Apple Competition: Stylish Watch by Withings

The company of Withings has unveiled a Smartwatch named activité. By appearance from the clock equipped with a Fitnesstracker and sleep sensor doesn’t remember but a high-tech device – and that deliberately: the design shall be agreed according to the Withings Haute Couture with self-tracking.

Sensors measure fitness and sleep

In addition to the activity tracker, which detects distance steps and calories it burned and the distance, also a sleep pattern sensor is integrated. While the watch detects individual stages of sleep using benchmarks to deep sleep stages, sleep time and daylight length. The sensors automatically switch between active – and stages of sleep. The clock via Bluetooth to a connected Smartphone transmits the measured results.

Own Smartphone app

A dedicated app from Withings then clearly displays the measurements. So far is only a version of iOS in the planning. If and when a version of Android is, is not known on ProgramingPlease. The watch definitely has enough stamina:the built-in battery lasts a year according to the Withings. Then the standard watch batteries should be shared — a charging is not possible. Whether the clock with Apple’s Healthbook working together, is still not known.

Fashion world is excited

For the fashion world the combination of high tech and trendy accessory succeeded quite Wihtings. Nina Garcia, Creative Director of Marie Claire magazine finds the Smartwatch is one of the “tragbarsten wearables at all”. The watch is available in autumn at the price of 390 euro in the colours black and silver on the online store of Withings, and at select retailers. Withings is best known in particular for his Intelligent scales and the associated smart phone apps.  (fab)


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