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MacRumors
Aug 6, 2013, 09:19 AM
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Startup organization Misfit (http://misfitwearables.com/#home), a company co-founded by former Apple CEO John Sculley, has released Shine, a physical activity monitor for use with iOS devices. Shine includes features such as the ability to wear the monitor anywhere on the body with additional accessories, as well as mobile syncing that is done by placing Shine on top of an iOS device and using an official app (http://appshopper.com/healthcare-fitness/shine-3) that can be downloaded from the App Store [Direct Link (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id564157241?mt=8)].

1RL8PjiOoGIShine is an elegant new activity tracker that helps you live a more active life. Wear Shine anywhere on your body with our range of accessories that are designed for any occasion. Then sync with the Shine app to set your activity goal, check your daily progress, and see your movement trends. Shine was originally funded through an Indiegogo campaign (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/misfit-shine-an-elegant-wireless-activity-tracker) that raised over $845,000 in 2012. The device retails for $99.95 and is available on Misfit's official online store (http://store.misfitwearables.com/).

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Shine will also be coming shortly to Apple's retail and online stores. The device briefly appeared (http://store.apple.com/us/product/HC721ZM/A/misfit-shine-personal-physical-activity-monitor) in Apple's online store yesterday in a $119.95 package that also includes Shine's sport band bracelet strap, although it has now been removed from the store for unknown reasons.

Article Link: Physical Activity Monitor 'Shine' Launching in Apple Stores (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/08/06/physical-activity-monitor-shine-launching-in-apple-stores/)



Gus Van Der Mee
Aug 6, 2013, 09:28 AM
Looks cool.

applesith
Aug 6, 2013, 09:30 AM
That video is so ridiculously vague about what it does and how it does it. How is it different than a step counter or the nike thing?

HuckleNDenali
Aug 6, 2013, 09:30 AM
I'll keep my FuelBand, thank you

decimortis
Aug 6, 2013, 09:31 AM
Quick, someone make an app that causes the Shine to draw all the remaining power from your iOS device and transfer it to you ass for one motivational, electrical shock if you sit on the couch too long. Call it Fried Potato. ;)

D.

DotCom2
Aug 6, 2013, 09:39 AM
I might be interested in this.
It looks very COOL and useful.

BigHonkingDeal
Aug 6, 2013, 09:40 AM
Looks cool.


If you need an activity monitor to find out if you're moving enough..... You're not moving enough.

Gus Van Der Mee
Aug 6, 2013, 09:52 AM
If you need an activity monitor to find out if you're moving enough..... You're not moving enough.

Still looks cool.

jschu22
Aug 6, 2013, 09:54 AM
Activity monitors with phone connectivity are quickly becoming the new "improve your golf game" gimmick. Why should I buy this over the multiple Fitbit options? Or Jawbone Up? Or Nike Fuel Band? Or Lark whatever that thing is called?

How about this- All of those companies wake the ____ and make ONE worthwhile device, instead of these halfway pieces of crap they're churning out?

Some guy
Aug 6, 2013, 09:54 AM
If you need an activity monitor to find out if you're moving enough..... You're not moving enough.

But it does look cool.

Gus Van Der Mee
Aug 6, 2013, 09:58 AM
Activity monitors with phone connectivity are quickly becoming the new "improve your golf game" gimmick. Why should I buy this over the multiple Fitbit options? Or Jawbone Up? Or Nike Fuel Band? Or Lark whatever that thing is called?

How about this- All of those companies wake the ____ and make ONE worthwhile device, instead of these halfway pieces of crap they're churning out?

Why should i buy this or that? You know people are different, like different things and have different needs. Not to mention different understanding of things.

GenesisST
Aug 6, 2013, 10:02 AM
That video sure looks like an Ive video...

syd430
Aug 6, 2013, 10:16 AM
Is this John Sculley finally trying to prove that he is product person?

deeddawg
Aug 6, 2013, 10:28 AM
If you need an activity monitor to find out if you're moving enough..... You're not moving enough.

