Activity trackers are meant to track your fitness and physical activities and aren’t usually the most fashionable. The wearable pieces of technology might be compact, thin and light, but they’re anything but stylish – making them hard to match when you need to be dressed to the nines for a formal party or look professional for an interview. While a smartwatch will probably suffice in such occasions, the Withings Activité will definitely come in handy. It’s a watch that just so happens to have a fitness tracker built inside. Here are a few ways why the Activité is the perfect for stylish tech-savy professionals.
1. Created by Parisian Designers and Swiss Watchmakers
Fashionistas and style tastemakers know that Paris is a fashionable city and has this je ne sais quoi vibe about it, with anything coming out of the City of Lights just as fashionable. The Activité wasn’t aimed to be a smartwatch, but instead, creators knew from the start that they wanted a watch and not some wrist-adorned piece of technology.
2. A Beautiful Timepiece
Smartwatches are great and all, but nothing beats the beauty of a classic timepiece. A watch is an accessory that goes with anything you wear, making it the perfect addition to your go-to business suit or favorite pair of jeans and a tee for a comfy night on the town. The Withings Activité is first and foremost a watch.
3. High-Quality Features
The premium watch isn’t a cheap Casio, either. It’s a high-end timepiece that’s chrome and round and available in either silver or black. It sports an analog face, a classic design and a leather band that flatters everything you wear. It’s also waterproof up to five meters and can last a year with a single watch battery. It also boasts an “unbreakable” sphere glass that doubles as a touchscreen, which allows you to tap on it to switch between modes. There’s two dials – the primary one tells time and the other smaller dial keeps track of your activity.
4. Hidden Fitness Tracker
Although it doesn’t look like one, the watch is a fitness tracker that can monitor your steps, calories burned, distance traveled, sleep patterns and more thanks to its accelerometer and other sensors that are built in. It can even wake you up with a vibrating alarm at the lightest point in your sleep cycle.
5. Data From Your Wrist To Your Phone
Because no stylish tastemaker would be caught dead without their smartphone, all the data collected by the watch’s fitness tracker sync to your smartphone via Bluetooth. You can even create custom plans for your fitness goals
As the best-looking fitness tracker around, be ready to pay a hefty price for its smooth style. It’ll be available later this fall and will retail for $390.
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.