The wearable you never have to charge just leveled up, and you probably didn’t even think that was possible. But today, Misfit introduced the Shine 2 Fitness and Sleep Monitor that “leverages the best of Shine’s elegant aesthetic and introduces powerful new functionality.”
Maintaining its sleek modular design while adding a few extra features that the original iteration of the device didn’t have, Misfit’s redesigned and enhanced product “tracks activity and sleep more accurately with a 3-axis accelerometer and newly added 3-axis magnetometer.” Whereas the first Shine was criticized for its sparse data display capabilities, the improved version allows wearers to “easily see progress and tell time in a halo of rainbow-colored lights,” and with better hardware and more advanced firmware, the wearable company seems confident that users will be afforded a far superior experience with this latest release.
“We’ve packed a lot into Shine 2, adding more functionality into an even thinner form factor with the same battery life,” said Adam Mack, Misfit’s director of mechanical design, adding that, “We didn’t compromise on craftsmanship or the user experience.”
Thinner still than before (the Shine 2 is just 8 mm side and 3.3 mm at its edge), the gadget tracks steps, calories, and distance traveled, and also automatically keeps tabs on your light-versus-deep sleep. It also allows you to activity-tag swimming, basketball, tennis, soccer, yoga, dance, and more, and with its multicolor LED lights, you’ll always be aware of your progress, the time, and text or call notifications.
The vibration motor of the Shine 2 can remind you to keep moving after long periods of inaction, and can also double as a gentle alarm in the morning. And, of course, the Shine 2 connects with Misfit Link to control your life from your wrist, allowing you to play music, take a selfie, or connect with your smart-home devices or the Internet.
The Shine 2 still doesn’t require wearers to recharge its batteries — rather, the coin cell battery lasts 6 months, and can simply be replaced when it loses the last of its juice. And because it’s water resistant up to 50 meters, the Shine 2 will go practically anywhere you can go.
Available today online at misfit.com, the Shine 2 can be purchased for $100 in either Rose Gold or Carbon Black, or you can wait to try these babies on in stores in November. Shine on, friends.
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