Nokia owned by French company Withings, which is developing wearable electronics and all sorts of accessories created for adherents of a healthy lifestyle, has introduced a new “smart” watches, Steel HR, which like their predecessors, has the usual clock mechanism and looks almost like the usual classic wristwatches. The presentation of the novelty took place at the IFA exhibition in 2016 in Berlin.
Withings Steel HR got a small E Ink screen. It is needed in order to display the heart rate of the user, as the watch has got a sensor of heart rate. At the same time on the display and other data, including statistics sports and various alerts from your paired smartphone. Also, the device is able to monitor the sleep and automatically to determine the kind of physical exertion, albeit in a modest range.
The gadget combines the classic design of a Swiss watch with the functionality of the registrars of daily activity. The novelty is connected to applications on the iPhone that allows you to track various actions throughout the day and record sleep parameters.
According to the manufacturer, Steel HR can work from full charge to 25 days. The body is made of metal and the watch is not afraid of water. Will go on sale in two versions: with a diameter of 36 mm and 40 mm. Respectively cost $ 180 or $ 200.
Nokia bought the company Withings in April of this year for 170 million euros. The deal for anybody was not a surprise, since in October of last year the Finnish giant had expressly stated that it intends to develop areas of the Internet of things, healthcare and wearable electronics.
Withings was founded in 2008, but many have heard about the company only with the release of smart watch Withings Activite.