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For the past year I have been struggling to loose 20 pounds, I did good for awhile but then I slacked and added the weight back on. This past month I have started to watch what I eat and exercise more, and am once again determined to get back to my per-pregnancy weight, I’m down 4lbs so far since I started. For the past couple of weeks I have been testing out the Misfit Shine which is a wearable tracker. I can wear it on my wrist and also have the ability to wear it on my pants loop and no on even knows it’s there except for me. It can also be worn on the neck of your shirt or on your shoe laces, due to the magnetic feature.
The Shine tracks steps & calories and allows you to set a daily goal. Wearing the shine pushes me daily to meet my goal, if I see that I’m not in reach of my goal I will get up and start moving, or head out back to play a game of soccer with the boys. In addition to tracking my steps daily, there is also a sleep option, wear the Shine during the night and in the morning you’ll get to see how long you slept for and how long of that sleep was a “deep sleep.” I know lately I haven’t gotten much sleep between the kids being sick and partly due to my mattress which we need to replace, but I’m working on raising the “deep sleep” I’m sure I’ll feel a lot better, right now I’m averaging only 4 hours of deep sleep a night.
- Activity Tracking
- Activities: Swimming, Biking, Tennis, Soccer, Basketball
- Extra Accessories (includes Magnet clip), Leather Bands, Sport band, Necklace
- Runs on a coin cell battery which lasts about 4 months.
Shine is a gorgeous device that will empower people to be more proactive about their personal health.
You will have to have an iPhone or an iPad and download the app in order to use the Shine. The app will allow you to set your daily goal and tag activities, then sync your device to see your progress.
Double-tap the Shine to see your progress, lights will illuminate to show you the percentage of your goal complete. If you have the clock enabled, and then the time will be shown after. A solid light appears to show the hour, and a blinking light shows the minute.
Right now, the Shine is limited to the activities that it can track, for instance if you weight lift, you won’t get the accurate tracking, since it can only track swimming, biking, tennis, soccer and basketball. New activities however will be added on an ongoing basis to allow for better tracking on different lifestyles.
The Shine is exclusively available in additional colors at Best Buy including Silver, Black, Champagne and Topaz for $99.99, the sport wristband is an additional $19.99.