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The Misfit Shine 2 helps to promote and encourage steps to taking an active lifestyle.

Product Review : Misfit Shine 2

By Grace Cunningham on 25th January 2016

Stray away from the conventional ‘digital’ display on a sports watch and its remarkable the designs you can come across, a particular eye catching device being the Misfit Shine 2. With a distinctive copper disc against the black silicone straps interjected with the flash of the rainbow LED lights, the Misfit Shine 2 certainly stands out against the rest.

When it comes to choosing which fitness watch is for you there are so many choices out there and sometimes the ones which appear to be the most ‘confusing’ in turn result in being actually the most simplistic and the Misfit Shine 2 is the perfect example of this.  Using LED lights to tell you your percentage completed towards your daily goal and the actual time, it may appear at first glance over complicated, however after the first use you come to realise actually just how easy it is to use – especially when on the go and wanting a quick update.

Aside from the watch face itself, the strap is produced from thick silicone, which, once on your wrist gives the impression that it’s not there at all, a big satisfier for those not yet accustomed to wearing a watch, especially to take advantage of the sleep tracker. The only downside is that due to the strap clasp the positioning of the holes to secure the watch strap length was either slightly too tight or too loose for me, however once on this is forgotten about. Alternatively, you can use the device with the clasp instead of the sports band enabling it be conveniently placed on the collar, sleeves, waist or even in pockets with the clasp, allowing it to adapt to its’ user’s preference.

The Misfit Shine 2 functions could not be easier to use, making it particularly appealing to those not fully accustomed with lengthy and in depth technical specifications. To interpret the data, you are required to download the free Misfit app available on iOS and Android devices, which compared to other fitness apps is simple to use asking for only weight, gender and height to help with the data input. Setting goals is simple with three stages from 600+ points up to aim for.

The additional options within the app includes the ability to turn on vibrations to remind you to become active when you have become less active over a designated period of time and smartphone notifications again by vibration, meaning that you don’t miss anything important whilst on the move. The Misfit Shine 2 is water resistant up to 50m in water and also uses functions within your smartphone to analyse your sleep patterns to help encourage a healthy lifestyle. The syncing of the device and my iPhone 6S was seamless and helped to provide motivation as you can link with other users and track your progress on a day-to-day basis.

The big bonus is that the watch does not require charging meaning that you don’t miss activity whilst your watch is charging, instead the coin-cell battery needs replacing every 6 months.

The Misfit Shine 2 is a simplistic yet effective method of monitoring your fitness 24/7 which requires little maintenance and for us here at Luxury Lifestyle Magazine kept us motivated throughout use.

The Misfit Shine 2 is available on Amazon for £79.99.