Smart gadget company Withings, known largely for its popular smart scale, just launched a wristband activity tracker that looks far more like a watch than others we’ve seen to date. In fact, the wearable is — dare we say it? — beautiful.
The Withings Activité is a Swiss-made timepiece that monitors steps taken, calories burned, distance traveled and sleep patterns. It doesn’t come with the technology found in a typical smartwatch (like notifications and text messages), but it’s a smart device with a traditional watch face. And sure, fitness trackers are neither new nor unique these days, but its design is something worth appreciating.
The device comes in two colors (silver and black), while the watch case is made of stainless steel. It also features a crystal of unbreakable sapphire glass that includes touchscreen capabilities to tap between modes. The (real) leather strap comes from one of France’s most successful tanneries used by various prestigious French design houses. For the times you want to take it to the gym or even a pool, you can use an interchangeable plastic strap… see more