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

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 This product changes the outdated concept of the design of a smartwatch.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: 11% [?]

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 - 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: 8% [?]

Google Glass as Fashion, Been Here Before

This months (September) issue of Vogue features an editorial with models sporting the newest, well maybe most popular for the time being, wearable tech: Google Glass.

Image from September Vogue
Editorial photographs by Steven Klein

And at first it may seem to be revolutionary to see these glasses in public, let alone on a model in the nation’s leading fashion magazine. But tech attire has become adopted before, to a point where it virtually becomes unnoticed. Take for example the white iPod headphones. These not only became mainstream and as common as earrings–but also somewhat of a status symbol with the equivalence of toting a designer handbag or wiggling into those skinny jeans. We’ve also seen fashion editorials with Bluetooth earpieces.

Both of these examples don’t stand out much anymore, and I’d expect the same to be true with Google Glass in the next 5 years.

Popularity: 11% [?]

Spray On A Shirt Today, A Skirt Tomorow

Meet Manel Torres. This PhD student has created spray on clothing. What we love about the idea is the renewable nature of this invention - the spray material can be washed, recollected, and sprayed on as something new! Imagine buying 1 can of material but being able to make a new shirt today and a pair of pants tomorow. All without consuming additional natural resources, using fuel to transport the new clothing to market, etc. Spray on clothing takes reduce, reuse, and recycle to an extreme.

Of course we featured Torres’ Fabrican invention back in 2006 so we’re not quite sure why this idea is making it’s rounds again, but hey, now there’s a video:

Popularity: 15% [?]

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


Popularity: 16% [?]

Lady Gaga Heartbeat Headphones

Lady Gaga’s fashion taste may seem out of this world, but her recent release is a tad more grounded. Recently, the space-age diva developed a pair of earphones for both the fashion and music conscious. Called “Heartbeat,” we’re sure the headphones will live up to the Gaga name!

Heartbeat Headphones
pic via TechRadar

Popularity: 16% [?]

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