Last Updated on March 28, 2020 by Jude Simeone
After the buyback from Nokia, Withings released Withings Steel HR Sport which looked almost similar to the Steel HR. If you are a first-timer to Withings smartwatches you probably won’t be able to differentiate between these two.
In this post we compare Withings Steel HR vs Withings Steel HR Sport, two fantastic hybrid smartwatches already loved by whole lot of people and the reviews and ratings on these two is something to cheer about. We compare the specs and features of these two head-to-head to help you make just the right choice.
Withings Steel HR vs Steel HR Sport Specifications Compared
|Withings Steel HR (36mm)||Withings Steel HR Sport
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|Device name||Withings Steel HR (36mm)||Withings Steel HR Sport|
|Predessesor||Withings Steel||Withings Steel HR|
|Successor||Withings Steel HR Sport||_|
|Released date||September, 2016||September, 2018|
|Display type||Analog/OLED (monochrome)||Analog/OLED (monochrome)|
|Display size||1.4 inch||1.6 inch|
|Input type||Single button|
|Dimension||36 x 36 x 13 mm||40 x 40 x 13 mm|
|Weight||39 grams||49 grams|
|Casing material||Stainless steel||Stainless steel|
|Strap/band material||Leather||Milanese mesh
|Bezel Material||Stainless steel||Stainless steel|
|Screen protection||Corning Gorilla Glass||Corning Gorilla Glass|
|Water resistant/Protection||Yes, 5ATM||Yes, 5ATM|
|Swim-proof||Yes, recommended||Yes, recommended|
|Memory card slot||No||No|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth v4.0 LE||Bluetooth v4.0 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||_||_|
|Battery life||Standby: 20 days+|
Mixed usage: 5 days+
|Standby: 20 days+
Mixed usage: 5 days+
|Charging type||Magnetic charging cable||Magnetic charging cable|
|Charging time||About 1-2 hrs||About 1-2 hrs|
|Battery saver mode||No||Yes|
|Companion app||Health Mate App||Health Mate App|
|Customizable watch face||No||No|
|Interchangeable band||Yes, 18mm||Yes, 20mm|
|Withings Steel HR (26mm)||Withings Steel HR Sport|
|Magnetic charging cable||Magnetic charging cable|
|Quick start guide||Quick start guide|
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Withings Steel HR vs Steel HR Sport Features Compared
Which is Better?
Like I pointed out earlier there isn’t any much difference between these two watches except that the Steel HR Sport comes with a breathable strap and can track cardiovascular fitness level via VO2 Max. Is it worth the plus $20 difference in price? I would say yes and the professionals know just how important this feature is for your fitness goal.
However, if you already own a Withings Steel HR smartwatch, I honestly don’t think there is any need for you to buy the HR Sport. Unless you just want to feel the new design and of course, track your cardiovascular fitness level.
Here is a summary;
|WITHINGS STEEL HR SPORT||The best choice, fantastic design and premium strap. It gives the best value for money.|
|WITHINGS STEEL HR||Also a great choice, a hybrid fitness smartwatch that gets the job done. A fantastic choice for anyone who likes the appearance of traditional watches.|
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