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TechCrunch Dec 22, 2014

Another way to think about is to consider that most wearables fans would probably accrue four or five different fitness devices in the next year anyway: The Activité is a single, but smarter buy for tech that’s genuinely useful, and yet genuinely fashionable at the same time.

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7.0
Re/code Dec 22, 2014

If you’re looking for a fashionable watch that happens to track steps — and doesn’t need to be recharged — I’d consider the Withings Activite.

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6.0
PC Mag Jan 16, 2015

At $450, the Withings Activité is a premium watch, one that has the added bonus of being an activity and sleep tracker. If you think of it as a tracker first, however, you'll be sorely disappointed. But as a watch, it's classy and unassuming.

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8.0
The Verge Jan 26, 2015

It feels like a watch you’ll keep and care for, not a gadget you’ll throw by the wayside in a year or two. The only people who notice it will tell you it’s a nice watch, not inquire about that crazy bracelet or computer on your wrist.

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8.0
Wareable Dec 9, 2014

While it costs significantly more than its tracking rivals – and an eye-watering $150 more than the Apple Watch – the Activité’s design means it can proudly stand shoulder-to-shoulder with traditional watches, while still boasting an impressive array of fitness features.

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9.0
Digital Trends Jan 1, 2015

If you’re like 90 percent of the population and you just want a fabulous watch that happens to be really, really smart at tracking your activity and sleep, Withings’ Activité is just perfect.

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Tom's Guide Jun 23, 2014

We'll say this: The Activite (pronounced Activi-TAY) is the most elegant fitness device we've yet seen. If we didn't know better, we'd say it's made by the same company who came out with the Misfit Shine.

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GigaOM Jun 24, 2014

At first glance, it looks like a fairly standard, analog, white-faced wristwatch. But look closer at the dial, and you’ll notice a smaller, second dial, which counts the wearer’s progress towards a daily step goal.

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PC Mag Jun 23, 2014

The glass is a durable crystal sapphire display with tap-enabled input. Available in black or silver, the Activité also comes with a fine leather strap, which you can swap for a plastic strap if you want to swim with the device, as it's fully waterproof. The battery is a standard coin cell.

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CNET Jun 23, 2014

It'll come with both a leather and a rubber band, easily swappable without using any special tools. The watch will be available in both silver and black, in just one unisex-intended design. But the goal of the Activité is to be a watch first, while also being a good fitness tracker.

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Wired Jun 23, 2014

Unlike a traditional luxury timepiece, the display masks an accelerometer instead of cogs, to track the wearer’s steps taken and hours slept. Settings provided by the user help calculate calories burned, and all of that data is streamed back to the Withings Health Mate app.

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Electronista Jun 24, 2014

Built inside a stainless steel case with leather and plastic straps, the Activité uses sapphire glass and, despite not having a digital display, operates like a touchscreen device by using taps to switch between different modes.

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The Verge Jun 23, 2014

The Activité is made to be a sort of entry point, the activity tracker for people who wouldn't normally want to wear an activity tracker.

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TechRadar Jun 23, 2014

Rounding out the diverse feature set for the Activité is a sensor that automatically detects whether you're sleeping or active, and a vibrating alarm clock function. (Anything beats that iPhone ringtone that we want to forget every morning at 5 a.m.)

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Fit Technica Jun 24, 2014

The Withings Activité is a new activity tracker, but it looks very different to the devices you’re used to seeing gracing people’s wrists. You see, while most activity trackers are simple wrist bands that hide the clever accelerometers and wireless transmitters, the Activité is a wristwatch.

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