Withings Smartwatch Review

At the last fair IFA in Berlin he could see several of the most important releases of the technology industry from the European scene. On the one hand were the different models of personal computers and mobile phones , while the segment of smart watches captured the attention of South Korean giant Samsung hand, who presented his new Gear S3 , among other manufacturers.

However, in this segment not only about models equipped with touch screens. It could also see a new generation of connected devices betting on the traditional design of the watch industry by adding small notifications and configurable buttons.

There was Withings, a leading French company specializing in wearable devices that was acquired by Nokia, which introduced a new model; It is characterized by using a traditional dial without touch screen but has a Bluetooth connectivity to issue some notifications.

Presented at the IFA fair in Berlin, the new Withings Steel HR has a metal case and silicone strap for latest smartwatches. Inside it has sensors that measure physical activity, heart rate and sleep quality. All these records can be viewed from the mobile application for iOS and Android mobile phones obtained from the clock using a Bluetooth wireless sync.

Another distinguishing feature is its small secondary digital display located in the upper quadrant, where small notifications are displayed. Autonomy, unlike previous models, is less: he spent six months of use at 25 days offered by the Steel HR. Due out in October from $ 225 depending on the version of 36 or 40 millimeters.

On the side of watchmaker Fossil’s remains committed to hybrid models with two models for men, Crewmaster and Q Nate Q, while the female audience are the Q Gazer and Q Tailor, all priced at $ 175 each one, and they will be officially presented at Baselworld 2016 fair in late September.

With wireless synchronization and without recharging, the ne Q line of Fossil aims to offer hybrid models, with a traditional design, light or vibration notifications and track physical activity. The highlight of this series of watches infrerior point is on the button, which can be configured to make the phone ring, control the reproduction of songs or to function as a remote trigger for capturing photos.

Skagen, a subsidiary firm Fossil, also captured the eyes of visitors to the IFA with Hagen Connected , connected its own model of watch. Without recharging, it records physical activity, issues notifications smartphone and has an automatic update of date and time, in addition to supporting multiple time zones controlled from the smartphone. The three buttons of this watch can also be configured so that the user can make the phone ring, take a picture or control the music player.