Withings is a small company that thinks big. It just took the wraps off a truly one-of-kind fitness tracker that looks nothing like similar devices available on the market. Disguised as an elegant wristwatch, Withings Activite combines modern features with timeless French-style design.
Had you compared the Activite and a normal timepiece side-by-side, you could not tell the difference. It has stainless case, a sapphire cover, and a leather strap. Generally speaking, it looks like an average (but extremely good-looking) watch. If you look at its face, however, you will notice that apart from minimal appearance and two slim watch hands that tell the time, there's an additional gauge.
As you've probably deduced by now, the gauge is the one that is responsible the Activite's smart features. It is able to track your steps, swimming, and running and visualize the results directly on the face of the watch. Since the indicator is very simple and does not reveal too much, you can connect the watch to your iPhone for details, sleep monitoring, settings, and options.
The Activite is a great option for people who are not comfortable with wearing a timepice and a smart tracker on their wrists. Moreover, even if it lacked its tracking abilities, the Activite would make for a great timepiece. The watch will go on sale this fall for approximately $390.