Review: Misfit Shine 2

A couple of months ago, I laid my eyes on a Misfit Flash. I loved the simplicity of the app. Unfortunately the plastic band that came with it broke two times, so it ended up collecting dust. When Misfit announced the Misfit Shine 2, I was eager to start using a Misfit again.

Misfit is a California-based wearable company. They have two main devices on the market: the Misfit Flash and the Misfit Shine. The Shine automatically tracks sleep and activity. It keeps you posted on your progress toward your daily goal through 12 LEDs.  The Misfit Shine 2 is an updated version of the Misfit Shine, but the technology differences between versions are unclear. The design looks more or less the same, but the 12 lights on the display now have several colors instead of white, and the band is a bit thinner and comes in new colors like rose gold—all fairly superficial differences. It’s on the market for $99.

Things I like about the Misfit Shine 2:

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Review: Mira Bracelet

Companies focused on women’s health and wellness are on the rise. According to a Rock Health report, so far this year through third quarter 2015, nine women’s health companies have raised a total of $82 million compared to $29 million in 2014 and $2 million in 2011. From hardware to software, companies are focusing their efforts on women-specific issues like tracking menstrual cycles, bringing smart breast pumps to market, and providing a “feminine” touch to activity tracking. (I’m using air quotes here because a company attributing meaning to femininity can be problematic. Read on to find out why!) One of those women-specific companies is Mira.

Mira is a Chicago-based startup that raised $12,545 on Kickstarter in January 2015 to produce the Mira bracelet. With the tagline “Inspired by women, for women,” Mira markets their product as a “fashion-forward smart bracelet that captures your daily activity and motivates you to take small healthy actions each day. It’s time to feel as good as you look.” It retails for $169, comes in three sizes (petite, small and medium) and can be purchased on their web site and Amazon. I got to try out the Mira Bracelet this fall. Here’s what I thought: Read More

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