Misfit Shine 2

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If you are looking for a simple and basic activity tracker to help you keep track of your steps, calories, and distance traveled, as well as the ability to monitor your sleep then you have come to the right place. The affordable price tag of the Misfit Shine 2 activity and sleep tracker draws customers in and the small and stylish look and great comfortability keeps them happy. The tracker seems to be fairly accurate, as you can wear it all day without having to remove it so it can keep better track of your fitness data. The one major problem customers have with the device is that the band is not the most secure and if you are not careful it is extremely easy to lose the tracker out of the band. That being said, the Misfit Shine 2 tracker does seem to be an all around good device that customers appreciate.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Tracks sleep and steps
  • Waterproof
  • Does not need to be charged
  • Easy to use
  • Integration with other apps
  • Vibrates to give you notifications
  • Stylish
  • Affordable price tag
  • Lightweight
Cons
  • Does not track stairs
  • A limited social aspect of the app
  • Falls out of the wristband a lot
  • No heart rate monitor
  • No display
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Positive
  • The design is simple, stylish, and modern.
  • This is great for activity tracking when you only want data in the app.
  • The waterproof design makes this a great tracker for swimming.
  • Buyers have been able to swim and shower while wearing the Shine 2 with no problems.
  • The unique time display adds to the sleek design.
  • The battery does not need to be charged.
  • Misfit has released an improved band that reduces the likelihood of the tracker falling out.
  • The band is comfortable and flexible.
  • This activity tracker is lightweight and has a low profile.
  • Inactivity alerts keep you moving.
  • Phone and text notifications are an added convenience.
  • The app is user friendly and easy to sync.
  • Compared to other activity trackers, the price is below average.
  • Shine 2 can track a variety of activities.
  • The silent alarm is a good alternative to other alarms which can wake up sleeping partners.
  • The tracker disc can be clipped on shoes as an alternative to wearing it on your wrist.
  • The sleep monitor has worked well for many buyers.
Negative
  • The main complaint about the Misfit Shine 2 is the band. A significant number of reviewers claim the tracker can easily pop out of the band. This has led to a lot of lost trackers.
  • Although Misfit has improved the band, some reviewers still claim it is not secure enough to keep the tracker in place.
  • Many buyers report syncing issues within the first 3 months.
  • Although it is convenient to have a watch battery instead of a rechargeable one, there are reports that battery replacements are needed every few months.
  • There are a few reports of connectivity issues after software updates were installed.
  • Sleep monitoring is limited to certain hours and will automatically stop and need to be fully restarted with common disturbances such as nighttime restroom visits.
  • It does not have a stair counting function.
  • Even though some buyers like the convenience of only using the app to read data, others find it an inconvenience.
  • Although rare, there are some reports of having issues with the app on an android phone.
  • The tap-to-view function is not reliably responsive.
  • There are a couple of reports from buyers who received defective trackers.
  • There are limited reviews from runners.
  • Buyers give mixed reviews about their Misfit customer service experience when addressing issues with the Shine 2.
  • Some reviewers note that there are often delays in syncing.
  • The alarm feature has been unreliable for some people.
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Activities
Activities

Activities

The Misfit Shine 2 activity tracker is very simple and basic and as such, it can only really track some of your more basic routines. The tracker is best at tracking your steps and your sleep. There is no heart rate monitor on this product so you will not be able to keep track of that while wearing this product. One thing customers do appreciate about this is that it is waterproof and therefore does not ever have to be taken off. You can wear it in the shower or in the pool, no need to remove it unless you want to. If you are looking for something simple to help you track how many steps you take a day or just to track your sleep then this product will be perfect for you.
Basic Features
Basic Features

Basic Features

The Misfit Shine 2 is a basic tracker and as such there are only a few features that it can provide to you. This product can automatically track your steps, how far you have walked, and calories burned, but unfortunately, customers are displeased that this tracker is unable to track flights of stairs climbed. It does not seem to be a big deal to most customers but some have commented about it so it may be something to note. The tracker will also automatically track your length and quality of sleep which seems to be common practice with many smartwatches and activity trackers that are on the market nowadays.

