Tech Tools: Withings brings Steel to Activite line-up

Activity tracker bridges gap for wearables

Withings Activite Steel, €170

The Withings Activite made wearable fitness trackers actually wearable. The silicon bands are all very well for casual wear or for the gym but there are situations where you’ll need something a bit less obvious and bit more formal. That’s where the Withings Activite stepped in.

The original version looked more like a watch you could wear to the office but in the background, under its analogue dials it was tracking your running, swimming, steps and sleeping habits.

The Activite Steel is the latest version of the device, bringing premium stainless steel finish to the watch and placing it between the higher end Activite and the more affordable Activite Pop. It does all the same things, and is still powered by a watch battery, so no nightly recharging.