The Withings Go was released earlier in 2016 in the already crowded market of activity trackers. But what makes it very striking is that it offers the best balance so far in any of fitness trackers already on the market today. So let’s talk more about it, shall we?
When it comes to wearables, the first aspect that it must excel is its design. Simplicity is always the key when it come wearable design. Fortunately, the Withings Go is right on when it comes to design. It’s a watch that you will feel confident to wear around in any type of environment. It even comes with a couple of features that gives it complete functionality.
Additionally, the Withings Go is bundled together with two extra accessories, a clip case and silicone wrist wrap. The clip case will be useful if you prefer to have it slip over your clothing or on your pocket. While the silicone wrist wrap will make this wearable become a conventional watch. But I recommend that you slap your Withings Go on your wrist if you don’t want to accidentally lose it or if you simply want to see it easily.
The Withings Go is a simple-looking tracker. Despite its simplistic design, it still offers plenty of functionality. General activity tracking is one of main functionalities of the Withings Go and it displays all your activity data on a circular progress. It does so by displaying the data on the device’s always-on E Ink screen. The display is easy to see especially in bright sunlight.
Wearing the Withings Go on the wrist will make it easier for you monitor your sleep since it is a very competent sleep tracker as well. Its waterproof feature makes it suitable for monitoring all your swimming sessions. The device has an excellent build quality that gives it a major advantage against similarly priced fitness tracker in the market that don’t offer much water resistance.
- Activity tracker
- 1 inch circular always-on E Ink display
- Android and iOS support
- Sleep tracking
- Swim tracking
- Water resistance
- Excellent battery life
- Unobtrusive design
- Clear display
- Simple operation
- Poor watch functionality
- Tricky wrist strap clasp
- No backlight
- No GPS
As those who’ve dipped their toes into the activity tracking market will already know, it’s a crowded space, but few seem to have managed to combine the usability of the Go, along with its versatility, exceptional 8-month battery life and a sub £50 price tag (£49.95).
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A well-balanced fitness tracker that comes with all of the basic functionalities that you need from a fitness tracker.