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March 20, 2015

Misfit Shine Review

Misfit Shine Review“I have to get my steps in,” is a common phrase these days. Activity trackers are catching on like “Let It Go” from Frozen. Having a full-time job, a part-time blog, and a family with two kids under 3, it’s challenging to find the time to work out. But wearing an activity tracker on my wrist acts a constant reminder for both activity and overall health and gives me the the kick in the pants I need to make walking a priority.

The market is starting to become saturated with activity trackers, so after much research, I concluded that the Misfit Shine would be the best fit for me (special thanks to Misfit for sending me one at no cost). It’s sleek, fashionable, and can be worn out in the open on your wrist or hidden on your shoe or hanging from your belt loop.Misfit Shine in Box

Misfit Shine sizeI’ve spent the past month wearing it on my wrist. It’s thin and stylish enough to layer with other bracelets so it doesn’t even look like an activity tracker. Plus, it’s a watch, so it’s practical. I wear it to work where I spend most of my day typing and it doesn’t interfere, nor do I even notice it when I sleep. I even wear it in the shower (it’s waterproof up to 50 meters!).Shine on wristThe best part about the Misfit Shine is that it’s battery powered and doesn’t need to be charged. I can literally keep it on for days and it still works, calculating my every move. Plus, it’s Bluetooth enabled, so it syncs easily to my iPhone (I just downloaded the Misfit Shine app and created an account, both free). Sometimes I forget to sync my Shine, but even days later, it’s able to upload all my activity data to my phone from the past few days.

Some days are better than others, and the better days usually involve a trip to the mall (turns out shopping really is my cardio). Over the past month, I’ve met my 1000 point goal 8 times, mostly on weekends. I sit a computer all [week] day and am still working on trying to get up and move sporadically throughout the day. Now that spring is here, I’ll have more of a chance to get out and walk after work in the evenings.misfit shine activity trackerYou can even “compete” with your friends along with Ms. Fit herself, who is an “average of all female users today.” Seeing Ms. Fits’ daily points makes me feel a little bit better about myself.Ms FitBecause it’s motion censored, there have been some false positives, like when I stand and sway my son to sleep. There have also been times that steps haven’t been captured, like when I’m multitasking, running around the house holding a baby or toddler in my arms or holding onto the cart at the Target. Knowing this now, I place the Shine elsewhere on my body (not my wrist) to capture the accurate movement.

Another really cool thing about the Misfit Shine is that it tracks your sleep (the main reason my Mom just bought one). It turns out that even when I meet my goal of 8 hours of sleep per night, I get an insanely low amount of quality sleep.misfit shine sleep trackerI’m not sure how to fix that. I’m sure that being “on call” each night with a baby who sometimes sleeps through the night and sometimes wakes up doesn’t help my sleep schedule (but it’s worth the sacrifice!).

Overall, I am so impressed with this product. I get questions and comments about it all the time and can’t speak highly enough about the Misfit Shine. It’s become part of my life and now I just feel naked without it.

The Misfit Shine retails for $99.99. It’s available in a variety of colors (I have the Champagne). It comes with a wristband, a Clasp, and a replaceable battery that lasts up to 6 months. Plus, there are a bunch of fun accessories that be purchased separately to make it even more stylish!

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Ashley traded Prada for pacis in 2012 when she became a member of the elite club of motherhood. She is married to her high school sweetheart of nearly 15 years and together they have two toddlers – “Bear” and “Little Man.” She spends her days as a marketing professional and nights writing this blog. In her [not so] spare time, she enjoys reading trashy tabloids, large glasses of buttery chardonnay, and shopping clearance racks.
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  • Reply Naomi Ramirez

    I love that this looks like jewelry!

    April 1, 2015 at 12:46 am
  • Reply Natalie Nichols

    This is pretty great. I would love to have one.

    April 1, 2015 at 1:01 am
  • Reply Bethany Cook

    wow I love these!

    April 1, 2015 at 8:55 am
  • Reply Sarah Elyce

    This is fantastic! I would love an activity tracker that is actually attached to my body. I used my iPhone right now and miss a lot of my activity when it isn’t on me. I also love the pants!

    April 1, 2015 at 9:20 am
  • Reply Amanda Jordan

    It looks just like a piece of jewelry. I love it.

    April 1, 2015 at 10:33 am
  • Reply Cheryl Rahkonen

    I would love to have this product to track my sleep and then figure out how to sleep better. I love that this can be worn in different ways especially on the shoe.

    April 1, 2015 at 11:43 am
  • Reply Rae

    so cool!

    April 1, 2015 at 12:34 pm
  • Reply Robin Creager

    Sweeeeet! Stylish! Not bulky and easy to wear..I like it!

    April 1, 2015 at 12:51 pm
  • Reply Jamie Houck-Bell

    Stylish and functional!

