At CES 2016 Withings popped another activity tracker: Withings Go. If you’re thinking it may another super-priced activity tracker, you’re in the wrong. Withings Go is not a remake of the Activitè series. Rather, it’s a self standing, minimalist activity tracker meant to fill the gap the company had created in its product series, at a price tag of only 69 dollars.
Withings Go is about the size of a coin. The fitness tracker could well resemble the baby of the product series previously put out by Withings. It’s minimalist and attractive design will let users wear it in a variety of ways. If you’re still one to look for independent fitness trackers, Withings Go is a great choice. Wear it strapped to your wrist with a colourful silicon band, attached to your zipper, clipped to your pocket or in any other way fitting your style and you’ve got yourself a wonderful companion to monitor activity levels.
Perhaps one of the greatest assets of the Withings Go fitness tracker is that it goes back to the basics. Withings Go boasts a simple e-ink display. This is perfect for two reasons. First, it will not crowd the display with all sorts of messages distracting your attention. The focus is on displaying progress in an efficient manner. Second, having an e-ink display enhances battery life. At CES 2016 Withings popped another activity tracker: Withings Go. Withings Go is powered by a one cell watch battery that will keep running for eight months. That’s a sizeable achievement.
Withings Go takes some of its looks from other fitness trackers on the market. Fitbit Zip and Jawbone Up Move are just two examples. The small coin-sized disk with an e-ink display and a clip carrier or a silicon band will track your activity and progress regardless of the activity you engage in.
If you’re running, walking, swimming, sleeping or biking, it will automatically detect the type of movements specific to each of the activities and adjust the monitoring activity accordingly. The dial type part of the screen will pop the activity goal progress. The same bar can be switched to indicate the time. Withings Go promises to be a better fitness tracker than LED-equipped devices. Moreover, if connected to the free Withings Health Mate Android or iOS app, you’ve got yourself a sturdy fitness tracker and activity tracker package. Looking on the bright side, if you’re feeling a little guilty when Withings Go shows no progress towards the activity goal on the day you decided to slouch, this may be the incentive you need to get up and about one more time.
Withings Go is water resistant up to 50 meters or 5ATM. Swim tracking has always been a plus for Withings devices. Thus, the Withings Go makes no exception from the already available technology. Withings Go is set for release during this first quarter, at 69 dollars.
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