Withings Debuts 'Activité' Fitness Tracker With Traditional Watch Design

Withings today unveiled a stylish new fitness tracker, the Activité, which bundles activity tracking capabilities into a traditional-style watch. Unlike smart watch and fitness band offerings from companies like Samsung, Pebble, Nike, and more, the new Activité features a round, analog watch face protected by sapphire glass and attached to a leather band.

Inside, the watch includes sensors that track steps taken and sleep quality, also helping users to calculate calories burned. An included secondary dial tracks a user defined metric, such as distance walked or calories burned. The Activité wirelessly connects to the accompanying Withings Health Mate app using Bluetooth LE.

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In an interview with WIRED, Withings chief marketing officer Julien De Preaumont said the company's mission with the Activité was to have an impact on health with a design people like.
"Our mission is to have an impact on health," Julien De Preaumont, CMO at Withings, tells WIRED. "That requires devices that we'll use in the long term." The Activité is so pared down, the design borders on obvious: "Let's use the design of a classic watch that we know people like," De Preaumont says.
Because of its simple design and its limited tracking abilities, the Activité is powered by a traditional watch battery with a charge that lasts up to a year, a far more impressive battery life than many of its competitors.

Withings has an existing fitness tracker, the Pulse 02, along with several other health and fitness related products, including its line of smart scales, a baby monitor, a blood pressure monitor, and an upcoming sleep tracking system, the Aura.

Available in two separate color varieties, black and silver, the Withings Activité will ship this fall for $390.

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26 weeks ago
That is one classy fitness watch!
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26 weeks ago
Pretty watch but I wouldn't work out with it!
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26 weeks ago
Nice. Much better than the nerdy fitness bands or Pebble watches. And they picked a simple, elegant watch design too.

Note that it doesn't even have a winder button. Apparently it gets the time from the Internet via the Bluetooth-connected smartphone.
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26 weeks ago

Oh, God, if you haven't seen it already, watch the video on their site. They out Apple Apple! :eek:


No... it's on a whole different level! Either loads of drugs, or the distilled blood of hipsters was used in the making of that video.
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26 weeks ago

$390??? A ridiculous price for an activity tracker! Also, the more morally elevated users don't like to wear leather. What have you to say on this, Withings?


Morally elevated? What a load.
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26 weeks ago
If there wasn't a rumour or two on the iWatch, I would probably buy this in the Fall.

I can say however that I bought the Withings Smart Body Analyzer (weighing scales) last week, and I highly recommend it. Will be eventually even cooler with iOS 8 Health integration.
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26 weeks ago
Too expensive to not receive notifications
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26 weeks ago

$390??? A ridiculous price for an activity tracker! Also, the more morally elevated users don't like to wear leather. What have you to say on this, Withings?


How hypocritical! What on earth are you doing on a forum dedicated to consumerism!?! :rolleyes:

Until you can answer that properly, don't preach on morality!

P.S. I love meat. I ate a wonderful steak yesterday and my two doggies enjoyed the leftovers. I'm a terrible person.
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26 weeks ago

Lucky for me I don't belong to "Apple Club" then.

If you feel the need to use a small font when making a point, you probably should leave that point out of your post.


Okie-dokie, let's see if this works…

I enjoy making facetious posts online and am always baffled when others refuse to take them with a grain of salt. :)

If the best retort you can come up with involves criticizing my font choice, then perhaps you actually have nothing to say.
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26 weeks ago

Wearing leather...for working out? sleeping? :eek:

Also...if this thing is $400...I'm expecting the iWatch at about $800 to $1200.


In the grand scheme of things, that's not a lot for a watch (I'm currently wearing a $6,000 watch with a leather strap on my wrist), and this appears to be a rather nice one too.

I'll be in the US this coming September and may pick one up once I get to play a little with it (in black of course) :)

Although I'm also wondering how it works and I agree it's a shame it doesn't appear to take your pulse, although that's not very clear and perhaps it does....
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