Activité Steelby Withings

  • Activité Steel
  • Activité Steel
  • Activité Steel
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
A solid product. Despite some flaws, it's still a good value.
79%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The Activité Steel looks more like a sophisticated wristwatch than an average fitness tracker.
  • Its battery lasts up to eight months, and the device is waterproof.
  • The mobile app is well designed and easy to use, offering a detailed look at your activity and sleep patterns.

CONS

  • The Activité Steel's band is silicone, which may be uncomfortable for some users.
  • The watch face displays your progress toward daily goals, but any specific information on steps taken or distance covered is only available via the mobile app.
  • The Activité Steel does not track biking and does not measure heart rate.
The Activité Steel from Withings doesn’t look like your average fitness tracker--and that’s the point. This slick, sophisticated device is primarily a wristwatch, and its chief function--when you glance at its face, anyway--is telling time and looking good while doing so. But the Activité Steel is also able to track your steps, distance covered, and calories burned, whether you’re walking, running, or swimming. It tracks activity and sleep automatically and details all this information in its companion smartphone app.
NameActivité SteelZenWatch 2Moto 360Pebble Time RoundOneTouch Watch
ManufacturerWithingsAsusMotorolaPebbleAlcatel
Techwalla Score
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List Price$170$149$150$250$150
90%

If you want a fitness tracker that doesn't look like a fitness tracker, the Withings Activité Steel is your best bet. Although it costs just…

If you want a fitness tracker that doesn't look like a fitness tracker, the Withings Activité Steel is your best bet. Although it costs just $179, it looks like a much more expensive timepiece, and still does a good job of monitoring your daily steps, distance and sleep.

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80%

You can’t tell by looking at it, but this watch is tracking every move you make. It knows when you’re walking, running, or swimming, and how…

You can’t tell by looking at it, but this watch is tracking every move you make. It knows when you’re walking, running, or swimming, and how many miles you rack up.

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80%

The third party app support is really great - you can sync up your Withings stats to Google Fit or Apple Health and add in metrics that the …

The third party app support is really great - you can sync up your Withings stats to Google Fit or Apple Health and add in metrics that the Activité itself doesn't track, via other gear - heart rate, blood pressure etc - plus Withings' own Smart Body Analyser smart scales.

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80%

Despite some low-light time telling difficulties, this is still one of the best looking and most accurate fitness trackers on the market. Cl…

Despite some low-light time telling difficulties, this is still one of the best looking and most accurate fitness trackers on the market. Classier than the Pop and only marginally more expensive, the Steel is a wearable for all occasions and one which won't disappoint - unless you're overly fond of late-night walks, that is.

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80%

The new device looks classy; it’s only really let down by the budget watchstrap.

The new device looks classy; it’s only really let down by the budget watchstrap.

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80%

The Withings Activité Steel is a great device for getting you up, moving and looking good while you do it. As long as you are aware of its f…

The Withings Activité Steel is a great device for getting you up, moving and looking good while you do it. As long as you are aware of its features and limitations, it's a perfect half-way balance between the original Activité and the Pop.

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60%

If you're looking for an elegant, waterproof design that also tracks very basic stats like steps, the Activité Steel could be a good option …

If you're looking for an elegant, waterproof design that also tracks very basic stats like steps, the Activité Steel could be a good option for you.

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Compared to other fitness tracker, the Activité is quite good when it comes to swimming. It is water-resistant up to 50 meters, and it autom…

Compared to other fitness tracker, the Activité is quite good when it comes to swimming. It is water-resistant up to 50 meters, and it automatically detects when you’re swimming in order to track your activity.

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When you consider that the flagship (and Swiss-made) Activité costs $450, the Activité Steel is, well, a steal. For $170, you get a 24/7 tra…

When you consider that the flagship (and Swiss-made) Activité costs $450, the Activité Steel is, well, a steal. For $170, you get a 24/7 tracking device that is powered by a standard CR2025 watch battery that lasts about eight months. And did I mention that the watch is water-resistant up to 5 ATM?

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I tried the new Activite Steel out for a day or two, and it functions very much like its predecessors. You pair it with the Withings Health …

I tried the new Activite Steel out for a day or two, and it functions very much like its predecessors. You pair it with the Withings Health Mate app, which helps you track your steps as well as your sleep patterns.

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Sure, it doesn’t pack the heavy data delivery of full-on sports watches, but it’s one of the best darn looking lugless pieces we’ve seen – w…

Sure, it doesn’t pack the heavy data delivery of full-on sports watches, but it’s one of the best darn looking lugless pieces we’ve seen – with smarts that seem anything but an afterthought.

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What I like most about the Activite Steel is that you can wear it anywhere. You can wear it to a black tie event just as easily as you can w…

What I like most about the Activite Steel is that you can wear it anywhere. You can wear it to a black tie event just as easily as you can wear it to the gym. You can wear it in the shower, in bed, to work; you can wear it all day long.

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