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Withings Steel HR Sport Hybrid Smartwatch

The Withings Steel HR Sport is a hybrid smart watch which elegantly blends smart functionality with a stylish mechanical look.

  • Heart rate tracking – Maximize your workouts with continuous heart rate and in-depth reporting plus daily and overnight HR
  • Workout mode w/connected GPS – Maps your session with distance, elevation and pace and now enjoy Strava integration
  • Fitness level – Assesses your cardiovascular capacity when running based on V02 max estimation
  • Goes the distance – Water resistant up to 50m, 25 days of battery life on one charge, durable stainless steel case
  • Sleep tracking – Wake to a Sleep Score based on light & deep sleep cycles, interruptions, depth & regularity plus enjoy a silent vibrating alarm
  • Smart notifications – Call, text, event and app notifications from your smartphone
  • Battery – The charging time is approximately 2 hours to 100% and about 1 hour to 80%.The battery life is Up to 5 days in workout mode and +20 additional days in power reserve mode (time and activity tracking only)

At ebay.com you can purchase a Withings Steel HR Sport 40mm Smartwatch for only $31.00., which is 84% less than the cost in Amazon.com ($199.95). The cheapest price was found on February 3, 2023 1:09 am. – View Buying Options

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93 Reviews for Withings Steel HR Sport Watch

  1. JL

    A lot of my friends have smartwatches, but I just did not have a desire to own one, as I liked how traditional watches looked, and I did not need all the bells and whistles an Apple Watch offered. I also was turned off by the need to charge my phone every 1-2 days.Frankly, I wanted something that looked like a normal watch, but that could give me very basic notifications – calls, texts, work e-mails, and alarms. I didn’t need Facebook, Twitter or third party notifications; steps, heart rate, sleep tracking, etc., were great, but, again, they were not must-haves for me. My phone is often on silent/vibrate, and, when the phone is in my pocket, I often don’t feel the phone vibrate. Given my office job, I also don’t like having my ringer set too high and causing a disruption.For a year or so, I wore a traditional time piece on my left wrist, while wearing a Xiaomi Mi Band 2 on my right wrist, as the Mi Band worked well for notifications and alarms. However, I finally decided I’d prefer to just wear one device – preferably something resembling a watch – so I started looking into products that would address my very specific preferences.At first, I was interested in the Chronos and Trivoly, two companies that made smart disks that attached to the bottom of your analog watch, and which would provide vibrating notifications. However, the reviews for both products looked terrible, and it appears both companies are dead in the water. I also looked at smart watch straps, but those companies also failed to bring their products to market.After doing some research, I zeroed in on hybrid smartwatches. At first, I tried out two Skagen hybrids – the Jorn and the the Hagen (my local TJ Maxx had them for less than $75). I liked that they looked like normal, analog watches, and they were powered by a battery that needed to be replaced every 4-6 months. While some reviews complained the watches did not give you any indication what the notification was for, I felt like this was a reasonable tradeoff – I’d have a watch that was a watch first, but which provided notifications, even though I would not initially know what that notification was, i.e., I’d still have to pull my phone out of my pocket.However, while they are made by the same company and ran the same software, the Jorn did not have an alarm feature. More importantly, I felt like the vibration motor on both Skagens was so weak that, unless I was expecting a call, text or email, I would miss the notification altogether. This defeated the purpose of buying a hybrid smartwatch. I also considered other hybrids made by Fossil, but preferred a more conservative and cleaner watch face.I also considered the Garmin Vivomove HR, along with hybrid smartwatches by Martian, but I was turned off by the reviews, and I was not a fan of the designs. I also considered a company called Kronaby, but I did not feel comfortable spending $350+ for a piece of technology from a company I had never heard of.Enter Withings/Nokia. I loved the way they looked, but I had disregarded it in the past because their original product, the Steel, did not have notifications. This changed with the Steel HR and the Steel HR Sport. First, I preferred a 40mm face, which eliminated 2 of the 3 versions of the Steel HR that have 36mm faces. The 40mm version of the Steel HR only came with a black face, while both versions of the Steel HR Sport had 40mm faces, and came in both black and white. What’s also great is that the Steel HR and Steel HR sport have this discrete screen that show notifications.At first, I thought the black-faced watch would look better, and it would conceal the notification screen better. However, while the black Steel HR and Steel HR Sport do conceal the notification screen, I found the hour and minute markings to be too light, and the hour and minute hands to be too thin. This really became a problem if I was trying to read the time in anything but direct light. Basically, with the black-faced watches, they were unreadable in anything but direct light. As a lot of the reviews have stated, this is due to how reflective that mineral glass is. In addition, I felt like the minute and hour markers on the Steel HR (the straight lines) were so light that it was hard to tell time. Though I might be wrong, I suspected it would be hard to tell time even with the white-faced 36mm Steel HR.I thought that the white-faced Steel HR Sport would not look as good as the black one, but my presumption turned out to be wrong. I’ve only had the white Steel HR sport for about two weeks, but I am loving it. It looks like a classic watch, and I get call, text, work e-mail notifications, and alarms. Unlike the black-faced Steel HR and Steel HR Sport, the time is easy to read. It’s still hard to read the time in darkness, as there’s no lume on the hands, but the readability of the white-faced watch is significantly better than that of the black-faced watch.In addition, the product’s battery is supposed to last up to 25 days. Two weeks after fully charging the watch, the app tells me the battery is at 61%. Not bad, though I also have not yet used the watch for workouts of any kind.As an added bonus, this watch uses a standard (and very common) 20mm watch band, so I replaced the perforated silicone sport band w/ a brown leather band, which goes well with my typical business casual work attire.A number of reviews complained about how easily scratched the mineral glass is. Since I’ve only owned the watch approximately two weeks, I have not noticed any scratches. However, I also bought a screen protector to prevent future scratches (IQ Shield brand).Time will tell how durable the Steel HR Sport is. While I tend to be very cautious with anything I buy, I am not going to be terribly upset if the watch lasts a year or two, as I paid $150 after tax (through Amazon Warehouse).So, in summation, I recommend the Steel HR Sport, but only in white.

  2. JL

    A lot of my friends have smartwatches, but I just did not have a desire to own one, as I liked how traditional watches looked, and I did not need all the bells and whistles an Apple Watch offered. I also was turned off by the need to charge my phone every 1-2 days.Frankly, I wanted something that looked like a normal watch, but that could give me very basic notifications – calls, texts, work e-mails, and alarms. I didn’t need Facebook, Twitter or third party notifications; steps, heart rate, sleep tracking, etc., were great, but, again, they were not must-haves for me. My phone is often on silent/vibrate, and, when the phone is in my pocket, I often don’t feel the phone vibrate. Given my office job, I also don’t like having my ringer set too high and causing a disruption.For a year or so, I wore a traditional time piece on my left wrist, while wearing a Xiaomi Mi Band 2 on my right wrist, as the Mi Band worked well for notifications and alarms. However, I finally decided I’d prefer to just wear one device – preferably something resembling a watch – so I started looking into products that would address my very specific preferences.At first, I was interested in the Chronos and Trivoly, two companies that made smart disks that attached to the bottom of your analog watch, and which would provide vibrating notifications. However, the reviews for both products looked terrible, and it appears both companies are dead in the water. I also looked at smart watch straps, but those companies also failed to bring their products to market.After doing some research, I zeroed in on hybrid smartwatches. At first, I tried out two Skagen hybrids – the Jorn and the the Hagen (my local TJ Maxx had them for less than $75). I liked that they looked like normal, analog watches, and they were powered by a battery that needed to be replaced every 4-6 months. While some reviews complained the watches did not give you any indication what the notification was for, I felt like this was a reasonable tradeoff – I’d have a watch that was a watch first, but which provided notifications, even though I would not initially know what that notification was, i.e., I’d still have to pull my phone out of my pocket.However, while they are made by the same company and ran the same software, the Jorn did not have an alarm feature. More importantly, I felt like the vibration motor on both Skagens was so weak that, unless I was expecting a call, text or email, I would miss the notification altogether. This defeated the purpose of buying a hybrid smartwatch. I also considered other hybrids made by Fossil, but preferred a more conservative and cleaner watch face.I also considered the Garmin Vivomove HR, along with hybrid smartwatches by Martian, but I was turned off by the reviews, and I was not a fan of the designs. I also considered a company called Kronaby, but I did not feel comfortable spending $350+ for a piece of technology from a company I had never heard of.Enter Withings/Nokia. I loved the way they looked, but I had disregarded it in the past because their original product, the Steel, did not have notifications. This changed with the Steel HR and the Steel HR Sport. First, I preferred a 40mm face, which eliminated 2 of the 3 versions of the Steel HR that have 36mm faces. The 40mm version of the Steel HR only came with a black face, while both versions of the Steel HR Sport had 40mm faces, and came in both black and white. What’s also great is that the Steel HR and Steel HR sport have this discrete screen that show notifications.At first, I thought the black-faced watch would look better, and it would conceal the notification screen better. However, while the black Steel HR and Steel HR Sport do conceal the notification screen, I found the hour and minute markings to be too light, and the hour and minute hands to be too thin. This really became a problem if I was trying to read the time in anything but direct light. Basically, with the black-faced watches, they were unreadable in anything but direct light. As a lot of the reviews have stated, this is due to how reflective that mineral glass is. In addition, I felt like the minute and hour markers on the Steel HR (the straight lines) were so light that it was hard to tell time. Though I might be wrong, I suspected it would be hard to tell time even with the white-faced 36mm Steel HR.I thought that the white-faced Steel HR Sport would not look as good as the black one, but my presumption turned out to be wrong. I’ve only had the white Steel HR sport for about two weeks, but I am loving it. It looks like a classic watch, and I get call, text, work e-mail notifications, and alarms. Unlike the black-faced Steel HR and Steel HR Sport, the time is easy to read. It’s still hard to read the time in darkness, as there’s no lume on the hands, but the readability of the white-faced watch is significantly better than that of the black-faced watch.In addition, the product’s battery is supposed to last up to 25 days. Two weeks after fully charging the watch, the app tells me the battery is at 61%. Not bad, though I also have not yet used the watch for workouts of any kind.As an added bonus, this watch uses a standard (and very common) 20mm watch band, so I replaced the perforated silicone sport band w/ a brown leather band, which goes well with my typical business casual work attire.A number of reviews complained about how easily scratched the mineral glass is. Since I’ve only owned the watch approximately two weeks, I have not noticed any scratches. However, I also bought a screen protector to prevent future scratches (IQ Shield brand).Time will tell how durable the Steel HR Sport is. While I tend to be very cautious with anything I buy, I am not going to be terribly upset if the watch lasts a year or two, as I paid $150 after tax (through Amazon Warehouse).So, in summation, I recommend the Steel HR Sport, but only in white.

  3. JL

    A lot of my friends have smartwatches, but I just did not have a desire to own one, as I liked how traditional watches looked, and I did not need all the bells and whistles an Apple Watch offered. I also was turned off by the need to charge my phone every 1-2 days.Frankly, I wanted something that looked like a normal watch, but that could give me very basic notifications – calls, texts, work e-mails, and alarms. I didn’t need Facebook, Twitter or third party notifications; steps, heart rate, sleep tracking, etc., were great, but, again, they were not must-haves for me. My phone is often on silent/vibrate, and, when the phone is in my pocket, I often don’t feel the phone vibrate. Given my office job, I also don’t like having my ringer set too high and causing a disruption.For a year or so, I wore a traditional time piece on my left wrist, while wearing a Xiaomi Mi Band 2 on my right wrist, as the Mi Band worked well for notifications and alarms. However, I finally decided I’d prefer to just wear one device – preferably something resembling a watch – so I started looking into products that would address my very specific preferences.At first, I was interested in the Chronos and Trivoly, two companies that made smart disks that attached to the bottom of your analog watch, and which would provide vibrating notifications. However, the reviews for both products looked terrible, and it appears both companies are dead in the water. I also looked at smart watch straps, but those companies also failed to bring their products to market.After doing some research, I zeroed in on hybrid smartwatches. At first, I tried out two Skagen hybrids – the Jorn and the the Hagen (my local TJ Maxx had them for less than $75). I liked that they looked like normal, analog watches, and they were powered by a battery that needed to be replaced every 4-6 months. While some reviews complained the watches did not give you any indication what the notification was for, I felt like this was a reasonable tradeoff – I’d have a watch that was a watch first, but which provided notifications, even though I would not initially know what that notification was, i.e., I’d still have to pull my phone out of my pocket.However, while they are made by the same company and ran the same software, the Jorn did not have an alarm feature. More importantly, I felt like the vibration motor on both Skagens was so weak that, unless I was expecting a call, text or email, I would miss the notification altogether. This defeated the purpose of buying a hybrid smartwatch. I also considered other hybrids made by Fossil, but preferred a more conservative and cleaner watch face.I also considered the Garmin Vivomove HR, along with hybrid smartwatches by Martian, but I was turned off by the reviews, and I was not a fan of the designs. I also considered a company called Kronaby, but I did not feel comfortable spending $350+ for a piece of technology from a company I had never heard of.Enter Withings/Nokia. I loved the way they looked, but I had disregarded it in the past because their original product, the Steel, did not have notifications. This changed with the Steel HR and the Steel HR Sport. First, I preferred a 40mm face, which eliminated 2 of the 3 versions of the Steel HR that have 36mm faces. The 40mm version of the Steel HR only came with a black face, while both versions of the Steel HR Sport had 40mm faces, and came in both black and white. What’s also great is that the Steel HR and Steel HR sport have this discrete screen that show notifications.At first, I thought the black-faced watch would look better, and it would conceal the notification screen better. However, while the black Steel HR and Steel HR Sport do conceal the notification screen, I found the hour and minute markings to be too light, and the hour and minute hands to be too thin. This really became a problem if I was trying to read the time in anything but direct light. Basically, with the black-faced watches, they were unreadable in anything but direct light. As a lot of the reviews have stated, this is due to how reflective that mineral glass is. In addition, I felt like the minute and hour markers on the Steel HR (the straight lines) were so light that it was hard to tell time. Though I might be wrong, I suspected it would be hard to tell time even with the white-faced 36mm Steel HR.I thought that the white-faced Steel HR Sport would not look as good as the black one, but my presumption turned out to be wrong. I’ve only had the white Steel HR sport for about two weeks, but I am loving it. It looks like a classic watch, and I get call, text, work e-mail notifications, and alarms. Unlike the black-faced Steel HR and Steel HR Sport, the time is easy to read. It’s still hard to read the time in darkness, as there’s no lume on the hands, but the readability of the white-faced watch is significantly better than that of the black-faced watch.In addition, the product’s battery is supposed to last up to 25 days. Two weeks after fully charging the watch, the app tells me the battery is at 61%. Not bad, though I also have not yet used the watch for workouts of any kind.As an added bonus, this watch uses a standard (and very common) 20mm watch band, so I replaced the perforated silicone sport band w/ a brown leather band, which goes well with my typical business casual work attire.A number of reviews complained about how easily scratched the mineral glass is. Since I’ve only owned the watch approximately two weeks, I have not noticed any scratches. However, I also bought a screen protector to prevent future scratches (IQ Shield brand).Time will tell how durable the Steel HR Sport is. While I tend to be very cautious with anything I buy, I am not going to be terribly upset if the watch lasts a year or two, as I paid $150 after tax (through Amazon Warehouse).So, in summation, I recommend the Steel HR Sport, but only in white.

  4. JL

    A lot of my friends have smartwatches, but I just did not have a desire to own one, as I liked how traditional watches looked, and I did not need all the bells and whistles an Apple Watch offered. I also was turned off by the need to charge my phone every 1-2 days.Frankly, I wanted something that looked like a normal watch, but that could give me very basic notifications – calls, texts, work e-mails, and alarms. I didn’t need Facebook, Twitter or third party notifications; steps, heart rate, sleep tracking, etc., were great, but, again, they were not must-haves for me. My phone is often on silent/vibrate, and, when the phone is in my pocket, I often don’t feel the phone vibrate. Given my office job, I also don’t like having my ringer set too high and causing a disruption.For a year or so, I wore a traditional time piece on my left wrist, while wearing a Xiaomi Mi Band 2 on my right wrist, as the Mi Band worked well for notifications and alarms. However, I finally decided I’d prefer to just wear one device – preferably something resembling a watch – so I started looking into products that would address my very specific preferences.At first, I was interested in the Chronos and Trivoly, two companies that made smart disks that attached to the bottom of your analog watch, and which would provide vibrating notifications. However, the reviews for both products looked terrible, and it appears both companies are dead in the water. I also looked at smart watch straps, but those companies also failed to bring their products to market.After doing some research, I zeroed in on hybrid smartwatches. At first, I tried out two Skagen hybrids – the Jorn and the the Hagen (my local TJ Maxx had them for less than $75). I liked that they looked like normal, analog watches, and they were powered by a battery that needed to be replaced every 4-6 months. While some reviews complained the watches did not give you any indication what the notification was for, I felt like this was a reasonable tradeoff – I’d have a watch that was a watch first, but which provided notifications, even though I would not initially know what that notification was, i.e., I’d still have to pull my phone out of my pocket.However, while they are made by the same company and ran the same software, the Jorn did not have an alarm feature. More importantly, I felt like the vibration motor on both Skagens was so weak that, unless I was expecting a call, text or email, I would miss the notification altogether. This defeated the purpose of buying a hybrid smartwatch. I also considered other hybrids made by Fossil, but preferred a more conservative and cleaner watch face.I also considered the Garmin Vivomove HR, along with hybrid smartwatches by Martian, but I was turned off by the reviews, and I was not a fan of the designs. I also considered a company called Kronaby, but I did not feel comfortable spending $350+ for a piece of technology from a company I had never heard of.Enter Withings/Nokia. I loved the way they looked, but I had disregarded it in the past because their original product, the Steel, did not have notifications. This changed with the Steel HR and the Steel HR Sport. First, I preferred a 40mm face, which eliminated 2 of the 3 versions of the Steel HR that have 36mm faces. The 40mm version of the Steel HR only came with a black face, while both versions of the Steel HR Sport had 40mm faces, and came in both black and white. What’s also great is that the Steel HR and Steel HR sport have this discrete screen that show notifications.At first, I thought the black-faced watch would look better, and it would conceal the notification screen better. However, while the black Steel HR and Steel HR Sport do conceal the notification screen, I found the hour and minute markings to be too light, and the hour and minute hands to be too thin. This really became a problem if I was trying to read the time in anything but direct light. Basically, with the black-faced watches, they were unreadable in anything but direct light. As a lot of the reviews have stated, this is due to how reflective that mineral glass is. In addition, I felt like the minute and hour markers on the Steel HR (the straight lines) were so light that it was hard to tell time. Though I might be wrong, I suspected it would be hard to tell time even with the white-faced 36mm Steel HR.I thought that the white-faced Steel HR Sport would not look as good as the black one, but my presumption turned out to be wrong. I’ve only had the white Steel HR sport for about two weeks, but I am loving it. It looks like a classic watch, and I get call, text, work e-mail notifications, and alarms. Unlike the black-faced Steel HR and Steel HR Sport, the time is easy to read. It’s still hard to read the time in darkness, as there’s no lume on the hands, but the readability of the white-faced watch is significantly better than that of the black-faced watch.In addition, the product’s battery is supposed to last up to 25 days. Two weeks after fully charging the watch, the app tells me the battery is at 61%. Not bad, though I also have not yet used the watch for workouts of any kind.As an added bonus, this watch uses a standard (and very common) 20mm watch band, so I replaced the perforated silicone sport band w/ a brown leather band, which goes well with my typical business casual work attire.A number of reviews complained about how easily scratched the mineral glass is. Since I’ve only owned the watch approximately two weeks, I have not noticed any scratches. However, I also bought a screen protector to prevent future scratches (IQ Shield brand).Time will tell how durable the Steel HR Sport is. While I tend to be very cautious with anything I buy, I am not going to be terribly upset if the watch lasts a year or two, as I paid $150 after tax (through Amazon Warehouse).So, in summation, I recommend the Steel HR Sport, but only in white.

