Less of a “misfit,” more of a “shine”: the Misfit Shine 2 matures in its second generation
Misfit announced its second sleep and fitness activity tracker today, and the new device, dubbed the Misfit Shine 2, is less of a “misfit” and more of a “shine” for what it brings to the table. The Misfit Shine 2 is 3.3mm thin, thinner than the first-generation Misfit Shine, and made of aluminum for a premium feel. The device has improved in the areas that make it what the device was intended to be, with increased Bluetooth range, increased touch responsiveness, and fitness and sleep activity tracking capabilities. Of course, the Misfit fitness band has always been about fitness and sleep tracking, but the Misfit Shine 2 moves ever closer to what a smartwatch should be with its 12 multicolor LEDs and the fact that it can now be paired with the Misfit Link app that utilizes the Misfit Shine 2 for increased capabilities such as call notifications, home product control from the wrist, control music, and even take selfies. The Misfit Shine 2 even gets you up and moving with a vibration after you’ve been sitting for some length of time. In a world in which it’s all too easy to be sedentary, thank goodness for activity boosters!
If you’re wondering just how “active” this sleep and fitness activity tracker is, remember that the Misfit Shine 2 is water-resistant up to 50 meters and has a battery life of 6 months on a single charge. Few smartwatches have these capabilities!
The Misfit Shine 2 comes in two colors, Rose Gold and Carbon Black, and those who order the device will receive a sport band and clasp for free thrown in. As for the price, the Misfit Shine 2 will set you back just $99.99 and can be purchased from either 1) the Misfit website or 2) retail stores. If you want to wait until you can see it with your own eyes, it’ll be out at retail stores on November 1st.
The Misfit Shine 2 is living proof that there’s more to a name than meets the eye: yes, even a misfit can shine, and Misfit’s latest device has a name that embodies the spirit of the company’s design.