Fitness trackers are a dime a dozen these days. Good fitness trackers are a little harder to find, but they’re out there. With rumors swirling that Apple itself is getting into wearables, everyone is getting into what is quickly becoming a very crowded market.
Shine is a new product from Misfit, a startup co-founded by former Apple CEO John Sculley, that takes a unique approach to monitoring physical activity. It comes with a gorgeous iPhone app, and it’s designed to clip onto more than your wrist.
Carved out of a solid block of aircraft-grade aluminum, the device itself is about the size of a quarter. While the Shine can be strapped to a wristband, it can also clip onto a shirt, a pair of pants, or even a shoe. It’s also waterproof, which means it can help monitor your swimming workouts.
Using the iPhone app, you can set goals, see milestones and highlights from the day, and check stats for steps, calories, etc. Activity is broken down into points to help you set goals and compare workouts. To sync the Shine with the app, simply place the device on the iPhone’s screen while the app is running.
The Shine also tells time and tracks sleep activity. Thanks to its versatile design, it can hook onto all kinds of accessories, like watch straps and lanyards. Developers will be able to access the product’s API to add integration with other apps.
Misfit crowdfunded the money to make Shine last year and orders are now being taken online. You can order one for $99.95. Misfit says that the Shine will start selling in the Apple Store soon.
- Source Misfit