Withings makes solid fitness trackers wrapped in luxury smartwatch flare, and the Steel HR Sport is no exception. This hybrid might not have all the bells and whistles of an all-in-one smart tracker, but it’s got the basics pretty much covered and a pretty slick design.
In terms of design, the Steel HR Sport is just the perfect size. It’s got some heft to it, but not to the point of being unwieldy. That’s important because this is something that’ll stay on your wrist for the better part of the day.
It sports a 40mm case made of stainless steel with a black bezel. You can choose a black or white watch face in the center. It looks and feels premium but not in a way that’s too tantalizing and show-offy. This is much more understated compared to some other options on the market.
The Steel HR Sport features multi-sport tracking. It’s can show your workout duration, calories burned, and continuous heart rate. There’s even a detailed breakdown of time spent in heart rate zones (light, moderate, intense & peak) right in the Health Mate app.
Workout mode offers 30 different sports to choose from, offering a wide variety. But in case you forget to set it up, the software can automatically recognize some workouts and shift gears accordingly.
At $200, the Steel HR Sport is one of the less pocket-friendly hybrid smartwatches out there. Withings struck the perfect balance between fitness and luxury here, then skillfully crammed it into a pleasant-looking analog package. If that appeals to you at all, maybe give it a second thought.