Tagging along to the recent boom in wearable technology pioneered by Samsung, Nike and Fitbit, this week has seen the release of another body-borne activity tracker – the Misfit Shine.
Made by San Francisco-based Misfit Wearables, the Shine is a new tracking device designed for a whole range of activities. The body is carved out of a solid block of aircraft-grade aluminium and is shaped like a small metal-clad circular pebble, around the size of a 10-pence piece.
The design is very Apple-esque and looks gorgeous – it can slot into either a rubber wrist band, rubber magnetic clip or optional extra necklace to wear as a pendant. And because it’s a completely sealed unit it’s waterproof too.
Power comes from a simple watch battery that lasts around four months, which is great news considering the myriad of lights which set your goals and track your progress. Tap Shine and a halo of lights appear to show progress toward your daily physical activity goal.
Shine measures the intensity and duration of your physical activity and provides data such as steps taken, distance travelled, and estimated calories burned.
Shine syncs with your iPhone using an accompanying app, available on the App Store, which allows users to set their personal activity goals and see visual summaries of how they’re doing each day and week-to-week.
It will be available to buy in US Best Buy stores and at BestBuy.com from Sunday, October 27, and will come in two colours – Topaz and Champagne. Hopefully there will be a UK launch soon.