Best answer: The Withings Move fitness watch doesn't offer smartphone notifications. Other Withings products do, however.

A tiered approach

Withings offers a large variety of fitness watches at various price points. Not surprisingly, the number of features on these wearable devices increases along with the price. As an entry-level device, the 2019 Withings Move doesn't include traditional smartphone notifications like the higher-priced items. If receiving notifications on your watch is essential to you, we recommend the Withings Steel HR Sport.

Why the Sport?

The Steel HR Sport, which was released a few months before the Withings Move, is a multi-sport hybrid smartwatch. Featuring a modern design, this watch model includes a heart rate monitor and connected GPS. It also offers a Fitness Level tool when you run based on the maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 Max) estimation.

The higher your level is, the more fit you are. With a battery that lasts up to 25 days between charges, the Steel HR Sport also provides notification display previews for incoming calls, text messages, calendar events, and more than 100 smartphone apps. Like the Withings Move, the Steel HR Sport is also water resistant up to 50m.

Save some money

For about $20 less than the Steel HR Sport, you can purchase the original Steel HR wearable device. Among its many features is the ability to receive smartphone notifications through its embedded digital screen. You can also add a vibration notification for these alerts from the Health Mate app. Steel HR supports calls, texts, events, and all your favorite apps.

Circling back to the Withings Move

If you're willing to forgo smartphone notifications, you can save a lot of money by selecting the Withings Move. Available in multiple color combinations, the Withings Move tracks steps and exercise routines, plus daily sleep information.

With this information as a starting point, you can use the Health Mate app to find wellness programs, and also to keep track of data collected from other Withings products including scales, blood pressure monitors, and sleep devices. Perhaps best of all, the Withings Move includes a replaceable, not rechargeable battery. The battery in the device lasts up to 18 months!

Our pick

Withings Steel HR Sport

Pricey, but full of features

If you want everything Withings has to offer in a fitness watch, this is the one to get. You'll pay extra, however.

Fitness watch for less

Withings Move

Ditch the notifications

If receiving smartphone notifications isn't that important to you, save some money and buy the Withings Move. Hint: I like it a lot!

Simplier choice

Withings Steel HR

Well received workhorse

The Withings Steel HR is another good choice, and because it has been on the market since December 2017, it's often on sale. Keep this in mind if receiving smartwatch notification is extremely important to you.

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