Nokia Steel HR Watch Cum Activity Tracker Is The Company’s First Wearable | Hands On Review

The wearable market is increasing with each passing year and a lot of products that were initially in the first generation have matured to become good products. Nokia could not watch the party from the outside and has officially entered the competition with the Nokia Steel HR. It is the first wearable under the Nokia name after the company acquired ‘Withings’. Let us get into the full review of the product and know whether you should put your money into the Nokia steel HR.

Nokia Steel HR is not a full-blown Smartwatch and does not even intend to be

The Nokia Steel HR is the successor of the first generation Steel which came under the Withings brand name. It is not a full blown smart watch and just a hybrid that can be used to track your activity at its best. The looks of the Nokia Steel HR are very subtle and it looks like a classic analogue watch at the first glance, but have a closer look and you’ll notice there is a small circular screen that displays the other details that the hybrid smart watch can tell.

It does not come with a fancy Android Wear or Watch OS platform but will help you track your activity if you are the fitness type. The Nokia Steel Hr comes with a heart rate sensor which is the most accurate one we have seen in recent times. The best thing about it is probably the battery which can last you easily up to 45 days. This is a blessing since most other smart watches give you a day’s battery at best but at the same time they do a lot more than the Nokia Steel HR.

The Nokia Steel HR can do limited things

The Nokia Steel HR is a hybrid smart watch which can be your perfect companion for a run or a swim (yes that is waterproof). It will alert you if you get a call at your phone no matter if you have an iOS or Android device but do not expect it to read out your messages or play your perfect song. Nokia Steel HR comes for 129.5 US Dollars and will soon make its way to India.

Source: Nokia

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