One of the first watches I ever reviewed was the original MisFit Shine. A simplistic activity tracker with lots of fun features I had a blast trying it out and it seems so did everyone else. With an ever increasing following MisFit Wearables have released the Shine 2 with a few notable upgrades. Who doesn't love upgrades?
The first thing that struck me about the Shine 2 was the rose gold, right on trend it add's a sense of lux to the overall look. The Shine 2 is also available in sexy carbon black. The second thing is the new clasp, the original shine was a bit prone to popping out unexpectedly. The new clasp is much more reliable and I have had no issues at all except when it was on my shoe playing footy, not really the Shines fault it was more to do with my poor kicking ability! Other new features are the new coloured lights with the white indicating 12, purple lights the minutes, and green lights the hours. The red lights show your goal progress which you once again set using the MisFit app. As with the original Shine I am not a huge fan of the watch aspect of the tracker, the glanceabilty is average but they have attempted to make it easier to read and dazzle you with sparkly lights. I am dazzled!
I love new features and here are my favs:
The Link App: You have options to assign the double and triple tap options of the device. With the triple tap you can pick options like Selfie button, Music Remote and Presentation Clicker to name a few, you can only assign one option but can change at anytime with the new link app.
Vibration Alerts: As I am the most hopeless person in the world in finding my phone in my bag this is particularly useful. This clever device lets you know when you receive a call or text and you can also program it give you a vibrational nudge when you’ve been inactive for a while, it is much more responsive than its predecessor. The device also linked to my alarm in the morning and vibrated as the alarm went off. It's like a extra kick to get out of bed!
Sleep Monitor: One of the best features of the Shine is the sleep monitor. Scary accurate it now gives you options to link to your Beddit monitor also available from MisFit which gives exceptional insight into sleep cycles and quality by measuring respiration, heart rate, movement, snoring, (OMG, thank goodness I don't snore) and ambient sound.
Durability: Okay so I accidently put it through the washing machine again and it came out totally unscathed! An unexpected but worthwhile test, this is one tough little cookie. The Shine 2 is definitely durable enough to withstand any sporting or lifestyle activities you can throw at it. It is 50m water resistant so yes you can swim in it and it is made from aircraft-grade aluminium with glass reinforced polycarbonate.
The wearable market is ever increasing with watch companies having to jump on board or risk getting left behind. You know that MisFit have not only hit a home rush but bashed that sucker out of the park when a gigantic watch group like FOSSIL pay $260 Million to bring you into the fold. Fossil will be introducing the MisFit tech into their ranges in the next season which is extremely exciting!
The MisFit Shine 2 is compatible with both iPhone and Android and is an extremely affordable stylish activity tracker with fantastic tech inside. With a battery life of up to six months no charging is necessary so it is lifestyle convenient. Available from $139.95 visit http://misfit.com/ for more information.