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Wearable fitness trackers seem to be everywhere these days. The latest is Misfit’s fitness tracker, the Shine Activity Monitor ($99.99), which beautifully combines functionality and aesthetics that sets it apart from the rest. It can be worn anytime and anywhere, whether you’re going for a swim (it’s waterproof), black tie affair, or an elegant night out on the town. It can be clasped on anywhere on your attire, including shoes or jacket; strapped on the wrist, using a sport band or leather band; and can also be worn as a necklace, as it measures the steps you take, calories burned, activity level, and the quality of your sleep.
The Misfit Shine Activity Monitor is lightweight and can easily be worn around the clock. Like other fitness monitors, its goal is to motivate people to live a less sedentary lifestyle and set goals for themselves. It runs on a coin cell battery that lasts about 4 months, so charging it isn’t necessary. Once the power of the battery is depleted, you can easily replace it since these batteries are typically sold at supermarkets and online retailers. The only disadvantage about the Shine is that it only syncs data wirelessly via an iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone 4S or newer.
Shine is selling for $99.99 at Best Buy in four different colors – Gray, Jet, Topaz, and Champagne. The Topaz and Champagne are their exclusive colors.