Withings Activité Pop Activity Tracking Watch Reviewed

Activity tracking watches are all the rage in 2016 and the market is abundant with choices. But, we think that the Activité Pop may just be one of the most stylish out there!

withings-activite-pop-review-activity-tracker-stock-analie-cruzFor an activity tracking device, we love the super sleek design and feel of the Activité Pop. Available in a range of 4 colours, it features a lightweight design, a PVD-coated watch case and a smooth silicone watch strap for ultimate comfort and durability. However, this device is not just a looker, it is also packed to the rafters with technological tricks and treats

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A stylish and smart device

The watch has an on-board day & night sensor, allowing the device to accurately trace your activity and sleep throughout a 24 period. But that’s not all, underneath the bonnet you ill find a high-precision MEMS 3-axis accelerometer. This allows the device to track a range of metrics, such as the number of steps you take, the speed and the acceleration at which you do so. It is hard to believe that such a thin and stylish watch can also pack all of these gizmos in.

One addition to this device we have not seen on many activity trackers is the analogue style dial on the face. This small dial tracks your target and displays your daily progress. For example, if you target 4,000 steps, it will display how many you have achieved throughout the day. This is a great touch and one we think sets this device apart, plus it looks great too.

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Plus, unlike some competitors, this device is extraordinarily low on battery use and doesn’t need daily charging. In fact, the device is powered by a standard button cell providing 8+ months of battery life. No need to worry about carrying around that USB cable or charging dock

Automatic tracking your activity, sleep and exercise is a piece of cake

With all the tracking capabilities of this device, you may be worrying how you will manage to remember to make the most of them. However, the device has a couple of tricks up its sleeve that makes your life super easy.

For example, if you take an unexpected surge in activity, such as running to catch the train, then the device will realise your sudden movement and track this too. Similarly, if you decide to go for a swim, the device will recognise this has happened and record the data for you to view later.

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One feature we love is the automatic sleep detection. The watch tracks light and deep sleep, depending on your movements. This allows you to see how good your sleep is, when it is interrupted and this can then potentially be used to improve your sleep. Another small feature, but a great one, is the silent alarm. This “silent alarm” will work with your smartphone to see when you want to wake up and will then vibrate your wrist to gently wake you. No more loud alarm clocks here! 

Tracking your activity and analysing using the free Health Mate app

It is all very well knowing that your device is tracking lots of data and keeping tabs on all of your activity, but that is all worthless unless you have an application to decode the findings.

Luckily, Withings have developed an intuitive and free app to help you track your Activité Pop. To use the app, simply download it from your smartphone store and sign up to a free Withings account. Then link up the device to your Activité Pop using Bluetooth. It’s as easy as that!screen-shot-2016-11-03-at-11-14-15

From the app you can view graphs and data tables representing your relevant data. Plus, you can set your silent alarm, set objectives for sleep and activity, as well as being able to track your weight from within the app.

This little device may look super stylish and chic, but don’t let that make you believe it isn’t a great activity tracker too. In fact, the device perfectly blends aesthetics with practicality for a great result. This might just be the perfect gift for anyone looking to be healtier in the New Year.

Available in a range of colours from £119.95. Visit the Withings website to find out more. 2-year warranty included and 30-days returns.

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