    April 1, 2015 at 12:55 pm
  • Reply Jennifer McKinney

    This is amazing! I would love something like this. I have been looking at activity trackers and this one looks wonderful!

    April 1, 2015 at 2:30 pm
  • Reply Kim

    This is great!

    April 1, 2015 at 2:47 pm
  • Reply Dagmar Moretti

    This is so cool!! It’s exactly what I need to boost my excitement about my fitness journey!

    April 1, 2015 at 3:21 pm
  • Reply krista williams

    Thanks for the review.I have read a lot about this market taking off.I see alot of people using them at the park and gym.This one by Misfit is really cool with options on wearing.

    April 1, 2015 at 3:25 pm
  • Reply Candice F

    So cool! and fashionable!

    April 1, 2015 at 4:01 pm
  • Reply Gina Hester

    I’ve been wanting an activity tracker but just couldn’t bring myself to buy one that looks like they all look! This looks like something I could actually wear! Thanks so much!

    April 1, 2015 at 5:10 pm
  • Reply Tanya Jackson

    This is amazing!! Thank you for your review!

    April 1, 2015 at 5:25 pm
  • Reply Kristina D

    I have never seen anything like it…. intriguing product.

    April 1, 2015 at 6:08 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Parsons

    I do love that it does just look like a bracelet and nothing like your would think.

    April 1, 2015 at 6:32 pm
  • Reply misty rose

    i havent sren this before, looks neat though. id love to use this!

    April 1, 2015 at 7:41 pm
  • Reply Sarah B.

    I love how pretty and jewelry-like it looks! Nothing like those other ugly trackers!

    April 1, 2015 at 11:57 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth Johnson

    My friends have fitness trackers. I think it’s about time I get one. This will be fun. I’d love to win.

    April 2, 2015 at 1:21 am
  • Reply Raymond Stone

    In it to WIN it! Thank You!

    April 2, 2015 at 7:56 am
  • Reply Lilia

    I just had my son and so many changes to my body! This would help me so incredibly. Great and detailed review!

    April 2, 2015 at 9:01 am


    April 2, 2015 at 9:29 am
  • Reply Kris Garvey

    This is really cute! Love jewelry and a piece that will help me get fit is even better 🙂 Love this so much more than the fitbit and others like that since this one is so cute!

    April 2, 2015 at 11:55 am
  • Reply Natalie

    I like that it doesn’t look like an activity tracker. I would love to have this, lots of neat features.

    April 2, 2015 at 12:13 pm
  • Reply Sam

    Wonder how it really compares to other trackers like the fitbit

    April 2, 2015 at 3:19 pm
    • Reply Ashley

      Sam, I haven’t tried the Fitbit, but I do know that the Misfit doesn’t use GPS to monitor movement like some of the other trackers.

      April 6, 2015 at 10:00 am
  • Reply April P

    I hadn’t heard of this! I definitely like the look of the Misfit shine more than the fitbit

    April 2, 2015 at 4:24 pm
  • Reply Sarh S

    This looks like one of the most awesome and stylish yet simplest of trackers I’ve seen thus far!! Plus, I love that it’s waterproof! I always forget to take jewelry and such off before getting in the shower.

    April 3, 2015 at 3:15 am
  • Reply Christal

    These is an awesome item

    April 3, 2015 at 2:23 pm
  • Reply Amanda

    This is so much more stylish than most of the fitness trackers out there.

    April 3, 2015 at 2:48 pm
  • Reply Preston Chapman

    Would love to win these items

    April 3, 2015 at 3:16 pm
  • Reply Sandra Watts

    I have been thinking about getting one of these but I am afraid it would start to mock me for sitting on my buns too much. I actually have been getting up and walking now for just over a week. I try to push myself a little further each time. I hate to say it but it feels good to get out and just walk. That coming from someone who didn’t leave their home for years due to anxiety issues. I think I have come a long way.

    April 3, 2015 at 3:46 pm
  • Reply denise low

    I would love to have one. This is so cool.!!!

    April 3, 2015 at 4:42 pm
  • Reply Sam Camerer

    Love how stylish the bracelet is!! The app looks very easy to use!

    April 3, 2015 at 10:28 pm
  • Reply Susan S., TN

    This is GREAT!! I have been looking for a fitnesss monitor for months now & just didnt know what would be the best to go with. Now I think I found it!!! Love the look & i battery powered no charging. I am excited about this one.. THX

    April 3, 2015 at 11:11 pm
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    Wow I really love how this looks!! Id wear it as a jewelry piece even if it didn’t track my steps lol!!

    April 4, 2015 at 8:51 pm
  • Reply Marnie G (Derrick Todd)

    I really like the look of this over others on the market.

    April 6, 2015 at 4:43 am
  • Reply Brianne

    I have been wanting a new activity tracker for months. Thanks for sharing!

