatch, can detect and alert users to potential sleep apnea problems.
The ECG claims, in particular, are preventing the ScanWatch and ScanWatch Horizon from being sold in the United States while FDA approval is pending. The original clearance date of 2020 has been pushed back due to “exceptional circumstances.”
The FDA is in regular contact with Withings, according to the company, and clearance is expected “within weeks2.” It has already been approved by regulators in a number of countries, including Europe, Australia, and the United Kingdom, to name a few.
Smartwatches aren’t used by doctors to detect sleep apnea, and you shouldn’t either. While monitoring blood oxygen levels is critical for COVID– patients, wrist-worn sensors lack the precision of finger-mounted pulse oximeters.
In the United Kingdom, France, and Germany, the ScanWatch Horizon is now available for less than $500. It will be available in the United States after it has received FDA approval. According to Withings, this will happen by the end of the year. Though you’ll need to act quickly because it sold out within the first few days of its release.