ScanWatch Features ECG and Sleep Apnea Detection

by SC Associate Publisher Chuck Larsen

Withings launched its latest high-end hybrid smartwatch, the ScanWatch at the Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas, Nev. Using a similar design as Withings Steel HR, the ScanWatch has a round watch design with an analogue face. In the top center of the face, there is a PMOLED display that will show text messages and notifications, as well as your heart rate, steps walked, calories burned and more.

However, it’s biggest new feature is an oxygen saturation sensor, which combined with a dedicated sleep tracker, can help potentially identify if you have symptoms of sleep apnea. The ScanWatch will perform a medical-grade electrocardiogram on your wrist and claims to detect atrial fibrillation, bradycardia and tachycardia. It also has a smart wake-up feature that will pick the perfect time for you to get out of bed.

The ScanWatch connects to your smartphone and provides information and graphs you can send to your medical provider. It has up to 30 days of battery life before recharging. It comes in 38 or 42mm with a black or white watch face. It’s currently running through FDA certification, but should be ready for public launch sometime around early fall. The 38mm model will cost $249 and the 42mm model will cost $299.

The ScanWatch was awarded a CES innovation award in the medical field at CES.

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