This tracker will give you vibration alerts on your trackers if you get phone calls or texts when connected to your phone. You will also get vibration alerts to remind you to move or if you have an alarm set. The trackers have a smart button that you can use to control any connected household devices. There is a reflective wristband that helps reflect light even in the dimmest of lights to help make sure that you stay safe and others can see you at all times.
Advanced Features
Advanced Features

Advanced Features

There are not a whole lot of advanced features when it comes to the Misfit Shine 2 activity tracker, as it is a very basic and simple device. One thing that customers appreciate about it, however, is that it is waterproof and as such, they do not have to remove it unless they want to which gives them a slightly more accurate reading than some of the other trackers on the market.

Another great feature about this tracker is the replaceable battery and extended battery life. This tracker does not use a rechargeable battery, instead, it uses a watch battery that should only have to be replaced about once a year. Just one more reason to allow you to wear your Shine 2 all day without having to remove it.
Accuracy
Accuracy

Accuracy

When it comes to accuracy, there are mixed reviews on the Misfit Shine 2 tracker. The fact that you can wear this tracker all day without having to remove it at all means that the accuracy is going to be better than some of the other trackers out there, simply because you have a continuous stream of data. On the other hand, some customers mentioned that the step counter is not always as accurate as other trackers on the market today. Even if the information is not always accurate, it is at least consistent.
Connectivity
Connectivity

Connectivity

The Misfit Shine 2 tracker connects to your phone or smart device through a Bluetooth connection. Customers do not seem to have too many issues when it comes to actually getting the device to connect. The biggest issues that people seem to have with it is that if you want to connect to your phone, not only do you have to have your Bluetooth turned on, but you also have to have your mobile data turned on (not Wi-Fi) and your location services. Reviewers commented that this iteration of the Shine was much easier to get to connect than the original Shine which is a much-needed upgrade.
Apps
Apps

Apps

There are two different apps that you can use with the Misfit Shine 2 sleep and activity tracker. You can use the Misfit app on either an iPhone or Android device, as well as the Misfit Link app. Customers have mentioned, however, that the apps work wonderfully on their iPhones, but the Android app has some major flaws and becomes a nuisance to use. Reviewers have mentioned that the social aspect of the Misfit app is limited and they would like to see more features to share their activities and connect with friends. You can use some third party apps in unison with the Misfit Shine 2 such as MapMyFitness, UA Recorder, Polar Beat, or Withings, but the integration seems to be poor and could really use some work.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Customers believe that the Misfit Shine 2 activity tracker fits comfortably on their wrist. It has a rather small and lightweight design so it almost feels like there is nothing on the wrist at all. Customers like the thin wristband and that fact that it does not get in their way when they are doing everyday things which are always an added bonus. One of the great parts about this trackers is that if you do not want to wear it on your wrist, you can pop the device out of the wristband and put it in your pocket to track your activity.
Style
Style

Style

Customers can appreciate the sleek look and design of the Misfit Shine 2 activity tracker. The tracker only comes with two color options, black or rose gold, and with both options, you only have the option for a black wristband. Customers have commented that they would love to see some other color options so they can find something that will best fit their style and personality, but for the most part, customers seem to be happy with the few choices that they do have available to them. Some reviewers have mentioned that if you want to wear a watch on your opposite wrist, it can look odd since you have your tracker on one wrist and the watch on the other, but that does not seem to deter customers from purchasing and wearing the tracker.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The Misfit Shine 2 tracker seems to be relatively durable and will not fall apart and suffer from premature wear and tear. The biggest problem with durability that customers have is the fact that the disc has the tendency to fall out of the wristband and get lost. There is a handy feature that you can use through the Misfit app that helps you find your tracker if it gets lost, called "Show my Shine". Customers do not have a lot of good things to say about this feature, however, because it does not work as well as you would like. It will simply light the LED lights up on the disc to help you locate it. If you dropped it face down or if it fell under something or in something else then it will be much more difficult to find. A lot of reviewers have mentioned that they lost this product and were unable to find it, causing them to have to replace their tracker.
Face
Face

