The new Withings ScanWatch is one of the most advanced health trackers you can buy and comes in the form of a hybrid smartwatch with a traditional analogue face and a 30-day battery life. The ScanWatch comes in two sizes, with either a black or white face. The 38mm size costs £249.95 but it is the larger 42mm size costing £279.95 that is reviewed here. The new watch is the French tech firm’s latest in a line of hybrid smartwatches first launched in 2014. They all pack health tracking and a small amount of smarts, including smartphone notifications, into attractive traditional analogue timepieces that outlast all the true-smartwatch competition on battery life. The ScanWatch improves on health tracking with the addition of heart rate tracking and irregular pattern notifications, electrocardiogram (ECG), blood oxygen saturation, respiratory tracking during sleep and longer battery life. Gadget credentials aside, the ScanWatch is extremely attractive. Available with white or black dials, it is the minimalist antidote to your traditional smartwatch clutter, reminding me more of some of the extremely expensive luxury watches from Swiss and German firms. The cover glass is made of sapphire, which is the scratch-resistant glass fitted to traditional Swiss watches. The… Read full this story
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