These products are all just motivational tools, giving more immediate feedback and perhaps incenting the owner push just a little more. That's the reason fro the success (and failure) of various products in the segment like Jawbone Up, Fitbit's products, Nike+ FuelBand, and now this.

From DCRainmaker's blog: http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2013/01/ces-2013-health-and-activity-monitorsbringing-it-back-to-reality-edition.html
Itís all about motivation, and all about seeing a number thatís perhaps Ďalmostí to the daily goal, and motivating you to go that bit extra and knock it out. Take for example the team Iím on at work. In general, up until these guys got Nike Fuelbands, you wouldnít find them within 10 miles of a 5K race. And, probably still wonít. But, we finish the day after a long 10-12 hour flight, then dinner, and then as we near the hotel one of them will say ďOh, wait, Iím super-close, Iím going for a walk to get my points high enough!Ē. Simply because he glanced at his wrist. Thatís it.

Thatís why those devices are successful.


This gadget is interesting, I've been waiting to see what Nike does for the next FuelBand before buying a device in this segment, but this thing might be worth trying out depending on how big it really is. "about the size of a quarter" is a little vague. I already often wear my Garmin 610 as a watch when not running, too bad this sort of "the rest of life" functionality isn't built into it.

GSPice
Aug 6, 2013, 10:39 AM
Dude just put this on your baby - boom instant hands free babysitting

crackbookpro
Aug 6, 2013, 10:46 AM
Is this John Sculley finally trying to prove that he is product person?

He's trying... it just doesn't justify a $100 add-on that looks easy to lose. It's not cool at all by the way. Wearable devices are going to be a very cool or rather not cool market.

So, yes, Sculley is not a products' person.

mlmwalt
Aug 6, 2013, 10:50 AM
If you need an activity monitor to find out if you're moving enough..... You're not moving enough.

Very true.

But it may also have a nice placebo effect on some. You spend $99 on this little and you feel compelled to use it, like buying an elliptical machine. Except, you can hang clothes on the elliptical once you stop using it. :D

guzhogi
Aug 6, 2013, 10:52 AM
Maybe Apple could integrate an activity monitor in their supposed upcoming "iWatch" product. Just my 2Ę

GoCubsGo
Aug 6, 2013, 10:52 AM
If you need an activity monitor to find out if you're moving enough..... You're not moving enough.

I hope I can get it shipped to my door so I don't have to get off the couch to go buy it.

slffl
Aug 6, 2013, 10:54 AM
Wow a glorified pedometer. So stupid. I can't wait for the iWatch!

Gamewave
Aug 6, 2013, 10:55 AM
I got mine Saturday. It is really slick and reminds me of any apple product I have ever owned. Very easy to use and far accurate.

The two selling features that made me give up my fuel band for this were 4 month battery and waterproof.

They need more instructions for how to use the app and the accessories like the leather band are way overpriced, $80 without the shine.

spazzcat
Aug 6, 2013, 10:56 AM
If you need an activity monitor to find out if you're moving enough..... You're not moving enough.

Or you want to know how much you are moving when doing thinks like working out....

For example here is my fitbit data from last week:

Weekly Totals
113,673 steps 487 floors 54.39 miles 29,981 calories

Date Activity Steps Distance Duration Calories
Jul 31, 1:59 pm Activity record 524 0.25 miles 1:33:00 220 cals
Jul 31, 3:33 pm Activity record 10,321 4.96 miles 4:43:00 2,189 cals
Jul 31, 5:28 pm Bicycling N/A 30.21 miles 2:01:18 1,740 cals
Aug 2, 11:52 am Bicycling N/A 7.36 miles 30:15 397 cals
Aug 3, 6:35 am Bicycling N/A 93.31 miles 6:01:02 5,108 cals
Aug 4, 6:28 am Bicycling N/A 72.2 miles 4:45:52 3,439 cals

juanm
Aug 6, 2013, 11:01 AM
the ability to wear the monitor anywhere on the body

Uhm... Interesting... :p

nagromme
Aug 6, 2013, 11:02 AM
I just play a loop--for free--of a voice saying "Still just sitting there. Still just sitting there. Still just sitting there."