  5. JL

    A lot of my friends have smartwatches, but I just did not have a desire to own one, as I liked how traditional watches looked, and I did not need all the bells and whistles an Apple Watch offered. I also was turned off by the need to charge my phone every 1-2 days.Frankly, I wanted something that looked like a normal watch, but that could give me very basic notifications – calls, texts, work e-mails, and alarms. I didn’t need Facebook, Twitter or third party notifications; steps, heart rate, sleep tracking, etc., were great, but, again, they were not must-haves for me. My phone is often on silent/vibrate, and, when the phone is in my pocket, I often don’t feel the phone vibrate. Given my office job, I also don’t like having my ringer set too high and causing a disruption.For a year or so, I wore a traditional time piece on my left wrist, while wearing a Xiaomi Mi Band 2 on my right wrist, as the Mi Band worked well for notifications and alarms. However, I finally decided I’d prefer to just wear one device – preferably something resembling a watch – so I started looking into products that would address my very specific preferences.At first, I was interested in the Chronos and Trivoly, two companies that made smart disks that attached to the bottom of your analog watch, and which would provide vibrating notifications. However, the reviews for both products looked terrible, and it appears both companies are dead in the water. I also looked at smart watch straps, but those companies also failed to bring their products to market.After doing some research, I zeroed in on hybrid smartwatches. At first, I tried out two Skagen hybrids – the Jorn and the the Hagen (my local TJ Maxx had them for less than $75). I liked that they looked like normal, analog watches, and they were powered by a battery that needed to be replaced every 4-6 months. While some reviews complained the watches did not give you any indication what the notification was for, I felt like this was a reasonable tradeoff – I’d have a watch that was a watch first, but which provided notifications, even though I would not initially know what that notification was, i.e., I’d still have to pull my phone out of my pocket.However, while they are made by the same company and ran the same software, the Jorn did not have an alarm feature. More importantly, I felt like the vibration motor on both Skagens was so weak that, unless I was expecting a call, text or email, I would miss the notification altogether. This defeated the purpose of buying a hybrid smartwatch. I also considered other hybrids made by Fossil, but preferred a more conservative and cleaner watch face.I also considered the Garmin Vivomove HR, along with hybrid smartwatches by Martian, but I was turned off by the reviews, and I was not a fan of the designs. I also considered a company called Kronaby, but I did not feel comfortable spending $350+ for a piece of technology from a company I had never heard of.Enter Withings/Nokia. I loved the way they looked, but I had disregarded it in the past because their original product, the Steel, did not have notifications. This changed with the Steel HR and the Steel HR Sport. First, I preferred a 40mm face, which eliminated 2 of the 3 versions of the Steel HR that have 36mm faces. The 40mm version of the Steel HR only came with a black face, while both versions of the Steel HR Sport had 40mm faces, and came in both black and white. What’s also great is that the Steel HR and Steel HR sport have this discrete screen that show notifications.At first, I thought the black-faced watch would look better, and it would conceal the notification screen better. However, while the black Steel HR and Steel HR Sport do conceal the notification screen, I found the hour and minute markings to be too light, and the hour and minute hands to be too thin. This really became a problem if I was trying to read the time in anything but direct light. Basically, with the black-faced watches, they were unreadable in anything but direct light. As a lot of the reviews have stated, this is due to how reflective that mineral glass is. In addition, I felt like the minute and hour markers on the Steel HR (the straight lines) were so light that it was hard to tell time. Though I might be wrong, I suspected it would be hard to tell time even with the white-faced 36mm Steel HR.I thought that the white-faced Steel HR Sport would not look as good as the black one, but my presumption turned out to be wrong. I’ve only had the white Steel HR sport for about two weeks, but I am loving it. It looks like a classic watch, and I get call, text, work e-mail notifications, and alarms. Unlike the black-faced Steel HR and Steel HR Sport, the time is easy to read. It’s still hard to read the time in darkness, as there’s no lume on the hands, but the readability of the white-faced watch is significantly better than that of the black-faced watch.In addition, the product’s battery is supposed to last up to 25 days. Two weeks after fully charging the watch, the app tells me the battery is at 61%. Not bad, though I also have not yet used the watch for workouts of any kind.As an added bonus, this watch uses a standard (and very common) 20mm watch band, so I replaced the perforated silicone sport band w/ a brown leather band, which goes well with my typical business casual work attire.A number of reviews complained about how easily scratched the mineral glass is. Since I’ve only owned the watch approximately two weeks, I have not noticed any scratches. However, I also bought a screen protector to prevent future scratches (IQ Shield brand).Time will tell how durable the Steel HR Sport is. While I tend to be very cautious with anything I buy, I am not going to be terribly upset if the watch lasts a year or two, as I paid $150 after tax (through Amazon Warehouse).So, in summation, I recommend the Steel HR Sport, but only in white.

  6. JL

    A lot of my friends have smartwatches, but I just did not have a desire to own one, as I liked how traditional watches looked, and I did not need all the bells and whistles an Apple Watch offered. I also was turned off by the need to charge my phone every 1-2 days.Frankly, I wanted something that looked like a normal watch, but that could give me very basic notifications – calls, texts, work e-mails, and alarms. I didn’t need Facebook, Twitter or third party notifications; steps, heart rate, sleep tracking, etc., were great, but, again, they were not must-haves for me. My phone is often on silent/vibrate, and, when the phone is in my pocket, I often don’t feel the phone vibrate. Given my office job, I also don’t like having my ringer set too high and causing a disruption.For a year or so, I wore a traditional time piece on my left wrist, while wearing a Xiaomi Mi Band 2 on my right wrist, as the Mi Band worked well for notifications and alarms. However, I finally decided I’d prefer to just wear one device – preferably something resembling a watch – so I started looking into products that would address my very specific preferences.At first, I was interested in the Chronos and Trivoly, two companies that made smart disks that attached to the bottom of your analog watch, and which would provide vibrating notifications. However, the reviews for both products looked terrible, and it appears both companies are dead in the water. I also looked at smart watch straps, but those companies also failed to bring their products to market.After doing some research, I zeroed in on hybrid smartwatches. At first, I tried out two Skagen hybrids – the Jorn and the the Hagen (my local TJ Maxx had them for less than $75). I liked that they looked like normal, analog watches, and they were powered by a battery that needed to be replaced every 4-6 months. While some reviews complained the watches did not give you any indication what the notification was for, I felt like this was a reasonable tradeoff – I’d have a watch that was a watch first, but which provided notifications, even though I would not initially know what that notification was, i.e., I’d still have to pull my phone out of my pocket.However, while they are made by the same company and ran the same software, the Jorn did not have an alarm feature. More importantly, I felt like the vibration motor on both Skagens was so weak that, unless I was expecting a call, text or email, I would miss the notification altogether. This defeated the purpose of buying a hybrid smartwatch. I also considered other hybrids made by Fossil, but preferred a more conservative and cleaner watch face.I also considered the Garmin Vivomove HR, along with hybrid smartwatches by Martian, but I was turned off by the reviews, and I was not a fan of the designs. I also considered a company called Kronaby, but I did not feel comfortable spending $350+ for a piece of technology from a company I had never heard of.Enter Withings/Nokia. I loved the way they looked, but I had disregarded it in the past because their original product, the Steel, did not have notifications. This changed with the Steel HR and the Steel HR Sport. First, I preferred a 40mm face, which eliminated 2 of the 3 versions of the Steel HR that have 36mm faces. The 40mm version of the Steel HR only came with a black face, while both versions of the Steel HR Sport had 40mm faces, and came in both black and white. What’s also great is that the Steel HR and Steel HR sport have this discrete screen that show notifications.At first, I thought the black-faced watch would look better, and it would conceal the notification screen better. However, while the black Steel HR and Steel HR Sport do conceal the notification screen, I found the hour and minute markings to be too light, and the hour and minute hands to be too thin. This really became a problem if I was trying to read the time in anything but direct light. Basically, with the black-faced watches, they were unreadable in anything but direct light. As a lot of the reviews have stated, this is due to how reflective that mineral glass is. In addition, I felt like the minute and hour markers on the Steel HR (the straight lines) were so light that it was hard to tell time. Though I might be wrong, I suspected it would be hard to tell time even with the white-faced 36mm Steel HR.I thought that the white-faced Steel HR Sport would not look as good as the black one, but my presumption turned out to be wrong. I’ve only had the white Steel HR sport for about two weeks, but I am loving it. It looks like a classic watch, and I get call, text, work e-mail notifications, and alarms. Unlike the black-faced Steel HR and Steel HR Sport, the time is easy to read. It’s still hard to read the time in darkness, as there’s no lume on the hands, but the readability of the white-faced watch is significantly better than that of the black-faced watch.In addition, the product’s battery is supposed to last up to 25 days. Two weeks after fully charging the watch, the app tells me the battery is at 61%. Not bad, though I also have not yet used the watch for workouts of any kind.As an added bonus, this watch uses a standard (and very common) 20mm watch band, so I replaced the perforated silicone sport band w/ a brown leather band, which goes well with my typical business casual work attire.A number of reviews complained about how easily scratched the mineral glass is. Since I’ve only owned the watch approximately two weeks, I have not noticed any scratches. However, I also bought a screen protector to prevent future scratches (IQ Shield brand).Time will tell how durable the Steel HR Sport is. While I tend to be very cautious with anything I buy, I am not going to be terribly upset if the watch lasts a year or two, as I paid $150 after tax (through Amazon Warehouse).So, in summation, I recommend the Steel HR Sport, but only in white.

  7. Raul A. C. S.

    A lot of my friends have smartwatches, but I just did not have a desire to own one, as I liked how traditional watches looked, and I did not need all the bells and whistles an Apple Watch offered. I also was turned off by the need to charge my phone every 1-2 days.Frankly, I wanted something that looked like a normal watch, but that could give me very basic notifications – calls, texts, work e-mails, and alarms. I didn’t need Facebook, Twitter or third party notifications; steps, heart rate, sleep tracking, etc., were great, but, again, they were not must-haves for me. My phone is often on silent/vibrate, and, when the phone is in my pocket, I often don’t feel the phone vibrate. Given my office job, I also don’t like having my ringer set too high and causing a disruption.For a year or so, I wore a traditional time piece on my left wrist, while wearing a Xiaomi Mi Band 2 on my right wrist, as the Mi Band worked well for notifications and alarms. However, I finally decided I’d prefer to just wear one device – preferably something resembling a watch – so I started looking into products that would address my very specific preferences.At first, I was interested in the Chronos and Trivoly, two companies that made smart disks that attached to the bottom of your analog watch, and which would provide vibrating notifications. However, the reviews for both products looked terrible, and it appears both companies are dead in the water. I also looked at smart watch straps, but those companies also failed to bring their products to market.After doing some research, I zeroed in on hybrid smartwatches. At first, I tried out two Skagen hybrids – the Jorn and the the Hagen (my local TJ Maxx had them for less than $75). I liked that they looked like normal, analog watches, and they were powered by a battery that needed to be replaced every 4-6 months. While some reviews complained the watches did not give you any indication what the notification was for, I felt like this was a reasonable tradeoff – I’d have a watch that was a watch first, but which provided notifications, even though I would not initially know what that notification was, i.e., I’d still have to pull my phone out of my pocket.However, while they are made by the same company and ran the same software, the Jorn did not have an alarm feature. More importantly, I felt like the vibration motor on both Skagens was so weak that, unless I was expecting a call, text or email, I would miss the notification altogether. This defeated the purpose of buying a hybrid smartwatch. I also considered other hybrids made by Fossil, but preferred a more conservative and cleaner watch face.I also considered the Garmin Vivomove HR, along with hybrid smartwatches by Martian, but I was turned off by the reviews, and I was not a fan of the designs. I also considered a company called Kronaby, but I did not feel comfortable spending $350+ for a piece of technology from a company I had never heard of.Enter Withings/Nokia. I loved the way they looked, but I had disregarded it in the past because their original product, the Steel, did not have notifications. This changed with the Steel HR and the Steel HR Sport. First, I preferred a 40mm face, which eliminated 2 of the 3 versions of the Steel HR that have 36mm faces. The 40mm version of the Steel HR only came with a black face, while both versions of the Steel HR Sport had 40mm faces, and came in both black and white. What’s also great is that the Steel HR and Steel HR sport have this discrete screen that show notifications.At first, I thought the black-faced watch would look better, and it would conceal the notification screen better. However, while the black Steel HR and Steel HR Sport do conceal the notification screen, I found the hour and minute markings to be too light, and the hour and minute hands to be too thin. This really became a problem if I was trying to read the time in anything but direct light. Basically, with the black-faced watches, they were unreadable in anything but direct light. As a lot of the reviews have stated, this is due to how reflective that mineral glass is. In addition, I felt like the minute and hour markers on the Steel HR (the straight lines) were so light that it was hard to tell time. Though I might be wrong, I suspected it would be hard to tell time even with the white-faced 36mm Steel HR.I thought that the white-faced Steel HR Sport would not look as good as the black one, but my presumption turned out to be wrong. I’ve only had the white Steel HR sport for about two weeks, but I am loving it. It looks like a classic watch, and I get call, text, work e-mail notifications, and alarms. Unlike the black-faced Steel HR and Steel HR Sport, the time is easy to read. It’s still hard to read the time in darkness, as there’s no lume on the hands, but the readability of the white-faced watch is significantly better than that of the black-faced watch.In addition, the product’s battery is supposed to last up to 25 days. Two weeks after fully charging the watch, the app tells me the battery is at 61%. Not bad, though I also have not yet used the watch for workouts of any kind.As an added bonus, this watch uses a standard (and very common) 20mm watch band, so I replaced the perforated silicone sport band w/ a brown leather band, which goes well with my typical business casual work attire.A number of reviews complained about how easily scratched the mineral glass is. Since I’ve only owned the watch approximately two weeks, I have not noticed any scratches. However, I also bought a screen protector to prevent future scratches (IQ Shield brand).Time will tell how durable the Steel HR Sport is. While I tend to be very cautious with anything I buy, I am not going to be terribly upset if the watch lasts a year or two, as I paid $150 after tax (through Amazon Warehouse).So, in summation, I recommend the Steel HR Sport, but only in white.

  8. Raul A. C. S.

    A lot of my friends have smartwatches, but I just did not have a desire to own one, as I liked how traditional watches looked, and I did not need all the bells and whistles an Apple Watch offered. I also was turned off by the need to charge my phone every 1-2 days.Frankly, I wanted something that looked like a normal watch, but that could give me very basic notifications – calls, texts, work e-mails, and alarms. I didn’t need Facebook, Twitter or third party notifications; steps, heart rate, sleep tracking, etc., were great, but, again, they were not must-haves for me. My phone is often on silent/vibrate, and, when the phone is in my pocket, I often don’t feel the phone vibrate. Given my office job, I also don’t like having my ringer set too high and causing a disruption.For a year or so, I wore a traditional time piece on my left wrist, while wearing a Xiaomi Mi Band 2 on my right wrist, as the Mi Band worked well for notifications and alarms. However, I finally decided I’d prefer to just wear one device – preferably something resembling a watch – so I started looking into products that would address my very specific preferences.At first, I was interested in the Chronos and Trivoly, two companies that made smart disks that attached to the bottom of your analog watch, and which would provide vibrating notifications. However, the reviews for both products looked terrible, and it appears both companies are dead in the water. I also looked at smart watch straps, but those companies also failed to bring their products to market.After doing some research, I zeroed in on hybrid smartwatches. At first, I tried out two Skagen hybrids – the Jorn and the the Hagen (my local TJ Maxx had them for less than $75). I liked that they looked like normal, analog watches, and they were powered by a battery that needed to be replaced every 4-6 months. While some reviews complained the watches did not give you any indication what the notification was for, I felt like this was a reasonable tradeoff – I’d have a watch that was a watch first, but which provided notifications, even though I would not initially know what that notification was, i.e., I’d still have to pull my phone out of my pocket.However, while they are made by the same company and ran the same software, the Jorn did not have an alarm feature. More importantly, I felt like the vibration motor on both Skagens was so weak that, unless I was expecting a call, text or email, I would miss the notification altogether. This defeated the purpose of buying a hybrid smartwatch. I also considered other hybrids made by Fossil, but preferred a more conservative and cleaner watch face.I also considered the Garmin Vivomove HR, along with hybrid smartwatches by Martian, but I was turned off by the reviews, and I was not a fan of the designs. I also considered a company called Kronaby, but I did not feel comfortable spending $350+ for a piece of technology from a company I had never heard of.Enter Withings/Nokia. I loved the way they looked, but I had disregarded it in the past because their original product, the Steel, did not have notifications. This changed with the Steel HR and the Steel HR Sport. First, I preferred a 40mm face, which eliminated 2 of the 3 versions of the Steel HR that have 36mm faces. The 40mm version of the Steel HR only came with a black face, while both versions of the Steel HR Sport had 40mm faces, and came in both black and white. What’s also great is that the Steel HR and Steel HR sport have this discrete screen that show notifications.At first, I thought the black-faced watch would look better, and it would conceal the notification screen better. However, while the black Steel HR and Steel HR Sport do conceal the notification screen, I found the hour and minute markings to be too light, and the hour and minute hands to be too thin. This really became a problem if I was trying to read the time in anything but direct light. Basically, with the black-faced watches, they were unreadable in anything but direct light. As a lot of the reviews have stated, this is due to how reflective that mineral glass is. In addition, I felt like the minute and hour markers on the Steel HR (the straight lines) were so light that it was hard to tell time. Though I might be wrong, I suspected it would be hard to tell time even with the white-faced 36mm Steel HR.I thought that the white-faced Steel HR Sport would not look as good as the black one, but my presumption turned out to be wrong. I’ve only had the white Steel HR sport for about two weeks, but I am loving it. It looks like a classic watch, and I get call, text, work e-mail notifications, and alarms. Unlike the black-faced Steel HR and Steel HR Sport, the time is easy to read. It’s still hard to read the time in darkness, as there’s no lume on the hands, but the readability of the white-faced watch is significantly better than that of the black-faced watch.In addition, the product’s battery is supposed to last up to 25 days. Two weeks after fully charging the watch, the app tells me the battery is at 61%. Not bad, though I also have not yet used the watch for workouts of any kind.As an added bonus, this watch uses a standard (and very common) 20mm watch band, so I replaced the perforated silicone sport band w/ a brown leather band, which goes well with my typical business casual work attire.A number of reviews complained about how easily scratched the mineral glass is. Since I’ve only owned the watch approximately two weeks, I have not noticed any scratches. However, I also bought a screen protector to prevent future scratches (IQ Shield brand).Time will tell how durable the Steel HR Sport is. While I tend to be very cautious with anything I buy, I am not going to be terribly upset if the watch lasts a year or two, as I paid $150 after tax (through Amazon Warehouse).So, in summation, I recommend the Steel HR Sport, but only in white.

  9. Demo318

    A lot of my friends have smartwatches, but I just did not have a desire to own one, as I liked how traditional watches looked, and I did not need all the bells and whistles an Apple Watch offered. I also was turned off by the need to charge my phone every 1-2 days.Frankly, I wanted something that looked like a normal watch, but that could give me very basic notifications – calls, texts, work e-mails, and alarms. I didn’t need Facebook, Twitter or third party notifications; steps, heart rate, sleep tracking, etc., were great, but, again, they were not must-haves for me. My phone is often on silent/vibrate, and, when the phone is in my pocket, I often don’t feel the phone vibrate. Given my office job, I also don’t like having my ringer set too high and causing a disruption.For a year or so, I wore a traditional time piece on my left wrist, while wearing a Xiaomi Mi Band 2 on my right wrist, as the Mi Band worked well for notifications and alarms. However, I finally decided I’d prefer to just wear one device – preferably something resembling a watch – so I started looking into products that would address my very specific preferences.At first, I was interested in the Chronos and Trivoly, two companies that made smart disks that attached to the bottom of your analog watch, and which would provide vibrating notifications. However, the reviews for both products looked terrible, and it appears both companies are dead in the water. I also looked at smart watch straps, but those companies also failed to bring their products to market.After doing some research, I zeroed in on hybrid smartwatches. At first, I tried out two Skagen hybrids – the Jorn and the the Hagen (my local TJ Maxx had them for less than $75). I liked that they looked like normal, analog watches, and they were powered by a battery that needed to be replaced every 4-6 months. While some reviews complained the watches did not give you any indication what the notification was for, I felt like this was a reasonable tradeoff – I’d have a watch that was a watch first, but which provided notifications, even though I would not initially know what that notification was, i.e., I’d still have to pull my phone out of my pocket.However, while they are made by the same company and ran the same software, the Jorn did not have an alarm feature. More importantly, I felt like the vibration motor on both Skagens was so weak that, unless I was expecting a call, text or email, I would miss the notification altogether. This defeated the purpose of buying a hybrid smartwatch. I also considered other hybrids made by Fossil, but preferred a more conservative and cleaner watch face.I also considered the Garmin Vivomove HR, along with hybrid smartwatches by Martian, but I was turned off by the reviews, and I was not a fan of the designs. I also considered a company called Kronaby, but I did not feel comfortable spending $350+ for a piece of technology from a company I had never heard of.Enter Withings/Nokia. I loved the way they looked, but I had disregarded it in the past because their original product, the Steel, did not have notifications. This changed with the Steel HR and the Steel HR Sport. First, I preferred a 40mm face, which eliminated 2 of the 3 versions of the Steel HR that have 36mm faces. The 40mm version of the Steel HR only came with a black face, while both versions of the Steel HR Sport had 40mm faces, and came in both black and white. What’s also great is that the Steel HR and Steel HR sport have this discrete screen that show notifications.At first, I thought the black-faced watch would look better, and it would conceal the notification screen better. However, while the black Steel HR and Steel HR Sport do conceal the notification screen, I found the hour and minute markings to be too light, and the hour and minute hands to be too thin. This really became a problem if I was trying to read the time in anything but direct light. Basically, with the black-faced watches, they were unreadable in anything but direct light. As a lot of the reviews have stated, this is due to how reflective that mineral glass is. In addition, I felt like the minute and hour markers on the Steel HR (the straight lines) were so light that it was hard to tell time. Though I might be wrong, I suspected it would be hard to tell time even with the white-faced 36mm Steel HR.I thought that the white-faced Steel HR Sport would not look as good as the black one, but my presumption turned out to be wrong. I’ve only had the white Steel HR sport for about two weeks, but I am loving it. It looks like a classic watch, and I get call, text, work e-mail notifications, and alarms. Unlike the black-faced Steel HR and Steel HR Sport, the time is easy to read. It’s still hard to read the time in darkness, as there’s no lume on the hands, but the readability of the white-faced watch is significantly better than that of the black-faced watch.In addition, the product’s battery is supposed to last up to 25 days. Two weeks after fully charging the watch, the app tells me the battery is at 61%. Not bad, though I also have not yet used the watch for workouts of any kind.As an added bonus, this watch uses a standard (and very common) 20mm watch band, so I replaced the perforated silicone sport band w/ a brown leather band, which goes well with my typical business casual work attire.A number of reviews complained about how easily scratched the mineral glass is. Since I’ve only owned the watch approximately two weeks, I have not noticed any scratches. However, I also bought a screen protector to prevent future scratches (IQ Shield brand).Time will tell how durable the Steel HR Sport is. While I tend to be very cautious with anything I buy, I am not going to be terribly upset if the watch lasts a year or two, as I paid $150 after tax (through Amazon Warehouse).So, in summation, I recommend the Steel HR Sport, but only in white.

