Even though, it does not exactly qualify to be a Smartwatch, as it doesn’t sync and show up any of your notification or such on the watch face, expect for the time in analog style, but the device Withings Activite is considered as a fitness watch because it embeds the activity tracker under that analog interface.
Though, it being a very costly had a very limited consumers considering the wearable market is still in its initial business. With that keeping in mind, the company has now introduced cheaper version of its Activite watch.
The Withings Activite Pop is a $150 analog style watch that can also track the fitness activities just like its big sibling, the Activite. It can monitor your sleep, and you can be roused in the morning with a silent alarm (read vibration).
The device doesn’t feature a digital screen just like its sibling; you use the companion app to set goals, while the smaller dial on the timepiece tells you what percentage of your target has been achieved.
Since, it is not having a digital or touch screen, the Activite Pop can last for as long as 8 months before changing the cell. The watch is water resistant up to 98.4 feet.
If the $450 for a full-featured Activite watch is too much on your pockets, then you can save $300 by taking the Pop instead. Company was able to slice down the price by using the materials like silicone and PVD coating for the watchcase. While company is yet to launch it widely across the world until March, but the limited quantity of the watch are expected to be available on Best Buy’s website, starting tomorrow. It will come in three colors options, Shark Grey, Bright Azure, and Wild Sand.