Withings has a new hybrid hero that might be just what you need if the current wave of WearOS smartwatches or the newest Apple Watch models just don't cut it in terms of style. With its combination of ceramic and stainless steel construction, the Withings Scanwatch Nova draws inspiration from classic analog diving watches. For good measure, it also discreetly incorporates smartwatch and fitness tracking technology.
The Scanwatch Nova is distinguished as a luxury timepiece by its sapphire glass, mirror-polished case, sunray dial, and laser-engraved minute markings. It can also withstand 10ATM of water resistance. The oyster bracelet strap tapers from 20mm to 18mm, and watch faces are available in blue, green, and black.
The high-res greyscale OLED screen, which takes the place of a conventional watch complication, is the technological highlight. When you need it, it displays important metrics; when not, it disappears from view. More precise data can be accessed via the companion Withings app for smartphones.
All the sensors and health tracking found in the Withings ScanWatch 2, which tested out in person at this year's IFA trade show, are also present in the Scanwatch Nova. This entails receiving a medical-grade ECG, continuous monitoring of your body temperature, tracking of your SpO2, and a thorough sleep log. Naturally, it uses built-in GPS to track your workouts, calculate calories burned, and count your steps.
Better yet, the impressive 30-day battery life of the energy-efficient Scanwatch Nova is achieved with just one charge. It can be fully charged in less than two hours with the included USB-C cable, allowing you to track for a month without taking it off your wrist.
Prices for the Withings Scanwatch Nova start at £549.95 and can be ordered online directly from Withings. Retail partner stores will carry it starting in January 2024.