Withings Steel HR Sport Smartwatch

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The Withings Steel HR Sport Smartwatch is where the concept of the predecessor Steel HR continues and seems like an analog watch. Only the small OLED display reveals what’s behind it

Last updated on February 10, 2019 1:56 am
Withings Steel HR Sport Smartwatch

$226.86 $175.40

Description

The design of the Withings Steel HR Sport Smartwatch as a unisex watch is largely similar. The stainless steel body is only available in the 40 mm version and also without color variations on the case, so this is only matt dark gray. Only at the dial you can choose between black and white. I myself use the black version because I personally like it best. Unlike the Nokia version, the hands are partially dyed red here for a sportier tone. The bracelet is very easily replaceable. When buying the silicone band whose holes are colored for better ventilation inside light gray, with it. It is comfortable to wear and gives the watch a special look, which not only looks sporty, but even fits well with everyday wear or a suit. You have to buy more tapes extra. Pretty is,

Withings Steel HR Sport Smartwatch

Withings Steel HR Sport Smartwatch

On the dial of the Withings Steel HR Sport Smartwatch you can read the step time as well as the time of day. The small round display above shows date, time, heart rate, step count, distance, alarm and battery life. You can switch between the displays with the button on the right side. You can also view notifications about WhatsApp or other apps that you can select in advance. So the display shows me the content of a message or who is calling me. Compared to Nokia, the display here is larger in the presentation, so that the content is easier to see. The brightness is automatically adjusted if you do not set it manually in the app. I would recommend it to be automatic because it works well and the content is always visible.

Withings Steel HR Sport Smartwatch Function

The Withings Steel HR Sport Smartwatch does everything you expect from a fitness watch. It accurately indicates the heart rate, which it measures every 10 minutes, or every second, should you start a physical activity such as running or swimming. Walking is also recognized, but the heart rate monitor measures only regular. That you train is automatically detected, so you do not have to adjust anything. Here one has the advantage that one does not forget to pause the whole break. However, if you want, you can manually start the training session by long pressing the button on the right. This is what you do eg when you do other sports. In the app, you can then assign the right sport to this training session, or you can choose up to five sports right from the start, which you can start directly from the watch.

Where the predecessor did not have GPS integration, we have at least connected GPS here. This means that, for example, while running the connection to the smartphone is used to determine your own position exactly. Accordingly, the calculations of the distance, running speed of the calorie consumption are much more accurate, since then they are not based on estimates. You just have to have your smartphone with you, which is in my running belt anyway.
The calories are displayed in the app metabolically and as total consumption. Of course, the sleep measurement must not be missing and this is more or less accurate. It may happen that a very short nap is not recorded, but that’s all in a normal setting. I have already mentioned that the clock can also display notifications and display the content of messages. Overall, it comes with well-functioning ordinary functions.

Withings Steel HR Sport Smartwatch App

The app you associate with the Withings Steel HR Sport Smartwatch and other Withings products is called ” Health Mate “. It has not changed and Nokia devices continue to work. The app presents recorded data clearly in numbers and graphs. For good services and milestones, you will receive badges as a reward. These come with small info texts. Meanwhile, I’ve come to over 720 km with the Nokia Steel HR, which I used before, and received the “Tour of Lake Baikal” badge. A link to the Wikipedia entry is included.

Other things you can record manually. So you can register your food and drink, weight, blood pressure and more. However, some of these only work in combination with other apps, so you’ll need to download “MyFitnessPal” for calories. Other apps like Google Fit, IFTTT, Nest, and Runkeeper are also supported. These can make the fitness watch too smart. For example, with Nest, the clock tells you if you’re sleeping or not, and the app automatically controls the Nest Thermostat, if you have one.

Some programs such as “smart sleep”, “ranking” (a social media program where you can compete against others), “pregnancy tracker” and “better body”. Although there are, but only two can be started with the clock alone. For the other two, you have to have a sleep tracker for under the pillow or a scale from Withings (or Nokia).

Withings Steel HR Sport Smartwatch  battery

The Withings Steel HR Sport battery is still outstanding. 25 days, the watch comes out with a single charge and in low battery level, if you can do without the fitness functions at least, holds the hybrid watch as a simple watch another 20 extra days.

Withings Steel HR Sport Smartwatch  price and availability

The Withings Steel HR Sport is already available at various retailers and costs 199.90 euros with silicone bracelet, the holes are inside light gray. If you want a different band, you can buy one of three silicone straps for € 29.90 or a leather strap for € 49.90. Also the 40 mm Nokia tapes are compatible here, where there are again more versions.

