Misfit has released the new and improved Shine 2 wearable tracker.
Misfit sticks to its unique design with the release of the Shine 2. The Shine is a small compact disc-shaped tracker that can be worn not just on the wrist. It can be attached to clothing and shoes as well. Misfit does not mess around with displays. It still just uses lights and vibration for indication in the Shine 2.
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The Misfit Shine 2 tracks activity and sleep more accurately with a 3-axis accelerometer and newly added 3-axis magnetometer. Users can see progress and tell time in a halo of rainbow-colored lights. The new Misfit Move feature encourages users to be active with a vibrational nudge. Text and call notifications and a silent vibe alarm are also new with Shine 2.
Shine 2 incorporates more advanced hardware and firmware that improves touch responsiveness, faster syncing, and extended Bluetooth range. Its 12 lights display and over 16 million colors are bright enough to be visible in direct sunlight.
Shine 2 works, of course, with the Misfit Link software. Shine 2 lets users communicate with friends, control lights music or take a selfie.
Shine 2 sticks to the unique predecessor design has a thinner aircraft-grade aluminum body. Shine 2 has a 6 month battery life and 50 meters water resistance.
The Misfit Shine 2 fitness and sleep tracker comes in Rose Gold and Carbon Black and is now on sale on misfit.com, and will be available in retail locations worldwide in November for $99.99.
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It has come down to looks when comparing fitness trackers. Misfit offers a unique style that is not for everybody. Fitbit has a very different design that is more techie. Jawbone offers a design that can be described as plastic bling. The functionality offered by fitness and sleep trackers is converging and consumers can mostly decide on looks and price.