  10. JL

    A lot of my friends have smartwatches, but I just did not have a desire to own one, as I liked how traditional watches looked, and I did not need all the bells and whistles an Apple Watch offered. I also was turned off by the need to charge my phone every 1-2 days.Frankly, I wanted something that looked like a normal watch, but that could give me very basic notifications – calls, texts, work e-mails, and alarms. I didn’t need Facebook, Twitter or third party notifications; steps, heart rate, sleep tracking, etc., were great, but, again, they were not must-haves for me. My phone is often on silent/vibrate, and, when the phone is in my pocket, I often don’t feel the phone vibrate. Given my office job, I also don’t like having my ringer set too high and causing a disruption.For a year or so, I wore a traditional time piece on my left wrist, while wearing a Xiaomi Mi Band 2 on my right wrist, as the Mi Band worked well for notifications and alarms. However, I finally decided I’d prefer to just wear one device – preferably something resembling a watch – so I started looking into products that would address my very specific preferences.At first, I was interested in the Chronos and Trivoly, two companies that made smart disks that attached to the bottom of your analog watch, and which would provide vibrating notifications. However, the reviews for both products looked terrible, and it appears both companies are dead in the water. I also looked at smart watch straps, but those companies also failed to bring their products to market.After doing some research, I zeroed in on hybrid smartwatches. At first, I tried out two Skagen hybrids – the Jorn and the the Hagen (my local TJ Maxx had them for less than $75). I liked that they looked like normal, analog watches, and they were powered by a battery that needed to be replaced every 4-6 months. While some reviews complained the watches did not give you any indication what the notification was for, I felt like this was a reasonable tradeoff – I’d have a watch that was a watch first, but which provided notifications, even though I would not initially know what that notification was, i.e., I’d still have to pull my phone out of my pocket.However, while they are made by the same company and ran the same software, the Jorn did not have an alarm feature. More importantly, I felt like the vibration motor on both Skagens was so weak that, unless I was expecting a call, text or email, I would miss the notification altogether. This defeated the purpose of buying a hybrid smartwatch. I also considered other hybrids made by Fossil, but preferred a more conservative and cleaner watch face.I also considered the Garmin Vivomove HR, along with hybrid smartwatches by Martian, but I was turned off by the reviews, and I was not a fan of the designs. I also considered a company called Kronaby, but I did not feel comfortable spending $350+ for a piece of technology from a company I had never heard of.Enter Withings/Nokia. I loved the way they looked, but I had disregarded it in the past because their original product, the Steel, did not have notifications. This changed with the Steel HR and the Steel HR Sport. First, I preferred a 40mm face, which eliminated 2 of the 3 versions of the Steel HR that have 36mm faces. The 40mm version of the Steel HR only came with a black face, while both versions of the Steel HR Sport had 40mm faces, and came in both black and white. What’s also great is that the Steel HR and Steel HR sport have this discrete screen that show notifications.At first, I thought the black-faced watch would look better, and it would conceal the notification screen better. However, while the black Steel HR and Steel HR Sport do conceal the notification screen, I found the hour and minute markings to be too light, and the hour and minute hands to be too thin. This really became a problem if I was trying to read the time in anything but direct light. Basically, with the black-faced watches, they were unreadable in anything but direct light. As a lot of the reviews have stated, this is due to how reflective that mineral glass is. In addition, I felt like the minute and hour markers on the Steel HR (the straight lines) were so light that it was hard to tell time. Though I might be wrong, I suspected it would be hard to tell time even with the white-faced 36mm Steel HR.I thought that the white-faced Steel HR Sport would not look as good as the black one, but my presumption turned out to be wrong. I’ve only had the white Steel HR sport for about two weeks, but I am loving it. It looks like a classic watch, and I get call, text, work e-mail notifications, and alarms. Unlike the black-faced Steel HR and Steel HR Sport, the time is easy to read. It’s still hard to read the time in darkness, as there’s no lume on the hands, but the readability of the white-faced watch is significantly better than that of the black-faced watch.In addition, the product’s battery is supposed to last up to 25 days. Two weeks after fully charging the watch, the app tells me the battery is at 61%. Not bad, though I also have not yet used the watch for workouts of any kind.As an added bonus, this watch uses a standard (and very common) 20mm watch band, so I replaced the perforated silicone sport band w/ a brown leather band, which goes well with my typical business casual work attire.A number of reviews complained about how easily scratched the mineral glass is. Since I’ve only owned the watch approximately two weeks, I have not noticed any scratches. However, I also bought a screen protector to prevent future scratches (IQ Shield brand).Time will tell how durable the Steel HR Sport is. While I tend to be very cautious with anything I buy, I am not going to be terribly upset if the watch lasts a year or two, as I paid $150 after tax (through Amazon Warehouse).So, in summation, I recommend the Steel HR Sport, but only in white.

  11. Rene

    Ich habe lange die bekannteste Smartwatch getragen. Größtes Manko war für mich immer die kurze Akkulaufzeit und das dadurch Schlaftracking quasi gar nicht möglich war. Davor besaß ich einen der ersten Fitbit Tracker, welcher überhaupt kein Schlaftracking bot, dafür aber klein und recht unbemerkt getragen werden konnte. Nach meinem Wechsel zu Android habe ich lange überlegt was ich machen sollte, denn eine neue Smartwatch kam für mich nicht in Frage, die klassischen Fitness Tracker waren mir aber “zu sportlich” um sie auch gut im Alltag tragen zu können (vor allem in Situationen wo zB. Anzug und Krawatte Pflicht sind). Hier reizte mich zwar schon die Withings Activité Serie und die Nokia Steel Nachfolger, aber mir fehlte ein umfassendes Sport Tracking mit Herzfrequenz. Genau hier setzt die Steel HR Sport an.Kleines Update:Die Akkulaufzeit ist erstaunlich. Ich mache etwa 3-4 Workouts die Woche (jeweils rund 90 Minuten) und trotzdem hält der Akku ewig). Seit dem Kauf Anfang Dezember musste ich dir Uhr nur zweimal laden – die Ladegeschwindigkeit ist wunderbar schnell und liegt für den kompletten Akku bei knapp über einer Stunde. Bezüglich der Workouts gleicht die Herzfrequenzmessung den Geräten im Fitness Studio und scheint sehr genau zu sein. Top!:: Design ::Das Design ist zeitlos elegant. Ich besitze die dunkle Version in 40mm, welche perfekt für Männer ist. Sie ist dezent und fällt trotz Sportarmband nicht auf. Die Kritik bezüglich der Lesbarkeit kann ich nicht wirklich nachvollziehen. Es ist nicht die erste Uhr die graue Zeiger mit roter Spitze auf einem schwarzen Ziffernblatt platziert und es wird vermutlich auch nicht die letzte sein. Ich persönlich kann die Uhr auch in dunklen Lichtsituationen gut ablesen (manchmal dreht man das Handgelenk kurz, aber das war es dann auch schon und im schlimmsten Fall gäbe es ja noch die Möglichkeit durch Knopfdruck das OLED Display einzuschalten). Wenn man überhaupt Kritik üben könnte, dann nur weil das Glas durch die Krümmung etwas stark spiegelt.Obwohl ich technisch sehr auf der Höhe der Zeit bin, gefällt mir das analoge Design, vor allem auch das die Anzahl der Schritte als Prozentangabe (bis 100%) dargestellt wird und dafür kein digitales Display nötig ist. Das gibt der Uhr einen sehr modernen Retro-Charme.Die Verarbeitung der Uhr ist ebenfalls sehr toll. Das Edelstahlgehäuse fühlt sich wunderbar an, hat keine scharfen kannten und das Glas des Displays ist ebenso kantenfrei eingelassen. Das mitgelieferte Sportarmband aus Silikon ist unglaublich weich und schmiegt sich sehr gut am Handgelenk an.:: Funktionen ::Und obwohl besagter analoger Retro-Charme vorhanden ist, ist die Uhr mit allerlei Sensoren und Technik ausgestattet, die sie zu einem genauso guten Begleiter machen wie sportliche Fitness Tracker.Neben den Schritten (und bei verbundenem GPS der Strecke), zeichnet die Uhr Schlaf, Herzfrequenz und rund 30 Sportaktivitäten auf. Diese Aktivitäten reichen von Schwimmen, Laufen und Fahrradfahren bis zu Yoga, Boxen oder allgemeiner Fitness. Das Angebot ist groß und ich denke da wird jeder fündig. Darüber hinaus ist die Uhr auch noch wasserdicht, so dass man sie auch zum duschen nicht ausziehen muss (auch wenn Withings darauf hinweist das aggressive Duschgels etc. und Sauna eher tabu sind, aber das sollte einem auch so klar sein).Bislang muss ich sagen zeichnet die Uhr die Aktivitäten sehr genau auf und präsentiert alles übersichtlich in der App (siehe unten). Auf Grund von Größe, Alter und diversen Vergleichsdaten werden auch weitere Informationen wie verbrauchte Kalorien berechnet – im Grunde kennt man das heute von allen anderen bekannten Trackern schon. Hier ist aber die Umsetzung sehr gelungen.Für mich einer der Kaufgründe war auch die regelmäßige Messung des Herzschlags und des Schlafs und hier kann ich bislang auch nur positives berichten. Nicht nur das die Aufbereitung der Daten sehr übersichtlich ist, sie scheint auch sehr genau zu sein.:: Die App ::Für mich das größte Highlight ist die Health Mate App. Das Design ist unglaublich gut geworden und mittlerweile stimmt auch die Kombination aus Informationsgehalt und Optik. Alle Daten werden optisch aufbereitet, als Graph oder Tabelle dargestellt und erlauben einen sehr schnellen Blick auf die eigene Gesundheit. Hier dürfen sich andere Hersteller gerne eine Scheibe abschneiden.Auch die Synchronisation mit dem Tracker geht wunderbar schnell. App geöffnet und der Sync dauert nur wenige Sekunden – kein Vergleich zu manch anderem Produkt. Daneben ist auch ein All-Day Sync möglich.Auch die Einstellungen lassen sich leicht verändern und sehr positiv gefällt mir das sowohl in der App, als auch im Web-Browser sehr darauf geachtet wird mit Hilfe von Artikeln und Videos jeden Schritt wenn nötig bis ins kleinste Detail zu erklären – man wird quasi nie alleine gelassen.Der einzige Kritikpunkt in der App ist für mich die Doppelung von Dashboard und Timeline. Mir erschließt sich der Sinn nicht wirklich und ich würde mir eine Darstellung wie im Browser wünschen. Das ist aber jammern auf sehr hohem Niveau.:: Fazit ::Alles in allem kann ich die Uhr nur empfehlen. Sie sieht schick aus, ist dezent, sehr leicht, der Funktionsumfang ist groß und die App nicht nur leicht zu benutzen, sondern auch sehr übersichtlich. Worauf ich noch gar nicht eingegangen bin sind die Smartwatch Features wie die Anzeige von Notifications. Diese nutze ich nicht, da ich ganz bewusst ein bisschen mehr “analog” leben und nicht ständig von Nachrichten aus dem Alltag gerissen werden möchte. Angetestet habe ich dies aber und es funktioniert wie beschrieben, wenn auch die Ticker-Optik nicht wirklich mein Fall ist. Wie gesagt eine Top Uhr mit tollem Funktionsumfang.

  12. Rene

    Ich habe lange die bekannteste Smartwatch getragen. Größtes Manko war für mich immer die kurze Akkulaufzeit und das dadurch Schlaftracking quasi gar nicht möglich war. Davor besaß ich einen der ersten Fitbit Tracker, welcher überhaupt kein Schlaftracking bot, dafür aber klein und recht unbemerkt getragen werden konnte. Nach meinem Wechsel zu Android habe ich lange überlegt was ich machen sollte, denn eine neue Smartwatch kam für mich nicht in Frage, die klassischen Fitness Tracker waren mir aber “zu sportlich” um sie auch gut im Alltag tragen zu können (vor allem in Situationen wo zB. Anzug und Krawatte Pflicht sind). Hier reizte mich zwar schon die Withings Activité Serie und die Nokia Steel Nachfolger, aber mir fehlte ein umfassendes Sport Tracking mit Herzfrequenz. Genau hier setzt die Steel HR Sport an.Kleines Update:Die Akkulaufzeit ist erstaunlich. Ich mache etwa 3-4 Workouts die Woche (jeweils rund 90 Minuten) und trotzdem hält der Akku ewig). Seit dem Kauf Anfang Dezember musste ich dir Uhr nur zweimal laden – die Ladegeschwindigkeit ist wunderbar schnell und liegt für den kompletten Akku bei knapp über einer Stunde. Bezüglich der Workouts gleicht die Herzfrequenzmessung den Geräten im Fitness Studio und scheint sehr genau zu sein. Top!:: Design ::Das Design ist zeitlos elegant. Ich besitze die dunkle Version in 40mm, welche perfekt für Männer ist. Sie ist dezent und fällt trotz Sportarmband nicht auf. Die Kritik bezüglich der Lesbarkeit kann ich nicht wirklich nachvollziehen. Es ist nicht die erste Uhr die graue Zeiger mit roter Spitze auf einem schwarzen Ziffernblatt platziert und es wird vermutlich auch nicht die letzte sein. Ich persönlich kann die Uhr auch in dunklen Lichtsituationen gut ablesen (manchmal dreht man das Handgelenk kurz, aber das war es dann auch schon und im schlimmsten Fall gäbe es ja noch die Möglichkeit durch Knopfdruck das OLED Display einzuschalten). Wenn man überhaupt Kritik üben könnte, dann nur weil das Glas durch die Krümmung etwas stark spiegelt.Obwohl ich technisch sehr auf der Höhe der Zeit bin, gefällt mir das analoge Design, vor allem auch das die Anzahl der Schritte als Prozentangabe (bis 100%) dargestellt wird und dafür kein digitales Display nötig ist. Das gibt der Uhr einen sehr modernen Retro-Charme.Die Verarbeitung der Uhr ist ebenfalls sehr toll. Das Edelstahlgehäuse fühlt sich wunderbar an, hat keine scharfen kannten und das Glas des Displays ist ebenso kantenfrei eingelassen. Das mitgelieferte Sportarmband aus Silikon ist unglaublich weich und schmiegt sich sehr gut am Handgelenk an.:: Funktionen ::Und obwohl besagter analoger Retro-Charme vorhanden ist, ist die Uhr mit allerlei Sensoren und Technik ausgestattet, die sie zu einem genauso guten Begleiter machen wie sportliche Fitness Tracker.Neben den Schritten (und bei verbundenem GPS der Strecke), zeichnet die Uhr Schlaf, Herzfrequenz und rund 30 Sportaktivitäten auf. Diese Aktivitäten reichen von Schwimmen, Laufen und Fahrradfahren bis zu Yoga, Boxen oder allgemeiner Fitness. Das Angebot ist groß und ich denke da wird jeder fündig. Darüber hinaus ist die Uhr auch noch wasserdicht, so dass man sie auch zum duschen nicht ausziehen muss (auch wenn Withings darauf hinweist das aggressive Duschgels etc. und Sauna eher tabu sind, aber das sollte einem auch so klar sein).Bislang muss ich sagen zeichnet die Uhr die Aktivitäten sehr genau auf und präsentiert alles übersichtlich in der App (siehe unten). Auf Grund von Größe, Alter und diversen Vergleichsdaten werden auch weitere Informationen wie verbrauchte Kalorien berechnet – im Grunde kennt man das heute von allen anderen bekannten Trackern schon. Hier ist aber die Umsetzung sehr gelungen.Für mich einer der Kaufgründe war auch die regelmäßige Messung des Herzschlags und des Schlafs und hier kann ich bislang auch nur positives berichten. Nicht nur das die Aufbereitung der Daten sehr übersichtlich ist, sie scheint auch sehr genau zu sein.:: Die App ::Für mich das größte Highlight ist die Health Mate App. Das Design ist unglaublich gut geworden und mittlerweile stimmt auch die Kombination aus Informationsgehalt und Optik. Alle Daten werden optisch aufbereitet, als Graph oder Tabelle dargestellt und erlauben einen sehr schnellen Blick auf die eigene Gesundheit. Hier dürfen sich andere Hersteller gerne eine Scheibe abschneiden.Auch die Synchronisation mit dem Tracker geht wunderbar schnell. App geöffnet und der Sync dauert nur wenige Sekunden – kein Vergleich zu manch anderem Produkt. Daneben ist auch ein All-Day Sync möglich.Auch die Einstellungen lassen sich leicht verändern und sehr positiv gefällt mir das sowohl in der App, als auch im Web-Browser sehr darauf geachtet wird mit Hilfe von Artikeln und Videos jeden Schritt wenn nötig bis ins kleinste Detail zu erklären – man wird quasi nie alleine gelassen.Der einzige Kritikpunkt in der App ist für mich die Doppelung von Dashboard und Timeline. Mir erschließt sich der Sinn nicht wirklich und ich würde mir eine Darstellung wie im Browser wünschen. Das ist aber jammern auf sehr hohem Niveau.:: Fazit ::Alles in allem kann ich die Uhr nur empfehlen. Sie sieht schick aus, ist dezent, sehr leicht, der Funktionsumfang ist groß und die App nicht nur leicht zu benutzen, sondern auch sehr übersichtlich. Worauf ich noch gar nicht eingegangen bin sind die Smartwatch Features wie die Anzeige von Notifications. Diese nutze ich nicht, da ich ganz bewusst ein bisschen mehr “analog” leben und nicht ständig von Nachrichten aus dem Alltag gerissen werden möchte. Angetestet habe ich dies aber und es funktioniert wie beschrieben, wenn auch die Ticker-Optik nicht wirklich mein Fall ist. Wie gesagt eine Top Uhr mit tollem Funktionsumfang.

