Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Misfit's activity tracker Shine, your business professional fitness tracking device

To go with the UberBuds, insinuating to get my ass out of a chair, Misfit has provided me with their personal fitness tracker that is unlike anything like it. We have seen a surge of activity and fitness trackers over the last year and some work incredibly and others fizzle out quickly, the Shine looks like it has what it takes to be a big contender in the market with stand out features like Aircraft-grade aluminum, a halo of 12 LED lights, and extensive activity/sleep level tracking. Toting a Chic design, this little watch/sensor is also built to be seen and there are a number of accessories to help do so, one of which includes a leather watch band(purchased separately). In terms of it’s tracking abilities, the Shine captures and syncs all steps, distance, and calories burned to your iPhone or Android device whether walking, bicycling, or swimming.

What I liked about the Shine was that it did not look like an activity tracker, it was something small enough to be stored away and not noticable or on your wrist to go with most any suit. As a watch entheusiast, Misfit’s device is a standout as it displays the time when double tapped along with showing daily proress on the halo of 12 LED's on the face. The tracker is built to take a beating, with no glass to worry about breaking and it is also waterproof so it can be worn swimming. The data which is synced to the phone, my iPhone in this situation displayed current progress, past statistics, awards, and the ability to show off your achievements with others sporting Shine. Rechargeable this device is not, but uses a long lasting watch battery and the face will indicate when it is time to replace the battery and includes a tool for easy replacement.

The Misfit Shine is an elegant multipurpose device, regardless to if you choose to wear it on your wrist, neck, shoe, lapel, or pocket. Syncing is incredibly fast and easy while also being durable knowing it can face impact and elements without breakage. My only issue was keeping it clean as any time I bumped it against my desk or countertops I would have to clean marks from it and be sure not to leave water spots. I particularly enjoyed the unique way that the time is displayed and then my daily status to let me know how much time to focus at the end of my day to reach my goal. The Sport Band was sent with the Shine activity tracker and while I felt it was a bit narrow, it was comfortable, light, and went with me everywhere. The Misfit Shine is available now in grey, jet, topaz, and champagne colors for the price of $119.95.

1 comment:

  1. I've never seen this before. It's looks pretty comfy on the wrist and would be a great motivator -