Nearly two years after launching the Shine Misfit today launched its successor, called the Shine 2. The wearable boasts an updated design, new sensors, and improved tracking capabilities, and costs $99.99 (Rs 6,512 approximately). Also Read - Misfit unveils Ronin hybrid smartwatches in white: Check featuresAlso Read - Misfit Vapor X Wear OS smartwatch with Snapdragon 3100 SoC, AMOLED display launched
While the Shine 2 has maintained much of the design, it is visibly larger and thinner than before. It is made using an aluminum body and features dimensions of 8mm, which tapers to 3.3mm at the edges. Due to the bigger size, the Shine 2 also comes with its own set of accessories, including a sport band, clasp and an action clip. Also Read - CES 2018: Top announcements from Dell, Omron, Western Digital and others
Misfit Shine 2 specifications and features: The wearable now boasts 12 LED lights and also features a vibration motor for notifications, capacitive sensor for better touch response, 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis magnetometer, which can track rotational movements. It also tracks inactivity, and will nudge you if you have been sitting for too long.
The wearable uses a coin cell battery, which the company says is good enough to last for 4-6 months before being replaced. It connects to devices using Bluetooth 4.1 and is water resistant up to 50 meters.
Just like the recently launched Flash Link, the Misfit Shine 2 also works with the Misfit Link app. This app essentially turns the wearable into a sort of remote control, which can be used for tasks like changing music, clicking selfies and controlling a slideshow among others.
The Misfit Shine 2 is compatible with iOS and Android devices, and as mentioned above it is priced at $99.999. It goes on sale on November 1, and will be available in two colors rose gold and carbon black. While the company recently made its debut in India, there is no word on when it plans to launch the new device in our country.