  13. Rene

    Ich habe lange die bekannteste Smartwatch getragen. Größtes Manko war für mich immer die kurze Akkulaufzeit und das dadurch Schlaftracking quasi gar nicht möglich war. Davor besaß ich einen der ersten Fitbit Tracker, welcher überhaupt kein Schlaftracking bot, dafür aber klein und recht unbemerkt getragen werden konnte. Nach meinem Wechsel zu Android habe ich lange überlegt was ich machen sollte, denn eine neue Smartwatch kam für mich nicht in Frage, die klassischen Fitness Tracker waren mir aber “zu sportlich” um sie auch gut im Alltag tragen zu können (vor allem in Situationen wo zB. Anzug und Krawatte Pflicht sind). Hier reizte mich zwar schon die Withings Activité Serie und die Nokia Steel Nachfolger, aber mir fehlte ein umfassendes Sport Tracking mit Herzfrequenz. Genau hier setzt die Steel HR Sport an.Kleines Update:Die Akkulaufzeit ist erstaunlich. Ich mache etwa 3-4 Workouts die Woche (jeweils rund 90 Minuten) und trotzdem hält der Akku ewig). Seit dem Kauf Anfang Dezember musste ich dir Uhr nur zweimal laden – die Ladegeschwindigkeit ist wunderbar schnell und liegt für den kompletten Akku bei knapp über einer Stunde. Bezüglich der Workouts gleicht die Herzfrequenzmessung den Geräten im Fitness Studio und scheint sehr genau zu sein. Top!:: Design ::Das Design ist zeitlos elegant. Ich besitze die dunkle Version in 40mm, welche perfekt für Männer ist. Sie ist dezent und fällt trotz Sportarmband nicht auf. Die Kritik bezüglich der Lesbarkeit kann ich nicht wirklich nachvollziehen. Es ist nicht die erste Uhr die graue Zeiger mit roter Spitze auf einem schwarzen Ziffernblatt platziert und es wird vermutlich auch nicht die letzte sein. Ich persönlich kann die Uhr auch in dunklen Lichtsituationen gut ablesen (manchmal dreht man das Handgelenk kurz, aber das war es dann auch schon und im schlimmsten Fall gäbe es ja noch die Möglichkeit durch Knopfdruck das OLED Display einzuschalten). Wenn man überhaupt Kritik üben könnte, dann nur weil das Glas durch die Krümmung etwas stark spiegelt.Obwohl ich technisch sehr auf der Höhe der Zeit bin, gefällt mir das analoge Design, vor allem auch das die Anzahl der Schritte als Prozentangabe (bis 100%) dargestellt wird und dafür kein digitales Display nötig ist. Das gibt der Uhr einen sehr modernen Retro-Charme.Die Verarbeitung der Uhr ist ebenfalls sehr toll. Das Edelstahlgehäuse fühlt sich wunderbar an, hat keine scharfen kannten und das Glas des Displays ist ebenso kantenfrei eingelassen. Das mitgelieferte Sportarmband aus Silikon ist unglaublich weich und schmiegt sich sehr gut am Handgelenk an.:: Funktionen ::Und obwohl besagter analoger Retro-Charme vorhanden ist, ist die Uhr mit allerlei Sensoren und Technik ausgestattet, die sie zu einem genauso guten Begleiter machen wie sportliche Fitness Tracker.Neben den Schritten (und bei verbundenem GPS der Strecke), zeichnet die Uhr Schlaf, Herzfrequenz und rund 30 Sportaktivitäten auf. Diese Aktivitäten reichen von Schwimmen, Laufen und Fahrradfahren bis zu Yoga, Boxen oder allgemeiner Fitness. Das Angebot ist groß und ich denke da wird jeder fündig. Darüber hinaus ist die Uhr auch noch wasserdicht, so dass man sie auch zum duschen nicht ausziehen muss (auch wenn Withings darauf hinweist das aggressive Duschgels etc. und Sauna eher tabu sind, aber das sollte einem auch so klar sein).Bislang muss ich sagen zeichnet die Uhr die Aktivitäten sehr genau auf und präsentiert alles übersichtlich in der App (siehe unten). Auf Grund von Größe, Alter und diversen Vergleichsdaten werden auch weitere Informationen wie verbrauchte Kalorien berechnet – im Grunde kennt man das heute von allen anderen bekannten Trackern schon. Hier ist aber die Umsetzung sehr gelungen.Für mich einer der Kaufgründe war auch die regelmäßige Messung des Herzschlags und des Schlafs und hier kann ich bislang auch nur positives berichten. Nicht nur das die Aufbereitung der Daten sehr übersichtlich ist, sie scheint auch sehr genau zu sein.:: Die App ::Für mich das größte Highlight ist die Health Mate App. Das Design ist unglaublich gut geworden und mittlerweile stimmt auch die Kombination aus Informationsgehalt und Optik. Alle Daten werden optisch aufbereitet, als Graph oder Tabelle dargestellt und erlauben einen sehr schnellen Blick auf die eigene Gesundheit. Hier dürfen sich andere Hersteller gerne eine Scheibe abschneiden.Auch die Synchronisation mit dem Tracker geht wunderbar schnell. App geöffnet und der Sync dauert nur wenige Sekunden – kein Vergleich zu manch anderem Produkt. Daneben ist auch ein All-Day Sync möglich.Auch die Einstellungen lassen sich leicht verändern und sehr positiv gefällt mir das sowohl in der App, als auch im Web-Browser sehr darauf geachtet wird mit Hilfe von Artikeln und Videos jeden Schritt wenn nötig bis ins kleinste Detail zu erklären – man wird quasi nie alleine gelassen.Der einzige Kritikpunkt in der App ist für mich die Doppelung von Dashboard und Timeline. Mir erschließt sich der Sinn nicht wirklich und ich würde mir eine Darstellung wie im Browser wünschen. Das ist aber jammern auf sehr hohem Niveau.:: Fazit ::Alles in allem kann ich die Uhr nur empfehlen. Sie sieht schick aus, ist dezent, sehr leicht, der Funktionsumfang ist groß und die App nicht nur leicht zu benutzen, sondern auch sehr übersichtlich. Worauf ich noch gar nicht eingegangen bin sind die Smartwatch Features wie die Anzeige von Notifications. Diese nutze ich nicht, da ich ganz bewusst ein bisschen mehr “analog” leben und nicht ständig von Nachrichten aus dem Alltag gerissen werden möchte. Angetestet habe ich dies aber und es funktioniert wie beschrieben, wenn auch die Ticker-Optik nicht wirklich mein Fall ist. Wie gesagt eine Top Uhr mit tollem Funktionsumfang.

  14. Rene

    Ich habe lange die bekannteste Smartwatch getragen. Größtes Manko war für mich immer die kurze Akkulaufzeit und das dadurch Schlaftracking quasi gar nicht möglich war. Davor besaß ich einen der ersten Fitbit Tracker, welcher überhaupt kein Schlaftracking bot, dafür aber klein und recht unbemerkt getragen werden konnte. Nach meinem Wechsel zu Android habe ich lange überlegt was ich machen sollte, denn eine neue Smartwatch kam für mich nicht in Frage, die klassischen Fitness Tracker waren mir aber “zu sportlich” um sie auch gut im Alltag tragen zu können (vor allem in Situationen wo zB. Anzug und Krawatte Pflicht sind). Hier reizte mich zwar schon die Withings Activité Serie und die Nokia Steel Nachfolger, aber mir fehlte ein umfassendes Sport Tracking mit Herzfrequenz. Genau hier setzt die Steel HR Sport an.Kleines Update:Die Akkulaufzeit ist erstaunlich. Ich mache etwa 3-4 Workouts die Woche (jeweils rund 90 Minuten) und trotzdem hält der Akku ewig). Seit dem Kauf Anfang Dezember musste ich dir Uhr nur zweimal laden – die Ladegeschwindigkeit ist wunderbar schnell und liegt für den kompletten Akku bei knapp über einer Stunde. Bezüglich der Workouts gleicht die Herzfrequenzmessung den Geräten im Fitness Studio und scheint sehr genau zu sein. Top!:: Design ::Das Design ist zeitlos elegant. Ich besitze die dunkle Version in 40mm, welche perfekt für Männer ist. Sie ist dezent und fällt trotz Sportarmband nicht auf. Die Kritik bezüglich der Lesbarkeit kann ich nicht wirklich nachvollziehen. Es ist nicht die erste Uhr die graue Zeiger mit roter Spitze auf einem schwarzen Ziffernblatt platziert und es wird vermutlich auch nicht die letzte sein. Ich persönlich kann die Uhr auch in dunklen Lichtsituationen gut ablesen (manchmal dreht man das Handgelenk kurz, aber das war es dann auch schon und im schlimmsten Fall gäbe es ja noch die Möglichkeit durch Knopfdruck das OLED Display einzuschalten). Wenn man überhaupt Kritik üben könnte, dann nur weil das Glas durch die Krümmung etwas stark spiegelt.Obwohl ich technisch sehr auf der Höhe der Zeit bin, gefällt mir das analoge Design, vor allem auch das die Anzahl der Schritte als Prozentangabe (bis 100%) dargestellt wird und dafür kein digitales Display nötig ist. Das gibt der Uhr einen sehr modernen Retro-Charme.Die Verarbeitung der Uhr ist ebenfalls sehr toll. Das Edelstahlgehäuse fühlt sich wunderbar an, hat keine scharfen kannten und das Glas des Displays ist ebenso kantenfrei eingelassen. Das mitgelieferte Sportarmband aus Silikon ist unglaublich weich und schmiegt sich sehr gut am Handgelenk an.:: Funktionen ::Und obwohl besagter analoger Retro-Charme vorhanden ist, ist die Uhr mit allerlei Sensoren und Technik ausgestattet, die sie zu einem genauso guten Begleiter machen wie sportliche Fitness Tracker.Neben den Schritten (und bei verbundenem GPS der Strecke), zeichnet die Uhr Schlaf, Herzfrequenz und rund 30 Sportaktivitäten auf. Diese Aktivitäten reichen von Schwimmen, Laufen und Fahrradfahren bis zu Yoga, Boxen oder allgemeiner Fitness. Das Angebot ist groß und ich denke da wird jeder fündig. Darüber hinaus ist die Uhr auch noch wasserdicht, so dass man sie auch zum duschen nicht ausziehen muss (auch wenn Withings darauf hinweist das aggressive Duschgels etc. und Sauna eher tabu sind, aber das sollte einem auch so klar sein).Bislang muss ich sagen zeichnet die Uhr die Aktivitäten sehr genau auf und präsentiert alles übersichtlich in der App (siehe unten). Auf Grund von Größe, Alter und diversen Vergleichsdaten werden auch weitere Informationen wie verbrauchte Kalorien berechnet – im Grunde kennt man das heute von allen anderen bekannten Trackern schon. Hier ist aber die Umsetzung sehr gelungen.Für mich einer der Kaufgründe war auch die regelmäßige Messung des Herzschlags und des Schlafs und hier kann ich bislang auch nur positives berichten. Nicht nur das die Aufbereitung der Daten sehr übersichtlich ist, sie scheint auch sehr genau zu sein.:: Die App ::Für mich das größte Highlight ist die Health Mate App. Das Design ist unglaublich gut geworden und mittlerweile stimmt auch die Kombination aus Informationsgehalt und Optik. Alle Daten werden optisch aufbereitet, als Graph oder Tabelle dargestellt und erlauben einen sehr schnellen Blick auf die eigene Gesundheit. Hier dürfen sich andere Hersteller gerne eine Scheibe abschneiden.Auch die Synchronisation mit dem Tracker geht wunderbar schnell. App geöffnet und der Sync dauert nur wenige Sekunden – kein Vergleich zu manch anderem Produkt. Daneben ist auch ein All-Day Sync möglich.Auch die Einstellungen lassen sich leicht verändern und sehr positiv gefällt mir das sowohl in der App, als auch im Web-Browser sehr darauf geachtet wird mit Hilfe von Artikeln und Videos jeden Schritt wenn nötig bis ins kleinste Detail zu erklären – man wird quasi nie alleine gelassen.Der einzige Kritikpunkt in der App ist für mich die Doppelung von Dashboard und Timeline. Mir erschließt sich der Sinn nicht wirklich und ich würde mir eine Darstellung wie im Browser wünschen. Das ist aber jammern auf sehr hohem Niveau.:: Fazit ::Alles in allem kann ich die Uhr nur empfehlen. Sie sieht schick aus, ist dezent, sehr leicht, der Funktionsumfang ist groß und die App nicht nur leicht zu benutzen, sondern auch sehr übersichtlich. Worauf ich noch gar nicht eingegangen bin sind die Smartwatch Features wie die Anzeige von Notifications. Diese nutze ich nicht, da ich ganz bewusst ein bisschen mehr “analog” leben und nicht ständig von Nachrichten aus dem Alltag gerissen werden möchte. Angetestet habe ich dies aber und es funktioniert wie beschrieben, wenn auch die Ticker-Optik nicht wirklich mein Fall ist. Wie gesagt eine Top Uhr mit tollem Funktionsumfang.

  15. JL

    Ich habe lange die bekannteste Smartwatch getragen. Größtes Manko war für mich immer die kurze Akkulaufzeit und das dadurch Schlaftracking quasi gar nicht möglich war. Davor besaß ich einen der ersten Fitbit Tracker, welcher überhaupt kein Schlaftracking bot, dafür aber klein und recht unbemerkt getragen werden konnte. Nach meinem Wechsel zu Android habe ich lange überlegt was ich machen sollte, denn eine neue Smartwatch kam für mich nicht in Frage, die klassischen Fitness Tracker waren mir aber “zu sportlich” um sie auch gut im Alltag tragen zu können (vor allem in Situationen wo zB. Anzug und Krawatte Pflicht sind). Hier reizte mich zwar schon die Withings Activité Serie und die Nokia Steel Nachfolger, aber mir fehlte ein umfassendes Sport Tracking mit Herzfrequenz. Genau hier setzt die Steel HR Sport an.Kleines Update:Die Akkulaufzeit ist erstaunlich. Ich mache etwa 3-4 Workouts die Woche (jeweils rund 90 Minuten) und trotzdem hält der Akku ewig). Seit dem Kauf Anfang Dezember musste ich dir Uhr nur zweimal laden – die Ladegeschwindigkeit ist wunderbar schnell und liegt für den kompletten Akku bei knapp über einer Stunde. Bezüglich der Workouts gleicht die Herzfrequenzmessung den Geräten im Fitness Studio und scheint sehr genau zu sein. Top!:: Design ::Das Design ist zeitlos elegant. Ich besitze die dunkle Version in 40mm, welche perfekt für Männer ist. Sie ist dezent und fällt trotz Sportarmband nicht auf. Die Kritik bezüglich der Lesbarkeit kann ich nicht wirklich nachvollziehen. Es ist nicht die erste Uhr die graue Zeiger mit roter Spitze auf einem schwarzen Ziffernblatt platziert und es wird vermutlich auch nicht die letzte sein. Ich persönlich kann die Uhr auch in dunklen Lichtsituationen gut ablesen (manchmal dreht man das Handgelenk kurz, aber das war es dann auch schon und im schlimmsten Fall gäbe es ja noch die Möglichkeit durch Knopfdruck das OLED Display einzuschalten). Wenn man überhaupt Kritik üben könnte, dann nur weil das Glas durch die Krümmung etwas stark spiegelt.Obwohl ich technisch sehr auf der Höhe der Zeit bin, gefällt mir das analoge Design, vor allem auch das die Anzahl der Schritte als Prozentangabe (bis 100%) dargestellt wird und dafür kein digitales Display nötig ist. Das gibt der Uhr einen sehr modernen Retro-Charme.Die Verarbeitung der Uhr ist ebenfalls sehr toll. Das Edelstahlgehäuse fühlt sich wunderbar an, hat keine scharfen kannten und das Glas des Displays ist ebenso kantenfrei eingelassen. Das mitgelieferte Sportarmband aus Silikon ist unglaublich weich und schmiegt sich sehr gut am Handgelenk an.:: Funktionen ::Und obwohl besagter analoger Retro-Charme vorhanden ist, ist die Uhr mit allerlei Sensoren und Technik ausgestattet, die sie zu einem genauso guten Begleiter machen wie sportliche Fitness Tracker.Neben den Schritten (und bei verbundenem GPS der Strecke), zeichnet die Uhr Schlaf, Herzfrequenz und rund 30 Sportaktivitäten auf. Diese Aktivitäten reichen von Schwimmen, Laufen und Fahrradfahren bis zu Yoga, Boxen oder allgemeiner Fitness. Das Angebot ist groß und ich denke da wird jeder fündig. Darüber hinaus ist die Uhr auch noch wasserdicht, so dass man sie auch zum duschen nicht ausziehen muss (auch wenn Withings darauf hinweist das aggressive Duschgels etc. und Sauna eher tabu sind, aber das sollte einem auch so klar sein).Bislang muss ich sagen zeichnet die Uhr die Aktivitäten sehr genau auf und präsentiert alles übersichtlich in der App (siehe unten). Auf Grund von Größe, Alter und diversen Vergleichsdaten werden auch weitere Informationen wie verbrauchte Kalorien berechnet – im Grunde kennt man das heute von allen anderen bekannten Trackern schon. Hier ist aber die Umsetzung sehr gelungen.Für mich einer der Kaufgründe war auch die regelmäßige Messung des Herzschlags und des Schlafs und hier kann ich bislang auch nur positives berichten. Nicht nur das die Aufbereitung der Daten sehr übersichtlich ist, sie scheint auch sehr genau zu sein.:: Die App ::Für mich das größte Highlight ist die Health Mate App. Das Design ist unglaublich gut geworden und mittlerweile stimmt auch die Kombination aus Informationsgehalt und Optik. Alle Daten werden optisch aufbereitet, als Graph oder Tabelle dargestellt und erlauben einen sehr schnellen Blick auf die eigene Gesundheit. Hier dürfen sich andere Hersteller gerne eine Scheibe abschneiden.Auch die Synchronisation mit dem Tracker geht wunderbar schnell. App geöffnet und der Sync dauert nur wenige Sekunden – kein Vergleich zu manch anderem Produkt. Daneben ist auch ein All-Day Sync möglich.Auch die Einstellungen lassen sich leicht verändern und sehr positiv gefällt mir das sowohl in der App, als auch im Web-Browser sehr darauf geachtet wird mit Hilfe von Artikeln und Videos jeden Schritt wenn nötig bis ins kleinste Detail zu erklären – man wird quasi nie alleine gelassen.Der einzige Kritikpunkt in der App ist für mich die Doppelung von Dashboard und Timeline. Mir erschließt sich der Sinn nicht wirklich und ich würde mir eine Darstellung wie im Browser wünschen. Das ist aber jammern auf sehr hohem Niveau.:: Fazit ::Alles in allem kann ich die Uhr nur empfehlen. Sie sieht schick aus, ist dezent, sehr leicht, der Funktionsumfang ist groß und die App nicht nur leicht zu benutzen, sondern auch sehr übersichtlich. Worauf ich noch gar nicht eingegangen bin sind die Smartwatch Features wie die Anzeige von Notifications. Diese nutze ich nicht, da ich ganz bewusst ein bisschen mehr “analog” leben und nicht ständig von Nachrichten aus dem Alltag gerissen werden möchte. Angetestet habe ich dies aber und es funktioniert wie beschrieben, wenn auch die Ticker-Optik nicht wirklich mein Fall ist. Wie gesagt eine Top Uhr mit tollem Funktionsumfang.

  16. JL

    Ich habe lange die bekannteste Smartwatch getragen. Größtes Manko war für mich immer die kurze Akkulaufzeit und das dadurch Schlaftracking quasi gar nicht möglich war. Davor besaß ich einen der ersten Fitbit Tracker, welcher überhaupt kein Schlaftracking bot, dafür aber klein und recht unbemerkt getragen werden konnte. Nach meinem Wechsel zu Android habe ich lange überlegt was ich machen sollte, denn eine neue Smartwatch kam für mich nicht in Frage, die klassischen Fitness Tracker waren mir aber “zu sportlich” um sie auch gut im Alltag tragen zu können (vor allem in Situationen wo zB. Anzug und Krawatte Pflicht sind). Hier reizte mich zwar schon die Withings Activité Serie und die Nokia Steel Nachfolger, aber mir fehlte ein umfassendes Sport Tracking mit Herzfrequenz. Genau hier setzt die Steel HR Sport an.Kleines Update:Die Akkulaufzeit ist erstaunlich. Ich mache etwa 3-4 Workouts die Woche (jeweils rund 90 Minuten) und trotzdem hält der Akku ewig). Seit dem Kauf Anfang Dezember musste ich dir Uhr nur zweimal laden – die Ladegeschwindigkeit ist wunderbar schnell und liegt für den kompletten Akku bei knapp über einer Stunde. Bezüglich der Workouts gleicht die Herzfrequenzmessung den Geräten im Fitness Studio und scheint sehr genau zu sein. Top!:: Design ::Das Design ist zeitlos elegant. Ich besitze die dunkle Version in 40mm, welche perfekt für Männer ist. Sie ist dezent und fällt trotz Sportarmband nicht auf. Die Kritik bezüglich der Lesbarkeit kann ich nicht wirklich nachvollziehen. Es ist nicht die erste Uhr die graue Zeiger mit roter Spitze auf einem schwarzen Ziffernblatt platziert und es wird vermutlich auch nicht die letzte sein. Ich persönlich kann die Uhr auch in dunklen Lichtsituationen gut ablesen (manchmal dreht man das Handgelenk kurz, aber das war es dann auch schon und im schlimmsten Fall gäbe es ja noch die Möglichkeit durch Knopfdruck das OLED Display einzuschalten). Wenn man überhaupt Kritik üben könnte, dann nur weil das Glas durch die Krümmung etwas stark spiegelt.Obwohl ich technisch sehr auf der Höhe der Zeit bin, gefällt mir das analoge Design, vor allem auch das die Anzahl der Schritte als Prozentangabe (bis 100%) dargestellt wird und dafür kein digitales Display nötig ist. Das gibt der Uhr einen sehr modernen Retro-Charme.Die Verarbeitung der Uhr ist ebenfalls sehr toll. Das Edelstahlgehäuse fühlt sich wunderbar an, hat keine scharfen kannten und das Glas des Displays ist ebenso kantenfrei eingelassen. Das mitgelieferte Sportarmband aus Silikon ist unglaublich weich und schmiegt sich sehr gut am Handgelenk an.:: Funktionen ::Und obwohl besagter analoger Retro-Charme vorhanden ist, ist die Uhr mit allerlei Sensoren und Technik ausgestattet, die sie zu einem genauso guten Begleiter machen wie sportliche Fitness Tracker.Neben den Schritten (und bei verbundenem GPS der Strecke), zeichnet die Uhr Schlaf, Herzfrequenz und rund 30 Sportaktivitäten auf. Diese Aktivitäten reichen von Schwimmen, Laufen und Fahrradfahren bis zu Yoga, Boxen oder allgemeiner Fitness. Das Angebot ist groß und ich denke da wird jeder fündig. Darüber hinaus ist die Uhr auch noch wasserdicht, so dass man sie auch zum duschen nicht ausziehen muss (auch wenn Withings darauf hinweist das aggressive Duschgels etc. und Sauna eher tabu sind, aber das sollte einem auch so klar sein).Bislang muss ich sagen zeichnet die Uhr die Aktivitäten sehr genau auf und präsentiert alles übersichtlich in der App (siehe unten). Auf Grund von Größe, Alter und diversen Vergleichsdaten werden auch weitere Informationen wie verbrauchte Kalorien berechnet – im Grunde kennt man das heute von allen anderen bekannten Trackern schon. Hier ist aber die Umsetzung sehr gelungen.Für mich einer der Kaufgründe war auch die regelmäßige Messung des Herzschlags und des Schlafs und hier kann ich bislang auch nur positives berichten. Nicht nur das die Aufbereitung der Daten sehr übersichtlich ist, sie scheint auch sehr genau zu sein.:: Die App ::Für mich das größte Highlight ist die Health Mate App. Das Design ist unglaublich gut geworden und mittlerweile stimmt auch die Kombination aus Informationsgehalt und Optik. Alle Daten werden optisch aufbereitet, als Graph oder Tabelle dargestellt und erlauben einen sehr schnellen Blick auf die eigene Gesundheit. Hier dürfen sich andere Hersteller gerne eine Scheibe abschneiden.Auch die Synchronisation mit dem Tracker geht wunderbar schnell. App geöffnet und der Sync dauert nur wenige Sekunden – kein Vergleich zu manch anderem Produkt. Daneben ist auch ein All-Day Sync möglich.Auch die Einstellungen lassen sich leicht verändern und sehr positiv gefällt mir das sowohl in der App, als auch im Web-Browser sehr darauf geachtet wird mit Hilfe von Artikeln und Videos jeden Schritt wenn nötig bis ins kleinste Detail zu erklären – man wird quasi nie alleine gelassen.Der einzige Kritikpunkt in der App ist für mich die Doppelung von Dashboard und Timeline. Mir erschließt sich der Sinn nicht wirklich und ich würde mir eine Darstellung wie im Browser wünschen. Das ist aber jammern auf sehr hohem Niveau.:: Fazit ::Alles in allem kann ich die Uhr nur empfehlen. Sie sieht schick aus, ist dezent, sehr leicht, der Funktionsumfang ist groß und die App nicht nur leicht zu benutzen, sondern auch sehr übersichtlich. Worauf ich noch gar nicht eingegangen bin sind die Smartwatch Features wie die Anzeige von Notifications. Diese nutze ich nicht, da ich ganz bewusst ein bisschen mehr “analog” leben und nicht ständig von Nachrichten aus dem Alltag gerissen werden möchte. Angetestet habe ich dies aber und es funktioniert wie beschrieben, wenn auch die Ticker-Optik nicht wirklich mein Fall ist. Wie gesagt eine Top Uhr mit tollem Funktionsumfang.

