French startup hardware Withings released two smart-ish hours so far – Activite Activite and Pop. Today the company releases a new model sitting between these two options, Activite Steel.

Available only on the company’s website for $ 169.95, the Activite began to come in premium stainless steel, like the one on the flagship Withings Activite. But compared to the flagship, it’s much cheaper. As a reminder, the Activite worth $ 450

So what is the difference between these two models? The most obvious is that belt. With silicone strap, then Activite steel seem to have the same as the silicone strap Activite Pop. Activite steel also comes in one color -. Black

There are other minor differences between steel Activite Activite, such as index markers and hands. But it is still quite small. In addition, Activite Steel steal. Aggressive price could come from the distribution channel. By selling steel solely on the company’s website, Withings will not have to pay the distributors.

So what is the Withings Activite anyway? This fitness tracker built into a nice watch. You pair it with your phone, using Bluetooth, and it will track your steps and sleep cycles. You can find your details in Annex Mate Withings Health Defense and Android. There’s a small hand on the clock, indicating your progress every day, as well.

Compared to other fitness tracker, the Activite good when it comes to swimming. It is water-resistant to 50 meters, and it automatically detects when you’re swimming in order to track your activity.

It uses standard time and very little battery power, so you just have to change the battery every 8 months, depending on the company. Finally, my favorite feature is that the watch automatically displays the correct time. If you are flying to another country, your phone needs to move to a new time zone, thanks to the GPS and your clock will reflect the difference in time. Pretty neat.

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