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Withings Activité

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75 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
75

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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.

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Pros
  • Beautiful design and materials
  • Step counter works well
  • Easy-to-understand user interface
Cons
  • Hefty price tag
  • Companion app lacks polish
  • Limited functionality
75 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
75

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

75
 

User Reviews

50
wilkinsonsoda
This watch has a major flaw. After a few days of wearing, the minute hand slips...read more
100
Oxenburgh14
I found the price inline with dumb watches bought for their looks. $480 is not...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
75
Average user Score
 
50
wilkinsonsoda
03.29.15
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.
 
100
Oxenburgh14
02.26.15
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.