  17. Raul A. C. S.

    Ich habe lange die bekannteste Smartwatch getragen. Größtes Manko war für mich immer die kurze Akkulaufzeit und das dadurch Schlaftracking quasi gar nicht möglich war. Davor besaß ich einen der ersten Fitbit Tracker, welcher überhaupt kein Schlaftracking bot, dafür aber klein und recht unbemerkt getragen werden konnte. Nach meinem Wechsel zu Android habe ich lange überlegt was ich machen sollte, denn eine neue Smartwatch kam für mich nicht in Frage, die klassischen Fitness Tracker waren mir aber “zu sportlich” um sie auch gut im Alltag tragen zu können (vor allem in Situationen wo zB. Anzug und Krawatte Pflicht sind). Hier reizte mich zwar schon die Withings Activité Serie und die Nokia Steel Nachfolger, aber mir fehlte ein umfassendes Sport Tracking mit Herzfrequenz. Genau hier setzt die Steel HR Sport an.Kleines Update:Die Akkulaufzeit ist erstaunlich. Ich mache etwa 3-4 Workouts die Woche (jeweils rund 90 Minuten) und trotzdem hält der Akku ewig). Seit dem Kauf Anfang Dezember musste ich dir Uhr nur zweimal laden – die Ladegeschwindigkeit ist wunderbar schnell und liegt für den kompletten Akku bei knapp über einer Stunde. Bezüglich der Workouts gleicht die Herzfrequenzmessung den Geräten im Fitness Studio und scheint sehr genau zu sein. Top!:: Design ::Das Design ist zeitlos elegant. Ich besitze die dunkle Version in 40mm, welche perfekt für Männer ist. Sie ist dezent und fällt trotz Sportarmband nicht auf. Die Kritik bezüglich der Lesbarkeit kann ich nicht wirklich nachvollziehen. Es ist nicht die erste Uhr die graue Zeiger mit roter Spitze auf einem schwarzen Ziffernblatt platziert und es wird vermutlich auch nicht die letzte sein. Ich persönlich kann die Uhr auch in dunklen Lichtsituationen gut ablesen (manchmal dreht man das Handgelenk kurz, aber das war es dann auch schon und im schlimmsten Fall gäbe es ja noch die Möglichkeit durch Knopfdruck das OLED Display einzuschalten). Wenn man überhaupt Kritik üben könnte, dann nur weil das Glas durch die Krümmung etwas stark spiegelt.Obwohl ich technisch sehr auf der Höhe der Zeit bin, gefällt mir das analoge Design, vor allem auch das die Anzahl der Schritte als Prozentangabe (bis 100%) dargestellt wird und dafür kein digitales Display nötig ist. Das gibt der Uhr einen sehr modernen Retro-Charme.Die Verarbeitung der Uhr ist ebenfalls sehr toll. Das Edelstahlgehäuse fühlt sich wunderbar an, hat keine scharfen kannten und das Glas des Displays ist ebenso kantenfrei eingelassen. Das mitgelieferte Sportarmband aus Silikon ist unglaublich weich und schmiegt sich sehr gut am Handgelenk an.:: Funktionen ::Und obwohl besagter analoger Retro-Charme vorhanden ist, ist die Uhr mit allerlei Sensoren und Technik ausgestattet, die sie zu einem genauso guten Begleiter machen wie sportliche Fitness Tracker.Neben den Schritten (und bei verbundenem GPS der Strecke), zeichnet die Uhr Schlaf, Herzfrequenz und rund 30 Sportaktivitäten auf. Diese Aktivitäten reichen von Schwimmen, Laufen und Fahrradfahren bis zu Yoga, Boxen oder allgemeiner Fitness. Das Angebot ist groß und ich denke da wird jeder fündig. Darüber hinaus ist die Uhr auch noch wasserdicht, so dass man sie auch zum duschen nicht ausziehen muss (auch wenn Withings darauf hinweist das aggressive Duschgels etc. und Sauna eher tabu sind, aber das sollte einem auch so klar sein).Bislang muss ich sagen zeichnet die Uhr die Aktivitäten sehr genau auf und präsentiert alles übersichtlich in der App (siehe unten). Auf Grund von Größe, Alter und diversen Vergleichsdaten werden auch weitere Informationen wie verbrauchte Kalorien berechnet – im Grunde kennt man das heute von allen anderen bekannten Trackern schon. Hier ist aber die Umsetzung sehr gelungen.Für mich einer der Kaufgründe war auch die regelmäßige Messung des Herzschlags und des Schlafs und hier kann ich bislang auch nur positives berichten. Nicht nur das die Aufbereitung der Daten sehr übersichtlich ist, sie scheint auch sehr genau zu sein.:: Die App ::Für mich das größte Highlight ist die Health Mate App. Das Design ist unglaublich gut geworden und mittlerweile stimmt auch die Kombination aus Informationsgehalt und Optik. Alle Daten werden optisch aufbereitet, als Graph oder Tabelle dargestellt und erlauben einen sehr schnellen Blick auf die eigene Gesundheit. Hier dürfen sich andere Hersteller gerne eine Scheibe abschneiden.Auch die Synchronisation mit dem Tracker geht wunderbar schnell. App geöffnet und der Sync dauert nur wenige Sekunden – kein Vergleich zu manch anderem Produkt. Daneben ist auch ein All-Day Sync möglich.Auch die Einstellungen lassen sich leicht verändern und sehr positiv gefällt mir das sowohl in der App, als auch im Web-Browser sehr darauf geachtet wird mit Hilfe von Artikeln und Videos jeden Schritt wenn nötig bis ins kleinste Detail zu erklären – man wird quasi nie alleine gelassen.Der einzige Kritikpunkt in der App ist für mich die Doppelung von Dashboard und Timeline. Mir erschließt sich der Sinn nicht wirklich und ich würde mir eine Darstellung wie im Browser wünschen. Das ist aber jammern auf sehr hohem Niveau.:: Fazit ::Alles in allem kann ich die Uhr nur empfehlen. Sie sieht schick aus, ist dezent, sehr leicht, der Funktionsumfang ist groß und die App nicht nur leicht zu benutzen, sondern auch sehr übersichtlich. Worauf ich noch gar nicht eingegangen bin sind die Smartwatch Features wie die Anzeige von Notifications. Diese nutze ich nicht, da ich ganz bewusst ein bisschen mehr “analog” leben und nicht ständig von Nachrichten aus dem Alltag gerissen werden möchte. Angetestet habe ich dies aber und es funktioniert wie beschrieben, wenn auch die Ticker-Optik nicht wirklich mein Fall ist. Wie gesagt eine Top Uhr mit tollem Funktionsumfang.

  18. hejrene

    Ich habe lange die bekannteste Smartwatch getragen. Größtes Manko war für mich immer die kurze Akkulaufzeit und das dadurch Schlaftracking quasi gar nicht möglich war. Davor besaß ich einen der ersten Fitbit Tracker, welcher überhaupt kein Schlaftracking bot, dafür aber klein und recht unbemerkt getragen werden konnte. Nach meinem Wechsel zu Android habe ich lange überlegt was ich machen sollte, denn eine neue Smartwatch kam für mich nicht in Frage, die klassischen Fitness Tracker waren mir aber “zu sportlich” um sie auch gut im Alltag tragen zu können (vor allem in Situationen wo zB. Anzug und Krawatte Pflicht sind). Hier reizte mich zwar schon die Withings Activité Serie und die Nokia Steel Nachfolger, aber mir fehlte ein umfassendes Sport Tracking mit Herzfrequenz. Genau hier setzt die Steel HR Sport an.Kleines Update:Die Akkulaufzeit ist erstaunlich. Ich mache etwa 3-4 Workouts die Woche (jeweils rund 90 Minuten) und trotzdem hält der Akku ewig). Seit dem Kauf Anfang Dezember musste ich dir Uhr nur zweimal laden – die Ladegeschwindigkeit ist wunderbar schnell und liegt für den kompletten Akku bei knapp über einer Stunde. Bezüglich der Workouts gleicht die Herzfrequenzmessung den Geräten im Fitness Studio und scheint sehr genau zu sein. Top!:: Design ::Das Design ist zeitlos elegant. Ich besitze die dunkle Version in 40mm, welche perfekt für Männer ist. Sie ist dezent und fällt trotz Sportarmband nicht auf. Die Kritik bezüglich der Lesbarkeit kann ich nicht wirklich nachvollziehen. Es ist nicht die erste Uhr die graue Zeiger mit roter Spitze auf einem schwarzen Ziffernblatt platziert und es wird vermutlich auch nicht die letzte sein. Ich persönlich kann die Uhr auch in dunklen Lichtsituationen gut ablesen (manchmal dreht man das Handgelenk kurz, aber das war es dann auch schon und im schlimmsten Fall gäbe es ja noch die Möglichkeit durch Knopfdruck das OLED Display einzuschalten). Wenn man überhaupt Kritik üben könnte, dann nur weil das Glas durch die Krümmung etwas stark spiegelt.Obwohl ich technisch sehr auf der Höhe der Zeit bin, gefällt mir das analoge Design, vor allem auch das die Anzahl der Schritte als Prozentangabe (bis 100%) dargestellt wird und dafür kein digitales Display nötig ist. Das gibt der Uhr einen sehr modernen Retro-Charme.Die Verarbeitung der Uhr ist ebenfalls sehr toll. Das Edelstahlgehäuse fühlt sich wunderbar an, hat keine scharfen kannten und das Glas des Displays ist ebenso kantenfrei eingelassen. Das mitgelieferte Sportarmband aus Silikon ist unglaublich weich und schmiegt sich sehr gut am Handgelenk an.:: Funktionen ::Und obwohl besagter analoger Retro-Charme vorhanden ist, ist die Uhr mit allerlei Sensoren und Technik ausgestattet, die sie zu einem genauso guten Begleiter machen wie sportliche Fitness Tracker.Neben den Schritten (und bei verbundenem GPS der Strecke), zeichnet die Uhr Schlaf, Herzfrequenz und rund 30 Sportaktivitäten auf. Diese Aktivitäten reichen von Schwimmen, Laufen und Fahrradfahren bis zu Yoga, Boxen oder allgemeiner Fitness. Das Angebot ist groß und ich denke da wird jeder fündig. Darüber hinaus ist die Uhr auch noch wasserdicht, so dass man sie auch zum duschen nicht ausziehen muss (auch wenn Withings darauf hinweist das aggressive Duschgels etc. und Sauna eher tabu sind, aber das sollte einem auch so klar sein).Bislang muss ich sagen zeichnet die Uhr die Aktivitäten sehr genau auf und präsentiert alles übersichtlich in der App (siehe unten). Auf Grund von Größe, Alter und diversen Vergleichsdaten werden auch weitere Informationen wie verbrauchte Kalorien berechnet – im Grunde kennt man das heute von allen anderen bekannten Trackern schon. Hier ist aber die Umsetzung sehr gelungen.Für mich einer der Kaufgründe war auch die regelmäßige Messung des Herzschlags und des Schlafs und hier kann ich bislang auch nur positives berichten. Nicht nur das die Aufbereitung der Daten sehr übersichtlich ist, sie scheint auch sehr genau zu sein.:: Die App ::Für mich das größte Highlight ist die Health Mate App. Das Design ist unglaublich gut geworden und mittlerweile stimmt auch die Kombination aus Informationsgehalt und Optik. Alle Daten werden optisch aufbereitet, als Graph oder Tabelle dargestellt und erlauben einen sehr schnellen Blick auf die eigene Gesundheit. Hier dürfen sich andere Hersteller gerne eine Scheibe abschneiden.Auch die Synchronisation mit dem Tracker geht wunderbar schnell. App geöffnet und der Sync dauert nur wenige Sekunden – kein Vergleich zu manch anderem Produkt. Daneben ist auch ein All-Day Sync möglich.Auch die Einstellungen lassen sich leicht verändern und sehr positiv gefällt mir das sowohl in der App, als auch im Web-Browser sehr darauf geachtet wird mit Hilfe von Artikeln und Videos jeden Schritt wenn nötig bis ins kleinste Detail zu erklären – man wird quasi nie alleine gelassen.Der einzige Kritikpunkt in der App ist für mich die Doppelung von Dashboard und Timeline. Mir erschließt sich der Sinn nicht wirklich und ich würde mir eine Darstellung wie im Browser wünschen. Das ist aber jammern auf sehr hohem Niveau.:: Fazit ::Alles in allem kann ich die Uhr nur empfehlen. Sie sieht schick aus, ist dezent, sehr leicht, der Funktionsumfang ist groß und die App nicht nur leicht zu benutzen, sondern auch sehr übersichtlich. Worauf ich noch gar nicht eingegangen bin sind die Smartwatch Features wie die Anzeige von Notifications. Diese nutze ich nicht, da ich ganz bewusst ein bisschen mehr “analog” leben und nicht ständig von Nachrichten aus dem Alltag gerissen werden möchte. Angetestet habe ich dies aber und es funktioniert wie beschrieben, wenn auch die Ticker-Optik nicht wirklich mein Fall ist. Wie gesagt eine Top Uhr mit tollem Funktionsumfang.

  19. hejrene

    Ich habe lange die bekannteste Smartwatch getragen. Größtes Manko war für mich immer die kurze Akkulaufzeit und das dadurch Schlaftracking quasi gar nicht möglich war. Davor besaß ich einen der ersten Fitbit Tracker, welcher überhaupt kein Schlaftracking bot, dafür aber klein und recht unbemerkt getragen werden konnte. Nach meinem Wechsel zu Android habe ich lange überlegt was ich machen sollte, denn eine neue Smartwatch kam für mich nicht in Frage, die klassischen Fitness Tracker waren mir aber “zu sportlich” um sie auch gut im Alltag tragen zu können (vor allem in Situationen wo zB. Anzug und Krawatte Pflicht sind). Hier reizte mich zwar schon die Withings Activité Serie und die Nokia Steel Nachfolger, aber mir fehlte ein umfassendes Sport Tracking mit Herzfrequenz. Genau hier setzt die Steel HR Sport an.Kleines Update:Die Akkulaufzeit ist erstaunlich. Ich mache etwa 3-4 Workouts die Woche (jeweils rund 90 Minuten) und trotzdem hält der Akku ewig). Seit dem Kauf Anfang Dezember musste ich dir Uhr nur zweimal laden – die Ladegeschwindigkeit ist wunderbar schnell und liegt für den kompletten Akku bei knapp über einer Stunde. Bezüglich der Workouts gleicht die Herzfrequenzmessung den Geräten im Fitness Studio und scheint sehr genau zu sein. Top!:: Design ::Das Design ist zeitlos elegant. Ich besitze die dunkle Version in 40mm, welche perfekt für Männer ist. Sie ist dezent und fällt trotz Sportarmband nicht auf. Die Kritik bezüglich der Lesbarkeit kann ich nicht wirklich nachvollziehen. Es ist nicht die erste Uhr die graue Zeiger mit roter Spitze auf einem schwarzen Ziffernblatt platziert und es wird vermutlich auch nicht die letzte sein. Ich persönlich kann die Uhr auch in dunklen Lichtsituationen gut ablesen (manchmal dreht man das Handgelenk kurz, aber das war es dann auch schon und im schlimmsten Fall gäbe es ja noch die Möglichkeit durch Knopfdruck das OLED Display einzuschalten). Wenn man überhaupt Kritik üben könnte, dann nur weil das Glas durch die Krümmung etwas stark spiegelt.Obwohl ich technisch sehr auf der Höhe der Zeit bin, gefällt mir das analoge Design, vor allem auch das die Anzahl der Schritte als Prozentangabe (bis 100%) dargestellt wird und dafür kein digitales Display nötig ist. Das gibt der Uhr einen sehr modernen Retro-Charme.Die Verarbeitung der Uhr ist ebenfalls sehr toll. Das Edelstahlgehäuse fühlt sich wunderbar an, hat keine scharfen kannten und das Glas des Displays ist ebenso kantenfrei eingelassen. Das mitgelieferte Sportarmband aus Silikon ist unglaublich weich und schmiegt sich sehr gut am Handgelenk an.:: Funktionen ::Und obwohl besagter analoger Retro-Charme vorhanden ist, ist die Uhr mit allerlei Sensoren und Technik ausgestattet, die sie zu einem genauso guten Begleiter machen wie sportliche Fitness Tracker.Neben den Schritten (und bei verbundenem GPS der Strecke), zeichnet die Uhr Schlaf, Herzfrequenz und rund 30 Sportaktivitäten auf. Diese Aktivitäten reichen von Schwimmen, Laufen und Fahrradfahren bis zu Yoga, Boxen oder allgemeiner Fitness. Das Angebot ist groß und ich denke da wird jeder fündig. Darüber hinaus ist die Uhr auch noch wasserdicht, so dass man sie auch zum duschen nicht ausziehen muss (auch wenn Withings darauf hinweist das aggressive Duschgels etc. und Sauna eher tabu sind, aber das sollte einem auch so klar sein).Bislang muss ich sagen zeichnet die Uhr die Aktivitäten sehr genau auf und präsentiert alles übersichtlich in der App (siehe unten). Auf Grund von Größe, Alter und diversen Vergleichsdaten werden auch weitere Informationen wie verbrauchte Kalorien berechnet – im Grunde kennt man das heute von allen anderen bekannten Trackern schon. Hier ist aber die Umsetzung sehr gelungen.Für mich einer der Kaufgründe war auch die regelmäßige Messung des Herzschlags und des Schlafs und hier kann ich bislang auch nur positives berichten. Nicht nur das die Aufbereitung der Daten sehr übersichtlich ist, sie scheint auch sehr genau zu sein.:: Die App ::Für mich das größte Highlight ist die Health Mate App. Das Design ist unglaublich gut geworden und mittlerweile stimmt auch die Kombination aus Informationsgehalt und Optik. Alle Daten werden optisch aufbereitet, als Graph oder Tabelle dargestellt und erlauben einen sehr schnellen Blick auf die eigene Gesundheit. Hier dürfen sich andere Hersteller gerne eine Scheibe abschneiden.Auch die Synchronisation mit dem Tracker geht wunderbar schnell. App geöffnet und der Sync dauert nur wenige Sekunden – kein Vergleich zu manch anderem Produkt. Daneben ist auch ein All-Day Sync möglich.Auch die Einstellungen lassen sich leicht verändern und sehr positiv gefällt mir das sowohl in der App, als auch im Web-Browser sehr darauf geachtet wird mit Hilfe von Artikeln und Videos jeden Schritt wenn nötig bis ins kleinste Detail zu erklären – man wird quasi nie alleine gelassen.Der einzige Kritikpunkt in der App ist für mich die Doppelung von Dashboard und Timeline. Mir erschließt sich der Sinn nicht wirklich und ich würde mir eine Darstellung wie im Browser wünschen. Das ist aber jammern auf sehr hohem Niveau.:: Fazit ::Alles in allem kann ich die Uhr nur empfehlen. Sie sieht schick aus, ist dezent, sehr leicht, der Funktionsumfang ist groß und die App nicht nur leicht zu benutzen, sondern auch sehr übersichtlich. Worauf ich noch gar nicht eingegangen bin sind die Smartwatch Features wie die Anzeige von Notifications. Diese nutze ich nicht, da ich ganz bewusst ein bisschen mehr “analog” leben und nicht ständig von Nachrichten aus dem Alltag gerissen werden möchte. Angetestet habe ich dies aber und es funktioniert wie beschrieben, wenn auch die Ticker-Optik nicht wirklich mein Fall ist. Wie gesagt eine Top Uhr mit tollem Funktionsumfang.

