Fitness tracker review: Misfit Shine

Fitness tracker review: Misfit Shine

Fitness trackers are becoming increasingly popular, as more office warriors strive to get out of their sedentary lifestyle to be more active.

Those that use GPS-based fitness tracking apps are not accurate, as they might not differentiate whether you are running or driving a car. Fitness trackers that use an accelerometer are more accurate as they sense and track your body movements.

The Misfit Shine is the latest in a whole series of trackers such as Up and Fitbit which are becoming more popular here.

The Shine is a disc-shaped tracker made of anodised aluminium with a matte surface and polished edges.

It is only slightly bigger than the old 50-cent coin and 3.3mm thick. Inside, there is a three-axis accelerometer to track your movements.

Shine has a sleek and minimalist look and is the most stylish fitness tracker in the market so far.

There are no physical buttons for you to press. Instead, there are 12LED indicators on its top, like the numbers on a clock face.

There is a groove between the polished edges for you to mount the Shine on a magnetic clip or a silicone wristband that are included in the package.

So you can clip it to your pocket or wear it like a watch. It is also water-resistant up to 50m, meaning you can swim and shower with it.

Personally, I prefer the wristband. It is the most comfortable fitness tracker wristband I have worn so far. The silicone is really smooth and does not give you the irritating feel of rubber. It is also so light that I forgot it was there until friends asked me what I was wearing.

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