Putting the luxury into
Many people consider their watch to be an item of jewellery rather than an extension of their phone. With its elegantly minimal analogue face, Activité is the first truly beautiful smartwatch and proves that advanced tech and hand-tooled leather straps are not mutually exclusive. The product was designed by Frédéric Lintz of French designers Eliumstudio for Withings, which makes a range of activity, sleep and health-monitoring products. Like other trackers, the watch measures steps, calories, distance and sleep patterns; but rather than the usual Star Trek
aesthetic, the Swiss-made Activité features a classic stainless steel face with pared-down hands and hour markings. A second, smaller analogue dial discreetly displays progress towards your goal – pretty retro in comparison to gaudier animations.