I 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.