Recently I received a Misfit Shine from Best Buy to try out and experience. The Shine is a gorgeous device that will empower people to be more proactive about their personal health.
I was familiar with a lot of other health and fitness tracking gadgets but the Shine was a new one to me. Upon receiving it – my first impression was that the packaging itself was impressive. The design was high quality, sleek and fashionable.
After opening up the Shine, I was able to set it up and quickly sync it with my iPhone within about 2-3 minutes. I snapped into the bracelet and off we went. You can wear it as a bracelet, clip it onto your hip, shoe, shirt, wear it as a necklace – lots of options. I personally wear it like a bracelet – I love this feature because it also works as a watch! Two in one, pretty awesome. So how does it work? You clip it on your body, 24/7 and it tracks your physical activity. You can wear it while you do pretty much any activity as it is waterproof. It includes a points system for your goals, steps, miles and sleep tracking. It really is as simple as that. At any point during the day you can check your status by either using the iPhone app (the Shine syncs with your iPhone throughout the day via Bluetooth) or by double tapping the shine. When you double tap, you get something that looks like this:Once all the dots are illuminated – you have met your daily goal (which you can set to a number of levels). It’s fun seeing how much you actually walk during a normal day vs. an active day.
One feature I really love – that the app just started supporting this week is the sleep tracking. I now triple tap the Shine when I get in bed for the night and it will track when I’m in a deep sleep vs. a restless state. It’s somewhat depressing to see some nights that I only get 3 1/2 hours of deep sleep vs other things with 5+ hours. It really is quite interesting!
- Activity Tracking
- Supports Activities: Swimming, Biking, Tennis, etc.
- Extra Accessories (includes Magnet clip)
- Leather Bands
- Sport band
Shine is exclusively available in additional colors at Best Buy including Silver, Black, Champagne and Topaz.
So if you are looking for a gift for the fitness guru OR just someone who wants to track their activity – the Misfit Shine is for them!
Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All opinions are 100% my own.