  20. hejrene

    Ich habe lange die bekannteste Smartwatch getragen. Größtes Manko war für mich immer die kurze Akkulaufzeit und das dadurch Schlaftracking quasi gar nicht möglich war. Davor besaß ich einen der ersten Fitbit Tracker, welcher überhaupt kein Schlaftracking bot, dafür aber klein und recht unbemerkt getragen werden konnte. Nach meinem Wechsel zu Android habe ich lange überlegt was ich machen sollte, denn eine neue Smartwatch kam für mich nicht in Frage, die klassischen Fitness Tracker waren mir aber “zu sportlich” um sie auch gut im Alltag tragen zu können (vor allem in Situationen wo zB. Anzug und Krawatte Pflicht sind). Hier reizte mich zwar schon die Withings Activité Serie und die Nokia Steel Nachfolger, aber mir fehlte ein umfassendes Sport Tracking mit Herzfrequenz. Genau hier setzt die Steel HR Sport an.Kleines Update:Die Akkulaufzeit ist erstaunlich. Ich mache etwa 3-4 Workouts die Woche (jeweils rund 90 Minuten) und trotzdem hält der Akku ewig). Seit dem Kauf Anfang Dezember musste ich dir Uhr nur zweimal laden – die Ladegeschwindigkeit ist wunderbar schnell und liegt für den kompletten Akku bei knapp über einer Stunde. Bezüglich der Workouts gleicht die Herzfrequenzmessung den Geräten im Fitness Studio und scheint sehr genau zu sein. Top!:: Design ::Das Design ist zeitlos elegant. Ich besitze die dunkle Version in 40mm, welche perfekt für Männer ist. Sie ist dezent und fällt trotz Sportarmband nicht auf. Die Kritik bezüglich der Lesbarkeit kann ich nicht wirklich nachvollziehen. Es ist nicht die erste Uhr die graue Zeiger mit roter Spitze auf einem schwarzen Ziffernblatt platziert und es wird vermutlich auch nicht die letzte sein. Ich persönlich kann die Uhr auch in dunklen Lichtsituationen gut ablesen (manchmal dreht man das Handgelenk kurz, aber das war es dann auch schon und im schlimmsten Fall gäbe es ja noch die Möglichkeit durch Knopfdruck das OLED Display einzuschalten). Wenn man überhaupt Kritik üben könnte, dann nur weil das Glas durch die Krümmung etwas stark spiegelt.Obwohl ich technisch sehr auf der Höhe der Zeit bin, gefällt mir das analoge Design, vor allem auch das die Anzahl der Schritte als Prozentangabe (bis 100%) dargestellt wird und dafür kein digitales Display nötig ist. Das gibt der Uhr einen sehr modernen Retro-Charme.Die Verarbeitung der Uhr ist ebenfalls sehr toll. Das Edelstahlgehäuse fühlt sich wunderbar an, hat keine scharfen kannten und das Glas des Displays ist ebenso kantenfrei eingelassen. Das mitgelieferte Sportarmband aus Silikon ist unglaublich weich und schmiegt sich sehr gut am Handgelenk an.:: Funktionen ::Und obwohl besagter analoger Retro-Charme vorhanden ist, ist die Uhr mit allerlei Sensoren und Technik ausgestattet, die sie zu einem genauso guten Begleiter machen wie sportliche Fitness Tracker.Neben den Schritten (und bei verbundenem GPS der Strecke), zeichnet die Uhr Schlaf, Herzfrequenz und rund 30 Sportaktivitäten auf. Diese Aktivitäten reichen von Schwimmen, Laufen und Fahrradfahren bis zu Yoga, Boxen oder allgemeiner Fitness. Das Angebot ist groß und ich denke da wird jeder fündig. Darüber hinaus ist die Uhr auch noch wasserdicht, so dass man sie auch zum duschen nicht ausziehen muss (auch wenn Withings darauf hinweist das aggressive Duschgels etc. und Sauna eher tabu sind, aber das sollte einem auch so klar sein).Bislang muss ich sagen zeichnet die Uhr die Aktivitäten sehr genau auf und präsentiert alles übersichtlich in der App (siehe unten). Auf Grund von Größe, Alter und diversen Vergleichsdaten werden auch weitere Informationen wie verbrauchte Kalorien berechnet – im Grunde kennt man das heute von allen anderen bekannten Trackern schon. Hier ist aber die Umsetzung sehr gelungen.Für mich einer der Kaufgründe war auch die regelmäßige Messung des Herzschlags und des Schlafs und hier kann ich bislang auch nur positives berichten. Nicht nur das die Aufbereitung der Daten sehr übersichtlich ist, sie scheint auch sehr genau zu sein.:: Die App ::Für mich das größte Highlight ist die Health Mate App. Das Design ist unglaublich gut geworden und mittlerweile stimmt auch die Kombination aus Informationsgehalt und Optik. Alle Daten werden optisch aufbereitet, als Graph oder Tabelle dargestellt und erlauben einen sehr schnellen Blick auf die eigene Gesundheit. Hier dürfen sich andere Hersteller gerne eine Scheibe abschneiden.Auch die Synchronisation mit dem Tracker geht wunderbar schnell. App geöffnet und der Sync dauert nur wenige Sekunden – kein Vergleich zu manch anderem Produkt. Daneben ist auch ein All-Day Sync möglich.Auch die Einstellungen lassen sich leicht verändern und sehr positiv gefällt mir das sowohl in der App, als auch im Web-Browser sehr darauf geachtet wird mit Hilfe von Artikeln und Videos jeden Schritt wenn nötig bis ins kleinste Detail zu erklären – man wird quasi nie alleine gelassen.Der einzige Kritikpunkt in der App ist für mich die Doppelung von Dashboard und Timeline. Mir erschließt sich der Sinn nicht wirklich und ich würde mir eine Darstellung wie im Browser wünschen. Das ist aber jammern auf sehr hohem Niveau.:: Fazit ::Alles in allem kann ich die Uhr nur empfehlen. Sie sieht schick aus, ist dezent, sehr leicht, der Funktionsumfang ist groß und die App nicht nur leicht zu benutzen, sondern auch sehr übersichtlich. Worauf ich noch gar nicht eingegangen bin sind die Smartwatch Features wie die Anzeige von Notifications. Diese nutze ich nicht, da ich ganz bewusst ein bisschen mehr “analog” leben und nicht ständig von Nachrichten aus dem Alltag gerissen werden möchte. Angetestet habe ich dies aber und es funktioniert wie beschrieben, wenn auch die Ticker-Optik nicht wirklich mein Fall ist. Wie gesagt eine Top Uhr mit tollem Funktionsumfang.

  21. SB-B

    Right first things first, a pretty long review below but…. I did buy from Amazon but they sent me the white one instead of the black which has been returned, however I already own one of these watches (the one returned was a gift!) So shall review it as I know it.I’ve been a Fitbit user for a long time, but the recently there have been issues with QC and nothing really that’s excited me. As I wear a suit to work and in my own time do weights and powerlifting, I wanted something a little more classy that could also cut the mustard as a fitness tracker for my uses.The design: This watch is slimline and pretty classy to look at. The glass on the watch is slightly domed and looks equally at home in the office than in the gym. The options available are a black and a white face. It’s subjective of course, but I personally prefer the black face model. However this is harder to read in darker surroundings, but you can always press the button and bring up the digital time on the LCD display so this isn’t a issue.The Strap: This is by far one of the best smart watch straps (or watch straps in general) available. It’s got a nice amount of give and flex within, is perforated for airflow and stretches with the contours or your arm. This is especially useful when swimming, as to keep the HR working well it needs to be pulled tighter to the skin to pick up the readings with water flowing around and under it. I’ve also got the red silicone and brown leather straps so can mix it up depending on mood and clothing choices. The watch due to the black face and grey case works well with every strap and doesn’t look odd at all.The Battery life: Withings quotes 25 days max life which is very impressive but for that you need to turn off all notifications and not use much fitness tracking as these are harder on the battery life. If training every day before a competition the battery lasts around 10-12 days. If every other day or normal use that includes 24 hour a day wear, I get about 17-19 days out of the battery. Better than my Ionic that could manage about 27 hours!Fitness tracking: This is where there will always be some compromise for styling but not any that are especially negative. This watch uses connected GPS from your phone for route and pace tracking, so remember to take it with you. Has weight training options, has generic fitness and other workout options for if something you are doing doesn’t have a particular category, has a number of workout options you can select to start from the watch directly, so you can pick and choose. Even has some more unusual ones for the type of watch it is, such as Pilates, baseball and elliptical. Works well with swimming, waterproof up to 50m, remember to rinse and dry the watch off afterwards to prevent skin irritation or degradation of the strap.Sleep tracking: Unlike my fitbit, this picks up if I go to the toilet in the night and wake, or when my alarm goes off and I turn it off, rather than my fitbit assuming I’m still fast asleep. It gives you your sleep metrics In the app in a far more user friendly manner than the Fitbit app and the sleep stages seem to be consistent.Notifications: The watch has a small round LCD in the face which gives you your notifications. Due to it being a hybrid with a tiny screen, you have to wait for the message to scroll and the amount of space is limited, so to bring up different metrics or continuations of what you are already doing you need to press the button. This is one aspect which could be considered negative but I don’t have a issue with it. The trade off for the style is well worth it.Charging time: 10% to 100% takes around 50 mins give or take.Overall: I am very impressed with the Steel HR Sport and as alluded to above, my wife was so pleased with mine she wanted one too. It has a good mix of aptitudes that make up for any specific shortfalls. Looks right in any environment and was worth every penny of this £189.99 pricetag. Give it a try and see.

  22. SB-B

    Right first things first, a pretty long review below but…. I did buy from Amazon but they sent me the white one instead of the black which has been returned, however I already own one of these watches (the one returned was a gift!) So shall review it as I know it.I’ve been a Fitbit user for a long time, but the recently there have been issues with QC and nothing really that’s excited me. As I wear a suit to work and in my own time do weights and powerlifting, I wanted something a little more classy that could also cut the mustard as a fitness tracker for my uses.The design: This watch is slimline and pretty classy to look at. The glass on the watch is slightly domed and looks equally at home in the office than in the gym. The options available are a black and a white face. It’s subjective of course, but I personally prefer the black face model. However this is harder to read in darker surroundings, but you can always press the button and bring up the digital time on the LCD display so this isn’t a issue.The Strap: This is by far one of the best smart watch straps (or watch straps in general) available. It’s got a nice amount of give and flex within, is perforated for airflow and stretches with the contours or your arm. This is especially useful when swimming, as to keep the HR working well it needs to be pulled tighter to the skin to pick up the readings with water flowing around and under it. I’ve also got the red silicone and brown leather straps so can mix it up depending on mood and clothing choices. The watch due to the black face and grey case works well with every strap and doesn’t look odd at all.The Battery life: Withings quotes 25 days max life which is very impressive but for that you need to turn off all notifications and not use much fitness tracking as these are harder on the battery life. If training every day before a competition the battery lasts around 10-12 days. If every other day or normal use that includes 24 hour a day wear, I get about 17-19 days out of the battery. Better than my Ionic that could manage about 27 hours!Fitness tracking: This is where there will always be some compromise for styling but not any that are especially negative. This watch uses connected GPS from your phone for route and pace tracking, so remember to take it with you. Has weight training options, has generic fitness and other workout options for if something you are doing doesn’t have a particular category, has a number of workout options you can select to start from the watch directly, so you can pick and choose. Even has some more unusual ones for the type of watch it is, such as Pilates, baseball and elliptical. Works well with swimming, waterproof up to 50m, remember to rinse and dry the watch off afterwards to prevent skin irritation or degradation of the strap.Sleep tracking: Unlike my fitbit, this picks up if I go to the toilet in the night and wake, or when my alarm goes off and I turn it off, rather than my fitbit assuming I’m still fast asleep. It gives you your sleep metrics In the app in a far more user friendly manner than the Fitbit app and the sleep stages seem to be consistent.Notifications: The watch has a small round LCD in the face which gives you your notifications. Due to it being a hybrid with a tiny screen, you have to wait for the message to scroll and the amount of space is limited, so to bring up different metrics or continuations of what you are already doing you need to press the button. This is one aspect which could be considered negative but I don’t have a issue with it. The trade off for the style is well worth it.Charging time: 10% to 100% takes around 50 mins give or take.Overall: I am very impressed with the Steel HR Sport and as alluded to above, my wife was so pleased with mine she wanted one too. It has a good mix of aptitudes that make up for any specific shortfalls. Looks right in any environment and was worth every penny of this £189.99 pricetag. Give it a try and see.

  23. SB-B

    Right first things first, a pretty long review below but…. I did buy from Amazon but they sent me the white one instead of the black which has been returned, however I already own one of these watches (the one returned was a gift!) So shall review it as I know it.I’ve been a Fitbit user for a long time, but the recently there have been issues with QC and nothing really that’s excited me. As I wear a suit to work and in my own time do weights and powerlifting, I wanted something a little more classy that could also cut the mustard as a fitness tracker for my uses.The design: This watch is slimline and pretty classy to look at. The glass on the watch is slightly domed and looks equally at home in the office than in the gym. The options available are a black and a white face. It’s subjective of course, but I personally prefer the black face model. However this is harder to read in darker surroundings, but you can always press the button and bring up the digital time on the LCD display so this isn’t a issue.The Strap: This is by far one of the best smart watch straps (or watch straps in general) available. It’s got a nice amount of give and flex within, is perforated for airflow and stretches with the contours or your arm. This is especially useful when swimming, as to keep the HR working well it needs to be pulled tighter to the skin to pick up the readings with water flowing around and under it. I’ve also got the red silicone and brown leather straps so can mix it up depending on mood and clothing choices. The watch due to the black face and grey case works well with every strap and doesn’t look odd at all.The Battery life: Withings quotes 25 days max life which is very impressive but for that you need to turn off all notifications and not use much fitness tracking as these are harder on the battery life. If training every day before a competition the battery lasts around 10-12 days. If every other day or normal use that includes 24 hour a day wear, I get about 17-19 days out of the battery. Better than my Ionic that could manage about 27 hours!Fitness tracking: This is where there will always be some compromise for styling but not any that are especially negative. This watch uses connected GPS from your phone for route and pace tracking, so remember to take it with you. Has weight training options, has generic fitness and other workout options for if something you are doing doesn’t have a particular category, has a number of workout options you can select to start from the watch directly, so you can pick and choose. Even has some more unusual ones for the type of watch it is, such as Pilates, baseball and elliptical. Works well with swimming, waterproof up to 50m, remember to rinse and dry the watch off afterwards to prevent skin irritation or degradation of the strap.Sleep tracking: Unlike my fitbit, this picks up if I go to the toilet in the night and wake, or when my alarm goes off and I turn it off, rather than my fitbit assuming I’m still fast asleep. It gives you your sleep metrics In the app in a far more user friendly manner than the Fitbit app and the sleep stages seem to be consistent.Notifications: The watch has a small round LCD in the face which gives you your notifications. Due to it being a hybrid with a tiny screen, you have to wait for the message to scroll and the amount of space is limited, so to bring up different metrics or continuations of what you are already doing you need to press the button. This is one aspect which could be considered negative but I don’t have a issue with it. The trade off for the style is well worth it.Charging time: 10% to 100% takes around 50 mins give or take.Overall: I am very impressed with the Steel HR Sport and as alluded to above, my wife was so pleased with mine she wanted one too. It has a good mix of aptitudes that make up for any specific shortfalls. Looks right in any environment and was worth every penny of this £189.99 pricetag. Give it a try and see.

  24. SB-B

    Right first things first, a pretty long review below but…. I did buy from Amazon but they sent me the white one instead of the black which has been returned, however I already own one of these watches (the one returned was a gift!) So shall review it as I know it.I’ve been a Fitbit user for a long time, but the recently there have been issues with QC and nothing really that’s excited me. As I wear a suit to work and in my own time do weights and powerlifting, I wanted something a little more classy that could also cut the mustard as a fitness tracker for my uses.The design: This watch is slimline and pretty classy to look at. The glass on the watch is slightly domed and looks equally at home in the office than in the gym. The options available are a black and a white face. It’s subjective of course, but I personally prefer the black face model. However this is harder to read in darker surroundings, but you can always press the button and bring up the digital time on the LCD display so this isn’t a issue.The Strap: This is by far one of the best smart watch straps (or watch straps in general) available. It’s got a nice amount of give and flex within, is perforated for airflow and stretches with the contours or your arm. This is especially useful when swimming, as to keep the HR working well it needs to be pulled tighter to the skin to pick up the readings with water flowing around and under it. I’ve also got the red silicone and brown leather straps so can mix it up depending on mood and clothing choices. The watch due to the black face and grey case works well with every strap and doesn’t look odd at all.The Battery life: Withings quotes 25 days max life which is very impressive but for that you need to turn off all notifications and not use much fitness tracking as these are harder on the battery life. If training every day before a competition the battery lasts around 10-12 days. If every other day or normal use that includes 24 hour a day wear, I get about 17-19 days out of the battery. Better than my Ionic that could manage about 27 hours!Fitness tracking: This is where there will always be some compromise for styling but not any that are especially negative. This watch uses connected GPS from your phone for route and pace tracking, so remember to take it with you. Has weight training options, has generic fitness and other workout options for if something you are doing doesn’t have a particular category, has a number of workout options you can select to start from the watch directly, so you can pick and choose. Even has some more unusual ones for the type of watch it is, such as Pilates, baseball and elliptical. Works well with swimming, waterproof up to 50m, remember to rinse and dry the watch off afterwards to prevent skin irritation or degradation of the strap.Sleep tracking: Unlike my fitbit, this picks up if I go to the toilet in the night and wake, or when my alarm goes off and I turn it off, rather than my fitbit assuming I’m still fast asleep. It gives you your sleep metrics In the app in a far more user friendly manner than the Fitbit app and the sleep stages seem to be consistent.Notifications: The watch has a small round LCD in the face which gives you your notifications. Due to it being a hybrid with a tiny screen, you have to wait for the message to scroll and the amount of space is limited, so to bring up different metrics or continuations of what you are already doing you need to press the button. This is one aspect which could be considered negative but I don’t have a issue with it. The trade off for the style is well worth it.Charging time: 10% to 100% takes around 50 mins give or take.Overall: I am very impressed with the Steel HR Sport and as alluded to above, my wife was so pleased with mine she wanted one too. It has a good mix of aptitudes that make up for any specific shortfalls. Looks right in any environment and was worth every penny of this £189.99 pricetag. Give it a try and see.

