Move Hybrid Smartwatch
The Withings Move is an Activity Tracking Watch that provides activity and sleep tracking to help you go the distance with its 6-18 month battery life, water resistance, and great style.
- 24/7 SEAMLESS TRACKING – Automatic walk, run, swim, bike & 10+ activities recognized. Plus calories burned & distance.
- SLEEP TRACKING – Wake to a Sleep Score based on light & deep sleep cycles, interruptions, depth & regularity, Smart Wake-Up with a silent alarm.
- CONNECTED GPS – Launch a workout via the side button and after your session get a route map in Health Mate with distance, elevation and pace.
- AUTOMATIC SYNCHRONIZATION – Visualize trends and data on your smartphone with the free Health Mate app (iOS and Android?).
- GOES THE DISTANCE – Up to 18 month battery life and water resistant up to 50m.
Bit more plastcky than I thought, but still very good, could do with a longer strap though.
Teresa,Paul W. Steder Jr. –
The tracking on the watch was off by 3000 steps compared with a Withings Go that I have used for two years and is fairly accurate. My contact with Withings was not at all helpful. I was referred to a chat help line that kept asking what was wrong with my computer. I returned the device to Amazon.
Rick Soper –
When I tell people this is a smart tracker their jaws drop… this is a cool looking watch, it’s light, and it does an awesome job of tracking steps, allows you to track pulse, and gives you readings on your sleep patterns. And the battery literally last forever… or at least it seems like that, which makes this a great alternative to the boxy iwatches that are completely unattractive
Edmond Dantes –
had it for less than a week when i notied the crystal had received a scratch.a week later, brushed it against a wall in the home, and the black paint on the body had scratched off.i knew its plastic build would be a problem from day 1, but the speed at which it was damaged was disappointing.
Paul R. –
I wanted so much to love this, but there are just too many issues.The worst is that it seems to be off on the step count by as much as 2/3. I tested it, and after taking 1000 steps (I counted every one), it measured about 350 of them.The sleep tracking is helpful, but when I wake up in the morning I have a heck of a time trying to get it to sync. Most of the time I end up having to restart my phone entirely to get it to sync.I tried so hard to justify it, because it is sleek and it looks nice, but unfortunately, I have to return it.
I’ve used several Withings watches in the past but this has to be the worst by far. I’ve used the same “Activity Pop” for the past 3 years with no issues but the Move’s face filled with water the first time we went swimming (7 days after purchasing). It appears that along the edge of the glass there is some kind of hair-line crack that let the water right in. Super-light usage so the crack was likely there when it came. I reached out to Withings for a replacement… Finger crossed.
The watch I bought does NOT track swimming. I owned a Withings Activite Pop for years and I know how it should work. Indeed, swimmign was the principal activity I wished to track. None of my swim sessions register on the app using this model of watch. The “customer service” I received has been appalling – they keep telling me they can find no fault and their “developers are looking into it”. Either it is defective or it is being mis-sold as a device capable of tracking swimming. Withings can not have it BOTH ways.
I am a person that was looking for an activity tracker that does not look like an activity tracker. I really wanted something that would be a visual reminder to how active I have been in the day, not something that will tell me up to the step movement. I find that this watch works perfectly for what i wanted. The app will track a lot of other metrics for me, but the watch itself is a simple design.I like the analog, classic look of the move I bought. It looks professional and can be worn with many different looks. I like that it is a regular wrist band that is made of calf leather. I have had issues in the past with Fitbit bands making my skin irritated and falling off at random intervals cause of how it snaps on. I also like that the watch does not need to be charged. It is a regulation watch battery. I’ve had a bunch of issues with both the charge and charge HR with their batteries stop holding charge in 10 months or less. Even the replacements I got under warranty ended up having battery issues. The Move has no issues when I’ve taken showers, washed dishes or frequently wash my hands due to being a nurse. The watch has been banged multiple times and has not scratched.The steps are tracked in the app. The watch has a dial that shows in percentage of the goal you have made for the day daily goal. It is in increments of 10. The watch sets itself when you sync the watch with your phone app. When you want to track activity during a certain activity, hold the button on the watch once and the hands will reset to both on the 12 position and track amount of time on activity. If you hit the button twice, the watch will bounce between tracking activity time and the proper time. I found this out by reading about the watch on the Withings webpage. That is one of my biggest issues with the watch, is that the directions that came with it do not fully explain the features of the watch. To really see what the watch is capable of, I would suggest going online to the website.