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+ Positives:
  • Exact pulse measurement
  • Good sleep tracking
  • Convincing design
  • Alarm clock and calendar
  • Shows calls and SMS from mobile phone
  • Easy to use
  • Good app
  • Long battery life
  • Standard bracelets compatible
- Negatives:
  • GPS only via smartphone
  • No music features
  • No apps
  • No messaging
  • Step count inaccurate

Additional information

Specification: Withings Steel HR Sport Smartwatch

Color

Black

Size (mm)

40

Style

Compatible with

Season

Sport

Batteries included?

Yes

Brand name

Withings

Product Dimensions

26.5 x 1.3 x 4.5 cm, 59 g

Shipping Weight (g)

272

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Item model number

3700546704475

ASIN

B07GXW5DHV

Date First Available

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars 58 customer reviews

Best Sellers Rank

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  1. Spaceboy

    Firstly i am starting to enjoy Nokia / Withings products. I owned the scales first (which are excellent) then bought the Blood pressure monitor (also very good) and then the Thermometer (was also good until the dog chewed it to smithereens).Now my next product is the Watch and i am pleased to inform that it does not disappoint. Here are my thoughts:Looks:- Beautiful and elegant design, much nicer than say the Apple Watch. Also it is slightly smaller than i expected. In the pictures it looks huge, but in person it seems much smaller than i expected. I have huge wrists so maybe that is why. But in any case it is a lovely size- Now a quick comment about colour. YES it does matter. I bought the black version of this watch first and i HATED the colour. Why? Simply because i could not see the hands properly. What on earth prompted them to make the hands dark grey on a black ground? It simply does not work for me and i found it so annoying i replaced it with the WHITE version. Thankfully i did as the white version is gorgeous and no problems seeing the handsFunction:- The watch works seamlessly with the Nokia Health Mate App. My scales and blood pressure monitor already sync with this app and i love it. The watch syncs perfectly with it too.- A quick comment about heart rate. Very interesting how they have done this. My scales gave a heart rate reading and this goes on the app, but when my blood pressure machine takes heart rate reading this supercedes the scales reading. Now when the watch takes a reading this supercedes both. Clever. The reading itself is taken every 30 mins automatically and a profile is built in the app. Both awake HR and asleep HR.- Steps. Now this is a key item for me especially after having so many fitbits previously. I have noticed one clear difference between this watch and the fitbit, if i am having a lazy pyjama day the step reading barely climbs above 2000 steps a day. But for the fitbit it would still reach 4000-5000 for the exact same day. I suspect this is because the fitbit counts every movement as a step (even waving arms around) whereas this watch does not. Which i greatly appreciate- Sleep: The sleep monitor is similar to fitbit in that it measures light and heavy sleep. But it goes one step further and gives a sleep score. Very usefulBattery- This is the bit which really floored me. I have been using it for a week or so now and the battery has barely budged from 100%. I think it is still at 99% the last time i looked. I find this incredible. In fact i may as well store the charger away as i won’t be needing it this month.Overall- A gorgeous watch which looks the part (i can take this into meetings no problem) and has so much function and battery. I personally would advise choosing the White instead of the Black version, simply as the display is much easier to read.UPDATE:I’ve had the watch for 3 weeks now and i’ve used it constantly with bluetooth on my phone set to on permanently. The battery level is 31%. I still have not had to charge it yet. At this rate the 1 month battery before charges is actually an understatement. What a fantastic watch, best i’ve ever owned. Next week i’ll need to go find the charger…

