In 2014, Withings launched the world’s inaugural hybrid watch. Advancing its domination in the hybrid smartwatch domain, it now introduces the next-gen ScanWatch with two fresh models: ScanWatch 2 and ScanWatch Light. Catering to diverse health and lifestyle preferences, ScanWatch 2 emerges as its premier health-monitoring device, focusing on in-depth health metrics, whereas ScanWatch Light offers comprehensive daily health insights at a competitive price, boasting a captivating design.
The ScanWatch series disrupts the smartwatch industry, presenting a sophisticated alternative to traditional tech-heavy wristwear. These stunning timepieces come equipped with state-of-the-art health tracking technology, ensuring continuous, independent monitoring without the hassle of daily charging.
Withings ScanWatch 2 vs ScanWatch Light Feature Comparison
|Feature/Specification||ScanWatch Light||ScanWatch 2|
|Price||249.95 €||349.95 €|
|Health tracking duration||30 days of health tracking||30 days of health tracking|
|Activity tracking||Active Minutes, steps||Active Minutes, steps|
|Sleep tracking||Sleep quality score||Sleep quality score|
|Workout||Workout HR Zones||Workout HR Zones|
|Cardiac exercises||Cardiac coherence exercises||Cardiac coherence exercises|
|Temperature tracking||24/7 temp tracking||Overnight & day temperature tracking|
|Temperature notifications||Temperature notifications||Temperature zones during workouts|
|Recovery||–||Recovery time post workout|
|Heart health tracking||Heart health tracking||Heart health tracking|
|Average heart rate||Average heart rate||Average heart rate|
|Atrial Fibrillation||–||Atrial Fibrillation (via ECG recording)|
|Irregular heart rhythm notifications||–||Irregular heart rhythm notifications|
|Overnight HRV||Overnight HRV||Overnight HRV|
|Respiratory insights||Respiratory insights||Respiratory insights|
|Blood Oxygen levels||–||Blood Oxygen levels|
|Breathing disturbances tracking||Breathing disturbances tracking||Breathing disturbances tracking|
|Respiratory rate||Respiratory rate||Respiratory rate|
|Menstrual Cycle Tracking||Menstrual Cycle Tracking||Menstrual Cycle Tracking|
|Tracking location||On the watch||On the watch|
|Glass||Gorilla Glass – 700 VI||Sapphire Glass – 2300 VI|
|Case||Stainless steel case 316L||Stainless steel case 316L|
|Battery Life||30 Days Battery Life||30 Days Battery Life|
|HealthSense Software||HealthSense™ Software Gen 3||HealthSense™ Software Gen 3|
|PPG Sensor||PPG Sensor Gen 2||PPG Sensor Gen 3|
|Dual Temp sensor||–||Dual Temp™ sensor|
|PowerSense||PowerSense™ Gen 3||PowerSense™M Gen 3|
ScanWatch 2: Next-level 24/7 Monitoring
The original ScanWatch received FDA clearance for detecting atrial fibrillation through ECG and gauging SpO2 levels from the wrist, along with several wellness features. The ScanWatch 2, however, elevates the experience, boasting enhanced sensors and software that amplify its health-monitoring prowess. Notably, it includes features like body temperature baseline fluctuations, menstrual cycle tracking, heart rate fluctuations, and the auto-detection of over 40 activities.
Its design ensures uninterrupted health monitoring, day in and day out, backed by a robust 30-day battery life. This makes the ScanWatch 2 an indispensable health companion, offering insights through an elegant, versatile timepiece that complements any ensemble.
Building on a decade of expertise, ScanWatch 2 stands out in the Withings hybrid watch series. It utilizes advanced sensors such as the TempTech24/7 module for precise temperature tracking and the MultiWave PPG Sensor for improved accuracy. Its enhanced operating system, HealthSenseTM, ensures unparalleled health tracking precision.
With the enhanced HealthSense OS, ScanWatch 2 operates even more efficiently. This includes an optimized battery-saving mode, smart health measurements, and improved on-device interactions. Continuous feature updates ensure users always have a top-tier health experience.
Innovations in Continuous Temperature Monitoring
Withings redefines body temperature monitoring using its TempTech24/7 technology. It uniquely merges miniaturized heat flux sensor technology with high-precision temperature measurements, offering insights into body temperature shifts that may signal potential health issues or physical performance fluctuations.
Empowering Women’s Health
The ScanWatch series introduces the feature for women to seamlessly log menstrual cycles directly on the watch or through the Withings App. This comprehensive approach to health tracking includes logging menstrual phases, symptoms, moods, and more, providing insights and predictions for a tailored monthly routine.
ScanWatch Light: An Accessible Health Ally
The series also presents the ScanWatch Light, a budget-friendly option for those starting their health journey. Echoing the capabilities of the ScanWatch 2, it provides detailed insights into heart health, activity, sleep, and menstrual cycles with an impressive 30-day battery life.
Focused Health Monitoring
Contrary to mainstream smartwatches that focus on multifunctionality, Withings emphasizes health. Its app offers a comprehensive health overview with novel measurements, detailed reports, and motivational insights. Users can even generate individual health reports to share with medical professionals.
Eric Carreel, the founder and President of Withings, remarks, “The new ScanWatches exemplify a harmonious blend of advanced tech with classic design, redefining health monitoring standards. They enable users to effortlessly integrate advanced health tracking into their daily routine.”
Price and Availability
ScanWatch 2 (38 & 42 mm) is available now for pre-orders on Withings.com priced at 349.95€/£319,95 with a Silver Black (42mm), silver white (38mm), silver black (38mm) and Rose Gold sand face (38mm) and later on with a silver-white face (42mm) and Rose Gold blue face (38mm). ScanWatch Light, size 37mm, is available on pre-orders on Withings.com, priced at 249.95€/£229,95 with a silver black, silver white, and rose gold sand face and later on with a light blue and light green face. Both models will be widely available from selected retailers from October 2023. Each model features a Retina display and is available with optional coloured wristbands.
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