Nokia Steel HR is finally set to land just in time for Christmas

Pre-orders for the Withings incarnate are live
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Nokia has announced the Steel HR will ship in early December, months after it launched a non-heart rate version of the hybrid smartwatch.

The Finnish company, which finalised its takeover of Withings back in June, initially held back from relaunching its entire line, first releasing the Nokia Go and Steel alongside the Nokia BPM+ and Nokia Body+ connected devices. Now the Steel HR is set to be up for grabs, too.

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Similar to the string of devices Nokia has relaunched under its own banner, the Steel HR won't undergo too many dramatic changes upon its second coming. It'll be available in 36mm and 40mm case sizes still, and the same simple form factor will appear with the Nokia sticker under the face. However, there are a couple of notable software changes to highlight, as well.

Nokia indicates that an improved heart rate algorithm will provide more accurate tracking, while a design change that replaces the face with sapphire glass now guarantees waterproofing up to 50m.

This move essentially completes Nokia's quest to re-release the successful Withings line, but it also signals the opportunity to make even more changes to its Health Mate app. Not only is there now more of a focus on health and wellness as opposed to just fitness and straight-up tracking, there's now integration with MyFitnessPal to improve food tracking, too.

The Steel HR is available to pre-order from the Nokia site now in either black or white variations. It's priced at , so it's still a bargain of a hybrid watch if you decide to pick one up.

Nokia Steel HR is finally set to land just in time for Christmas

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Conor moved to Wareable Media Group in 2017, initially covering all the latest developments in smartwatches, fitness trackers, and VR. He made a name for himself writing about trying out translation earbuds on a first date and cycling with a wearable airbag, as well as covering the industry’s latest releases.

Following a stint as Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint, Conor returned to Wareable Media Group in 2022 as Editor-at-Large. Conor has become a wearables expert, and helps people get more from their wearable tech, via Wareable's considerable how-to-based guides. 

He has also contributed to British GQ, Wired, Metro, The Independent, and The Mirror. 

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