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# 168456 14-Mar-2015 14:26
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Was deciding between this and the apple watch. Since the apple watch sport will likely be over $600, decided to go with the activité. $230 shipped to NZ.

Link for those who haven't heard of it yet:

http://www.withings.com/us/withings-activite-pop.html 


And if anyone has one already would be keen to hear your thoughts!


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  # 1259342 14-Mar-2015 14:53
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  # 1259349 14-Mar-2015 15:27
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depends on what you want to do with the watch or what you want the watch to do. 

If all you want is a timepiece that is a good fitness tracker I would suggest neither as there are  plenty specifically designed for that.






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  # 1259356 14-Mar-2015 15:57
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jeffnz: If all you want is a timepiece that is a good fitness tracker I would suggest neither as there are  plenty specifically designed for that.


What do you mean? The Withings is designed specifically for that.







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  # 1259358 14-Mar-2015 16:14
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freitasm: The best thing is the promised eight month battery life. And that it looks like a real watch.

Shame no Android support yet (as of March 2015).



I think they may have just released the new android app a couple of days ago? https://twitter.com/Withings/status/576058157526425600

Yep, the fact it looks like a normal (a decent looking) watch is a definite plus for me. And it's waterproof so tracks swimming too.


Ordered one this morning from mobilefun.co.nz (really hoping its not a scam site...)




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  # 1259393 14-Mar-2015 16:55
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freitasm:
jeffnz: If all you want is a timepiece that is a good fitness tracker I would suggest neither as there are  plenty specifically designed for that.


What do you mean? The Withings is designed specifically for that.



good point Mauricio it doesn't make sense, I should have written it to say if you want a fitness tracker then neither if you want a time piece that does fitness tracking then there are better options that are cheaper but both of these are fine but expensive and mostly a fashion accessory.

hopefully that makes better sense, put it down to old age and bad attitude :)





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  # 1259397 14-Mar-2015 16:59
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Reality is... I have an Omega Seamaster and I like how it looks and how I can see the time at a glance. LAtely I have been wearing a Fitbit Charge HR which is a great tracker but it doesn't look like an Omega and require me to push a button to see the time.

The Withings is a good compromise.





 
 
 
 


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freitasm: Reality is... I have an Omega Seamaster and I like how it looks and how I can see the time at a glance. LAtely I have been wearing a Fitbit Charge HR which is a great tracker but it doesn't look like an Omega and require me to push a button to see the time.

The Withings is a good compromise.



I agree having to push a button or flick of the wrist is ridiculous and annoying butbthe trade off is battery life or getting a pebble.

Start a new trend wear both and why not one is a specific fitness device the other a rather good timepiece. Don't think we are there yet with technology to say we have both covered. 




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  # 1259500 14-Mar-2015 21:24
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When Breitling have something that does everything my current one does and tracks my fitness I'll buy a smartwatch :) 


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  # 1259553 15-Mar-2015 07:53
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Waiting for Omega, to one day replace my Seamaster. Seeing Swatch is getting into smart wearables and Omega is part of the same Swatch Group, there's hope (even though the Omega brand would be a very distant spectator, like Breitling, I'd say)...




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might be my birthday present this year.

Wonder how much they are through Ingram.

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  # 1371640 21-Aug-2015 15:06
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When Brietling make a fitness tracker I'll consider replacing my watch with one :) 

Until then they will need to be seperate :)

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  # 1371729 21-Aug-2015 16:42
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Got one now. Compared to the Fitbit Surge this one looks like a real watch. I like the analog display. On first connection the app updated the firmware, which took just about five minutes and it's now ticking along (no pun intended).

Let's see about its silent alarm and sleep tracking on Monday morning.




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