Misfit Shine 2 Release Date
After 3 years since the release of their flagship product – Misfit Shine, Misfit launched the second generation. Misfit Shine 2 was available in the market in October 2015.
Misfit Shine 2 Current Price
Before we go into reviewing its design and features, let’s see the current price of Misfit Shine.
You can see that Misfit Shine is quite reasonable compared to other competitors. With this price range, you may aim for Fitbit Charge HR ($80) or Garmin Vivosmart HR ($100) or spend $50 more to own the Fitbit Charge 2 ($130)
Review Misfit Shine 2 Design
The special thing about Misfit Shine 2 is it has literally no display at all. Its clock face just has 12 LEDs light to tell you the time and show how you have progressed. It took me a minute to learn how to read the time, but it was kind of interesting after all. Instead of seeing your progress through some rigid numbers like in other trackers, with Misfit Shine 2, your progress will be shown in a halo of rainbow-colored lights.
Another thing I really like of the Shine 2 is that you can pop it out of the strap and use a clip (included in the box) to wear it in your arm or your trousers or even use it as a necklace. Girls, if you want a fashion-focused activity tracker, this definitely is a good option for you.
The fitness tracker is made from aluminum, making it very light, just 8.5g. Many people find it comfortable to wear this tracker all day long.
The activity tracker has 6 colors to offer: Rose Gold (cheapest version), Carbon Black, Pink, Graphite, Navy and Red.
Review Misfit Shine 2 Features
Review Misfit Shine 2 Features – Pros
Non-charging is a huge plus of Misfit Shine 2 as you don’t have to take it off. Replaceable batteries last up to 6 months. This really differentiates Misfit Shine 2 from its rivals. Fitbit Charge HR or Garmin vivosmart HR can just last for 5 days.
Water resistant to 50 meters. It’s totally safe for swimming. Thanks to this, you can enjoy taking a bath and still get call and text notifications. Garmin Vivosmart HR offers you the same thing but Fitbit Charge HR cannot.
Connected Apps & Devices
Shine 2 syncs with the Misfit app to display data and charts of your activity and sleep patterns.
Smart button enables you to play music, take a selfie, or interact with a variety of internet services and smart home devices.
Fitness tracking features
Fitness tracking featuers of Misfit Shine 2 are quite basic. This product helps you automatically track steps, distance, calories, and light and restful sleep.
Vibration alerts for call and text notifications, movement reminders, and alarms
Review Misfit Shine 2 Features – Cons
No heart rate monitor tracking
If you’re serious about exercising in your allowed heart rate zone, you will not be happy with this shortage. Consider Fitbit Charge HR – same price and has this function included.
No screen display
Though it’s fun to watch how you progress through LEDs light, it’s hard for you to know the exact information. Big screen with more data displayed like Garmin vivosmart HR is more favored.
Misfit Shine 2 Box Content
You can find in the box:
– The fitness tracker
– Newly re-engineered Sport Band
– Quick Start Guide
Review Misfit Shine 2 Conclusion
With its colored LEDs design and flexible wearing method, I feel this fitness tracker really fits with female who want a smart fashionable watch. Besides, those don’t want to take off their watch everyday may find the convenience from this device as its big pros are non-charging and waterproof.
However, if you’re serious about fitness, I suggest you check out Fitbit Charge HR or the latest Fitbit Charge 2, or Garmin Vivosmart HR. Those fitness trackers might be a better match for you. Check this Heart Rate Monitor Review for more information of those fitness trackers.