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The 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. All thoughts and words are my own.

For awhile now I’ve used a pedometer to track the steps I take during the day.  It’s definitely a good way to encourage yourself to take the stairs when possible, or to circle the block a second time during your afternoon walk.  They’re a little clunky, though, and depending on where you clip it, I had a tendency to knock it off when I’d walk.

When I saw the new Misfit Shine activity monitor, however, I knew I’d found better than the perfect replacement for my old-school pedometer.  First of all, it’s incredibly sleek and stylish.  It’s made of aircraft-grade aluminum and comes in grey, black, topaz, and champagne.

Misfit Shine Colors & Accessories

Misfit Shine Colors & Accessories

Additionally, it isn’t something I’m going to accidentally knock off or get caught on something.  The Shine device itself is only 27.5mm x 3.3mm x 27.5mm (about the size of a quarter) and weighs a light 9.4g.  To wear, you pop it into the included clasp and hook it wherever you want.  Additionally, you can purchase a sport band, leather band, or necklace to hold the Shine.

Misfit Shine Can Be Worn on a Band

I’ve been wearing mine with the sport band and I love it.  It looks more like a piece of jewelry or watch than it does a fitness tracker.  There’s actually no “display” on the face of the Shine, just a halo of 12 LED lights.  The lights alert you to your progress and also show you the time, allowing the Shine to double as a watch.

Aside from looking cool, though, what can the Shine do?  A lot, as it turns out.

Misfit Shine & App

Misfit Shine App

To start, the Shine measures your steps,distance traveled, calorie burn, and even sleep habits.  You can sync the device with the Shine app to set daily goals for yourself.  You can monitor your progress by tapping the Shine and observing the LEDs (3 lit LEDs = 25%, 6 lit LEDs = 50%, etc.) or by checking the app on your phone.

If you aren’t handy to your iPhone or iPad (the Shine Android app is coming very soon), no worries.  The Shine device itself will hold approximately 30 days of information, allowing you to monitor your workouts over time.  The app has an unlimited storage capacity so you’ll be able to see long-term results.

Water-resistant to 50 meters, the Shine can also track your swimming, plus cycling, soccer, tennis, and basketball.  Swimming is one of my favorite activities so I’m excited about being able to wear it in the pool when the weather warms up again.  And you don’t even have to charge the Shine; it runs on a coin cell battery that will last about four months before needing to be replaced.

Misfit Shine Recap

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.

Head in to your local Best Buy and pick up a Shine for all the fitness buffs on your holiday shopping list!

Which feature of the Misfit Shine is your favorite?

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

  30 Responses to “The New Misfit Shine Activity Monitor Available at Best Buy”

  1. I love that I doubt it would ever come off or catch on things. I’m a klutz!

  2. What a great tracker! Will help me with my exercise!

  3. This would be a great gift for my daughter. This sounds like such a great product.

  4. Oh!! I love this!! What a great gift idea too!

  5. I used to wear something on my hip and it broke, This looks like a great idea.

  6. I need to look into getting one of these! I’m trying to get more exercise in my routine and this would help me stay motivated and on track!

  7. This is the most stylish activity monitor I have seen. I might actually where this one. Love the idea of wearing it as a necklace.

  8. I am loving the look of the Misfit! Far more fashionable than most trackers!

  9. What a great way to keep track of activity and look cute!

  10. Fabulous tracker and it really looks nice. I need to get my sister this for Christmas, thanks for sharing!

  11. I saw this on another blog! I really want one!!! They look SO COOL!!!!

  12. I could totally use this kind of motivation to be more active.

  13. So pretty and stylish! This looks like a great tracker!

  14. I saw someone in Target wearing one of these this week and was so confused as to what it was. I chalked it up to just being a difficult watch, however, now seeing what it actually is I’m very intrigued.

  15. This is likely the most stylish activity tracker I’ve ever seen. I like that it is water resistant too – we swim a lot during the summer!

  16. I’ve heard a lot of awesome things about this, I could really use something like this. Hoping Santa will be kind 😉

  17. I love my Shine! I have a red one.

  18. My friend has one of these and it’s very cool. I like that it’s discrete, too.

  19. I like the constant “nagging” of it being on the wrist. That’s a good reminder all day!

  20. This is an incredible product. I like the way technology makes it possible for us to get in shape and stay in shape in ways that were never possible before.

  21. I’d love to give the sleep feature a test 😉 Make sure it’s working correctly!

  22. I saw another review on this which was also great. I love that it is subtle and looks like a watch instead of a stats tracker :)

  23. I loves this – its so sleek & stylish – being the fitness nut that I am I am always looking for new cool gadgets & now I have just found a new addition! The best thing of all – it will go with all my workout outfits :)

  24. I swear the more i hear about these, the more I want one.

  25. I have a Shine, love the idea behind it & I’m patiently waiting for android app!!

  26. I’ve never tried this before! It looks great!

  27. How cool, this would make a great Christmas gift!

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