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Withings beats Apple Watch to Wearable of the Year at #TrustedReviewsAwards

Withings has won the Wearable of the Year Award for the Activté Pop at the 2015 TrustedReviews Awards.

Offering outstanding design, 8-month battery life, and activity and sleep tracking, the Activité Pop was a big step in bringing wearables into the mainstream this year.

The French firm was up against both the Pebble Time and the Apple Watch, but managed to clinch the award with its more affordable version of the equally stylish Withings Activté.

Evan Kypreos, TrustedReviews Editor, said “Withings really seems to its finger on the pulse of what wearable users want. The Activité Pop deserved the win for its attention to design but also because it backed this up with solid data capture and a great app.”

“We loved the fact that you can wear it to any occasion, from the office to the gym, and although it doesn’t offer all the features of a full smartwatch, it does what it does well enough to stand up against its smartwatch rivals.”

Commenting on the competition, he said: “The competition was tough this year with both Apple and Pebble offering great wearable options. It shows how well Withings has done with the Activité Pop that it managed to beat them in this category.”

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2015 has been the year of the wearable, with the much anticipated launch of the Apple Watch and several Android Wear devices going on sale.

Fitness trackers have been a big part of the wearable craze, with offerings from Pebble, Polar, and Moov.

Check out the other winners at the 2015 TrustedReviews Awards

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