Withings' third analog health tracker is the $one hundred seventy Activite Metal
Final yr, French hardware maker Withings debuted the Activité, a $450 Swiss-made watch that additionally functioned as a health tracker. It then adopted that up with the Activité Pop, a a lot decrease-finish model that value solely $one hundred fifty. Now Withings has come out with a wearable that sits someplace within the center: The $one hundred seventy Withings Activité Metal. It is not fairly as luxurious because the Activité — it has silicone straps as an alternative of leather-based — nevertheless it’s definitely lots classier than the Pop because of its chrome steel housing and chrome arms. The Metal additionally has a particular type all its personal, choosing a white hand within the sub-dial as an alternative of orange.
I attempted the brand new Activite Metal out for a day or two, and it features very very similar to its predecessors. You pair it with the Withings Well being Mate app, which helps you monitor your steps in addition to your sleep patterns. Because the Activite Metal is water resistant as much as 50 meters, it’s going to routinely detect and monitor swim laps too. The smaller tachymeter-impressed sub-dial will present you simply how a lot you’ve got progressed towards your exercise aim all through the day — it’s going to reset to zero after midnight. And sure, there is no have to cost it as a result of it runs on an ordinary watch battery that ought to last as long as eight months, based on Withings anyway. My one grievance is that whereas the Metal’s silicone straps are a contact stiffer and does not dig into the pores and skin as a lot because the Pop’s, I nonetheless discovered it quite uncomfortable to put on for lengthy durations of time.
The Activite Metal will probably be out there solely in black, at the very least for now, and you may order it beginning at present from the Withings retailer.