FRÉDÉRIC LINTZ

WITHINGS

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Putting the lux­ury into

life-track­ing

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.

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