The Scanwatch is the latest wearable from Withings, it was announced at CES 2020 and comes with new health tracking features; sleep apnea and irregular heart rhythm detection. No doubt one of the most advanced fitness trackers on the market. The Scanwatch comes in two sizes; 42mm and 38mm which gives you the option to choose your preferred choice. Beyond the differences in sizes, these two have the same fitness tracking features and design. Compare the Withings Scanwatch 38mm vs 42mm specs to find out the differences.
Withings Scanwatch 38mm vs 42mm Specifications Compared
|Withings Scanwatch (38mm)||Withings Scanwatch (42mm)|
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|Device name||Withings Scanwatch (38mm)||Withings Scanwatch (42mm)|
|Predessesor||Withings Move ECG||Withings Move ECG|
|Released date||April, 2020||April, 2020|
|Display type||Analog/PMOLED (monochrome)||Analog/PMOLED (monochrome)|
|Display size||1.6 inch||1.65 inch|
|Input type||Single button|
|Customizable watch face||No||No|
|Dimension||38 x 38 x 13.2 mm||42 x 42 x 13.7 mm|
|Weight||58 grams||83 grams|
|Casing material||Stainless steel||Stainless steel|
|Bezel Material||Stainless steel||Stainless steel|
|Interchangeable band||Yes, 18mm||Yes, 20mm|
|Screen protection||Sapphire glass||Sapphire glass|
|Water resistant/Protection||Yes, 5ATM||Yes, 5ATM|
|Swim-proof||Yes, recommended||Yes, recommended|
|Color(s)||White, black||White, black|
|Memory card slot||No||No|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth v5.0 LE||Bluetooth v5.0 LE|
|GPS||No (connected GPS)||No (connected GPS)|
|Heart rate monitoring||Yes||Yes|
|Menstrual cycle tracking||No||No|
|Under-water heart rate tracking||No||No|
|On-screen workout modes||No||No|
|Preloaded sport modes||Yes, 30||Yes, 30|
|Heart rate monitor (HRM)||Yes||Yes|
|Operating system (OS)||_||_|
|Type of battery||Non-removable battery||Non-removable battery|
|Battery life||Mixed usage:25 days+||Mixed usage:25 days+|
|Charging type||Magnetic charging cable||Magnetic charging cable|
|Charging time||About 1-2 hrs||About 1-2 hrs|
|Battery saver mode||Yes||Yes|
|Companion app||Health Mate App||Health Mate App|
|Withings Scanwatch (38mm)||Withings Scanwatch (42mm)|
|Magnetic charger||Magnetic charger|
|Quick start guide||Quick start guide|
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What’s the Difference?
- Fitness Tracking
- Battery Life
Basically, these two are the same; it same case and straps material, the same brighter and bigger PMOLED display, same more durable sapphire glass material. However, the difference between these two comes in the sizes and this also affects the varying weight as well as thickness size.
In other words, the 38mm model is a more compact, slimmer and lighter device than the 42mm model. It’s a more comfortable wear. Although the 42mm is not bulky, just moderate and will make a perfect fit for both men and women. Moreover, it has a wider display and subsequently a wider PMOLED display that allows you to read complications easily.
The Scanwatch is perhaps the most advanced fitness tracker on the market, this device is built in collaboration with health specialists to be able to track the number of very important health complications that may go unnoticed such as sleep apnea, irregular heart rhythm also known as atrial fibrillation (AFib), complete sleep cycle, continuous heart rate tracking, fitness level, and outdoor activities via connected GPS to your phone.
Sleep apnea can go unnoticed, it occurs as a result of insufficient flow of blood into the lungs which may lead to low blood oxygen. So also is AFib which occurs when the atrial beat out of coordination with the lower chamber of the heart (ventricles) and can go unnoticed except in some cases where symptoms such as heart palpitations, shortness of breath and fatigue may be observed.
The Scanwatch will track your complete sleep cycle and analysis the three stages of your sleep and the time spent in each, while with continuous heart rate tracking, tracks your heart rate zones, monitors calories, and is able to alert you when the atypical heartbeat is observed.
With connected GPS, the Scanwatch access your phone GPS to show your route, pace, distance, and locations. There’s also an altimeter that is able to detect floors climbed and SpO2 sensor that monitors blood oxygen levels which is also used in sleep apnea detection.
The Scanwatch comes with 39 preloaded sport modes from which you can lunch your preferred workout mode simply via the digital crown button. It automatically tracks your walk, runs, and swims.
The Scanwatch has been tested to last up to 30 days from a single charge which is very much impressive. There’s not much difference in the battery life of these two, you should expect about the same battery life of 25 days or more with normal usage and less with continuous activity tracking.
Which is Better?
Each of these two is a fantastic hybrid smartwatch with an outstanding and durable design as well as a very impressive long battery life. Perhaps the best hybrid smartwatch on the market. The only difference between these two comes in the sizes which of course results in the weight difference. The best choice for you between these two would depend on your wrist size, but both are compact even though the 42mm is bigger.
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