Celia Fulton Walden –
I really, really wanted to love this watch. It looks GREAT and feels great on the wrist … BUT, in the end, it is just not a good value for the money. Maybe the much more expensive version is better, but you’re still stuck with a mediocre app, so not sure it is worth the money.1) You can barely read the steps dial on the face, and its position is really confusing when the watch hands are in certain positions2) It drops the connection to my Samsung Note 9 constantly. Always having to reconnect the device.3) The app is awful. The worst part about the app is it is constantly trying to get you to buy other Withings products or download other apps in order to have more functionality. This really highlights how little this watch really does. In addition, sleep monitoring was weak compared to other fitness trackers I have had like Garmin or Fitbit. Garmin’s app is great, and I am exchanging this watch for a Garmin watch that does way more and is only $50 more.Gorgeous watch, not worth the money if you want fitness tracking.ADDENDUM: I went back and did more research on hybrid fitness watches, and decided instead to try the Withings Steel HR because I LOVED the feel and look of the Move so much. WHAT A DIFFERENCE! It is a lot more expensive, but worth it, I think. The app still isn’t the best, but since the watch has more functionality, that app can do its job. The Steel HR is easy to read, comfortable, tracks everything I want, and has a stupendous battery life with quick recharge. Its easy to read too without a persnickety touch screen. Worth the money in my book.
Yesterday my battery gave me a warning, saying it was now on power save mode and that I had three months to replace the battery. I replaced it today. So the battery only lasted 4 months in total, whereas it’s supposed to last 18. (I do sync the watch almost daily, which uses Bluetooth and therefore battery).That being said this is the most useful sleep tracker I’ve found given that you don’t have to recharge it.The sleep data isn’t perfect; it sometimes thinks a morning meditation is me going back to bed (fair enough) but also it doesn’t notice afternoon naps, even if they are a few hours.The strap isn’t lovely so I put a leather one on and it’s now pretty good.If you want to record exercise you have to press a button at the beginning and end of the exercise.If you want to record sleep without having to recharge your device often, this is really very good, but if you want exercise data id go elsewhere.Also the watch can update time zones by syncing with your phone when you go abroad, which is pretty cool.Wish I could turn off the step counter, but not an option. Annoying for me as it’s just wasting my battery.Someone charged me £20 to replace the battery which I think is a rip off, next time I will do it myself CR2340 batteries are cheap on Amazon
Pros : Nice looking, comfortable, step counter accurate and text messages showing on watch screen is Handy.Cons : The sleep monitor is inaccurate, records as asleep if reading or on phone in bed. Heart rate monitor doesn’t function correctly when in the gym showing ridiculously high and ridiculously low readings ( I’ve confirmed it’s not my actual heart rate that is fluctuating wildly!)Haven’t yet tried it when swimming
Looks nice, keeps time well and easy to sync with the app so gives you an idea of your activity and sleep levels. Can add different activities and set yourself goals easily on the app and it lets you know how you are doing. However, I guess the watch contains a movement detector and the app does all the calculations so it is not very accurate. Regularly my phone will tell me I’ve walked over 2000 steps more than the watch says, and I don’t carry my phone when I’m at home or work. Not needed to change the battery yet so can’t comment. In summary it’s great value if you just want a quick comparison of activity/sleep patterns but if you want accuracy you will need to spend more.Added later: step count is appalling inaccurate unless you swing your arms like a lunatic when you walk. So generally walking around your house or if you are carrying anything your steps do not count. But you can shake your arms and these count as steps! Disappointed.
I already have a Withings “Pop” which I’ve had for a long time and got on well with, so I thought I’d treat myself to a better version. I’m a bit disappointed as I don’t find it better, in fact I don’t think it tracks as well as the original. Added to that the battery ran out quite quickly and, as shop are closed just now due to the pandemic, I can’t get it replaced. It’s impossible to replace it myself – there doesn’t seem to be any way to remove the housing without professional tools – another minus as I can easily replace the battery in the “Pop” I has put me right off the brand now and I will look for something else entirely.