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conclusion:We're mixed

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The Misfit Shine might be a stylish fitness tracker, but there isn't enough substance behind it to make it stand out in a crowded field. The look and feel of the Shine has TechHive calling it "sleek and attractive," feeling that it's "more like jewelry than tech." That stylish casing is also waterproof up to 50 meters, which PC Mag says is a "big plus" over competing trackers that break after one accidental wash. Unfortunately, that minimalism means the tracker lacks a display, so you can't check your stats on the go. The Shine is also limited in a lot of other ways as well -- it only works with iOS, and even though it's wireless, CNET says it "needs to be held close to phone screen to sync." As a first attempt the Misfit Shine is good enough, but they'll need to work on a few things, like adding Android compatibility, a display and picking up some third-party support. At $120, it's asking for a bit too much compared to products with more depth like the Fitbit Force and Withings Pulse. Unless, of course, you need a fitness tracker that accessorizes with your evening wear. In that case, the Shine has you set.

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Critic reviews

7.4
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    8.0
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    7.7
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User reviews

9.5
4 reviews
8.0
CNET Aug 7, 2013

The Shine's one of the most stylish and futuristic-looking wireless fitness trackers out there, but you're trading in extra versatility for minimalist style.

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8.0
GigaOM Jul 23, 2013

Overall, the Shine was a well-designed breath of fresh air in a world of fugly fitness gadgets, and with a bit more attention to the tapping interface, I could really love this gadget.

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7.0
PC Mag Aug 22, 2013

The Misfit Shine is an activity tracker that's big on style, but doesn't quite offer enough to shine above the advanced competition.

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8.0
Pocket-Lint Oct 23, 2013

There are plenty of things we like about the Shine, including the design, waterproofing and its multiple ways to wear. It's clever, and works as prescribed to a point, but it somehow lacks the wow factor for our preferences.

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5.0
TechHive Aug 28, 2013

While it has garnered quite a bit of attention for its stylish design, the Misfit Shine could have used a little more focus on function. A good device that could be great, in its second version.

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9.0
TrustedReviews Nov 21, 2013

If you’re looking for a fully-functional and completely waterproof fitness tracker, the Misfit Shine is a great choice, especially for the fashion conscious. The lengthy battery life just sweetens the deal.

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7.0
TechRadar Feb 5, 2014

Recording specific activities – even sleep – is tricky to execute, largely because it's hard to know whether Shine has received and processed the all-important triple-tap. What's the point in being waterproof if it's almost impossible to record a swim?

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9.0
amf amf

Looks really great! The design is Apple'ish. A bit on the feminine side. Tap to interact is easy and the display is very geeky.

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10
hardwinmd hardwinmd

Easy set up, options for sport band or leather strap (not of the highest quality but acceptable as an alternative to the sport band), easy to access, waterproof is unique among these devices.

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9.0
Martl Martl

I consider Misfit Shine the currently most durable activity tracker on the market. I used it more heavily than all the others since I took it with me when swimming and I have been washing it with soap basically whenever I was washing my hands. Apart from Withings Pulse and Fitbit Flex which I...

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