Withings jumped on the smartwatch bandwagon with the $350 Withings Activité last year and earlier this year at the International Consumer Electronics Show the company launched a much more affordable option called the Withings Activité Pop. Both smartwatches are now available for purchase and if you found their existing feature set to be lacking, the company has made one great feature addition today. Swim tracking is now live on the Activité and Activité Pop.
The company says that its products are the first on the market to offer automatic swim detection, they’re water resistant up to 50 meters and readable in bright sunlight allowing you to track your swim at any time.
The Activité and Activité Pop will automatically recognize your movements as a swim workout so there’s no need to fiddle around with any controls before you jump into the pool or dive into the ocean. Once you’re done with the swim it will provide you with a view of calories burned as well as the total time of the swim workout.
Withings is not stopping here, the company says that in the coming months it is going to bring more updates for these swim tracking features so owners of the Activité and Activité Pop should certainly stay tuned for more.