ScanWatch now available in the states delivering medical-grade ECG, SpO2 readings

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ScanWatch now available in the states delivering medical-grade ECG, SpO2 readings
Back last month, we told you that Withings had received FDA clearance allowing the company to promote the SpO2 and ECG Electrocardiogram (ECG) monitors on its ScanWatch as delivering medical-grade results. The latter checks the heart for unusual rhythms that could indicate atrial fibrillation (AFib) which can increase the risk of stroke and heart failure.

Receive medical-grade ECG and SpO2 readings from the Withings hybrid ScanWatch


The former measures the percentage of oxygen in someone's blood and a reading of 95% to 100% is considered normal. Some tests have shown that people who have seriously low SpO2 readings without any symptoms could be infected with COVID-19. The hybrid timepiece also keeps track of your heart rate and will give you a fresh reading every 10 minutes.

The Withings ScanWatch is now available in the U.S. (just in time for the holidays) from Withings.com, Amazon, and Best Buy priced at $279 (38mm) and $299 (42mm) sporting a white or black watch face. Getting an ECG or Blood Oxygen reading takes 30 seconds and simply requires the user to cover the watch with part of his hand. The Health Mate app is available for iOS and Android and it will keep track of your health-related readings, monitor the quality of your sleep every night, and allow you to forward data to the appropriate doctor.

And with the Health Mate app, when you take a few steps outside, dive in for a swim, commute by bike, or go for a run, the ScanWatch will automatically recognize which activity you are doing and log it in the Health Mate app. As Withings says, "Get credit for all your moves with no button to press."

Pick up the Withings ScanWatch 

Withings ScanWatch -

Hybrid Smartwatch with ECG, Heart Rate & Oximeter

The ScanWatch will also track activities such as walking, running, swimming, distance, and calories burned. The altimeter tracks the number of floors you've climbed in a single day, and once paired with your iOS or Android phone, you can see notifications from your apps, incoming calls, and more. 

The battery life is superb and the device will run as long as 30 days between charges. A full charge will take two hours to complete although a quick one-hour charge will take the battery to 80% charged.

The ScanWatch has received three CES Innovation Awards


The device is water-resistant up to 5 ATM (up to 165 feet) and Withings CEO Mathieu Letombe says, "ScanWatch received three CES Innovation Awards when it was announced and we are now thrilled to bring it to the United States following FDA clearance. At Withings our core mission is to create beautiful devices people choose to use and wear every day so the medical and wellness data they provide can make meaningful impacts on their lives."

The executive adds, "ScanWatch has been clinically validated to detect AFib. It is our most ambitious watch to date and has the potential to help millions of people track medical and wellness data." The easy to use timepiece will give you a quick look at important health metrics without having to make an appointment to visit the doctor. In 30 seconds you'll know whether you might have an abnormal heart rhythm, and in another 30 seconds you will know whether you have enough oxygen in your blood.

Withings notes that the ScanWatch was "Developed with cardiologists and sleep experts," and also "has been validated in two clinical studies." It features a stainless-steel case and a durable sapphire glass watch face that combines both analog hands as well as a large digital display." You can also set the watch to monitor oxygen saturation, heart rate, breathing frequency and movement all night long with the Respiratory Scan feature.

In the box, you'll find the ScanWatch, a premium sport fluoroelastomer wristband in black & silver, a quick start guide, and a reusable soft pouch.
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