Monday, March 18, 2019

Withings Steel HR review – stylish and simple fitness watch

Nokia Steel HR Summary
The Withings Steel HR is a stylish fitness watch aimed at those that are looking for a good mixture of style and simple fitness functions.
Battery life is impressive
Simple to use
Good quality design
Limited fitness tracking
App could be better
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The Withings Steel HR is a stylish fitness tracker packed with features

The key features are:

  • Size: 37mm and 40 mm in white and black design
  • Weight: With silicone band: 85.0 g
  • Battery Life: 25 days
  • Connectivity: bluetooth
  • Social: withings app

In the box

  • Withings Steel HR
  • Charging cable
  • Manual


Withings Steel HR review video

Withings Steel HR design

The Withings Steel HR  features a Stainless steel polished body with glass screen and featuring a analogue watch face with a digital screen. A botton press crown to activate screen is also featured. It features a Silicon band with stainless steel buckle. The band does feel a little cheap however. The watch also features a optical HR sensor

Withings Steel HR fitness tracking

The Withings Steel HR Tracks steps, distance, calories and features a Optical HR monitor,  but it’s not a 24/7 HR monitor and samples the HR about every 10 minutes. When the fitness mode is activated it moves to 1 second tracking. The watch can also track Run walk and basic cardio. It’s also waterproof to 50 meters so you can take it swimming. The Withings Steel HR does not have GPS. So no good for biking. Despite it not having no GPS I have found it to be pretty accurate with the distance for walking and running. To track workout activities you Simple long press the crown on the side to start tracking, but you only get HR data, All the data is then transferred to the App for data collection

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The Withings Steel HR also features Sleep tracking which is pretty good and all the data can be viewed on the app

Withings Steel HR conclusion

Good design but I don’t think it will suit everyone due to the nature of the design. Good fitness tracking but because lack of GPS you are limited in terms of biking and accuracy of distance for running. Suits someone that would want a fitness tracker that would suit the gym and office life

Garmin Fenix 5x review – Conclusion

Despite the challenges with the mapping I have faced in my view the Garmin Fenix 5x is the best fitness watch of 2017 and its a huge step up from the Fenix 3 HR. The training and fitness features are fantastic and its tight integration into Garmin connect complete the package.



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Jon Ratcliffe
I am Jon R and the editor of Active JR that covers wearables, fitness tech and smart home. I have a huge passion for technology having worked in the sector for over 18 years in a variety of roles and I like combining this with fitness.My reviews and information will talk about how the product works in reality and not just what the marketing departments want you to think.You can contact Jon on Twitter @ActiveJR1

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