June 21, 2016
Misfit (now a Fossil brand) and swimwear brand Speedo have launched the second generation of their Speedo Shine device, a tracker for swimmers Misfit originally launched last August. Just as Speedo Shine was a swimmer-focused version of the Misfit Shine with new firmware, Speedo Shine 2 is swimmer-focused version of the Shine 2.
That means the device itself is thinner than its predecessor and...
January 5, 2016
Misfit has unveiled a new activity tracking device that is cylindrical in shape instead of round like Misfit’s other trackers. This is the first device the company has launched since Fossil acquired Misfit late last year.
Similarly to Misfit 2, Ray has a three-axis accelerometer and a vibration feature that reminds users to get up and move throughout the day, notifies them of a call or text, and...
October 21, 2015
Last night, Misfit launched its first new version of the Shine activity tracker. The Shine was Misfit's original product when the company launched in 2012.
The Misfit Shine 2 will have a very similar look and price point to the original Misfit Shine, but adds a number of new features including some that reflect the company's recent focus on using its wearables as controllers for other smart...
August 18, 2015
Misfit, maker of the Shine and Flash activity trackers, has partnered with swimwear manufacturer Speedo and announced a new activity tracking device focused on monitoring swimming, called Speedo Shine.
Speedo Shine, which was tested at Speedo's development facility, tracks a swimmer’s lap count for all stroke types. The device syncs with the Misfit app, available on iOS and Android devices, and...
July 16, 2015
Misfit has announced a new inexpensive tracker, called Misfit Flash Link, which is a small circular device. Flash Link will be priced at $19.99 and will go on sale later this quarter in retail locations globally.
The Flash Link will sync data to a new app the Misfit is also launching, called Misfit Link. Link is only available on iOS for now but an Android version is coming next month. Users can...
July 8, 2015
In the past week, a few companies with wristworn activity tracking devices, Withings, Xiaomi, Jawbone, and Misfit, have announced new features or accessories for their trackers.
Last week, Jawbone announced that the UP4, which was first announced in April, is now available and shipping in the US from the company's website. The UP4, which costs $199, has an American Express NFC-enabled payment...
March 12, 2015
Apple has stopped selling a number of fitness tracking devices in its stores recently, including Withings Pulse O2 Activity Tracker, and, as Re/Code reported this morning, Jawbone Up24, Nike FuelBand SE, and Mio's wristworn heart rate tracker. Apple pulled the devices just about a month before it plans to launch its own activity tracker, the Apple Watch.
Apple also no longer carries Misfit's...
January 5, 2015
Misfit, maker of the Shine and Flash activity trackers, has partnered with Swarovski to create two new versions of the Shine that feature a crystal face and look even more like jewelry than the company's original polished aluminum device. One of the devices, the violet Swarovski Shine, uses solar charging to stay powered up -- sunlight, LEDs, or halogen lighting all keep the device up and running...
December 2, 2014
Misfit, maker of the activity tracking devices Shine and Flash, has raised $40 million from China-based strategic investors ecommerce giant JD.com and smartphone maker Xiaomi. Other new investors in the round include GGV Capital, which led the round, and Shunwei. Misift’s existing investors Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, Horizons Ventures, and Norwest Venture Partners also participated. The...
October 9, 2014
Ever since Apple announced its HealthKit developer toolkit, which aggregates data from a number of different self-tracking apps and devices, it's been a foregone conclusion that Fitbit would be connected. Apple showed a screencap of Fitbit at its developer conference announcing the product. In a recent interview, a Jawbone spokesperson used Fitbit as an example of a device that could potentially...