Posted 12/02/2013 at 6:08 AM
Posted 4 years ago
Misfit Shine, the button-sized activity tracker that can be attached to clothing to log steps, calories, and sleep, is finally getting an Android release.
The device was originally launched last year through an indiegogo campaign, attracting close to 8,000 backers with a closing total raised of $846,675; this made it one of the crowdfunding website’s most successful campaigns ever. Design aside, what made Misfit Shine great to Android users in particular was the fact that the developers intended to support the Google platform from the outset – something that other similar projects (Nike) had neglected to do. Misfit Shine even showed off an early version of the app. However, in a May update, the company suddenly reported that it was dropping Android support due to a number of issues, so focused solely on iOS at launch.
More than six months on, and at a time when most Android users had probably forgotten about Misfit Shine, the company has announced that its Shine app is coming to Android.
According to Engadget, the app will run on systems using Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) and above that support Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity and will let you set and monitor fitness goals that are tracked by the Misfit Shine device. With the gadget and app working together, users will be able to look at how activity goals are being met by the day or week, log the amount of steps taken and calories burned, and track sleep patterns.
The device is available through the Misfit website for $119. As noted by Droid Life, Shine is also being sold as a package deal through Best Buy for $99 with sport band included. Definitely one for the Christmas list.