I am a triathlete, a fitness junkie, and I love fitness technology. So, when Spright, a brand that is a new voice in the health, fitness, and product review world, reached out to me to review the MisFit Shine, of course, I was stoked! (FYI – The MisFit is for both men and women even though the name can be a bit deceiving).
I am a Garmin 910XT user and a Fitbit Charge user, so I was really curious to see how the MisFit would compare. I love my Fitbit to track my sleep and watch my HR particularly. And I also like tracking my steps throughout the day, because it makes me get up from my desk and walk around. I may workout, but that’s no excuse to be completely sedentary in front of my computer the rest of the day. Since, I usually wear my Fitbit all day, I swapped it out for the MisFit, and wore it for 10 days straight. So, I wore it on runs, rides, swims, to bed, in the shower, at work, you name it. 🙂
First, I want to share with you a little video so you can get the background of this product.
Here’s what I love, and what I think could be improved. 🙂
- It’s attractive and you can wear it anywhere
- It’s waterproof up to 50m.
- It’s battery powered, so no charging involved! Sometimes it’s nice to not have to charge something. 🙂
- Sleep tracker – I love tracking my sleep. It also motivates me to try to get my 8hrs.
- Points system – I like that it takes everything into account, and you get points. You can choose how active you want to be, and then instead of “steps”, it has a “points” challenge.
- Food journal – I’m not much of a food journal option, but I do like this for those who want to be a part of a supportive community to help them make good choices and hold them accountable.
- Accuracy – It has been pretty dead on with my mileage on my runs and my total sleep time.
- Affordable – It’s a solid product that is not breaking the bank. THANK YOU!
MisFit Ways to Improve:
- Heart rate – I really do love the heart rate aspect of the Fitbit. Being a triathlete I’m a HR crazy person. I like seeing what my resting heart rate is, and how high my heart rate was during a workout, etc.
- Automatic Activity Detection – I would love for a watch to automatically detect if I’m swimming, cycling, running, etc. It knows I’m working out, but it would be awesome if it knew what kind of activity I was doing.
I’m not gonna lie, I plan on wearing this all the time for my daily tracker instead of my Fitbit, because I seriously just love the way it looks, and it’s accuracy. I can get my HR for my workouts with my Garmin, and if I want my resting heart rate, I can just take it manually. haha.
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