The Misfit Shine


By: Anish Malik

The Misfit Shine is an activity tracker that records your movement. It connects in seconds and is the size of a quarter. One of the most striking things about the Misfit Shine is its design. Made from aerospace grade aluminum with a distinct groove running around the middle for using the Misfit Shine’s various accessories, it is small, light and compact. Misfit’s choice of material means the Shine only weighs 9g on its own, or 16g with the included wrist strap.


  • Fully waterproof
  • Can be worn anywhere on your person
  • Attractive design
  • Long battery life
  • Watch functionality


  • No altimeter
  • Sometimes inaccurate
  • App currently iOS only
  • Sleep monitoring a little poor


The Shine app is a very simple but effective way of monitoring your daily fitness activity. Periods of activity are shown in color-coded panels that show the type of sport you are doing and low, medium and energetic patches of activity.

This piece of technology shows the new types of wearable technology that is getting better day by day.

More info here.