Withings goes Upscale with Activite Fitness Tracker Watch

Health and fitness monitoring company Withings introduced its Activite fitness tracker on Tuesday with a traditional analog wristwatch design. The Activite uses watch hands to show the time as well as your overall daily fitness activity level.

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The watch tracks steps taken and distance traveled, calories burned, and sleep patterns. It doesn't include a touch interface, but instead relies on physical taps to change activity modes much like the Misfit Shine.

Activite connects to your iPhone or iPad via Bluetooth LE and uploads its data to the free Withings Health Mate app where users can see charts showing their activity level as well as tips for improving health and sleep patterns.

The device runs off standard watch batteries and should work for a year before they need to be replaced. It will be available in black or silver with plastic or leather bands.

The Withings Activite is priced at US$390 and will be available this fall.