If you’re looking for a model that doesn’t scream “Fitness Tracker!” when people look at it, the Misfit Shine 2 is a great choice. You can choose from face and band combinations and come out with a stylish, watch-like looking activity tracker. It lacks a digital display, but LED lights indicate time and percentage completed toward daily goals. Also like a watch, it’s lightweight, comfortable and uses a 3-volt coin cell battery that provides four to six months of battery life. The Shine 2 also converts to a wearable fitness tracker with the Halo Necklace so you can sport it around your neck. It’s also water resistant up to 50 meters, so you can take it to the lake or swimming pool without worry.
Pros: Wearable and waterproof, this fitness tracker is versatile and good looking.
Cons: The LED lights provide the time and your progress, but without a digital face, you can’t get any specific data directly from the device. Some notifications and the alarms from the app were finicky.
Tester Comment: “I get compliments on how cool my ‘watch’ looks, and people are even more impressed when I tell them it’s a fitness tracker. But looks aren’t everything: the Shine 2 keeps track of my sleep and my active minutes, even recommending activities to reach my goals. All my steps and distance covered is accurately tracked and logged in the app, which is really simple to use.”
Key Attribute: Design
Best For: Making a fashion statement rather than wearing an obvious activity tracker
- Automatically tracks steps, distance, calories, and light and restful sleep
- Vibration alerts for call and text notifications, movement reminders, and alarms
- Smart button enabled to control connected household devices
- Swimproof, anodized aluminum disc with multicolor LED progress display and time
- Non-charging, replaceable batteries last up to 6 months
Materials: aluminum, TPU