Health and Fitness. There’s no question that it is one of the most important things that we can do for ourselves. And yet, it always feels like such a challenge. I’m always looking for ways to make better dietary decisions and increasingly know that I need to be more physically active. The physically active part has always been a bigger challenge for me than anything else. My biggest excuse for the most part has been the well known “not enough time” excuse.

I knew I wanted a fitness tracker towards the end of last year when I saw how much more motivated many of my friends had become when they began tracking their fitness levels. It seemed to be such a seamless way to hold one’s self accountable. I tried another tracker that will I will not name. It did an OK job however I was forever annoyed by having to charge it every couple of days. Having a personal phone, a work phone and tablet to charge- it felt like such a chore having an extra thing to remember to charge. In addition, I wasn’t crazy about how it looked, the black rubber/plastic band sometimes clashing with my jewelry.

So- it was a pleasant surprise to discover Withings which did everything I needed including looking really good on my wrist (not screaming to the world- I’m wearing a fitness tracker) and more importantly, not requiring a charge – just battery operated like any good old watch.

I’m still pushing myself to hit my daily targets and I’m watching my sleep habits as well.  If you want to join me on this, just enter below for a chance to win your very own Withings watch. What are you waiting for?

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(update– a few people experienced issues with submitting their entries- so I am extending giveaway for a few more days)

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  1. Melissa Maphosa

    May 25, 2016 at 11:19 pm Reply

    Wow I’d love to own one of these.Talk about keeping fit and looking stylish and the same time!!❤

  2. Chumba Limo

    May 25, 2016 at 7:14 pm Reply


  3. Angela

    May 25, 2016 at 5:59 pm Reply

    That Steel Mineral would be a nice step up from the Pulse that I’m currently sporting!

  4. Kaitlin P

    May 25, 2016 at 12:54 pm Reply

    I like the white one!

  5. Ashley

    May 25, 2016 at 10:35 am Reply

    I like the Activite Steel in black and white!

  6. Lovely

    May 25, 2016 at 10:06 am Reply

    I love the sapphire collection!

  7. Camella

    May 25, 2016 at 9:21 am Reply

    Lovely watch and love your blog and Instagram account!

  8. Utari

    May 25, 2016 at 8:31 am Reply

    any color is fine :)….
    Love the idea its a fitness device, and still looks chic…

  9. Jocelyn

    May 25, 2016 at 8:26 am Reply

    I have the same issue with my tracker having a very specific charger. I would love this one. If I win I would like to receive the Activie Steele in black please!

  10. Toi Fields

    May 25, 2016 at 7:12 am Reply

    I was looking into getting a fitness tracker and I love the look of this one. I like the Activitè in black

  11. Teka

    May 25, 2016 at 7:04 am Reply

    I love that these look like watches and not machines or thick rubber bands!

    1. Teka

      May 25, 2016 at 7:05 am Reply

      I’d love a black one 😉

  12. Kimesha

    May 25, 2016 at 6:53 am Reply

    This is so exciting, I hope I win!

  13. Darcel

    May 25, 2016 at 6:53 am Reply

    Beautiful watch with great features! I would love the Pop in white!

  14. Evetta Bradley

    May 25, 2016 at 6:50 am Reply

    I just had surgery and at home recovering and decided to start tracking my fitness! This would be a great way to start! I like the steel/black.

  15. Deli

    May 25, 2016 at 6:49 am Reply

    Activite Steel with the red band!! It looks awesome!!

    1. Deli

      May 25, 2016 at 6:54 am Reply

      I also did both the FB and Twitter parts but it doesn’t seem to register that I did.

  16. Jhan

    May 25, 2016 at 6:48 am Reply

    Never would have guessed this was a fitness tracker. It’s so sleek.

  17. Medina

    May 25, 2016 at 6:17 am Reply

    I hope I don’t sound archaic but I had no idea a fitness tracker existed in such a sleek form. I’ve been struggling with weight loss for a while losing and gaining weight quit easily. A friend said it was due to habits I needed to put in check and I also needed to start working out consistently. So I started jogging, but being in Nigeria where some people allow their dogs run freely, it’s always a struggle fending off aggressive dogs as I run. This would go a long way in helping with my fitness goals. And being so sleek it wouldn’t tick my customers off(I’m a growing fashion designer) because most wouldn’t know what it was and would most likely conclude it is a misplaced fashion item, this would just look like I was wearing a cool watch. I would really love to win this.

  18. Candy Ndeda

    May 25, 2016 at 5:51 am Reply

    These watches are everything. They are stylish and can be worn with anything. Thank you for the giveway. Its a blessing

  19. Niurka

    May 25, 2016 at 5:40 am Reply

    The white is gorgeous!

  20. Janiel

    May 25, 2016 at 3:49 am Reply

    So chic and definitely needed

  21. MJ Moore

    May 25, 2016 at 12:34 am Reply

    Tweeted again, fingers crossed hard:

  22. Anesu

    May 24, 2016 at 1:15 pm Reply

    Love that watch

  23. Ena

    May 23, 2016 at 11:59 am Reply

    these are very nice.