  25. SB-B

    Right first things first, a pretty long review below but…. I did buy from Amazon but they sent me the white one instead of the black which has been returned, however I already own one of these watches (the one returned was a gift!) So shall review it as I know it.I’ve been a Fitbit user for a long time, but the recently there have been issues with QC and nothing really that’s excited me. As I wear a suit to work and in my own time do weights and powerlifting, I wanted something a little more classy that could also cut the mustard as a fitness tracker for my uses.The design: This watch is slimline and pretty classy to look at. The glass on the watch is slightly domed and looks equally at home in the office than in the gym. The options available are a black and a white face. It’s subjective of course, but I personally prefer the black face model. However this is harder to read in darker surroundings, but you can always press the button and bring up the digital time on the LCD display so this isn’t a issue.The Strap: This is by far one of the best smart watch straps (or watch straps in general) available. It’s got a nice amount of give and flex within, is perforated for airflow and stretches with the contours or your arm. This is especially useful when swimming, as to keep the HR working well it needs to be pulled tighter to the skin to pick up the readings with water flowing around and under it. I’ve also got the red silicone and brown leather straps so can mix it up depending on mood and clothing choices. The watch due to the black face and grey case works well with every strap and doesn’t look odd at all.The Battery life: Withings quotes 25 days max life which is very impressive but for that you need to turn off all notifications and not use much fitness tracking as these are harder on the battery life. If training every day before a competition the battery lasts around 10-12 days. If every other day or normal use that includes 24 hour a day wear, I get about 17-19 days out of the battery. Better than my Ionic that could manage about 27 hours!Fitness tracking: This is where there will always be some compromise for styling but not any that are especially negative. This watch uses connected GPS from your phone for route and pace tracking, so remember to take it with you. Has weight training options, has generic fitness and other workout options for if something you are doing doesn’t have a particular category, has a number of workout options you can select to start from the watch directly, so you can pick and choose. Even has some more unusual ones for the type of watch it is, such as Pilates, baseball and elliptical. Works well with swimming, waterproof up to 50m, remember to rinse and dry the watch off afterwards to prevent skin irritation or degradation of the strap.Sleep tracking: Unlike my fitbit, this picks up if I go to the toilet in the night and wake, or when my alarm goes off and I turn it off, rather than my fitbit assuming I’m still fast asleep. It gives you your sleep metrics In the app in a far more user friendly manner than the Fitbit app and the sleep stages seem to be consistent.Notifications: The watch has a small round LCD in the face which gives you your notifications. Due to it being a hybrid with a tiny screen, you have to wait for the message to scroll and the amount of space is limited, so to bring up different metrics or continuations of what you are already doing you need to press the button. This is one aspect which could be considered negative but I don’t have a issue with it. The trade off for the style is well worth it.Charging time: 10% to 100% takes around 50 mins give or take.Overall: I am very impressed with the Steel HR Sport and as alluded to above, my wife was so pleased with mine she wanted one too. It has a good mix of aptitudes that make up for any specific shortfalls. Looks right in any environment and was worth every penny of this £189.99 pricetag. Give it a try and see.

  26. S. Schirmer

    Right first things first, a pretty long review below but…. I did buy from Amazon but they sent me the white one instead of the black which has been returned, however I already own one of these watches (the one returned was a gift!) So shall review it as I know it.I’ve been a Fitbit user for a long time, but the recently there have been issues with QC and nothing really that’s excited me. As I wear a suit to work and in my own time do weights and powerlifting, I wanted something a little more classy that could also cut the mustard as a fitness tracker for my uses.The design: This watch is slimline and pretty classy to look at. The glass on the watch is slightly domed and looks equally at home in the office than in the gym. The options available are a black and a white face. It’s subjective of course, but I personally prefer the black face model. However this is harder to read in darker surroundings, but you can always press the button and bring up the digital time on the LCD display so this isn’t a issue.The Strap: This is by far one of the best smart watch straps (or watch straps in general) available. It’s got a nice amount of give and flex within, is perforated for airflow and stretches with the contours or your arm. This is especially useful when swimming, as to keep the HR working well it needs to be pulled tighter to the skin to pick up the readings with water flowing around and under it. I’ve also got the red silicone and brown leather straps so can mix it up depending on mood and clothing choices. The watch due to the black face and grey case works well with every strap and doesn’t look odd at all.The Battery life: Withings quotes 25 days max life which is very impressive but for that you need to turn off all notifications and not use much fitness tracking as these are harder on the battery life. If training every day before a competition the battery lasts around 10-12 days. If every other day or normal use that includes 24 hour a day wear, I get about 17-19 days out of the battery. Better than my Ionic that could manage about 27 hours!Fitness tracking: This is where there will always be some compromise for styling but not any that are especially negative. This watch uses connected GPS from your phone for route and pace tracking, so remember to take it with you. Has weight training options, has generic fitness and other workout options for if something you are doing doesn’t have a particular category, has a number of workout options you can select to start from the watch directly, so you can pick and choose. Even has some more unusual ones for the type of watch it is, such as Pilates, baseball and elliptical. Works well with swimming, waterproof up to 50m, remember to rinse and dry the watch off afterwards to prevent skin irritation or degradation of the strap.Sleep tracking: Unlike my fitbit, this picks up if I go to the toilet in the night and wake, or when my alarm goes off and I turn it off, rather than my fitbit assuming I’m still fast asleep. It gives you your sleep metrics In the app in a far more user friendly manner than the Fitbit app and the sleep stages seem to be consistent.Notifications: The watch has a small round LCD in the face which gives you your notifications. Due to it being a hybrid with a tiny screen, you have to wait for the message to scroll and the amount of space is limited, so to bring up different metrics or continuations of what you are already doing you need to press the button. This is one aspect which could be considered negative but I don’t have a issue with it. The trade off for the style is well worth it.Charging time: 10% to 100% takes around 50 mins give or take.Overall: I am very impressed with the Steel HR Sport and as alluded to above, my wife was so pleased with mine she wanted one too. It has a good mix of aptitudes that make up for any specific shortfalls. Looks right in any environment and was worth every penny of this £189.99 pricetag. Give it a try and see.

  27. S. Schirmer

    Right first things first, a pretty long review below but…. I did buy from Amazon but they sent me the white one instead of the black which has been returned, however I already own one of these watches (the one returned was a gift!) So shall review it as I know it.I’ve been a Fitbit user for a long time, but the recently there have been issues with QC and nothing really that’s excited me. As I wear a suit to work and in my own time do weights and powerlifting, I wanted something a little more classy that could also cut the mustard as a fitness tracker for my uses.The design: This watch is slimline and pretty classy to look at. The glass on the watch is slightly domed and looks equally at home in the office than in the gym. The options available are a black and a white face. It’s subjective of course, but I personally prefer the black face model. However this is harder to read in darker surroundings, but you can always press the button and bring up the digital time on the LCD display so this isn’t a issue.The Strap: This is by far one of the best smart watch straps (or watch straps in general) available. It’s got a nice amount of give and flex within, is perforated for airflow and stretches with the contours or your arm. This is especially useful when swimming, as to keep the HR working well it needs to be pulled tighter to the skin to pick up the readings with water flowing around and under it. I’ve also got the red silicone and brown leather straps so can mix it up depending on mood and clothing choices. The watch due to the black face and grey case works well with every strap and doesn’t look odd at all.The Battery life: Withings quotes 25 days max life which is very impressive but for that you need to turn off all notifications and not use much fitness tracking as these are harder on the battery life. If training every day before a competition the battery lasts around 10-12 days. If every other day or normal use that includes 24 hour a day wear, I get about 17-19 days out of the battery. Better than my Ionic that could manage about 27 hours!Fitness tracking: This is where there will always be some compromise for styling but not any that are especially negative. This watch uses connected GPS from your phone for route and pace tracking, so remember to take it with you. Has weight training options, has generic fitness and other workout options for if something you are doing doesn’t have a particular category, has a number of workout options you can select to start from the watch directly, so you can pick and choose. Even has some more unusual ones for the type of watch it is, such as Pilates, baseball and elliptical. Works well with swimming, waterproof up to 50m, remember to rinse and dry the watch off afterwards to prevent skin irritation or degradation of the strap.Sleep tracking: Unlike my fitbit, this picks up if I go to the toilet in the night and wake, or when my alarm goes off and I turn it off, rather than my fitbit assuming I’m still fast asleep. It gives you your sleep metrics In the app in a far more user friendly manner than the Fitbit app and the sleep stages seem to be consistent.Notifications: The watch has a small round LCD in the face which gives you your notifications. Due to it being a hybrid with a tiny screen, you have to wait for the message to scroll and the amount of space is limited, so to bring up different metrics or continuations of what you are already doing you need to press the button. This is one aspect which could be considered negative but I don’t have a issue with it. The trade off for the style is well worth it.Charging time: 10% to 100% takes around 50 mins give or take.Overall: I am very impressed with the Steel HR Sport and as alluded to above, my wife was so pleased with mine she wanted one too. It has a good mix of aptitudes that make up for any specific shortfalls. Looks right in any environment and was worth every penny of this £189.99 pricetag. Give it a try and see.

  28. S. Schirmer

    Right first things first, a pretty long review below but…. I did buy from Amazon but they sent me the white one instead of the black which has been returned, however I already own one of these watches (the one returned was a gift!) So shall review it as I know it.I’ve been a Fitbit user for a long time, but the recently there have been issues with QC and nothing really that’s excited me. As I wear a suit to work and in my own time do weights and powerlifting, I wanted something a little more classy that could also cut the mustard as a fitness tracker for my uses.The design: This watch is slimline and pretty classy to look at. The glass on the watch is slightly domed and looks equally at home in the office than in the gym. The options available are a black and a white face. It’s subjective of course, but I personally prefer the black face model. However this is harder to read in darker surroundings, but you can always press the button and bring up the digital time on the LCD display so this isn’t a issue.The Strap: This is by far one of the best smart watch straps (or watch straps in general) available. It’s got a nice amount of give and flex within, is perforated for airflow and stretches with the contours or your arm. This is especially useful when swimming, as to keep the HR working well it needs to be pulled tighter to the skin to pick up the readings with water flowing around and under it. I’ve also got the red silicone and brown leather straps so can mix it up depending on mood and clothing choices. The watch due to the black face and grey case works well with every strap and doesn’t look odd at all.The Battery life: Withings quotes 25 days max life which is very impressive but for that you need to turn off all notifications and not use much fitness tracking as these are harder on the battery life. If training every day before a competition the battery lasts around 10-12 days. If every other day or normal use that includes 24 hour a day wear, I get about 17-19 days out of the battery. Better than my Ionic that could manage about 27 hours!Fitness tracking: This is where there will always be some compromise for styling but not any that are especially negative. This watch uses connected GPS from your phone for route and pace tracking, so remember to take it with you. Has weight training options, has generic fitness and other workout options for if something you are doing doesn’t have a particular category, has a number of workout options you can select to start from the watch directly, so you can pick and choose. Even has some more unusual ones for the type of watch it is, such as Pilates, baseball and elliptical. Works well with swimming, waterproof up to 50m, remember to rinse and dry the watch off afterwards to prevent skin irritation or degradation of the strap.Sleep tracking: Unlike my fitbit, this picks up if I go to the toilet in the night and wake, or when my alarm goes off and I turn it off, rather than my fitbit assuming I’m still fast asleep. It gives you your sleep metrics In the app in a far more user friendly manner than the Fitbit app and the sleep stages seem to be consistent.Notifications: The watch has a small round LCD in the face which gives you your notifications. Due to it being a hybrid with a tiny screen, you have to wait for the message to scroll and the amount of space is limited, so to bring up different metrics or continuations of what you are already doing you need to press the button. This is one aspect which could be considered negative but I don’t have a issue with it. The trade off for the style is well worth it.Charging time: 10% to 100% takes around 50 mins give or take.Overall: I am very impressed with the Steel HR Sport and as alluded to above, my wife was so pleased with mine she wanted one too. It has a good mix of aptitudes that make up for any specific shortfalls. Looks right in any environment and was worth every penny of this £189.99 pricetag. Give it a try and see.

  29. SB-B

    Right first things first, a pretty long review below but…. I did buy from Amazon but they sent me the white one instead of the black which has been returned, however I already own one of these watches (the one returned was a gift!) So shall review it as I know it.I’ve been a Fitbit user for a long time, but the recently there have been issues with QC and nothing really that’s excited me. As I wear a suit to work and in my own time do weights and powerlifting, I wanted something a little more classy that could also cut the mustard as a fitness tracker for my uses.The design: This watch is slimline and pretty classy to look at. The glass on the watch is slightly domed and looks equally at home in the office than in the gym. The options available are a black and a white face. It’s subjective of course, but I personally prefer the black face model. However this is harder to read in darker surroundings, but you can always press the button and bring up the digital time on the LCD display so this isn’t a issue.The Strap: This is by far one of the best smart watch straps (or watch straps in general) available. It’s got a nice amount of give and flex within, is perforated for airflow and stretches with the contours or your arm. This is especially useful when swimming, as to keep the HR working well it needs to be pulled tighter to the skin to pick up the readings with water flowing around and under it. I’ve also got the red silicone and brown leather straps so can mix it up depending on mood and clothing choices. The watch due to the black face and grey case works well with every strap and doesn’t look odd at all.The Battery life: Withings quotes 25 days max life which is very impressive but for that you need to turn off all notifications and not use much fitness tracking as these are harder on the battery life. If training every day before a competition the battery lasts around 10-12 days. If every other day or normal use that includes 24 hour a day wear, I get about 17-19 days out of the battery. Better than my Ionic that could manage about 27 hours!Fitness tracking: This is where there will always be some compromise for styling but not any that are especially negative. This watch uses connected GPS from your phone for route and pace tracking, so remember to take it with you. Has weight training options, has generic fitness and other workout options for if something you are doing doesn’t have a particular category, has a number of workout options you can select to start from the watch directly, so you can pick and choose. Even has some more unusual ones for the type of watch it is, such as Pilates, baseball and elliptical. Works well with swimming, waterproof up to 50m, remember to rinse and dry the watch off afterwards to prevent skin irritation or degradation of the strap.Sleep tracking: Unlike my fitbit, this picks up if I go to the toilet in the night and wake, or when my alarm goes off and I turn it off, rather than my fitbit assuming I’m still fast asleep. It gives you your sleep metrics In the app in a far more user friendly manner than the Fitbit app and the sleep stages seem to be consistent.Notifications: The watch has a small round LCD in the face which gives you your notifications. Due to it being a hybrid with a tiny screen, you have to wait for the message to scroll and the amount of space is limited, so to bring up different metrics or continuations of what you are already doing you need to press the button. This is one aspect which could be considered negative but I don’t have a issue with it. The trade off for the style is well worth it.Charging time: 10% to 100% takes around 50 mins give or take.Overall: I am very impressed with the Steel HR Sport and as alluded to above, my wife was so pleased with mine she wanted one too. It has a good mix of aptitudes that make up for any specific shortfalls. Looks right in any environment and was worth every penny of this £189.99 pricetag. Give it a try and see.

  30. SB-B

    Right first things first, a pretty long review below but…. I did buy from Amazon but they sent me the white one instead of the black which has been returned, however I already own one of these watches (the one returned was a gift!) So shall review it as I know it.I’ve been a Fitbit user for a long time, but the recently there have been issues with QC and nothing really that’s excited me. As I wear a suit to work and in my own time do weights and powerlifting, I wanted something a little more classy that could also cut the mustard as a fitness tracker for my uses.The design: This watch is slimline and pretty classy to look at. The glass on the watch is slightly domed and looks equally at home in the office than in the gym. The options available are a black and a white face. It’s subjective of course, but I personally prefer the black face model. However this is harder to read in darker surroundings, but you can always press the button and bring up the digital time on the LCD display so this isn’t a issue.The Strap: This is by far one of the best smart watch straps (or watch straps in general) available. It’s got a nice amount of give and flex within, is perforated for airflow and stretches with the contours or your arm. This is especially useful when swimming, as to keep the HR working well it needs to be pulled tighter to the skin to pick up the readings with water flowing around and under it. I’ve also got the red silicone and brown leather straps so can mix it up depending on mood and clothing choices. The watch due to the black face and grey case works well with every strap and doesn’t look odd at all.The Battery life: Withings quotes 25 days max life which is very impressive but for that you need to turn off all notifications and not use much fitness tracking as these are harder on the battery life. If training every day before a competition the battery lasts around 10-12 days. If every other day or normal use that includes 24 hour a day wear, I get about 17-19 days out of the battery. Better than my Ionic that could manage about 27 hours!Fitness tracking: This is where there will always be some compromise for styling but not any that are especially negative. This watch uses connected GPS from your phone for route and pace tracking, so remember to take it with you. Has weight training options, has generic fitness and other workout options for if something you are doing doesn’t have a particular category, has a number of workout options you can select to start from the watch directly, so you can pick and choose. Even has some more unusual ones for the type of watch it is, such as Pilates, baseball and elliptical. Works well with swimming, waterproof up to 50m, remember to rinse and dry the watch off afterwards to prevent skin irritation or degradation of the strap.Sleep tracking: Unlike my fitbit, this picks up if I go to the toilet in the night and wake, or when my alarm goes off and I turn it off, rather than my fitbit assuming I’m still fast asleep. It gives you your sleep metrics In the app in a far more user friendly manner than the Fitbit app and the sleep stages seem to be consistent.Notifications: The watch has a small round LCD in the face which gives you your notifications. Due to it being a hybrid with a tiny screen, you have to wait for the message to scroll and the amount of space is limited, so to bring up different metrics or continuations of what you are already doing you need to press the button. This is one aspect which could be considered negative but I don’t have a issue with it. The trade off for the style is well worth it.Charging time: 10% to 100% takes around 50 mins give or take.Overall: I am very impressed with the Steel HR Sport and as alluded to above, my wife was so pleased with mine she wanted one too. It has a good mix of aptitudes that make up for any specific shortfalls. Looks right in any environment and was worth every penny of this £189.99 pricetag. Give it a try and see.

  31. SB-B

    Right first things first, a pretty long review below but…. I did buy from Amazon but they sent me the white one instead of the black which has been returned, however I already own one of these watches (the one returned was a gift!) So shall review it as I know it.I’ve been a Fitbit user for a long time, but the recently there have been issues with QC and nothing really that’s excited me. As I wear a suit to work and in my own time do weights and powerlifting, I wanted something a little more classy that could also cut the mustard as a fitness tracker for my uses.The design: This watch is slimline and pretty classy to look at. The glass on the watch is slightly domed and looks equally at home in the office than in the gym. The options available are a black and a white face. It’s subjective of course, but I personally prefer the black face model. However this is harder to read in darker surroundings, but you can always press the button and bring up the digital time on the LCD display so this isn’t a issue.The Strap: This is by far one of the best smart watch straps (or watch straps in general) available. It’s got a nice amount of give and flex within, is perforated for airflow and stretches with the contours or your arm. This is especially useful when swimming, as to keep the HR working well it needs to be pulled tighter to the skin to pick up the readings with water flowing around and under it. I’ve also got the red silicone and brown leather straps so can mix it up depending on mood and clothing choices. The watch due to the black face and grey case works well with every strap and doesn’t look odd at all.The Battery life: Withings quotes 25 days max life which is very impressive but for that you need to turn off all notifications and not use much fitness tracking as these are harder on the battery life. If training every day before a competition the battery lasts around 10-12 days. If every other day or normal use that includes 24 hour a day wear, I get about 17-19 days out of the battery. Better than my Ionic that could manage about 27 hours!Fitness tracking: This is where there will always be some compromise for styling but not any that are especially negative. This watch uses connected GPS from your phone for route and pace tracking, so remember to take it with you. Has weight training options, has generic fitness and other workout options for if something you are doing doesn’t have a particular category, has a number of workout options you can select to start from the watch directly, so you can pick and choose. Even has some more unusual ones for the type of watch it is, such as Pilates, baseball and elliptical. Works well with swimming, waterproof up to 50m, remember to rinse and dry the watch off afterwards to prevent skin irritation or degradation of the strap.Sleep tracking: Unlike my fitbit, this picks up if I go to the toilet in the night and wake, or when my alarm goes off and I turn it off, rather than my fitbit assuming I’m still fast asleep. It gives you your sleep metrics In the app in a far more user friendly manner than the Fitbit app and the sleep stages seem to be consistent.Notifications: The watch has a small round LCD in the face which gives you your notifications. Due to it being a hybrid with a tiny screen, you have to wait for the message to scroll and the amount of space is limited, so to bring up different metrics or continuations of what you are already doing you need to press the button. This is one aspect which could be considered negative but I don’t have a issue with it. The trade off for the style is well worth it.Charging time: 10% to 100% takes around 50 mins give or take.Overall: I am very impressed with the Steel HR Sport and as alluded to above, my wife was so pleased with mine she wanted one too. It has a good mix of aptitudes that make up for any specific shortfalls. Looks right in any environment and was worth every penny of this £189.99 pricetag. Give it a try and see.

  32. Raul A. C. S.

    Your browser does not support HTML5 video.  This was an awesome buying, I laughed at my “iwatch apple friends” because they have to charge it dayly and I did it every 24 days. My nightime readings where awesome… till I went surfing and my steel watch died, I tried to contact withings on their web page, but there is no mail to do so, the customer’s help is just FAQ. So Withings guys if you ever read this… thanks for the support. UPDATE MAY 15TH: AFTER SOME BACK AND FORTH MAILS, AMAZON AND WITHINGS REFUSED TO HONOR THEIR 1 YEAR WARRANTY, OFFERING A “25% DISCOUNT ON MY NEXT PURCHASE”. NOT!

  33. Raul A. C. S.

    The media could not be loaded.  This was an awesome buying, I laughed at my “iwatch apple friends” because they have to charge it dayly and I did it every 24 days. My nightime readings where awesome… till I went surfing and my steel watch died, I tried to contact withings on their web page, but there is no mail to do so, the customer’s help is just FAQ. So Withings guys if you ever read this… thanks for the support. UPDATE MAY 15TH: AFTER SOME BACK AND FORTH MAILS, AMAZON AND WITHINGS REFUSED TO HONOR THEIR 1 YEAR WARRANTY, OFFERING A “25% DISCOUNT ON MY NEXT PURCHASE”. NOT!

