Elegant and stylish activity tracker.
A more elegant looking piece of health gadget than the Misfit Shine Activity and Sleep Monitor can be difficult to find. The device is created by Misfit Wearables and they have designed it as a motivational tool you can carry on any occasion. This elegant gadget fits both men and women. It’s a simple tool that helps and motivates you to move more in your daily life.
In addition to tracking your walking throughout the day the Shine tracks running, cycling, soccer, tennis, basketball and even swimming and scuba diving. The Shine fitness tracker is waterproof down to an incredible 50 meters which is way better than the Fitbit Flex and Jawbone UP24.
A similar product like this one from Misfit Wearables to a lower price are the Misfit Flash I’ve written about here.
The main part of the Misfit Shine activity monitor is a round piece made by diamond-cut, air-craft grade aluminium that’s under 4 mm thick. The piece is very well constructed and you can feel the sturdy quality right away. The small size makes it easy to loose so be careful. The top has a ring of twelve nice LED lights that comes to life when you tap the surface. It shows your daily activity progress. You set your daily goals in the free smartphone app and when the circle is completely lit your goals are reached for that day.
The LED lights also function as a clock and once you’ve learned how to use it, which is not that difficult, it works good and is very cool. To see the time simply double tap the top of the Shine and four LED lights light up at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock. Then another brighter light blinks on the hour and another one on the minute slightly afterwards. It’s easy to understand once you have seen it.
The Misfit Shine uses an ordinary CR2 clock battery which lasts for between 4 and 6 months before replacement. Most other fitness trackers need recharging often by a USB cable so it’s up to you to decide if you prefer to change a small battery rarely or want to charge every now and then as on other trackers. I think in this case it works very well to replace the battery since it’s always a pain to remember to charge all the gadgets and fitness trackers laying around.
How To Use Misfit Shine
The Misfit fitness tracker piece is placed inside the silicone wrist band that follows in the box and makes it look like a modern watch.
There are several other ways to wear the Shine, which is bought separately. These include more stylish leather wristbands, a clasp you can attach everywhere and two necklaces. Not many activity trackers have the same possibility to be pimped so it can be worn in even the finest dinner party.
All the planning and data viewing is done on smartphones or pads. Ordinary wireless technology doesn’t work with the Shine but it uses Bluetooth LE (BLE/Bluetooth Low Energy) technology to synchronize. Just place the device on the screen or very close to your smart-device and they start communicating.
This activity tracker doesn’t collect all the detailed information other trackers might do, but I think you will find that the Misfit Shine collects just enough data.
Sleep monitoring, steps, calories, distance and a daily photo journal of the food you eat are possible in the free Misfit app which you can download from Appstore or GooglePlay.
An update now makes sure that the Shine works with Android phones too and not only iPhones and iPads from Apple.
- Track calories, distance, duration, and steps
- Can be used for diving and swimming
- Sleep quality monitoring
- CR2032 battery lasts for between 4-6 months
- Weight 173 g
- Dimension 27.5 x 3.3 x 27.5 mm
- 8 colors – Black, Grey, Champagne, Coral, Sea glass, Storm, Topaz and Wine.
What’s in the box?
- The Shine Activity Tracker
- Tool for opening the battery lid
- Magnetic clasp
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Where Can I Buy Misfit Shine?
US: Purchase this gadget on Amazon.com.
UK: Purchase this gadget on Amazon.co.uk.
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