Face

There is not a whole lot to say about the face of the Misfit Shine 2 tracker, as there is no real face to it. The front of the disc simply has LED lights around the outside. Customers noted that the inclusion of the LED lights on the face is nice because it makes it easier to read the Shine when it is in watch mode and according to others it just makes it more attractive to look at. The face of the tracker is slightly bigger than its predecessors was, but it is not too noticeable and customers do not seem to mind the slight size increase. As previously mentioned, however, customers have problems with the trackers face popping out of the band and they have the tendency to get lost which is extremely frustrating to many.
Band
Band

Band

Many customers seem to have problems when it comes to the band of the Misfit Shine 2 tracker, there really were not a lot of nice things said about it. Unfortunately, there are no other options when it comes to the wristband of this device, the only choice is to use the one that came with the tracker itself. The biggest complaint about the band is the fact that it does not keep the tracker firmly in place on your wrist. It has been mentioned a couple times already, but it is important to keep in mind that many customers will lose the tracker because the band will not hold the device firmly enough to keep it nice and secure. Some customers found ways to overcome this problem by fiddling with the sides of the bands and the plastic backing to make sure it holds in place, the problem with this method, however, is that it blocks the face of the tracker and does not look good at all. Overall, Misfit really missed the mark when it comes to the band of the Shine 2.
Sizes Available
Sizes Available

Sizes Available

Customers do not have a whole lot to say about the sizing of the Misfit Shine 2 sleep and activity tracker. The fit seems to be adequate, as the wristband is adjustable and is able to accommodate most peoples wrists. The actual size of the tracker itself is rather small, quite a bit smaller than its previous iteration. The measurements of the disc itself are 30.5 mm in diameter and 8 mm high. The device weighs in at 8.5 grams, with the battery installed, making it extremely lightweight. Some customers had an issue with the fact that the size of this iteration is different than the original, as it makes the accessories purchased for the original Shine incompatible with the newest version.
Ease of Use
Ease of Use

Ease of Use

The Misfit Shine 2 tracker is relatively easy to use. The set up is as easy as downloading and installing the Misfit app onto your iPhone or Android device and pairing your tracker through a Bluetooth connection. If you do not already have an account, you will have to create a Misfit account which is not hard to do at all, you simply have to enter in some of your information. Once you are connected you are good to go and the tracker will start automatically tracking your steps and your sleep, no need to do anything else. Even those users who are self-proclaimed technologically impaired will have no problems using this tracker.
Power Source
Power Source

Power Source

The Misfit Shine 2 activity tracker is powered by a replaceable watch battery, there is no need to make sure your device stays charged. Unlike many other trackers that are on the market nowadays, this device does not use a rechargeable battery that will only last you a day or two. The battery that powers this Shine should last you between 6 months and a year so no need to worry about the battery dying on you too quickly.
Price
Price

Price

The Misfit Shine 2 sleep and activity tracker comes with a relatively low price tag which draws customers in. The MSRP, manufacturer's suggested retail price, of the device rings up at $80 but as with many things on the market nowadays, you can generally find it much cheaper somewhere online. Most customers seem to like their device and believe that it is worth the money they paid for it. However, it is important to note, there are a few who do not believe this, as they lost their trackers shortly after purchasing it due to the poor design of the band and clip.
Accessories
Accessories

Accessories

When you purchase the Misfit Shine 2 tracker you will receive the tracker itself, a sports band, clasp, battery, and a quick start guide to get you on your way. Since the device does not use a rechargeable battery there is no charging cable that comes with the tracker. You will be responsible for purchasing replacement batteries when the time comes, but that should not be too often.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

-Tracks your steps, calories, and distance automatically
-Tracks your sleep
-Vibration alerts to notify you when you have a call or message
-Waterproof
-A replaceable battery that lasts about 6 months
-Reflective sports band to keep you visible in low light conditions
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Misfit Shine 2 tracker is an all-around good fitness tracker that customers seem to like. It is very basic and does not have all of the bells and whistles that some others have, but that is part of the appeal. This device will track the basic, your steps and your sleep, that is it. There is no heart rate monitor or GPS, but that is alright with most users. The affordable price tag is one of the best features of the tracker, however, it is important to note that the band is a bit flimsy and the device can very easily fall out of the band and get lost. Altogether though, customers seem to like the Shine 2 and they continue to wear it.