If you're looking for a wearable that's as much a status symbol as it is a piece of gear, consider the $450 Withings Activité. The entire thing is hewn of premium materials (think stainless steel, calfskin leather and sapphire crystal), but its lovely looks are offset by its inability to do anything beyond tell time and count steps. You won't feel embarrassed wearing it, but you will feel poorer.
- Beautiful design and materials
- Step counter works well
- Easy-to-understand user interface
- Hefty price tag
- Companion app lacks polish
- Limited functionality
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- 78AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsEngadget80Withings ActivitÃ© activity trackers are beautifulIf you're looking for a wearable that's as much a status symbol as it is a piece of gear, consider the $450 Withings Activité. ... its lovely looks are offset by its inability to do anything beyond tell time and count steps. You won't feel embarrassed wearing it, but you will feel poorer.Tom's Guide70Withings ActivitÃ© ReviewAs much fashion statement as fitness tracker, the Withings Activité counts your steps, swimming and sleep in an elegantly subtle design.PC Mag60Withings ActiviteAt $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.TechCrunch90Withings ActivitÃ© Fitness Tracking Watch ReviewIt’s the first wearable device that will actually appeal to watch fans ... The Activité is a single, but smarter buy for tech that’s genuinely useful, and yet genuinely fashionable at the same time.Recode70Finally, a Smartwatch That Doesnâ€™t Look Like a GIf 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.GigaOMNot RatedWithings sticks a digital fitness tracker in an anAt 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.PC MagNot RatedWithings Shoots for Luxury With ActivitÃ© FitnessThe 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.CNETNot RatedWithings introduces ActivitÃ©, an analog fitness wIt'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.WiredNot RatedWithings Unveils a Slick Fitness Tracker DisguisedUnlike 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.Tom's GuideNot RatedWithings Activite Hands-On: A Fashion-first FitnesWe'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.SlashGear80Withings ActivitÃ© Review â€“ Smart gets StylishThe Withings Activité certainly isn’t a cheap way to gather activity stats, but its combination of style and - for the most part - transparent collection of body data makes it well worth considering if the current crop of rubbery wearables leave you cold.Pocket-Lint80Withings ActivitÃ© review: The wearable you'll actIf you're after a stylish activity tracker, the Withings Activité hits the nail firmly on the head. It's simple, subtle and the perfect balance between form and function.The Verge80Withings ActivitÃ© review: a slightly smarter watcIt 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.Wareable80Withings ActivitÃ© reviewWhile 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.ElectronistaNot RatedWithings ActivitÃ© hides fitness tracker inside trBuilt 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.TechRadarNot RatedWithings ActivitÃ© smartband aims to tickle your iRounding 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.)The VergeNot RatedThe Withings ActivitÃ© hides a fitness tracker insThe 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.Digital Trends90Withings Activite reviewIf 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.Fit TechnicaNot RatedWithings ActivitÃ©: A new kind of activity trackerThe 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.
- 75AVERAGE USER SCORE2 ReviewsEngadget Reader50March 29, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This watch has a major flaw. After a few days of wearing, the minute hand slips and incorrect time is displayed. I was almost late for an appointment.Engadget Reader100February 26, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I found the price inline with dumb watches bought for their looks. $480 is not expensive for a watch that has premium materials and a solid core of functionality. I am not an athlete but I do workout 90 minutes a day and reach between 12 and 20 thousand steps on average. I already have Withings BP and Weight. The iPhone software is horrible but the iPad software is designed better. The iPhone should be similar. The watch is beautiful for a mere $480, with a Sapphire glass, stainless steel case, the hour and I'm ute hands seem to glow and the step counter is a classic. The size is a perfect unisex design is discreet and useful. A great first effort. I don't think Withings expects to sell lots and that's good for a first version. This is for those of us who love analogue watches with some great basic tech. It all depends if you want a fake interface with alerts that has the whole world jumping with billionaires at Apple or a great design, great materials that does a few basic things for health beautifully. At least I had a choice, Apple's take on Cassio's VHS era digital or a discreet future where technology does not get in the way of our analogue world.