Misfit unveils faster, more accurate Shine 2 fitness tracker

Misfit Shine 2 has arrived. Photo: Misfit

Misfit Shine 2 delivers better fitness tracking. Photo: Misfit

Misfit is back with a major update to its award-winning Shine fitness and sleep tracker. The new Shine 2 is faster and more accurate than its predecessor, with an added 3-axis magnetometer and updated hardware that promises improved responsiveness and snappier syncing.

Shine 2 retains the subtle aesthetic of the original Shine, but it’s a different beast on the inside. Its new 3-axis magnetometer combines with the existing accelerometer and more advanced internals to deliver more accurate tracking, faster synching, and extended Bluetooth range.

The 12 LED lights that form a halo around the Shine 2 now display over 16 million colors and are bright enough to see in direct sunlight, making it easy to keep an eye on your progress during your workout, tell the time, and see text and call notifications.

Shine 2 also boasts a silent alarm feature, and it’s compatible with Misfit Link, the platform that makes Shine more than just an activity tracker by giving you the ability to control the smart devices in your home remotely. You can use Shine 2 to toggle lights, control music, and more.

Shine 2 comes in Rose Gold and Carbon Black. Photo: Misfit

Shine 2 comes in Rose Gold and Carbon Black. Photo: Misfit

Despite the familiar look, Shine 2 features an even thinner body and still maintains the 6-month battery life users have become accustomed to. It’s also water-resistant up to 50 meters deep, and its modular design lets you swap straps to suit your look.

“We’ve packed a lot into Shine 2, adding more functionality into an even smaller form factor with the same battery life, ”said Adam Mack, Misfit’s Director of Mechanical Design. “We didn’t compromise on craftsmanship or the user experience.”

Shine 2 will come in Rose Gold and Carbon Black, and is available to purchase now from Misfit.com priced at $99.99. You’ll also be able to find it in retail locations worldwide next month.