  24. Milly

    May 23, 2016 at 11:42 am Reply

    Won’t it be swell if I won?? 🙂

  25. Chantelle Walker

    May 22, 2016 at 10:50 pm Reply

    I’m having issues with submitting as of 5/22. The giveaway thing (?) has options that expand but your blog cuts them off with your “Tags” 🙁 don’t know what to do. I’ve refreshed several times and deleted my cookies but nothing.

  26. Crystal

    May 22, 2016 at 12:30 pm Reply

    Just lost my Up2 (as in it fell off my wrist during a walk) ….this would be an awesome replacement!

    1. Afiya

      May 25, 2016 at 5:43 am Reply

      Same! I’ve been trying to enter for a few minutes now.

  27. Akua

    May 22, 2016 at 11:29 am Reply

    Whoa this seems like exactly what I need to stay motivated in my fitness journey!! I have several weight-related disorders, so it’s very important that I get my weight in check. And sometimes I start on the right path, but it becomes hard to continue when I can’t really keep track of what I’m doing (I don’t have a smartphone).
    Out of all the lovely color options, I think I prefer the white one. I’m as dark as you, Cyn, and I absolutely love the contrast of the white against your skin!!

  28. Alicia

    May 22, 2016 at 7:01 am Reply

    Thanks for the giveaway was just looking at these watches recently.

  29. Debbie

    May 22, 2016 at 6:32 am Reply

    These are so elegant

  30. sharon huxford

    May 21, 2016 at 4:54 pm Reply

    I like Activité Pop Bright Azure!!!

  31. Fope

    May 21, 2016 at 10:55 am Reply

    I love the simplicity of it! I wanna Jose black as usual, but I think I’d be happy with white too.

  32. Tolu O

    May 21, 2016 at 8:42 am Reply

    These are very beautiful and stylish. The Steel Raaberry is my favorite. Thanks and goodluck everyone

  33. Amanda

    May 21, 2016 at 8:04 am Reply

    I love the Activite Steel in white! So classy!

  34. Juliet

    May 20, 2016 at 6:37 pm Reply

    I like how stylish this active watch looks. I would prefer the black one. Thank you!

  35. Sentrell Marsh

    May 20, 2016 at 10:35 am Reply

    I like the Activite Steel in Black. I just finished my Masters so I no excuse not to be active. This will definitely help. It’s also nice that the watch can go with anything. It’s very stylish.

  36. Athena

    May 20, 2016 at 9:29 am Reply

    It’s easier to complete the last two entries on a mobile phone…I had the same problem with my computer but was able to submit with my phone!

    1. Maciej

      May 20, 2016 at 1:37 pm Reply

      Thx Athena, its works with phone 🙂

  37. MJ Moore

    May 19, 2016 at 12:01 am Reply

    I tweeted today:

    (Not sure how many twitter entries are allowed as I’m still unable to submit my first tweet. I understand if the rules only allow the first one 🙂 )

  38. Athena

    May 18, 2016 at 8:07 pm Reply

    Would choose Steel black and white or Raspberry, hard choice. TY

  39. Athena

    May 18, 2016 at 8:01 pm Reply

    This is so great! Was just looking for a tracker and a watch as I am really not having neither at the moment, was debating if a purely sporty tracker was worth it, but wanted to also upgrade my look lately. My husband has been into watches lately and trying to convince me to join in!!!

  40. Maciej

    May 18, 2016 at 4:47 pm Reply

    This watch in white color looks very stylish.

  41. shannon

    May 18, 2016 at 2:08 pm Reply

    I love the Activité Sapphire with the white face!

  42. Andrea

    May 18, 2016 at 1:08 pm Reply

    Love the Activité steel black one!

  43. Kelly

    May 18, 2016 at 12:01 pm Reply

    I love the Activite Steel in white, with the mocha strap. So classy!

  44. Sarah Bardsley

    May 18, 2016 at 11:45 am Reply

    I have the pink Withings Activity Pop watch, its great. I’ve been wearing if pretty much non-stop since January! It does motivate me to try and complete more steps each day, particularly as I use the Health Mate app with the watch and several of my friends and my fiance use it too! Love the sleep and weight trackers too, we have the Withings scales as well! Big fan 🙂

  45. Jennifer T.

    May 18, 2016 at 6:54 am Reply

    I would love the Activité Steel with a Mocha band it’s just so classic and chic!

  46. MJ Moore

    May 17, 2016 at 11:01 pm Reply

    I tweeted again:


  47. MJ Moore

    May 16, 2016 at 7:40 pm Reply

    Hey, I’m having trouble with Rafflecopter- the last two entry options’ drop down boxes are cut off. I can click on the “Visit Facebook” button, but there’s no “submit” button. I can click on the “tweet” button, but there’s no box to paste the link or “submit” button. Anyway, I like Withings on Facebook and here’s my tweet:


    1. simplycyn

      May 19, 2016 at 11:53 pm Reply

      Thanks for headsup- I’m looking into it. Sorry about that. I’ll manually enter on your behalf.

