Misfit today showed off its next-gen Shine 2 fitness and sleep tracker, which the company said includes improved touch responsiveness, faster syncing, and extended Bluetooth range.
At first glance, little has changed about the circular accessory. But dig deeper and you’ll find a slew of new hardware and software, including an updated accelerometer and new 3-axis magnetometer. The wearable can track activity and sleep, but also syncs with Internet services and smart home devices.
The device is compatible with Misfit Link, which lets users play music, take a selfie, and interact with Web services and smart home gadgets via IFTTT or Logitech’s Harmony Home Hub.
Track progress and tell time via “a halo of rainbow-colored lights,” which also alert owners to text and call notifications. A much-requested Misfit Move function, meanwhile, encourages people to be more active with a slight vibrating nudge, and can also be used as an alarm.
The Shine 2 is made out of aircraft-grade aluminum and glass-reinforced polycarbonate, with the promise of water resistance up to 50 meters. Its user-replaceable coin-cell battery lasts up to six months.
Available now for purchase online, the $99.99 Shine 2 comes in Rose Gold and Carbon Black, with your choice of accessoriessport band, clasp, or action clip; look for the tracker in retail stores next month.
Last summer, Misfit launched the Beddit Sleep System companion device that, for $149.99, tracks sleep to a finer degree than the Shine alone. A thin sensor that automatically tracks sleep cycles and quantifies its quality through physiological signals, the sleep system sits on the user’s mattress and transmits data to a smartphone with the Misfit Shine app.
Swimmers, meanwhile, can pick up the new Speedo Shine, available online and in Apple Stores for $79.99. The gadget, which launched Sept. 1, displays laps, swim distance, calories burned, and points earned. It also works outside of the water to track walking, running, cycling, and sleep.
For more, see PCMag’s review of the original Misfit Shine.