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MISFIT Shine

MISFIT Shine
alaScore 87

714 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 714 reviews of MISFIT Shine. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Activity/Fitness Trackers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Activity/Fitness Trackers the MISFIT Shine is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

Misfit Shine

 

The Misfit Shine is an activity tracker that's big on style and great for those who swim for exercise. It doesn't quite offer enough to shine above the advanced competition, however.

Best looking activity tracker we've tested. Includes clip and wristband mounts. Functions as a watch. Fully waterproof for swimmers

Limited data analysis. No integration with other services. No Web app. No syncing between iOS and Android apps. Dashboard lacks weight-tracking and calorie-counting

In the quest for the quantified self, there's no shortage of gadgets and gizmos that help you keep tabs on your every waking, and even sleeping, moment. So what makes the Misfit Shine ($119.95 direct) different? For one, the company isn't kidding when...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Misfit Shine review

 

There's an inevitable conversation about wearable technology that goes like this: all things you wear on your body should emphasize style. So should any gadget.

The Misfit Shine fitness tracker has a sharp design, is compatible with a variety of wearable accessories, and lasts four months on a single battery; it's also waterproof and can be used for swimming.

Minimal design doesn't display detailed data on the device; currently only works with iOS; needs to be held close to phone screen to sync; currently has a closed app ecosystem.

The Shine is one of the most stylish and futuristic-looking wireless fitness trackers out there, but you're trading in extra versatility for minimalist style.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Misfit Shine ( jet)

 

If you care about style, it'll be hard to beat the Misfit Shine. This new Bluetooth-connected activity tracker might be the most eye-catching fitness gadget I've ever seen.

The Misfit Shine fitness tracker has a sharp design, is compatible with a variety of wearable accessories, and lasts four months on a single battery; it's also waterproof and can be used for swimming.

Minimal design doesn't display detailed data on the device; currently only works with iOS; needs to be held close to phone screen to sync; currently has a closed app ecosystem.

The Shine is one of the most stylish and futuristic-looking wireless fitness trackers out there, but you're trading in extra versatility for minimalist style.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: (techaeris.com)

Misfit Shine 2 review: A slim fitness tracker with loads of features

 

Fitness trackers come in myriad shapes and sizes, though there are generally a few trade-offs with most designs.

The Misfit Shine 2 is very thin and light. It's comfortable to wear, and does a good job of tracking your activities. The app is easy to use an offers quite a few basic and advanced features

You'll want to be sure you get the newer style of strap, since the old version caused me to lose my first tracker. Some may not like the lack of a digital display for the time, or that the clock can be a few minutes off since it rounds to the nearest 5...

For the price, you're getting a very thin and light tracker with some great features. If you're a swimmer, you can opt for a more swimmer-centric version of the tracker with the Speedo Edition, or upgrade your swim tracking features via the app with...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Julie Strietelmeier (the-gadgeteer.com)

Misfit Shine activity tracker review

 

The Misfit Shine is the latest device in a string of pedometer / activity trackers that I've had the opportunity to put through their paces – see what I did there? The Shine was a successful crowdfunded Indiegogo project last year that has since...

Small ; Easy to use ; Tracks activity and sleep ; Battery lasts for 4 months

Syncing application only available for iOS at this time

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Adel (technoodling.net)

Misfit Shine: A minimalist, fashion-conscious fitness tracker for iOS

 

Fitness trackers are a dime a dozen these days.

The nice part is it’s fashion-conscious, and doesn’t trumpet the fact that it’s a dumb ol’ fitness tracker for all the world to see. In fact, I believe that’s a selling point for the manufacturer, the classy, androgynous style of the device that you...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

Misfit Shine

 

The Misfit Shine is the most comfortable and versatile fitness tracker. Discover what the Shine can track for you in the full review.

The interchangeable design and comfortable band make the Misfit Shine extremely easy to use, stylish and convenient to wear

Tapping the screen is the only way to see your progress on the device itself. The Shine doesn't always respond to tapping and it has to sit on your arm a certain way to display time and daily progress

For style and convenience, the Shine is the most interchangeable fitness tracker out there. In our fitness tracker review, we also found it to be the most comfortable band as well.

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (techradar.com)

Misfit Shine review

 

The best-looking, least intrusive wearable device yet − but what's it for?

Four month battery life ; Elegant design ; Clasp and wristband included ; Waterproof

Easy to forget ; Confusing watch-face ; Slow sync ; Poor activity logging

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Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Misfit Shine personal physical activity monitor review

 

Wearable tech is all the rage at the moment, whether its Google Glass at the top of the tree or the Nike FuelBand at the more accessible end. You'll know whether or not a band on your wrist that glows is good enough to motivate you and Shine doesn't...

Battery lasts for four months, waterproof, can be worn on wrist or hidden, app is simple but effective

Using as a watch takes an age to see the time, slow to respond, fairly feminine design might not suit all, only works with iPhone

You'll know whether or not a band on your wrist that glows is good enough to motivate you and Shine doesn't promise or offer anything new here compared to the competition. If anything it somewhat lacks the "in your face" appeal of the Nike FuelBand...

Oct, 2013

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Sam Loveridge (trustedreviews.com)

Misfit Shine

 

A fitness tracker that's attractive and fully waterproof. What more could you ask for?

Fully waterproof ; Can be worn anywhere on your person ; Attractive design ; Long battery life ; Watch functionality

No altimeter ; Sometimes inaccurate ; App currently iOS only ; Sleep monitoring a little poor

If you’re looking for a fully-functional and completely waterproof fitness tracker, the Misfit Shine is a great choice, especially for the fashion conscious. The lengthy battery life just sweetens the deal.

Oct, 2014

Product Specifications

Design

Band color:Black
Color of product:Black / Black, Blue / Black, Coral / Black, Turquoise / Champagne / Grey
Device type:Armband / Wristband
Housing material:Aluminium
Waterproof: Yes
Waterproof up to:1968.5

Display

Display Type:LED
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

Battery Type:CR2032

Packaging Content

Number of bands included:1
User guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Active minutes:Y
Alarm clock: Yes
Calories burned:Y
Compatible products:Apple iPhone 4s/5/5c/5s/6/6 Plus, iPod touch 5, iPad 3/4/Air/mini, Samsung Galaxy S4/S5/Note 3, Google Nexus 4/5
Distance traveled:Y
Hours slept:Y
Pedometer:Y
Quality of sleep:Y

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 BLE
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Wireless technologies:Wireless

Power

Battery Life:180
Battery Type:CR2032

System Requirements

Mobile operating systems supported:Android 4.3, Android 4.4, iOS 6.1, iOS 7.0, Windows Phone 8

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.13
Height:1.08
Weight:0.332
Width:1.08