Disclosure: I received the product described below at no charge to facilitate this blog post. All opinions are my own and may vary from your own.
Two of the biggest money makers in this economy have to do with high tech gadgets and fitness. General consumers want the newest technology and want to stay as healthy as possible. So what happens when you combine the two? The Misfit Shine!
The Misfit Shine is a small gadget that is about the diameter of a quarter that has features to track and sync your daily exercise routines. With its small size, you can wear it with pride or hide it discretely. The unit itself is easy to set up by popping it open and adding the included battery. Of course you need to download the app also.
For those of you that live in a soggy climate like I do, don't worry. The Misfit shine is water resistant up to 50 meters. That means your daily run in the rain or your laps in the pool will not kill your device.
There are definite upsides and downsides to this unit. Here is what I found after using the Misfit Shine.
|Included with the Misfit Shine|
Small and sleek.
Easy to be discreet
Wearable as a watch, necklace, or with a magnet clasp
Easy to set up
Easy to use
Nice light up function to show your progress
Upgrades available to make the unit appear more like a watch or necklace
Currently only for use with Apple products (this is a big con for Android users but it is coming soon)
To use the watch function requires good eyesight
Contains a magnet (be VERY careful around electronic devices)
The unit is not rechargeable and the battery only lasts around 4 months
Overall, the product is fun to use and very motivational for anyone that is like me and find find more reasons to sit quietly on the couch than to get up off my booty and exercise. If you have a family member that would like to track their fitness progress and goals, this is a great product at a reasonable price. Hopefully they are an Apple user at this time or they will need to wait for a little bit before they can use the product.