Shine wearable activity
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Shine wearable activity monitor by Misfit

This activity-tracking device by former Apple CEO John Sculley's tech startup Misfit looks more like luxury jewellery than a sports accessory.

Shine wearable activity monitor by Misfit

The Shine wearable device by Misfit counts steps and tracks activity to estimate the number of calories burnt during a day.

Shine wearable activity monitor by Misfit

Unlike other activity monitors such as the Nike+ FuelBand and Jawbone Up, the anodised aluminium disc can be attached to clothes, worn around the wrist or tied around the neck using different catches and straps to look like a fashion accessory.

Shine wearable activity monitor by Misfit

Data collected by the device can be synced with an iPhone by placing it on top of the screen, then the user can set goals of how many steps to walk or calories to burn and graph the results with an app.

Shine wearable activity monitor by Misfit

Progress towards an activity goal during the day is shown around a ring of lights on the edge of the disc, which illuminate when tapped on the top.

Shine wearable activity monitor by Misfit

Tapping with two fingers turns the surface into a clock dial, so the user doesn't need to wear a watch at the same time. The hour is indicated with a constant light and the minute by a flashing dot.

Shine wearable activity monitor by Misfit

First launched this summer, the products have recently starting selling in UK department stores John Lewis and Selfridges.

Shine wearable activity monitor by Misfit

The design joins a growing line of wearable gadgets for monitoring activity that includes the FuelBand, Up and miCoach Smart Run by Adidas. It's a less extreme way to collect data than Tim Cannon's Circadia 1.0 device, which he had implanted under his skin to monitor his body temperature.

  • madebyremedy

    Interesting device. I’ve been wearing one for a few months. It’s limited compared to other activity moinotrs. However, it’s waterproof so you can use it for swimming unlike 95% of all other activity monitors including Nike & Fitbits offerings. It’s to the point and looks nice. Worth trying out, particularly if you spend a lot of time in water.