This week’s update will be a little different than the previous ones. Instead of highlighting reads or listens, I will be writing about my thoughts as I wrestle with purchasing a fitness tracking watch. There will still be a handful of interesting articles listed throughout but it won’t be in the usual format.
I was excited see the Withings Activite on sale for more than $200 off the original price ($314.99 with a 25% off coupon at time of writing). I had my eye on the stylish Swiss Made watch for a while now. This analog watch has the ability to count steps and track sleep. It’s powered by a regular coin battery that lasts up to 8 months. The recorded metrics are sent to a smartphone by a low powered Bluetooth transmitter in the watch. Although this sounds like a great deal on a fantastic device, I was hesitant on pulling the trigger.