Withings Scanwatch Horizon has sold out just a few days into its launch. The device is a luxury version of Scanwatch packed with medical grade health features in a divers-style design. Horizon comes with a rotating bezel, luminescent indexes and upgraded water resistance to 10 ATM.
It’s predecessor has been around for a couple of year snow. It is sold in European countries and some other regions but is yet to receive FDA approval for the US. Withings tells us this should to arrive any day now.
We reviewed the health tracking hybrid late last year and gave it a solid 8 out of 10 points. The timepiece is for those that want to keep tabs on health, activity and sleep, but in something that doesn’t look like a fitness tracker. On-demand electrocardiograms (ECGs), monitoring for heart irregularities, respiration during sleep and blood oxygen saturation are all there. As is the more basic activity and sports tracking functionality. No built-in GPS, though, just Connected GPS.
Withings Scanwatch Horizon – the hybrid gets a divers style revamp
Now the French outfit is building on the previous design and functionality, to come up with something slightly different. The original Scanwatch offers powerful health tracking with a touch of class. Horizon makes the device even more beautiful and elegant. Withings says the watch’s look has been inspired by the luxury diver watch tradition.
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The hybrid still packs an analogue face design, but this has been enhanced with features you’d find in high-end diving timepieces. This entails a stainless-steel rotating bezel with laser engraved markings incorporating the standard codes of diving practice. Horizon also has a sapphire-glass casing with anti-reflection coating and a titanium finish. Everything is made all the more beautiful thanks to Luminova hollow watch hands, indicators, and thick indices that allow it to be used in low light.
As you’d expect from a divers watch, the water-resistance has been boosted from 5ATM on its predecessor to 10 ATM. This makes Scanwatch Horizon conducive for activities such as swimming, snorkeling and water-sports.
Mind you, all the same, great health-tracking functionality is still there. This is coupled with excellent 30-day battery life. You can get an extra 20 days in power reserve mode. About two hours is how long it takes to charge from zero to full.
Withings Scanwatch Horizon sells out a few days into its launch
For now Scanwatch Horizon is only available in Europe. At least it was. Withings has announced that all the first units that were allocated to the UK and the rest of Europe have sold out. This is a limited edition watch but considering the high demand we’re guessing new stocks should be in soon.
Those who wish to purchase the timepiece can register their interest on the Withings website. The wearable sells for €499.95/£499.95 on the company’s site (check price on on Amazon). The 43mm display comes in a choice between Blue and Green. In the box you’ll also find a Oyster Metal Link wristband for the classic diver watch look and a fluoroelastomer band for more general sports usage.
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