Friday, November 22, 2013

BestBuy's Shine Elegant Wearable Tracker Review

Shine Elegant Tracker Review

Shine is exclusively available in additional colors at Best Buy including Silver, Black, Champagne and Topaz.       

Shine Features: •Activity Tracking, •Steps, •Activities: Swimming, Biking, Tennis, etc., •Sleep, •Calories, •Clock, •Waterproof, •Extra Accessories (includes Magnet clip), •Leather Bands, •Sport band, •Necklace

Shine is a gorgeous device that will empower people to be more proactive about their personal health. 


Size: 27.5mm (diameter), 3.3mm (edge)
Weight: Under 10g
Battery: Coin cell; lasts about 4 months
Compatibility: iOS 
Accessories: Comes with a clasp to clip onto clothing easily 


Misfit Shine is an elegant, all-metal activity tracker that you can sync with your smartphone just by placing it on your phone screen. Find out how active you are every day, and set goals to become more active. Wear it how you want, wherever you want. 


Misfit Shine’s proprietary sensor algorithms can track cycling and swimming in addition to just steps so you’ll get more credit where credit is due. To see how active you've been throughout the day, simply tap Shine and a halo of lights shines through invisible micro-holes, laser drilled into the metal casing.


Misfit Shine was made to last a lifetime and designed to complement any fashion statement. Carved out of a solid block of aircraft-grade aluminum, it is super strong and waterproof.


It’s tiny, and at just several millimeters thick, is one of the world’s thinnest wireless activity trackers so it can be worn just about anywhere, even when wearing next to nothing. Clip it on your pants, bra, shirt, or shoes. Or use the wristband and wear it on your wrist where it can function as a watch too.

Key Features
Elegant: a tiny all-metal disc with a beautiful halo of lights
Precious: precision crafted like jewelry to be worn on any occasion
Smart: more than just steps - tracks swimming and biking too
Goal-driven: tap to see progress towards your daily activity goal
Bold design: no buttons, no cables, no recharging
Amazing sync: just place it on your smartphone and it syncs, even in airplane mode
Wearable: on your wrist, shoe, ankle, bra, hip, as a brooch, wherever you want
Super-strong: carved out of a solid block of aircraft grade aluminum and is waterproof
Timeless: built to last a lifetime, designed to complement any fashion statement
Personal: set your own goals, visualize data, and get insights tailored for you

Using the Shine couldn’t be easier. It is one of the most robust fitness trackers out there despite weighing just 9.4g, waterproof to 50m and can be worn almost anywhere on the body.Included in the box is a rubberised plastic bracelet so the Shine can be worn comfortably on the wrist. There's also a magnetic clasp so you can clip it to pretty much any piece of clothing.If you're performing a specific activity, such as running, playing tennis or sleeping, for instance, a triple tap sets the Shine into activity mode for more accurate recording of your motions and exertions.The Shine then syncs with an iPhone or iPad via Bluetooth – place the Shine directly onto the glass of the screen of your phone or tablet, on the spot indicated by the sync circle, and tap down to initiate a sync. The iOS app allows you to configure your bespoke activity, update the tracker and review your activity from the past days and weeks, as well as your sleep patterns if you use the Shine to track your sleep at night.

The Misfit Shine is one of the easiest fitness trackers to live with. It is light, small and discrete, doesn’t require charging and is both waterproof and hardy. You can easily clip it onto almost any piece of clothing and forget about it, while the wristband is both comfortable and easily fits under a shirt cuff.There's no vibrate function, or screen, but the built-in LED light display and simple double and triple tap interface is an attractive, intuitive compromise.Short of tracking stair climbs, the Shine does what a fitness tracker needs to do with the minimum of fuss, although Android users need not apply; it can only sync with an iPhone or iPad for now. An Android app is in the works - and if it is as well-designed and easy to use as the iPhone app, Android users will be in for a treat.Overall, the Shine isn’t the cheapest fitness tracker out there, nor the most feature-packed, but it is one of the best-designed, most attractive and discrete, which is pretty important for something meant to be worn every day.Star rating: 5/5

Pros: Attractive, slim and compact design, solid all-metal build quality, waterproof, four to six month battery life, magnetic clasps
Cons: Disposable batteries, iPhone-only (for now), no altitude measurement, no vibrating alert

My Impression: I really like how well the Shine Elegant Tracker fit on my wrist and it's function in general. I've been trying to get back into working out after my knee surgery and I tell you it has been a PROCESS to say the least! I was so excited when Best Buy sent me this to review. Out of all of the trackers I've tried so far this is the most comfortable. The watch is made of a silicone material and the the pebble the center of the watch that does all of the work in tracking it fits easily into the little pocket made in the stretch band. You can also use a little piece that comes in the kit to clip onto your shirt if you aren't the watch wearing type which I like the variety in that. The program works easily. I do wish they would come up with an android app which I have heard they have one in the works, but other than that this is by far my favorite of the bunch and I've tried a few. This one is stylish as well as effective in helping me reach my goal. I love that I don't have to take it off while I shower and the fact that it's waterproof and sweat resistant - I think if you are spending the money on a product you'll be wearing basically 24/7 you want it to have a great design in which this does. I totally recommend. 


FTC Disclaimer : This reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

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