      1. MJ Moore

        May 25, 2016 at 12:33 am Reply

        Thank you very much!

  48. MJ

    May 16, 2016 at 7:23 pm Reply

    I love the all-white Activite Steel!

  49. Shannon

    May 15, 2016 at 10:00 pm Reply

    Such great design and I lobe the vibration alarm function!

    1. Shannon

      May 15, 2016 at 10:02 pm Reply

      Lol I meant love not love and I like the steel with the aqua/gray green colored band!

  50. Harmony B

    May 14, 2016 at 10:11 am Reply

    I would chose the white. Love a stylish fitness tracker!!!!

  51. Shalema

    May 12, 2016 at 7:31 pm Reply

    These watches are stunning! I especially like the Activite Steel in BlackandWhite. Thanks!

  52. Taylor Closet

    May 12, 2016 at 3:55 pm Reply

    I love the activite steel red leather special edition tracker, love it!!!!

  53. Hella

    May 12, 2016 at 3:34 am Reply

    Last week I decided to get a fitness tracker, your giveaway came just in time. I am in love with the mineral one . Hopefully I can win it. ?

  54. Toinetta

    May 12, 2016 at 2:29 am Reply

    My pick is the Withings Go in Black!

  55. Dyiamond

    May 11, 2016 at 9:41 pm Reply

    Would love the Activité Steel in the color mineral! Also love your blog so much!

  56. Lee Mckeon

    May 11, 2016 at 7:29 pm Reply

    I love the white Withings active for sure!

  57. Oladun

    May 11, 2016 at 7:07 pm Reply

    The New Activité Steel YELLOW…LOVE IT

  58. Oyere

    May 11, 2016 at 6:02 pm Reply

    Love the mineral activité steel!

  59. Christian B

    May 11, 2016 at 5:49 pm Reply

    The steel is everything! So sleek and classic. I workout and would love this to be my first, last, and favorite tracker!

  60. Claudia

    May 11, 2016 at 5:45 pm Reply

    I love the black one! When I first saw you sporting this watch on Instagram I immediately checked Withings out and started saving! This raffle could not come at a better time

  61. Davina W.

    May 11, 2016 at 5:45 pm Reply

    I really like the black Activite steel watch. Thanks for the opportunity!

  62. Carol

    May 11, 2016 at 5:42 pm Reply

    I love the black one.

  63. Jerlyn

    May 11, 2016 at 5:35 pm Reply

    white activity pop

  64. Tori

    May 11, 2016 at 5:34 pm Reply

    Black one looks very sleek and stylish.

  65. Kristin Goodson

    May 11, 2016 at 5:27 pm Reply

    I love the white activite steel activity watch. So classic and stylish.

  66. Oh to Be a Muse

    May 11, 2016 at 5:10 pm Reply

    The Sapphire and Steel styles both look wonderful! Would love either of those.

  67. Sorna K.

    May 11, 2016 at 5:03 pm Reply

    Beautiful watch – looks so classy and chic!

  68. Tiffany Francis

    May 11, 2016 at 5:02 pm Reply

    I love the white one! So stylish and sleek:)

  69. Bide

    May 11, 2016 at 4:58 pm Reply

    This is really stylish for a fitness watch compared to others…. Gorgeous and also gets the job done.

  70. Heather S

    May 11, 2016 at 2:06 pm Reply

    I would choose the white Activité Steel…it’s perfect!

  71. Yvonne West

    May 11, 2016 at 12:27 pm Reply

    i completely agree, i hate all those other fitness watches that screen ” fitness tracker” this one is sleek and looks really nice

  72. Tofunmi

    May 11, 2016 at 12:37 am Reply

    I share the same hesitations about that other fitness tracker ahahah this one looks great!

  73. manda

    May 10, 2016 at 11:42 pm Reply

    I like the white activity pop

  74. Will

    May 10, 2016 at 8:34 pm Reply

    I would like the Black Activité Steel.

  75. Baj

    May 10, 2016 at 7:40 pm Reply

    Love the Activité Steel Red Leather Special Edition tracker. I don’t need to lose 100 lbs like PennJillette, the magician, but knowing he did it using the activity tracker is inspiring. Now if I can win it and get moving!

  76. L

    May 10, 2016 at 4:00 pm Reply

    Thank you for this giveaway. I love the Activité Steel with the mineral color strap!

  77. Bianca Munoz

    May 10, 2016 at 1:13 pm Reply

    Activité Pop in the black! Thank you for the giveaway!

  78. Taylor

    May 10, 2016 at 1:09 pm Reply

    Winning this would definitely get me back on track.

  79. Lohi O

    May 10, 2016 at 12:06 pm Reply

    These look so amazing! I also tried another tracker with a very popular brand and unfortunately I am not loving it right now! I hope I win!

  80. Tiffany

    May 10, 2016 at 11:32 am Reply

    I love the white one! I’m such a fan of the minimal design.

  81. Alvina Acquaye

    May 10, 2016 at 9:44 am Reply

    I like that you can wear this watch with anything and still be stylish

  82. Justine

    May 10, 2016 at 9:27 am Reply

    I like the black one.

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