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I have been committed to getting back in shape this year. As part of that goal, I really had to track just how much activity I was getting on a daily basis. I work on my computer throughout the day, so I like to keep track of how much exercise I get daily. This helps me know how intentional I have to be with getting up and moving around!
Wearable Fitness Device
The Misfit Shine is a wearable fitness device that is fashionable and trendy. I have tried other wearable fitness trackers before and really like them, but I find this one to be really sleek. It is not bulky at all, does not get caught on clothes when you are getting dressed or undressed, and looks great on. It includes accessories that allow it to be worn as a bracelet, a necklace, on your shoe, hip, wrist, neck, chest, waist, bra, etc. You just want to wear it in a place that best tracks the activity you are doing.
I really like the motivation that a wearable fitness device gives me. It is kind of like a constant reminder that I have to get up and move around. I tend to get very absorbed in my work, becoming stagnant. This is a great, unobtrusive way to keep fitness always on my mind.
Shine is exclusively available in the following colors Silver, Black, Champagne and Topaz at Best Buy.
The Shine may be small, but it is mighty! It tracks all of these features:
- Activity Tracking
- These Activities:
Below are some examples of details your shine with give to you on a daily basis. Below on the left side it shows how many points I earned for the day. Then if you scroll down you can see a bar graph of your physical activity for the day. When you click on that circle that shows you your points, it will give you detail on how many steps you too, the number of calories that was burned, as well as how far your steps amount to. For this day I took 7042 steps, burned 2010 calories, and walked 2.4 miles in steps. Below that is a graph that shows you your activity visually. Then, if you scroll down from there, you will see little buttons you can press for more detail on the activities you have activated. For example, I activated sleep, so on this day I woke up at 7:37 a.m., then when I click on the button it shows me that I slept at total of 5 hours and 13 minutes and had 4:05 of those hours in deep sleep. Next to that is a trough for meeting my goal for that day. Lastly, is a detail about my points for that day showing that day as a personal best for me.
You do have the ability to set your level of activity. I set my points for 600 a day, which is just over 50% of the recommended 10,000 steps a day. They only reason why I did that was so I did not get frustrated with not making my goal on a somewhat consistent basis. You can see from the photos below that as you increase the points, the application increases the amount of activity you will have to do to reach your goal.
Below are a couple of other screens that are available for configuring your Misfit Shine.
When you tap the device twice with your finger, the LEDs light up to show how close you are to reaching your goal. For example, if you are at 500 points out of 1000, you will see six lights. The LEDs also show the current time, plus or minus a couple of minutes.
The Misfit Shine makes a great Christmas gift this holiday season. You can check at least one person off your list when you get them a Shine at Best Buy. This device is currently only set-up to synchronize with the iPhone 4S and 5.
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