Misfit Speedo Shine

Misfit has announced a partnership with Speedo for a new swimming tracker. Well, it’s not totally new; the tracker is actually a variant of the aluminum Misfit Shine. Available in a raw aluminum color, the tracker retains the original Shine’s 50m waterproofing and 6 month battery life. For a $10 premium over the standard Shine, the Speedo version is able to track laps and swim distance in addition to the device’s standard activity tracking. You may recall, we recently took a look at the Misfit Flash (the Shine’s plastic sibling) and found it to be competent activity tracker but we were not in love with the app. So we were pleased to see that while the Speedo Shine will sync your swim and activity data to the Misfit app, you will also be able to use Speedo’s Speedo Fit swim tracking app. It will be interesting to see how Misfit’s new tracker compares to the upcoming and comparably priced MOOV Now. The MOOV Now allows you to wear two trackers to gain more detailed tracking information and is able to do things such as recognize your stroke and track your stroke rate / count.