Withings ScanWatch

Withings Launches Next-Gen ScanWatch With Enhanced Health Metrics

Withings has launched its next-generation ScanWatch models, the ScanWatch 2 and ScanWatch Light, which feature enhanced sensors to monitor additional health metrics.

ScanWatch 2 is the new flagship health tracker, optimized for continuous health assessments of advanced metrics, while ScanWatch Light offers daily health assessments at a more attractive price point.

The original ScanWatch is FDA-cleared for atrial fibrillation detection using ECG and for oxygen saturation of arterial hemoglobin (SpO2) from the wrist. It also performs multiple wellness functions such as monitoring sleep quality, physical activity, and a range of cardiovascular measurements.

ScanWatch 2 adds more sensors and software that is optimized to facilitate continuous health monitoring and precise assessment of new health metrics. Its additional capabilities include variation of the baseline body temperature, female cycle tracking, heart rate variability, and the automatic recognition of 40+ activities.

Withings ScanWatch

ScanWatch 2 is designed to enable health tracking to take place day and night and over sustained periods of time. It offers an impressive 30-day battery life and features a stylish and lightweight analog design.

Running HealthSense, Withings’ proprietary operating system, the sensors include DualTemp temperature sensors that provide more accuracy to track body temperature. A MultiWave PPG sensor adds new capabilities and accuracy thanks to the use of four wavelengths and 16 PPG channels, and a High Dynamic Range Accelerometer adds additional directional sensors, allowing more precise identification and automatic tracking of activities and workouts as well as more sports to be automatically detected.

As well as measuring a greater array of medical stats, updates to the HealthSense OS mean ScanWatch 2 is more efficient., says Withings. HealthSense sees an update to PowerSense Pro, part of the OS that identifies the best time to launch a health measurement and send heart health notifications that maximize battery life and ensure recording accuracy.

Power is further extended with the ability to detect when the watch is not worn, thereby avoiding unnecessary tracking. The OS updates also allow more readings and inputs to be actioned directly on the watches as well as within the Withings app while also enabling Withings to keep launching new feature updates. 

The DualTemp Sensor technology combines a miniaturized heat flux sensor (measuring energy transit) with a high-accuracy temperature sensor (measuring ambient and skin temperature) alongside heart rate and accelerometer input calibrations.

ScanWatch 2 is able to provide baseline fluctuations of day and night body temperature, which may indicate the onset of an illness or other health condition. It also boosts the ability to manage performance and recovery through workout temperature variation zones.

Withings ScanWatch

The ability for women to add menstrual cycles right from the smartwatch is also a new feature. Women can log their menstrual cycle stages, including symptoms, flow, and period dates, as well as record moods and emotions and have a view of where they are in their cycle. The new lineup of ScanWatch will then use this data to predict future period dates helping women create personal routines that align with their monthly needs and optimize sleep, activity, and nutrition all month long. With the next generation of ScanWatch, you can manually log information directly on the watch or via the Withings app. Users of previous models of ScanWatch will have the ability to log information on the Withings app as well. 

Meanwhile, the ScanWatch Light is the most affordable model in the range providing users who are at the beginning of their health journey with better and more advanced health tracking for non-stop daily care. Like ScanWatch 2, it provides a comprehensive overview of heart health, activity and cycle tracking, and sleep monitoring. Sharing the same HealthSense technology, it is optimized for around-the-clock monitoring for up to 30 days. 

The Withings app, which works with both new smartwatches, serves as a 360° health data hub, incorporating measurements, comprehensive health assessments through the health improvement score (including sub-scores related to activity, heart health, body metrics, and sleep), actionable insights, and educational content from medical and fitness expert and motivational messages. It also enables the creation of individual health reports that can be shared with physicians on top of a specific report about menstrual cycles for women.

“The extraordinary new ScanWatch are timepieces that represent a remarkable fusion of cutting-edge technology and timeless design, setting a new standard for health monitoring and style,” says Eric Carreel, Founder and President of Withings. “With an even greater ability to continuously track advanced health metrics that were once only available in a clinical setting, we are empowering people to make better health part of their daily lives.”

The Withings ScanWatch 2 (38 & 42 mm) is available now for pre-orders on Withings.com priced at US$349.95 with a silver black (42mm), silver white (38mm), silver black (38mm) and Rose gold sand face (38mm) and later on with a silver white face (42mm) and Rose gold blue face (38mm). ScanWatch Light, size 37mm, is available on pre-orders on Withings.com, priced at US$249.95 with a silver black, silver white, and Rose gold sand face and later on with a light blue and light green face. Both models will be widely available from selected retailers from October 2023. Each model features an OLED grayscale display and are available with optional coloured wristbands.