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The health wearables company Misfit today announced the second version of its popular Shine fitness and sleep tracker — the Shine 2.
Misfit said it has completely redesigned the Shine, adding a new 3-axis magnetometer to the 3-axis accelerometer inside the device. The accelerometer measures movement, while magnetometers typically measure the strength and pull direction of an external magnetic field.
Like its predecessor, the Shine 2 tracks steps, calories, and distance, and can automatically track light sleep and deep sleep. It also can tell the difference between different types of exercise, including swimming, basketball, tennis, soccer, yoga, and dance.
Like the Apple Watch, the Shine 2’s vibration motor gives the wearer inactivity alerts to keep them moving.
The wearer can see their exercise status and other information through a circle of 12 colored LED lights on the front of the device. Misfit says the lights can show combinations of more than 16 million possible colors.
The touch responsiveness, syncing, and Bluetooth range have also each been improved in the new device.
The Shine 2, like the original Shine, runs on a single, replaceable watch battery, which lasts about six months.
The $100 Shine 2 comes in rose gold and carbon black, and can be ordered now at the Misfit website. It’ll be available in retail locations worldwide in November, the company said.
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