Misfit, a continuous competitor in the fitness wearable space, has just announced its newest wearable, the Shine 2. This new model builds on the success of the original Shine, and adds plenty of new features. The Shine 2 has a new three-axis accelerometer as well as a three-axis magnetometer for finer activity tracking, as well as a new set of LEDs for information display and a vibration motor inside for call and text alerts from your phone.
All of these new features are packed into an even slimmer aluminum body, which was already thin on the original Shine, and its modular design means you can wear it however you want — whether that's on your wrist, your belt, or somewhere else. The Shine 2 also keeps its six-month battery life and water resistance rating.
The new Misfit Shine 2 is available from Misfit's website today in both black and rose gold colors for $99, and will hit additional retailers in November.
Misfit Introduces Shine 2 Fitness and Sleep Monitor
BURLINGAME, CA October 20, 2015 — Today Misfit announced Shine 2, the next generation of the award-winning Shine Fitness and Sleep Monitor. Fully redesigned and enhanced, Shine 2 leverages the best of Shine's elegant aesthetic and introduces powerful new functionality.
Shine 2 tracks activity and sleep more accurately with a 3-axis accelerometer and newly added 3-axis magnetometer. Users can now easily see progress and tell time in a halo of rainbow-colored lights, or get motivated with Misfit Move, a feature that encourages you to be active with a vibrational nudge. Text and call notifications and a silent vibe alarm are also new with Shine 2.
Shine 2 incorporates more advanced hardware and firmware—which means dramatically improved touch responsiveness with capacitive sensing technology, faster syncing, and extended Bluetooth range. Its 12 lights display over 16 million colors and are bright enough to be seen in direct sunlight.
Compatible with Misfit Link, the groundbreaking software experience, Shine 2 is more than just an activity tracker—it's now a remote to connect with the world around you.
Communicate with friends, turn your lights on, change your music, take a selfie, advance slides, and more, all with a double tap.
Shine 2 references Shine's iconic original design but features an even thinner aircraft-grade aluminum body, while retaining its signature 6-month battery life, 50 meters water resistance, and modular design. Wear it anywhere, all the time, without having to charge
"We've packed a lot into Shine 2, adding more functionality into an even smaller form factor with the same battery life," said Adam Mack, Misfit's Director of Mechanical
Design. "We didn't compromise on craftsmanship or the user experience." Shine 2 comes in Rose Gold and Carbon Black, now available for purchase on misfit.com, and will be available in retail locations worldwide in November for $99.99.
Misfit invents and manufactures wearable and smart home products. The company was founded by Sonny Vu with John Sculley, the former CEO of Apple and Pepsi, and Sridhar Iyengar, co-founder of AgaMatrix and Elemental Machines.