  34. Demo318

    The media could not be loaded.  This was an awesome buying, I laughed at my “iwatch apple friends” because they have to charge it dayly and I did it every 24 days. My nightime readings where awesome… till I went surfing and my steel watch died, I tried to contact withings on their web page, but there is no mail to do so, the customer’s help is just FAQ. So Withings guys if you ever read this… thanks for the support. UPDATE MAY 15TH: AFTER SOME BACK AND FORTH MAILS, AMAZON AND WITHINGS REFUSED TO HONOR THEIR 1 YEAR WARRANTY, OFFERING A “25% DISCOUNT ON MY NEXT PURCHASE”. NOT!

  35. Demo318

    The media could not be loaded.  This was an awesome buying, I laughed at my “iwatch apple friends” because they have to charge it dayly and I did it every 24 days. My nightime readings where awesome… till I went surfing and my steel watch died, I tried to contact withings on their web page, but there is no mail to do so, the customer’s help is just FAQ. So Withings guys if you ever read this… thanks for the support. UPDATE MAY 15TH: AFTER SOME BACK AND FORTH MAILS, AMAZON AND WITHINGS REFUSED TO HONOR THEIR 1 YEAR WARRANTY, OFFERING A “25% DISCOUNT ON MY NEXT PURCHASE”. NOT!

  36. Isaac

    The media could not be loaded.  This was an awesome buying, I laughed at my “iwatch apple friends” because they have to charge it dayly and I did it every 24 days. My nightime readings where awesome… till I went surfing and my steel watch died, I tried to contact withings on their web page, but there is no mail to do so, the customer’s help is just FAQ. So Withings guys if you ever read this… thanks for the support. UPDATE MAY 15TH: AFTER SOME BACK AND FORTH MAILS, AMAZON AND WITHINGS REFUSED TO HONOR THEIR 1 YEAR WARRANTY, OFFERING A “25% DISCOUNT ON MY NEXT PURCHASE”. NOT!

  37. Raul A. C. S.

    The media could not be loaded.  This was an awesome buying, I laughed at my “iwatch apple friends” because they have to charge it dayly and I did it every 24 days. My nightime readings where awesome… till I went surfing and my steel watch died, I tried to contact withings on their web page, but there is no mail to do so, the customer’s help is just FAQ. So Withings guys if you ever read this… thanks for the support. UPDATE MAY 15TH: AFTER SOME BACK AND FORTH MAILS, AMAZON AND WITHINGS REFUSED TO HONOR THEIR 1 YEAR WARRANTY, OFFERING A “25% DISCOUNT ON MY NEXT PURCHASE”. NOT!

  38. B. Normal

    This is an excellent watch for what I was looking for and I’m really glad I found it.The one remaining concern I have for it is longevity, because for $200 I expect this to last at least 3 years.But to sing some praises first:- Great battery life, quick recharge8hrs in exercise mode (continuous HR monitoring) takes about 40% of the battery for me. Otherwise the battery seems like it will last a month if I didn’t use that mode.- Looks goodI literally had someone comment on how they would rather wear this than an Apple watch because it looks like a normal, nice watch. I agree, although the Apple watch has a lot more features and I’d use one if I liked their phones at all.- Solid HR trackingThis was the reason I bought and kept this watch, the HR tracking is solid. The sensor could be better like the multiple larger lights in the galaxy watch, sure. But the galaxy watch and almost every HR monitoring wrist band on the market right now sucks. Either because they all skimp on the HR monitor or because the design doesn’t make effective use of the sensor (including algorithms to get accurate HR from the sensor) because they don’t think anyone wants to have accurate, continuous monitoring. But I do. I use this watch in workout mode to record my HR during exercise, where tracking can be hard for light based sensors. Other watches, including galaxy watch, suck at this. Sometimes sweat buildup messes up the reading on this one too, sure, but it happens way less often and swiping my finger under the reader fixes it right away. The watch itself is designed intelligently to push the sensor down onto your skin without pushing the entire watch body into it and causing chafing, unlike most other devices in this class. A simple yet effective as hell solution! Good job to the designers.- Water resistanceI have had several devices like this and this one really makes me feel good with its simplistic physical design there is only one place where sealing could be a problem and it looks thoroughly sealed (button). I have worn it in the shower, swimming, and sweat like crazy during workouts on it, zero signs of any issues.- Data is accessibleThe HR data is transferable to other apps easily too, unlike the garbage data hoarding most of these companies do (Samsung health, more like Samsung hell). This was another huge plus for me. I use Withings app only because it does have a few nice addons to it I enjoy, but I feel a lot better knowing that if I didn’t like how the company was behaving with my data they allow me to use the watch with other apps.- Sleep tracking is goodHonestly the tracker is really good, I wish it had stronger compatibility with Sleep for android because it does a great job of detecting when I fall asleep, when I wake up briefly, etc. But it isn’t compatible yet, so I use a Mi Band additionally for sleep tracking. I do like to compare their data, and this one is usually more accurate. The data IS accessible, it can be exported and then imported to Sleep, so that’s nice, but obviously not how I wanted to do it.For cons, I’ll have to think hard:- Stock band is a bit suffocatingI haven’t had a chance to try other bands but I know with other watches I haven’t had any instances of them trapping sweat under the band in a way that causes irritation the way this one has. It’s not hard to fix, just keep it clean. I might buy other bands to try out in the future.- Face is a little small for meI would prefer something the size of the galaxy watch, but that’s very much just a style preference.- Gimmick VO2 feature?I got this version thinking I’d like to use the VO2 feature but it ONLY works if you run outside where it can get GPS and elevation data during your run. I run on a treadmill, so I’m out of luck until I go hiking. That was disappointing to find out.- PriceOf course I wish I paid less for it. I could have got the non sport version to save money since I’m not using that feature. But overall I’m using this like a fitbit for twice the price. I don’t care about the notifications, it’s not really a competitor for smart watches… It’s a health tool and I have to admit it nailed that enough that I’m willing to pay for it. But I think if their competitors pulled their heads out of their asses for a day they could be quickly bringing the price down to something I’d be much happier with (like half..).That’s all I’ve got. Owned the watch about a month, so take that into account. Will be watching for battery life degradation, or other malfunctioning.8-month Update:Time flies! I’ve been using this watch for a while now. The company continues to support data migration which I LOVE, big props to them for putting in the support work to make it easy to use MY data with whatever I want to! This is probably the one thing that will keep me coming back to this watch. Oh, and my original review has some outdated information – the watch IS supported now in Sleep for Android, and a lot of other apps that didn’t support it at the time. Very cool having that compatibility across so many apps, I love to support this kind of product.They did a few firmware updates, not too many, and from what I can tell this improved the battery life in certain conditions (like in exercise modes). I do not like a recent update that added a “feature” to let you pause a workout, because I was used to just ending and restarting workouts whenever I needed and now I have to click through an extra screen to do that… but I see how others would want this. Overall I am really happy that they don’t push out updates too often, but they are also clearly still constantly working on improvements! Great job.One complaint I almost had was the button – it started sticking and losing the tactile feel to it, which made navigating menus harder. I was really annoyed at this because it signals to me that gunk (probably from all my sweating) is getting IN the button and that could even cause it to stop functioning eventually. However, I solved this… in the shower (which I take the watch with me in) when I was washing up, I got the lathered soap as much into the button as I could then pressed it a lot to try to work it in, then rinsed it and pressed the button a bunch more to wash out the soap. Worked. Button is working again like it used to. For now. Hopefully doing that doesn’t do any damage long term to the watch though.Oh, another complaint that other people have had. The watch face scratches easily. Mine has some nicks. =( Nothing that I can see without looking hard though, nothing functionally invasive. I’ve had plenty of surprised compliments from people who thought I was into the recent “vintage/classic watch” wearing fad, only to find out mine is actually fully functional! =)I also have recently purchased the Fenix 5 Sapphire watch from Garmin and can offer a comparison to this. An important note for comparison, on a black friday sale the Fenix dropped to $300. That’s the deep sale price for it. While of course, this watch has (since I purchased it for $200.. =( ) has dropped to around $120-$150 in sale prices. So literally comparing a watch that costs nearly twice as much. But still. The Fenix glass does not scratch almost at all, where this watch absolutely does. The Fenix is also a better HR tracker, sad to say. During heavy exercise I notice sometimes they both can run into issues losing tracking for a bit (usually cleared up by swiping sweat away from the sensor, or moving the watch around), it happens a lot less with the Fenix. The Fenix has great battery life too and does not drain nearly as fast during exercise tracking as this watch does. But Fenix also does not last as long in standby.Data sharing I have yet to really test on the Garmin either, and I’m worried because I know for sure they aren’t as easy as Withings is for exporting data. So I still use both (yep, two watches…).Overall, still think this is a great value HR tracking watch, especially at the new sale prices.

  39. B. Normal

    This is an excellent watch for what I was looking for and I’m really glad I found it.The one remaining concern I have for it is longevity, because for $200 I expect this to last at least 3 years.But to sing some praises first:- Great battery life, quick recharge8hrs in exercise mode (continuous HR monitoring) takes about 40% of the battery for me. Otherwise the battery seems like it will last a month if I didn’t use that mode.- Looks goodI literally had someone comment on how they would rather wear this than an Apple watch because it looks like a normal, nice watch. I agree, although the Apple watch has a lot more features and I’d use one if I liked their phones at all.- Solid HR trackingThis was the reason I bought and kept this watch, the HR tracking is solid. The sensor could be better like the multiple larger lights in the galaxy watch, sure. But the galaxy watch and almost every HR monitoring wrist band on the market right now sucks. Either because they all skimp on the HR monitor or because the design doesn’t make effective use of the sensor (including algorithms to get accurate HR from the sensor) because they don’t think anyone wants to have accurate, continuous monitoring. But I do. I use this watch in workout mode to record my HR during exercise, where tracking can be hard for light based sensors. Other watches, including galaxy watch, suck at this. Sometimes sweat buildup messes up the reading on this one too, sure, but it happens way less often and swiping my finger under the reader fixes it right away. The watch itself is designed intelligently to push the sensor down onto your skin without pushing the entire watch body into it and causing chafing, unlike most other devices in this class. A simple yet effective as hell solution! Good job to the designers.- Water resistanceI have had several devices like this and this one really makes me feel good with its simplistic physical design there is only one place where sealing could be a problem and it looks thoroughly sealed (button). I have worn it in the shower, swimming, and sweat like crazy during workouts on it, zero signs of any issues.- Data is accessibleThe HR data is transferable to other apps easily too, unlike the garbage data hoarding most of these companies do (Samsung health, more like Samsung hell). This was another huge plus for me. I use Withings app only because it does have a few nice addons to it I enjoy, but I feel a lot better knowing that if I didn’t like how the company was behaving with my data they allow me to use the watch with other apps.- Sleep tracking is goodHonestly the tracker is really good, I wish it had stronger compatibility with Sleep for android because it does a great job of detecting when I fall asleep, when I wake up briefly, etc. But it isn’t compatible yet, so I use a Mi Band additionally for sleep tracking. I do like to compare their data, and this one is usually more accurate. The data IS accessible, it can be exported and then imported to Sleep, so that’s nice, but obviously not how I wanted to do it.For cons, I’ll have to think hard:- Stock band is a bit suffocatingI haven’t had a chance to try other bands but I know with other watches I haven’t had any instances of them trapping sweat under the band in a way that causes irritation the way this one has. It’s not hard to fix, just keep it clean. I might buy other bands to try out in the future.- Face is a little small for meI would prefer something the size of the galaxy watch, but that’s very much just a style preference.- Gimmick VO2 feature?I got this version thinking I’d like to use the VO2 feature but it ONLY works if you run outside where it can get GPS and elevation data during your run. I run on a treadmill, so I’m out of luck until I go hiking. That was disappointing to find out.- PriceOf course I wish I paid less for it. I could have got the non sport version to save money since I’m not using that feature. But overall I’m using this like a fitbit for twice the price. I don’t care about the notifications, it’s not really a competitor for smart watches… It’s a health tool and I have to admit it nailed that enough that I’m willing to pay for it. But I think if their competitors pulled their heads out of their asses for a day they could be quickly bringing the price down to something I’d be much happier with (like half..).That’s all I’ve got. Owned the watch about a month, so take that into account. Will be watching for battery life degradation, or other malfunctioning.8-month Update:Time flies! I’ve been using this watch for a while now. The company continues to support data migration which I LOVE, big props to them for putting in the support work to make it easy to use MY data with whatever I want to! This is probably the one thing that will keep me coming back to this watch. Oh, and my original review has some outdated information – the watch IS supported now in Sleep for Android, and a lot of other apps that didn’t support it at the time. Very cool having that compatibility across so many apps, I love to support this kind of product.They did a few firmware updates, not too many, and from what I can tell this improved the battery life in certain conditions (like in exercise modes). I do not like a recent update that added a “feature” to let you pause a workout, because I was used to just ending and restarting workouts whenever I needed and now I have to click through an extra screen to do that… but I see how others would want this. Overall I am really happy that they don’t push out updates too often, but they are also clearly still constantly working on improvements! Great job.One complaint I almost had was the button – it started sticking and losing the tactile feel to it, which made navigating menus harder. I was really annoyed at this because it signals to me that gunk (probably from all my sweating) is getting IN the button and that could even cause it to stop functioning eventually. However, I solved this… in the shower (which I take the watch with me in) when I was washing up, I got the lathered soap as much into the button as I could then pressed it a lot to try to work it in, then rinsed it and pressed the button a bunch more to wash out the soap. Worked. Button is working again like it used to. For now. Hopefully doing that doesn’t do any damage long term to the watch though.Oh, another complaint that other people have had. The watch face scratches easily. Mine has some nicks. =( Nothing that I can see without looking hard though, nothing functionally invasive. I’ve had plenty of surprised compliments from people who thought I was into the recent “vintage/classic watch” wearing fad, only to find out mine is actually fully functional! =)I also have recently purchased the Fenix 5 Sapphire watch from Garmin and can offer a comparison to this. An important note for comparison, on a black friday sale the Fenix dropped to $300. That’s the deep sale price for it. While of course, this watch has (since I purchased it for $200.. =( ) has dropped to around $120-$150 in sale prices. So literally comparing a watch that costs nearly twice as much. But still. The Fenix glass does not scratch almost at all, where this watch absolutely does. The Fenix is also a better HR tracker, sad to say. During heavy exercise I notice sometimes they both can run into issues losing tracking for a bit (usually cleared up by swiping sweat away from the sensor, or moving the watch around), it happens a lot less with the Fenix. The Fenix has great battery life too and does not drain nearly as fast during exercise tracking as this watch does. But Fenix also does not last as long in standby.Data sharing I have yet to really test on the Garmin either, and I’m worried because I know for sure they aren’t as easy as Withings is for exporting data. So I still use both (yep, two watches…).Overall, still think this is a great value HR tracking watch, especially at the new sale prices.

  40. JC Ford

    I had a Fitbit with just outside the warrant period stopped working I wanted to try a different brand. Yes I considered an Apple Watch, however the constant charging would drive me mad!I had looked at Withings before when they first came out, but was aware they were very easy to scratch, then Nokia bought them and they were rebranded and after a while, they were bought back by Withings and rebranded back again!So here we are with the new Withings HR Sport. The watch is available with a black or white face, I went for the white as 1) I’d read the black hands of the watch were difficult to read against the black face; and 2) the white face reminds me of my old Mondaine watch which I loved!The packaging is first-class and you have the Apple experience as you open the box. The first thing I noticed was the strap, it has this lovely soft rubbery feel to it that is an absolute pleasure to both wear and touch!On the watch you have the standard hour/minute hands, below is a single red dial that moves round from 0-100% as you complete you said amount of steps and at the top is the digital display that is always off (to save battery) this mostly activates if you touch the single watch crown and then each press cycles you through a customisable menu that displays a range of options such as Date, Time, steps, heart rate, alarm, messages and battery life.I have to say I love this watch and the things that really stand out for me are:1. The battery life is amazing, I’ve had the watch for a month now, wear it every day/night and my battery is only at 50%!2. The watch has a gentle vibrate when you get a phone call or text message and displays details on the screen.3. Looks stunning4. A comfortable strap5. Super easy to setup6. Lightweight and slim profile.Overall I’m really happy with this watch and would highly recommend to anyone who’s after a conventional looking watch with smart features and has a long battery life.10/10 Withings!If you found this review useful then please click the helpful button, thank you.

  41. JC Ford

    I had a Fitbit with just outside the warrant period stopped working I wanted to try a different brand. Yes I considered an Apple Watch, however the constant charging would drive me mad!I had looked at Withings before when they first came out, but was aware they were very easy to scratch, then Nokia bought them and they were rebranded and after a while, they were bought back by Withings and rebranded back again!So here we are with the new Withings HR Sport. The watch is available with a black or white face, I went for the white as 1) I’d read the black hands of the watch were difficult to read against the black face; and 2) the white face reminds me of my old Mondaine watch which I loved!The packaging is first-class and you have the Apple experience as you open the box. The first thing I noticed was the strap, it has this lovely soft rubbery feel to it that is an absolute pleasure to both wear and touch!On the watch you have the standard hour/minute hands, below is a single red dial that moves round from 0-100% as you complete you said amount of steps and at the top is the digital display that is always off (to save battery) this mostly activates if you touch the single watch crown and then each press cycles you through a customisable menu that displays a range of options such as Date, Time, steps, heart rate, alarm, messages and battery life.I have to say I love this watch and the things that really stand out for me are:1. The battery life is amazing, I’ve had the watch for a month now, wear it every day/night and my battery is only at 50%!2. The watch has a gentle vibrate when you get a phone call or text message and displays details on the screen.3. Looks stunning4. A comfortable strap5. Super easy to setup6. Lightweight and slim profile.Overall I’m really happy with this watch and would highly recommend to anyone who’s after a conventional looking watch with smart features and has a long battery life.10/10 Withings!If you found this review useful then please click the helpful button, thank you.

  42. JC Ford

    I had a Fitbit with just outside the warrant period stopped working I wanted to try a different brand. Yes I considered an Apple Watch, however the constant charging would drive me mad!I had looked at Withings before when they first came out, but was aware they were very easy to scratch, then Nokia bought them and they were rebranded and after a while, they were bought back by Withings and rebranded back again!So here we are with the new Withings HR Sport. The watch is available with a black or white face, I went for the white as 1) I’d read the black hands of the watch were difficult to read against the black face; and 2) the white face reminds me of my old Mondaine watch which I loved!The packaging is first-class and you have the Apple experience as you open the box. The first thing I noticed was the strap, it has this lovely soft rubbery feel to it that is an absolute pleasure to both wear and touch!On the watch you have the standard hour/minute hands, below is a single red dial that moves round from 0-100% as you complete you said amount of steps and at the top is the digital display that is always off (to save battery) this mostly activates if you touch the single watch crown and then each press cycles you through a customisable menu that displays a range of options such as Date, Time, steps, heart rate, alarm, messages and battery life.I have to say I love this watch and the things that really stand out for me are:1. The battery life is amazing, I’ve had the watch for a month now, wear it every day/night and my battery is only at 50%!2. The watch has a gentle vibrate when you get a phone call or text message and displays details on the screen.3. Looks stunning4. A comfortable strap5. Super easy to setup6. Lightweight and slim profile.Overall I’m really happy with this watch and would highly recommend to anyone who’s after a conventional looking watch with smart features and has a long battery life.10/10 Withings!If you found this review useful then please click the helpful button, thank you.

  43. JC Ford

    I had a Fitbit with just outside the warrant period stopped working I wanted to try a different brand. Yes I considered an Apple Watch, however the constant charging would drive me mad!I had looked at Withings before when they first came out, but was aware they were very easy to scratch, then Nokia bought them and they were rebranded and after a while, they were bought back by Withings and rebranded back again!So here we are with the new Withings HR Sport. The watch is available with a black or white face, I went for the white as 1) I’d read the black hands of the watch were difficult to read against the black face; and 2) the white face reminds me of my old Mondaine watch which I loved!The packaging is first-class and you have the Apple experience as you open the box. The first thing I noticed was the strap, it has this lovely soft rubbery feel to it that is an absolute pleasure to both wear and touch!On the watch you have the standard hour/minute hands, below is a single red dial that moves round from 0-100% as you complete you said amount of steps and at the top is the digital display that is always off (to save battery) this mostly activates if you touch the single watch crown and then each press cycles you through a customisable menu that displays a range of options such as Date, Time, steps, heart rate, alarm, messages and battery life.I have to say I love this watch and the things that really stand out for me are:1. The battery life is amazing, I’ve had the watch for a month now, wear it every day/night and my battery is only at 50%!2. The watch has a gentle vibrate when you get a phone call or text message and displays details on the screen.3. Looks stunning4. A comfortable strap5. Super easy to setup6. Lightweight and slim profile.Overall I’m really happy with this watch and would highly recommend to anyone who’s after a conventional looking watch with smart features and has a long battery life.10/10 Withings!If you found this review useful then please click the helpful button, thank you.

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