Updated 18 Sep 2018

Nokia

Steel HR

Snapshot: The Nokia Steel HR is waterproof, but has no GPS. It works with both iOS and Android phones.

Steel HR
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$379

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Test results

Overall score
62
Fitness functions
?/10
Smart functions
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Battery
?/10

Good points

  • OK for fitness functions.
  • Accurate fitness sensors.
  • Easy to use.
  • OK for apps.
  • OK battery.
  • OK features.
  • Can be worn while swimming.
  • Works with both iOS and Android.

But

  • Just OK for smart functions.
  • Doesn't have GPS.

How we test

Overall score is based on:

Fitness functions (25%). Includes sleep tracking and assessments of fitness apps. Also includes Sensor accuracy which assesses the precision of sensors such as heart rate monitors and step counters.

Smart functions (25%). Includes phone functions, social media and voice recognition.

Ease of use (25%). Includes set-up, usability, and build quality.

Battery (15%). Includes battery life and recharge time.

App (5%). Assesses base app on phone.

Features (5%). Assesses available features.

Price is based on a September 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$379
Type
Fitness tracker

More test results (/10)

Apps
6.6
Features
5.6
Sensor accuracy
7.6
Heart rate accuracy
7.8

Brand survey results

Brand reliability (%)
n/a
Brand satisfaction (%)
n/a

Specifications

Weight (g)
41
Battery life (tested, hours)
196
Time to fully charge from 0% (mins)
150
Charge gained from 0% in 30 minutes (%)
28%

Features

Heart-rate monitor
Yes
Sleep tracker
Yes
Water resistant
Yes
Can swim with
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes
NFC
No
GPS
No
Works with iOS
Yes
Works with Android
Yes
Touchscreen
No
Clock display
No
Text message notification/read/reply
Yes / No / No
Make and receive calls
No
Music control
No
Navigation
No
Control phone camera
No