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The new Withings Activite might be the next big thing in the wearable tech world.

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Most of us are willing to pay a premium for products or services that come with features which serve much more than just their real purpose. Companies that realize this fact and come up with innovative ideas for fashion technology then flourish in the industry. The new Withings Activite might be the next big thing in the wearable tech world.

With such advancement in the wearable technology, one should expect continuous innovation and introduction of astonishing new ideas. This new wearable tech idea when takes the shape of a product incorporates fitness tracking and fashion trends rather than just serving its main purpose. What may look like an ordinary, conventional purpose watch has much more to offer and leave its users amazed.

What is the Withings Activite?

A low energy powered wearable tech consisting of two hand dials, high quality leather straps and expensive glass, this Swiss made stainless steel looks nothing other than a smart and fashionable ordinary watch unless you learn of its extraordinary features and high functionality. Time and activity tracking has never been so convenient at a touch’s distance.
This wearable tech works with a health mate application which lets you connect with your smart phone or computer and helps you keep track of your activity whether you are using steps, swimming, sleeping or running. The Bluetooth and low energy powered smartwatch automatically syncs all your information of distance and calories burned, on your computer or Smartphone. Furthermore, it is water resistant and can go as deep in the water as 50m.
This contemporary watch is offered in black and silver, both equally classic. It comes with a CR 2023 button and requires no charging as its cell works up to one year.

Why Withings Activite is unique…

Among the latest smart watches that we have seen coming up, the Withings Activite differentiates itself by its multipurpose usage, unique design and fashionable appearance. This product changes the outdated concept of the design of a smartwatch. A smartwatch doesn’t necessarily have to appear nerdy and practical. It may carry out numerous functions but should also serve as a fashion accessory so that a premium can be demanded and people can invest in it. With this unique and spectacular design, customers may be willing to pay what this watch demands.

Talking about the price of this smartwatch, it has been announced at the rate of $390 and is expected to come out this fall, releasing globally. It is a somewhat hefty price, but considering it’s a two-for-one fitness tracking and fashion accessory deal, would you be willing to plop down almost $400?

The features of this smartwatch make it a convenient and preferable fitness tracker with which you can set your goals, carry on with your activity and track your performance. Setting a benchmark for your health and fitness and monitoring it has now become easier than ever. However, the success of the Withings Activite depends upon whether consumers prefer its functionality and design over other wearable techs such as Samsung Gear Live and LG G Offer.

Current motion tracking and fitness watches can be ugly but they don’t have to be. This new Withings watch is very fashionable and yet functional and won’t put you on the dreaded ‘glasshole’ list. Oh, and did I mention I’m just in love with their webpage? Just thought I’d add that in :)

Popularity: 8% [?]

We Love Fashion Infographics

Example of Chute infographic
Infographics - they’re used to concisely explain just about every topic out there. They can tackle somewhat dry topics like the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), and apply a graphically pleasing and textual concise way of explaining complex topics and garner more attention.

Even though the fashion world is glamorous enough on its own, some sexy infographics can never hurt! Take for example if you were looking for blue fashion trends for 2014, by designer by look - Infographicsmania.com has a quick cheat sheet to satisfy that request all in one beautiful image.

Is your waist narrower than your hips? Well this graphic will help you pick out that perfect V-neck and skinny jeans ensemble for the perfect outfit as you head out the door.

And we can’t forget about how much fashion has progressed over the years. Check out this 50 years of fashion infographic and enjoy the vintage styles, and perhaps create some more ideas of your own!

Popularity: 5% [?]

The More Hippies Change the More They Stay the Same

Trends have a way of recycling themselves. It’s true in cars. It’s true in music. And of course it’s true in fashion. Leave it up to Molly Park to make an infographic out of it! Molly notices the ironic similarities between the hippies of the 1970’s and the hipsters currently scavaging our urban landscape. Did I mention I love infographics? xoxo Amanda.

Hipster NYC
Full Size Image @ Mollypark.me

Popularity: 16% [?]

Does This Chair Come in Size 4?

We recently had the priviledge to photograph a innovative event. The Michigan Chapter of the International Interior Design Association held their Finish to Fashion show earlier this month. The show was intended to show off interior design fabrics and techniques, not in the showroom, but on the runway.

Teams competed for best design based on international cities. The event was a fantastic way to demonstrate the talents of these obviously multi-faceted designers! Check out some more pics from the event

Team

Popularity: 14% [?]

Infographics Can Be Sexy Too!

Sometimes information about fashion can be as sleek and beautiful as the articles themselves. This is truely the case with Ohio State University grad Slavik Dizajn’s innovative infographic on the evolution of the bra. Take a trip through the fashion time portal and find out what year the term “bra” became popular.

Popularity: 12% [?]

First Ladies and the Connection to Global Warming

First Ladies of Global Warming
The recent faux controversies about current First Lady Michelle Obama deciding to go sleeveless in her official portrait may very well have more to do with global warming then fashion choice. Looking back at the wardrobe of choice in First Lady’s official portraits throughout history, a disturbing trend seems to emerge. First Lady attire is in direct response to increasing global temperatures!

1. Jane Pierce. Consider that it would be 35 years until gasoline-fueled internal combustion engines were widely introduced when Mrs. Pierce served as First Lady. With a lack of lung choking smog from such an diabolical engine, the earth must have been a cold place to reside. Her response, naturally, was to wear tightly buttoned layers of black with warmth retaining head cover.

2. Eleanor Roosevelt. By 1933 the Golden Gate bridge was to begin construction, and automobiles blanketed the United States. With New Deal policies going into effect, the nations first stimulus package begins belching out more and more greenhouse gases. In response, Mrs. Roosevelt sports a ventilation promoting a blouse with a breezy plunging neck line.

3. Pat Nixon. Carbon emissions continue to rise and so does the temperature. However, 1969 brings us the beginning of the depletion of the earth’s ozone layer. In order to combat this two threat front, Mrs. Nixon turns to light, airy fabrics with maximum coverage from UV rays.

4. Michelle Obama. By 2009, industrial progress in developing countries have laid waste to the natural environment, causing a skyrocketing spike in CO2 emissions. As the media and activists have all but abandoned the cause for the precious ozone layer and dangerous UV light, Mrs. Obama takes the necessary step to reduce her body temperature in our global crock pot by going sleeveless.

Popularity: 8% [?]

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