  2. Spaceboy

    Firstly i am starting to enjoy Nokia / Withings products. I owned the scales first (which are excellent) then bought the Blood pressure monitor (also very good) and then the Thermometer (was also good until the dog chewed it to smithereens).Now my next product is the Watch and i am pleased to inform that it does not disappoint. Here are my thoughts:Looks:- Beautiful and elegant design, much nicer than say the Apple Watch. Also it is slightly smaller than i expected. In the pictures it looks huge, but in person it seems much smaller than i expected. I have huge wrists so maybe that is why. But in any case it is a lovely size- Now a quick comment about colour. YES it does matter. I bought the black version of this watch first and i HATED the colour. Why? Simply because i could not see the hands properly. What on earth prompted them to make the hands dark grey on a black ground? It simply does not work for me and i found it so annoying i replaced it with the WHITE version. Thankfully i did as the white version is gorgeous and no problems seeing the handsFunction:- The watch works seamlessly with the Nokia Health Mate App. My scales and blood pressure monitor already sync with this app and i love it. The watch syncs perfectly with it too.- A quick comment about heart rate. Very interesting how they have done this. My scales gave a heart rate reading and this goes on the app, but when my blood pressure machine takes heart rate reading this supercedes the scales reading. Now when the watch takes a reading this supercedes both. Clever. The reading itself is taken every 30 mins automatically and a profile is built in the app. Both awake HR and asleep HR.- Steps. Now this is a key item for me especially after having so many fitbits previously. I have noticed one clear difference between this watch and the fitbit, if i am having a lazy pyjama day the step reading barely climbs above 2000 steps a day. But for the fitbit it would still reach 4000-5000 for the exact same day. I suspect this is because the fitbit counts every movement as a step (even waving arms around) whereas this watch does not. Which i greatly appreciate- Sleep: The sleep monitor is similar to fitbit in that it measures light and heavy sleep. But it goes one step further and gives a sleep score. Very usefulBattery- This is the bit which really floored me. I have been using it for a week or so now and the battery has barely budged from 100%. I think it is still at 99% the last time i looked. I find this incredible. In fact i may as well store the charger away as i won’t be needing it this month.Overall- A gorgeous watch which looks the part (i can take this into meetings no problem) and has so much function and battery. I personally would advise choosing the White instead of the Black version, simply as the display is much easier to read.UPDATE:I’ve had the watch for 3 weeks now and i’ve used it constantly with bluetooth on my phone set to on permanently. The battery level is 31%. I still have not had to charge it yet. At this rate the 1 month battery before charges is actually an understatement. What a fantastic watch, best i’ve ever owned. Next week i’ll need to go find the charger…

  3. Bruce C

    My second Steel HR, I was taken by the “Connected GPS” of this model. Great battery life and good looks, excellent heart rate monitoring.However the step counter doesn’t work when your hand is not moving in the normal walking manner, eg. when you are pushing a baby stroller or golf trolley. All such steps are ignored by the associated HealthMate app, even when it is set up to sync with your phone’s health app. Despite your phone’s pedometer avoiding this issue, its data will be ignored by the HealthMate app in favour of the lower and inaccurate count from the watch.Assuming that fixing the watch is not practical, Withings could revise the app to help its customers enjoy more accurate exercise data. For example, the app could accept the phone’s step count ahead of the watch’s count, perhaps as a user selection option. Instead, Withings’ only suggestion is to disassociate the watch from the app, thus losing lots of its core functionality. Not impressive, Withings Customer Service.

  4. Derek Cummings

    This really shows you get what you pay for. I don’t do a lot of activity as I am disabled. But still, like to see how much movement I have managed during my day – including my aqverage heart rate. I love it this is also a normal watch. Plus the strap to keep it on your wrist is safe and secure. The strap can be changed to a normal leather strap too if you wish. The battery last for almost a month. Perfect. But most of all it appears accurate. Most smartwatches you can be sitting on your sofa moving your wrist and it is clocking up strides. Not this one. The Heart rate monitor also appears to be very accurate. Plus having an accurate night and daytime reading is brilliant. This is a well thought out accurate bit of kit in all it does. I am sure whoever buys one of these will love theirs.It was easy to run the app on the smartphone – and to link and register it. I brought the white face one as the hands are easier to read. I really do give this a 10/10.

  5. Bruce C

    My second Steel HR, I was taken by the “Connected GPS” of this model. Great battery life and good looks, excellent heart rate monitoring.However the step counter doesn’t work when your hand is not moving in the normal walking manner, eg. when you are pushing a baby stroller or golf trolley. All such steps are ignored by the associated HealthMate app, even when it is set up to sync with your phone’s health app. Despite your phone’s pedometer avoiding this issue, its data will be ignored by the HealthMate app in favour of the lower and inaccurate count from the watch.Assuming that fixing the watch is not practical, Withings could revise the app to help its customers enjoy more accurate exercise data. For example, the app could accept the phone’s step count ahead of the watch’s count, perhaps as a user selection option. Instead, Withings’ only suggestion is to disassociate the watch from the app, thus losing lots of its core functionality. Not impressive, Withings Customer Service.

  6. Derek Cummings

    This really shows you get what you pay for. I don’t do a lot of activity as I am disabled. But still, like to see how much movement I have managed during my day – including my aqverage heart rate. I love it this is also a normal watch. Plus the strap to keep it on your wrist is safe and secure. The strap can be changed to a normal leather strap too if you wish. The battery last for almost a month. Perfect. But most of all it appears accurate. Most smartwatches you can be sitting on your sofa moving your wrist and it is clocking up strides. Not this one. The Heart rate monitor also appears to be very accurate. Plus having an accurate night and daytime reading is brilliant. This is a well thought out accurate bit of kit in all it does. I am sure whoever buys one of these will love theirs.It was easy to run the app on the smartphone – and to link and register it. I brought the white face one as the hands are easier to read. I really do give this a 10/10.

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