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Withings Go Price: £25 from

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Withings Go is an af­ford­able, ver­sa­tile ac­tiv­ity tracker that works for swim­mers and fit­ness new­bies, but not for se­ri­ous ath­letes. If you want a no-frills fit­ness band that tracks ba­sic stats on the cheap, you’d be hard­pressed to find a bet­ter op­tion for un­der £100 than the Withings Go.

The Go is al­most de­cep­tively bare-bones. The band has an al­ways-on e-ink dis­play, sim­i­lar to a Kin­dle, that shows how much progress you’ve made to­ward your daily ac­tiv­ity goal. It au­to­mat­i­cally tracks walks, runs, swims, and sleep with­out any work on your part, then syncs and analy­ses all of that data in the Withings Health Mate app. The band is re­sis­tant to sweat and water (up to 50m), so you can wear it in the pool or

the shower with­out fear. This su­per sim­ple ac­tiv­ity tracker is also in­cred­i­bly ver­sa­tile. If you’d rather wear a high-end watch on your wrist, you can take the Go out of its band and clip it to your belt, put it in your pocket, or at­tach it to your key ring. The band will of­fer more ac­cu­racy, but it’s nice to have other op­tions. Most fit­ness bands at this price point lack a dis­play and can’t track swims, so those are two points in Withings’ favour. The Go also prom­ises eight-month bat­tery life for a truly set-it-and-for­get-it ac­tiv­ity-track­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. If you’re just get­ting started with fit­ness bands, Withings Go of­fers a solid en­try-level ex­pe­ri­ence.

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