Withings ScanWatch receives an update with health-related features, including an activity reminder
An update to the Withings ScanWatch brings new features to the device. The smartwatch has an analog dial alongside health monitoring tools such as a medical-grade electrocardiogram (ECG) and a SpO2 sensor.
The firmware update, version 2421, includes a hands behaviour to reveal the digital display screen. You can press the watch's crown to move the watch hands to the 10:10 position, making it easier to see its display. The 10:10 hands feature was already available on the 42 mm black model and Horizon but is being rolled out more widely.
Another feature is a workout mode, where the watch reminds you to tighten your wristband before you start exercising. By securing the watch firmly to your wrist, you will improve the heart rate measurements.
Also included in the update is a new activity reminder on the watch. The device will remind you to move if it hasn't detected motion after one hour. Plus, Withings has said that UI improvements and bug fixes are included in the update.
Update 2421 is already available, though it may take a couple of weeks to reach all devices. Withings recently confirmed on a support forum that it is working on a heart rate variability (HRV) monitor. However, this was not included in the recent update, and the company has provided no timeline for the tool.