Apple Watches are great — they are do everything, be everything smart watches with glorious color screens and digital interfaces. But what if you are too attached to the idea of an analog watch, one that gives you the time with a simple glance, one with fewer gadgets inside to go wrong? What if, in addition to this need for a watch face with real hands, you still want a smarter watch, one that can give more data than just the time?
You’re in luck — the Withings smart watch range does just that. They are lovely, understated watches with hands, and dials, plus a small screen that shows heart rate and other data at the push of a button. Their batteries average 30 days on a single charge, and they are nice and slim if you want something to slip up a shirt sleeve easily. They are the best of both worlds — and you can currently save up to $60 on one in the Amazon Prime Big Deal Days sale.
A different kind of smart watch, now with big savings
The old faithful is still there
Of course, if you just want a good, solid smartwatch, then the ever-faithful Apple Watch SE is around to save the day. It costs about the same as the Scanwatch above, but brings with it that very snazzy color display. Interestingly, however, it lacks some of the sensors of the Withings, such as the blood oxygen meter — although it seamlessly integrates into Apple fitness, which is always a massive bonus.
While the Withings is a kind of best of both worlds, the Apple Watch is great at almost anything you can want a smartwatch for — a real Goldilocks watch.