In an early post I waxed poetically (and enviably) about the new Activité watch; the fitness-activity tracker that looks like a real (i.e., pricey, analog) watch. With its French design, Swiss craftsmanship and $450 price tag, it quickly went to my WANT IT / CAN’T HAVE IT list. Now Withings, the company that produced the original, has created a mass consumer version, named Activité Pop.
For more on this yummy and more affordable variant, read on.
Withings has shored up the only major complaint I had with its Activité fitness and activity tracker/watch: The price. The French health accessory maker has revealed the Activité Pop, which is a version of its flagship Activité that costs only $149.95 rather than $450, and it goes on sale tomorrow, at Best Buy’s website in a limited initial batch, with wider availability starting in March 2015.
The Activité Pop offers PVD-coating on its case, which allow it to come in three different colors, including a grey, blue and beige tone. The PVD coating should help it stand up to scratches and dings, and it has a step-counting hand which reveals how far along you are to meeting your activity goal for the day, as tracked by steps taken.
The Pop has very similar styling to the Activité, but without the “Swiss Made” status symbol, and with a solo silicone color-matched…
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