This Misfit Shine Fitness and Sleep Monitor

MisfitI had a chance to see the Misfit Shine when I was at CES 2015, and I was pretty impressed by it. After all, we live in an era with a flood of fitness bands, and when the smartwatch market really takes off, it will kill the fitness band market or accelerate it.

The Misfit Shine doesn’t really require a band to work, but it is this really cool disk. It comes with a band that you put on it, and then you can wear it on your wrist. You don’t have to put it on your wrist, shoes, pocket, waist, or neck.

I had a chance to try it out, and it is pretty cool to watch the tiny little lights on the back when you put in the included battery. From there, you set up an account and start your program.

You can track your progress of walking, running, swimming, an cycling. It has automatic sleep monitoring, daily photo food journal, as well as the usual fitness band tracks of steps, calories, and distance.

Thanks to the help of the free Misfit Shine application, you can find your friends and view other fitness accomplishments, making some friendly competition, or some terrible bragging rights.

So if you are looking to join the fitness band craze, head on over to the Misfit store and lay down about $99.99. They come in many different types of colors, and they are quite good.

The PulseOn Heart Rate Monitor

PulseOn device and application LRI have been wanting to do a hands-on review of some wearable technology for a while now, and what I would give to try out the PulseOn hear rate monitor. It works with sensor technology that can track the user’s heart rate, as well as providing meaningful content on what the heart rate means.

That’s right, this is a fitness monitor that actually tells you about your fitness level, training effect, calories burned, rest time, speed, distance, and more. No more of that meaningless data that you see from other fitness bands.

This small and stylish wristband to give meaningful insights with actionable feedback that can be understood by users. As for the battery time, it can go for 10 hours with 3 days idle. You should be able to get it on the PulseOn site for $199.99.