Misfit Shine

The Good The Misfit Shine fitness tracker has a sharp design, is compatible with a variety of wearable accessories, and lasts four months on a single battery; it's also waterproof and can be used for swimming.

The Bad Minimal design doesn't display detailed data on the device; currently only works with iOS; needs to be held close to phone screen to sync; currently has a closed app ecosystem.

The Bottom Line The Shine is one of the most stylish and futuristic-looking wireless fitness trackers out there, but you're trading in extra versatility for minimalist style.

Editors' Rating
  • Style 9.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Ease of use 7.0
7.7 Overall

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Review

Fitness tracker as futuristic jewelry

There's an inevitable conversation about wearable technology that goes like this: all things you wear on your body should emphasize style. So should any gadget.

If you care about style, it'll be hard to beat the Misfit Shine. This new Bluetooth-connected activity tracker might be the most eye-catching fitness gadget I've ever seen.

But, in the battle of cheap sub-$100 wearable wireless fitness trackers, can the Shine rise above the competition? Right now, think of it as wearable jewelry that just happens to track your movement. I love its style, but I'm not sure everybody will. It does, however, clearly show that as the wearable landscape gets ever more crowded, design's going to end up being more important than ever before.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $100
  • Brand Misfit Wearables
  • Product type Fitness monitor
  • Features Waterproof, Sleep monitor, Wireless sync, Changeable bands, Accelerometer, Bluetooth
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