Withings releases Steel HR smartwatch after reacquisition from Nokia

Withings Steel HR Sport puts fitness tech in a sleek analog design

It also helped bring Withings to the attention of Nokia Technologies, which acquired the company in 2016. Today, it unveiled Steel HR Sport, a multi-sport hybrid smartwatch that offers heart rate monitoring, connected Global Positioning System tracking and Fitness Level analytics - an estimation of VO2 max.

Once again there's really good battery life, with 25 days promised for general use.

So now, back under the leadership of Éric Carreel, Withings is embarking on the first phase of its post-Nokia development with the new Steel HR Sport. "The public reaction to the return of Withings is extraordinary and renews my belief that elegantly designed devices with health tracking abilities can dramatically improve individual and society's health".

Founded in 2008, Withings claims to have "paved the way for all hybrid smartwatches" with the "groundbreaking" 2014 launch of the attractive Activité wearable. Steel HR Sport continues this tradition with a premium design blended with smart health and sport features for analytics.

The watch itself is 40mm in size and comes with either a black or white face depending on your preference. Along with the regular dial, the white or black face also has a smaller, inset dial to show progress toward a steps goal. The display also shows smartphone notifications, which appear automatically along with a discrete vibration.

The HR Sport offers multisport tracking for more than 30 different activities, everything from yoga to boxing and ice hockey. To celebrate, the company has announced the Steel HR Sport, an update to one of my all-time favorite fitness trackers. The Steel HR Sport is also the first Steel HR hybrid to sport connected Global Positioning System, which uses your phone's Global Positioning System to help track pace, elevation, distance and maps. It also records pace, elevation, and overall route.

The device is the first Withings product to offer Fitness Level assessments of its user. In addition to heart rate, the device also has algorithms to measure VO₂ Max or the body's maximal oxygen intake rate.

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The fitter the individual, the higher the VO2 max. Heart rate can be tracked live on a connected smartphone, and the device's new fitness metric can help you optimize training and, the company hopes, better achieve long-term goals.

The device's tracking ability is not limited to the waking hours. It's got a built-in sleep tracker that analyzes sleep length and quality and gives you a Sleep Score.

But even more importantly, the Steel HR Sport's tracking abilities have also gotten seemed to improve thanks to added support for over 30 different sports (including hockey, skiing, and boxing), Global Positioning System connectivity to help map your runs or rides (a first for any Withings watch), the ability to assess a person's fitness by calculating VO2 max, and improved sleep tracking that will tell you why you're so exhausted in the morning, and what you can do to fix it. Even when set to power reserve, the watch still tracks fitness, activity, and sleep patterns.

While it takes approximately 2 hours to charge to 100%, the Steel HR Sport can be topped off to 80% in 1 hour. Both Steel HR Sport as well the existing Steel HR product will benefit from enhanced notification capabilities, allowing a multitude of app notifications to be displayed on the digital screen. Whether it's flight alerts, breaking news or messages from friends and family on social channels, notifications appear on the watch with a content preview.

The device is available starting today for $199.95 and is available via Amazon and the Withings website.

Steel HR Sport connects with the free Health Mate app, available both on Android and iOS.

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