Withings ScanWatch 2 monitors your temperature 24/7.

Withings ScanWatch 2 monitors your temperature 24/7.

Withings ScanWatch 2: The Wearable That Keeps You Cool in More Ways than One

Smartwatches have come a long way in recent years, with a range of health and fitness features that go beyond simply telling the time. And now, Withings, well-known for its hybrid watches with a focus on health monitoring, has taken it up a notch with the ScanWatch 2. Priced at $350, this remarkable wearable offers a unique feature that sets it apart from the competition – continuous temperature monitoring.

Usually, other wearables in the market only measure temperature while you sleep. However, the ScanWatch 2 is different. It tracks your temperature throughout the day and night, providing valuable insights about your baseline temperature and any variations that occur. How does it do this? Withings has incorporated a combination of sensors including a heat flux sensor, a temperature sensor, data from the heart rate sensor, and the accelerometer. This comprehensive monitoring system allows the ScanWatch 2 to continually monitor your temperature, providing real-time information that can optimize your performance during workouts and even give recovery time estimates based on your temperature levels.

But why is temperature monitoring such a hot topic, you may ask? Well, ever since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, tracking temperature has gained significant attention. The ability to detect variations in temperature from your baseline could potentially indicate the onset of an illness before symptoms even appear. Additionally, temperature tracking can provide insights into menstrual cycles – a useful feature for women’s health monitoring.

And that’s not all. The ScanWatch 2 is equipped with two FDA-cleared sensors – a blood oxygen sensor and an electrocardiogram (ECG) with atrial fibrillation detection. In comparison, popular brands like Apple, Samsung, and Fitbit only have FDA clearance for their ECG. Withings has also enhanced the ScanWatch 2’s capabilities with the ability to predict future menstrual cycles and improved automatic workout detection for over 40 different sport types.

One of the standout features of the ScanWatch 2, and its predecessor, the Horizon, is its impressive battery life. While most smartwatches require daily charging, the ScanWatch 2 boasts a remarkable 30-day battery life, giving it a clear advantage in terms of continuous health and sleep tracking.

If the ScanWatch 2’s price point is a bit steep for your liking, Withings has got you covered with an alternative option. The ScanWatch Light, priced at $250, offers many of the same features as its more premium counterpart. Although it misses out on 24/7 temperature tracking, atrial fibrillation and ECG capabilities, irregular heart rhythm notifications, and blood oxygen level monitoring, it still delivers a monochrome OLED display, physical hour and minute watch hands, and a host of other features that make it a compelling choice.

Both the ScanWatch 2 and the ScanWatch Light will be available starting from October. The ScanWatch 2 will be available in two sizes – 38mm and 42mm – while the ScanWatch Light features a 37mm size. With their impressive features, sleek designs, and the promise of uninterrupted health monitoring, these wearables are set to make a mark in the market.

So, if you’re on the lookout for a smartwatch that can do more than just tell the time, keep an eye out for Withings’ ScanWatch 2 and ScanWatch Light. With continuous temperature monitoring and a range of other health-focused features, these wearables are undoubtedly a cool choice for tech-savvy individuals looking to stay in tune with their bodies.