It seems like everyone is trying to get active and stay active, which is great. The only problem is we are finding it harder and harder to be accountable for our activity and keep us going. Even though there are several little gadgets out there today, we’re still trying to do more and more and keep track of everything. I was recently introduced to a new product from Misfit that is an activity monitor similar to other well-known brands, but also very different.
The Shine is a device that can be worn as a watch or can be clasped to you in many different ways and will keep track of your activity. Because of the flexibility of how you wear the Shine, you can wear it anywhere and with anything. It is perfect for formal and business attire, casual and fitness, and you can even wear it while you are swimming and sleeping. That is something you cannot say about many of the other activity monitors out there today.
If you are going to a wedding, it’ll fit in perfectly with your outfit. You can wear as a necklace, and no one would even know it was keeping track of your activity for the day. For the guys, they can wear it as a watch, clasp it to his shoe, or even place it in his pocket.
I love that you can purchase upgrades for the Shine, you can get a leather band, sports band, and even a necklace made specifically for it. Since it runs on a regular battery, like a normal watch, you don’t have to worry about charging it every so many days. The battery life is approximately 120-180 days, and then you just replace the battery. There are no cords for the Shine, you just open the Shine app and place the Shine on your iPhone or iPad, and it’ll sync with the app. Because you connect to an app, you can set your goals and even watch yourself improve.
The only downfall I have found after testing out the Shine for a few weeks is that right now you must have an iPhone or iPad to use the Shine. They are working on an app for Android phones, so hopefully that’ll be ready for download soon.
- Activity tracking – swimming, biking, tennis, and so much more
- Water resistant to 50m
You can purchase the Shine at your local Best Buy. The Shine is exclusively available in additional colors at Best Buy; colors include Silver, Black, Champagne, and Topaz.
Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.