Withings, the French Internet of things company that develops variety of connected devices, it seems is getting aggressive on India.The firm today launched a range of smart watches priced between Rs 15,000 to Rs 35,000.
Withings smart watches, modeled as Activite, were in analog watch format giving a retro yet fashionable look. Three variants of the Activite smart watches are launched today – Sapphire, Steel and Pop and are priced Rs 34,999, Rs 17,999 and Rs 14,999 respectively.
The Withings Sapphire is a luxury activity tracker and is a Swiss Made watch. It features sapphire glass and a French leather wristband. It also comes with an easily interchangeable sport band and comes in two colours – black and white.
The Steel variant features a stainless Steel case, chrome hands, and 9 silicone wristband colors whereas the Withings Pop features a fun and colorful watch face, PVD coated Steel case and silicone band.
All these Activité variants feature two hand dials, one showing the time and a sub – dial showing the percentage of daily activity goal achieved. The activity goal (e.g. 10,000 steps) is set within the free Withings Health Mate application (available on iOS and Android) and, throughout the day, keeps users up to date on their progress, at a glance. It also automatically detects activities (such as running and swimming) and will transition to monitor sleep when worn at night. Powered by a standard watch battery that lasts up to 8 months, there is no need for regular charging and the device is water resistant up to 50 meters.
The Withings Activite watches are available on both Android and iOS version and comes with a rechargeable button battery that lasts for 8 months on a single charge.
All three Activité models connect to the Withings Health Mate application, named as one of Apple’s Best Apps of 2014. Health Mate acts as a personal coach to track and motivate users to achieve their own activity goals as well as advanced food log capabilities thanks to a proprietary integration with MyFitnessPal. The app also includes an interactive leader board, personal “data insights,” smart reminders and achievement badges