Analysis and handling of the steel hr from Withings.

To start

Nowadays, there are several hundred watches connected.Some of them are oriented towards monitoring physical condition and even go as far as monitoring calories burned, others are more for office automation with e-mail synchronization.

So what we have to remember is this one big strength :
Its health-oriented functionalities
Several weak points on this watch :
Its weight/size
Its daily use
Not enough sport-oriented features
The impossibility of putting new applications

In detail, here is what it is according to the use you will have of it.

The steel hr, the right one for healthy use?

Connected watches have become excellent tools for health analysis, which you would not normally expect from a product like this.They are now equipped with many advanced sensors.
The steel hr corresponds to the latest generation of watches.These sensors allow a fine monitoring of your health.

The main difference with known watches is that it does not run on Propriétaire or Apple.The use is less intuitive than with other watches.We would have preferred something more conventional.
You will therefore have to go through an acclimatization phase on the interface before taking full advantage of this watch.
For those whose sleep monitoring is a priority, this watch is interesting.It is possible to analyze it from parameters such as noise or movement at night.In the end, you know what level of repair your sleep is at.
The sensitivity of the accelerometer is able to detect even micro-vibrations of the wrist and arm.The movements will then be analysed and compared on a daily basis.This smart watch will be able to identify gestures or actions, which will be analyzed through health applications.
It can monitor your heart rate, movements and then transmit this data to the associated application.
In case you need to have the heartbeat curve, this watch is not recommended as it does not have an ECG sensor.

Dedicated for everyday use

Do you need a smart watch?It is a product that is sometimes expensive, for limited use.Here are a few examples of what a smart watch like the steel hr could do for you.
The model designed by Withings offers an entry-level product.It does not allow this model to meet daily needs.
The manufacturer even announces a service life of 25 days.
An interesting feature of this watch is the presence of a GPS.Some users will never use it.On the other hand, you should note the decrease in battery capacity in active GPS mode.
This watch is designed to be waterproof.The manufacturer indicates that it has the right watertightness rating, and that you can even immerse it at a depth of several metres.We haven’t tried it at sea, but under the kitchen tap, it works.
It would have been appreciated if this watch had been sold with a reinforced glass; accidents like scratches happen quickly.
You don’t have a touch screen on this watch.It’s an easy watch to wear.It is one of the lightest (59 grams) in this range.
This watch does not support NFC function, so contactless payment is not possible with this watch.
Finally, we would have appreciated the Withingsrtunity to listen to music on this model.You will have to choose another watch for this.

The watch to improve physical performance?

The connected watch offers an interesting alternative to tracking devices, which are only oriented towards sport or health.This tool allows you to combine the advantages of conventional products in a small format and can be connected to other devices such as your phone or laptop.Here’s the steel hr detail.
This new model is not for those who play sports on a regular basis.It is interesting, but not for those who want to improve their sports results.
You’re unlikely to forget it when you have it on your wrist, because at 59 grams, it’s one of the heaviest.
Important for runners, cyclists and other fitness enthusiasts, it has a GPS.GPS support is relatively simple and will allow you to track your position even without a paired phone.
You will not be able to read the tracking data on your watch; you will have to do this on your smartphone.The advantage, however, is that it reduces the consumption on the battery.
In addition, this smartwatch has a sensor for measuring heartbeats.
An analysis function of the calories burned is present on this model.

If you can’t envisage sport without music, this watch doesn’t allow it.

The right model to install applications?

Depending on the type of smartwatch and its operating system, you will be able to install or use applications.This means that not all applications are equivalent, nor is the use you will make of them.Applications that may correspond to health monitoring but also to the measurement of performance in sports.
This model is not really designed to install new applications.
This watch works with a specific operating system, making it impossible to add new applications.You will need to make sure that the applications installed by default are suitable for you.
With an average screen size of 1.4 inches, the information is readable.It belongs to the category of lightweight smartwatches: 59 grams.
Last point concerning possible new applications in addition to what is planned: this will be out of the question due to its specific configuration.However, it remains an interesting product as long as it is easy to use.

Finally, The steel hr…

As you can see, this watch is not one of the best.On the other hand, you know that with a very attractive price, it can be a simple choice.
Here’s the one thing she’s got going for her:
– Its health-oriented functionalities
Here are a few weak points to watch out for:
– Its weight/size
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

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