    April 6, 2015 at 9:56 am
  • Reply Cyndi Flores

    This is so cool,I did not know any thing about this, I love that it looks cool, and you can get fun stuff for it, and I love this!!! Amazing, Thanks for the great review

    April 6, 2015 at 6:24 pm
  • Reply Randa J

    I would love to have the MisFit Shine. I know most people now days have a tracker. But, I don’t have one and I’ve always wanted to get one. It sounds wonderful. Thank you:)

    April 6, 2015 at 10:43 pm
  • Reply Debi Walstad

    That’s really interesting how it works, I’d love to have one!

    April 6, 2015 at 11:38 pm
  • Reply Sarah O

    I love how this looks like a stylish bracelet

    April 7, 2015 at 11:23 am
  • Reply Caroline Feavel

    This little gadget looks pretty freaking awesome!

    April 7, 2015 at 1:21 pm
  • Reply Jennifer Jones

    I’d love to have one of these.

    April 7, 2015 at 3:37 pm
  • Reply Katie Smith

    i would love to get one. it looks cool like it was just a watch

    April 7, 2015 at 5:12 pm
  • Reply rebecca Yager

    Jewelry with function?! You can’t go wrong! awesome idea.

    April 7, 2015 at 6:29 pm
  • Reply Jessica Martinez

    That is really nice and sleek looking. I think I could wear that all day 😉

    April 8, 2015 at 3:18 pm
  • Reply Hayley

    I do not have an activity tracker and have remained skeptical about them, but this may have changed my mind. Bluetooth?! Waterproof?! I NEED IT.

    April 9, 2015 at 2:44 pm
  • Reply Danielle Smith

    I love that it’s waterproof!!

    April 10, 2015 at 12:18 am
  • Reply Katherine

    This is the most attractive and inconspicuous tracker I have ever seen. I love the design that makes it look like a piece jewelry and the watch function.

    April 10, 2015 at 3:35 am
  • Reply Jennifer Beggs

    I’ve been wondering about the usefulness of these type of gadgets. Thanks for sharing what they’re good for. It’s more $ than I’m willing to pay for right now, and I wish it was chargeable. I like that it’s bluetooth enabled though and fashionable!

    April 10, 2015 at 9:58 am
  • Reply Katy

    I love this and am so glad you reviewed it! It looks so much better than most trackers and I love the sleep tracker. The battery power is a win, too!

    April 12, 2015 at 12:52 am
  • Reply Sara Phillips

    I’ve been wanting a FitBit, but this one looks so much better!

    April 13, 2015 at 11:03 am
  • Reply Jessica Haynes

    This is a cool product. Sometimes fit bands can be so ugly and clunky, I love that this one is good-looking as well as functional!

    April 13, 2015 at 1:19 pm
  • Reply Kieta Rhoades

    A trendy way to help keep track of progress?! I love it!

    April 13, 2015 at 7:16 pm
  • Reply Lauren K

    I’d wear this, it’s super cute!

    April 13, 2015 at 7:43 pm
  • Reply Roxy Kruse

    So cool!! Would love to have an activity tracker!

    April 13, 2015 at 9:12 pm
  • Reply Katrina P

    Looks great! Would love one!

    April 13, 2015 at 9:25 pm
  • Reply Amy P

    This is the best looking activity tracker I’ve seen.

    April 14, 2015 at 11:26 am
  • Reply Kristina

    I love how stylish this is. I have a fitbit flex and the bands aren’t very attractive.

    April 14, 2015 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Kayla Gunn

    I like that they made this to look fashionable and useful!

    April 15, 2015 at 4:21 pm
  • Reply Kara

    The sleep tracker so sound helpful!

    April 15, 2015 at 8:20 pm
  • Reply Erin S.

    I like that it tracks activity & sleep…& looks stylish :0)

    April 16, 2015 at 7:42 pm
  • Reply Sonal

    I have one of these shine trackers and they are absolutely amazing!! I love how it doesn’t need to charge ever! Makes it so easy to use. Also the bluetooth connection makes it easy connect without wires and stuff too. A great item!

    April 18, 2015 at 1:50 am
  • Reply Katrina Angele

    I love that it does not look like an obvious tracker. Stylish.

    April 18, 2015 at 1:55 am
  • Reply Jutta P.

    Love, love, love this! It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for!

    April 18, 2015 at 11:12 pm
  • Reply Jo-Ann Brightman

    I am very impressed by how much this tracker does, both for exercising and sleeping

    April 19, 2015 at 3:47 pm
  • Reply polly

    I like that it looks very fashionable…great idea!

    April 19, 2015 at 8:57 pm
  • Reply jodi Armstrong

    Id love to try this. Ive heard great reviews about fitbit and this seems very similar. I always wonder how many steps I take daily 🙂

    April 19, 2015 at 11:38 pm
  • Reply Amanda Phillips

    Neat concept!

    April 20, 2015 at 7:17 am
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