For the most part, Misfit’s fitness trackers have stuck to the same successful formula – a small, round design with built-in LED lights to show your progress toward certain goals. But the company has branched out with the just announced Ray.
The new device is shaped more like a cylinder and is just 38mm long. Hidden on both ends of the tracker are two 8mm spring bars. Those are important because that allows the Ray to be worn as a bracelet or even a necklace.
Like all of Misfit’s other trackers, the Ray doesn’t need charging and features a user-replaceable battery than can last for up to six months. Along with your activity, it can also track sleep. The vibration motor can quietly notify wearers of text messages and phone call along with providing a nudge when you’ve been inactive for a certain amount of time.
With the companion iOS app, users can take a look at all the important fitness and sleep information and further customize the experience.
More than just a tracker
The Ray’s exterior is made with aircraft grade aluminum, and it is completely water resistant up to 50 meters.
It is also compatible with the Misfit Link app that can help your tracker act as a smart button. You can program the Shine 2 to do a number of functions like act as a remote for your phone’s camera, control music, advance slides in a presentation, and trigger activity from the Logitech Harmony Hub smart home device.
While Misfit, which was acquired by Fossil in late 2015, has always done a great job designing high-quality devices, I’m definitely impressed with the jewelry-like appearance and flexibility of the Ray.
You can preorder the Ray now directly from Misfit. It’s scheduled to ship in April. Currently, you can select from a black or rose gold tracker. A set with a sport band is $99.99 while a version with a leather band is $20 more.
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