Withings Steel HR Sport Smartwatch

Withings Steel HR Sport Smartwatch

Get the most our of your working with Withings Steel HR Sport Smartwatch. The Steel HR Sport timepiece is stylish for all occasions and tracks every step you take. Wake up and get your sleep analysis & insights, improve your healthy lifestyle. The Withings Steel has style & class that match it’s functionality.

Summary

Much like previous Withings watches, the Steel HR Sport offers a solid fitness tracker in an attractive package. This isn’t the full fitness tracker & smartwatch, but it’s not trying to be, it’s a hybrid. It is lacking in the fitness tracking & smartwatch arena, but has a surplus in the classic timepiece features. The HR in the name implies Heart Rate monitor, which you’ll notice in the Nokia Steel HR which is a sibling to this watch.

Who’s it for?

If you’re looking for a fitness tracker that doesn’t look like a square on your wrist, the Withings Steel HR Sport is your watch.

The hybrid design makes it a favorite fitness trackers that can be left on your wrist all day and all night, at work, at the gym, even at a dinner party.

This is an upgrade to the Nokia Steel HR, mostly by adding the GPS functionality.

What’s Good?

Smartwatches have finally moved away from the square designs and moved back towards the classic timepiece shapes. Withings has a winner when it comes to style & class. With a battery that can last up to 1 month this smartwatch can be worn non-stop just like a classic watch. While this still isn’t a full smartwatch, it does have GPS features in it to track your routes.

What’s Bad?

Notifications are buggy and lacking when compared to a it’s smarter cousins. Fitness tracking features are limited, price is a little on the high side when compared to features in competitors. Again, this is a hybrid and it may lack some of the smarter features but makes up for htem with extended battery.

Technical Specs/Setup/Operation

GPS & Step Tracking are included and accurate out of the box. Sleep tracking compares to it’s competitors, which are all questionable if you ask me, I sometimes log a nap in the middle of the day on my sleep trackers even though I’m sitting up at my desk watching my watch but that applies to all of the sleep trackers. Heart Rate monitoring seems to work well or a little above average. It hooks into Health Mate on your phone, which is the former Nokia app, once you have that setup the tracking will start automatically. It’s as accurate as other wrist HR’s. The V02 max is an upgrade, which estimates your oxygen consumption, while it spits out a number for your O2 we don’t have much to compare to at this point in time.

Conclusion

If you are moving from a classic watch to a smartwatch but don’t want to go all the way, this is a great choice. It serves as a classic watch & fitness tracker all the while appearing as and behaving as a classic watch. At ~$200 or a little under it’s pricey for a fitness tracker, pricey for a classic watch and cheap for a smartwatch, but maybe perfect for a hybrid.

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