Get fit in a flash (and on a budget) with Misfit’s latest wearable tech: the Misfit Flash.
The Misfit Flash – released in September 2014 – is the second wearable fitness product from Misfit Wearables. It follows the company’s first entry into the wearables market in 2013, with the Misfit Shine and can be considered it’s budget-friendly alternative relative.
In short, the Flash does almost everything the Shine can do, but it does it for half the price.
So what’s the big deal?
We’re glad you asked.
Misfit appearance and features
The Misfit Flash App
Tracking and setting your activity goals is all handled from within your smartphone and tablet app. The following devices are compatible with the Misfit Flash:
- iPhone 4S
- iPod Touch 5
- iPad 3
- Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3
- Google Nexus 4
- Android 4.3 BLE devices
Once downloading the Misfit App from the App Store or Google Play, just create an account from within the app if you don’t already have one to get started. The Flash will then interact with your smartphone or tablet via BlueTooth. From within the app you can customise the activity you’re about to undertake by using the menu option, and choosing either cycling, soccer, tennis, swimming or basketball. Hold the front face button of the Flash until the lights circulating syncs the changed activity type from the app to the wearable. The Misfit App allows you to set daily goals, which are then tracked over time and displayed in visually accessible graphs and percentages. There is also a leaderboard, so you can compare your progress with friends’ for, as we all know, competition is sometimes the best motivator.
The Misfit Flash battery
The Misfit Flash comes with a replaceable 3 Volt CR2032 coin cell battery, which should last approx. four to six months with normal use. Changing it looks to be a straightforward process, as you can see in the video below: