Activité Steel is the new fashion-first fitness tracker from Withings

By Shawn Knight
Nov 16, 2015
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  1. Withings on Monday added a third wearable to its Activité line of fashion-first activity trackers. The Activité Steel is indistinguishable from an ordinary watch but in actuality, it’s continually keeping tabs on a number of fitness-related metrics.

    The wearable features a 1.3-inch round face that’s water resistant up to a depth of 165 feet and what Withings calls a “day & night” motion sensor. There are just two dials on the watch’s face; the primary dial shows the time while the sub-dial shows the percentage of daily activity goal reached.

    Along with a high-precision MEMS 3-axis accelerometer, the Activité Steel is able to track steps, distance, calories, running and swimming. The device can even log how long it takes for its wearer to fall asleep, duration of sleep, light and deep sleep cycles and sleep interruptions.

    All interactions with the Activité Steel take place in the companion mobile app, Withings Health Mate, for Android and iOS devices. Because there’s no display or other fancy (some would say “unnecessary”) features, the watch doesn’t require frequent recharges. In fact, it’s powered by a standard CR2025 button cell that offers up to eight months of life. Withings does note, however, that daily use of the watch’s vibrating alarm will significantly reduce the lifespan of the battery.

    The Activité Steel is available as of writing in a classic black finish for $169.95 on Withings’ website.

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,352   +1,945

    Now this I can see more sense in than a smartwatch, even the price is not too bad.
  3. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,730   +1,096

    A Fitbit HR that does all the same things is $150, so I'd say the $20 premium for a nice looking watch is pretty good. Plus it's water resistant! That's awesome! I'd pay and extra $20 for a water resistant tracker. It's pretty silly to have a fitness tracker that can't be worn in the shower. Not to mention swimmers.

    EDIT - The small dial for 0 - 100% is for your daily step goal. (Cool!) and the Steel is a stainless steel version of the Activite Pop, which sells for $130.
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2015
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,352   +1,945

    Yeah, I like this device. If I was in the market I'd be all over it.

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