Maybe some kind of snack monitor would be nice? It could warn you--or even order grocery delivery--when your snack supply gets down to 20% or so.

We need devices tailored to the high-tech lifestyle, not the 1800s when people carried things and moved about.

tinmancactus
Aug 6, 2013, 11:08 AM
Surely John Sculley could have invested $845,000 himself...

mrgraff
Aug 6, 2013, 11:30 AM
That video sure looks like an Ive video...

And the CEO kind of has a Forstall vibe to him.

Solomani
Aug 6, 2013, 11:38 AM
Is this John Sculley finally trying to prove that he is product person?

Finally, this is a thread where I can honestly say: "Steve Jobs would never have allowed this (into his Apple Stores)." :D

.... Because this is John Sculley we are talking about.

latts
Aug 6, 2013, 11:56 AM
Apple needs to patent their presentations, the whole thing is a Applesque and unimaginative (the advert not the device). Black top, machinery, come on.....:confused:

bnp
Aug 6, 2013, 01:12 PM
[QUOTE=Gus Van Der Mee;17690302]Why should i buy this or that?

The ad says it is WATERPROOF.
None of the other devices are. I purchased a FITband only to return it as much of my exericse is done swimming and water aerobics

I can wear SHINE for all my exercise, dry or wet :)
I was waiting for something like this

olowott
Aug 6, 2013, 03:35 PM
cool cute gadget:rolleyes:

macs4nw
Aug 6, 2013, 04:25 PM
.....For example here is my fitbit data from last week:
Weekly Totals
113,673 steps 487 floors 54.39 miles 29,981 calories

Active males need between 2800-3000 calories/day (less for women), depending on age.
Source: http://www.livestrong.com/article/470968-the-average-daily-caloric-intake-for-men/

Dude, are you saying you burned 29,981 calories in a week, which is almost 4300/day? You must be eating like a horse, or losing weight big time. Either that or your FitBit needs recalibrating. ;)

VanillaCracker
Aug 6, 2013, 05:29 PM
That video is so ridiculously vague about what it does and how it does it. How is it different than a step counter or the nike thing?

Yeah seriously, what the hell does it do lol. I watched 90% of that video and the only thing I heard about it is you can see how close you are to your goal, which means I'm assuming it is at least a pedometer. As far as I'm concerned it's a $110 piece of aluminum that lights up, and then there is an app that actually does stuff to accompany it.

macs4nw
Aug 6, 2013, 06:39 PM
I hope I can get it shipped to my door so I don't have to get off the couch to go buy it.

lol...You crack me up! :D


.....Shine is an elegant new activity tracker that helps you live a more active life. Wear Shine anywhere on your body with our range of accessories that are designed for any occasion. Then sync with the Shine app to set your activity goal, check your daily progress, and see your movement trends.

Image (http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/08/shine_apple_online_store.jpg)
Shine will also be coming shortly to Apple's retail and online stores. The device briefly appeared (http://store.apple.com/us/product/HC721ZM/A/misfit-shine-personal-physical-activity-monitor) in Apple's online store yesterday in a $119.95 package that also includes Shine's sport band bracelet strap, although it has now been removed from the store for unknown reasons.

Article Link: Physical Activity Monitor 'Shine' Launching in Apple Stores (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/08/06/physical-activity-monitor-shine-launching-in-apple-stores/)

The removal from APPLE's website may be explained perhaps by the rumored iWatch in the pipeline. While that 'Shine' appears to be a nicely crafted and well designed product (I'm impressed with it reportedly being waterproof), it is an activity monitor, and an activity monitor only.

With APPLE's rumored new iWatch now supposedly seeming to be also (or more), geared towards the medical/health aspects of our lives, it is very likely to also include an activity monitor. So while that rumored iWatch will probably cost more than the 'Shine's $120, it will also be a lot more useful, with a probable tie-in to APPLE's ecosystem, and a possible iWatch App store.

SuperRob
Aug 6, 2013, 08:33 PM
That video is so ridiculously vague about what it does and how it does it. How is it different than a step counter or the nike thing?

I funded this, and received mine today. Sadly, it's not compatible with iOS7 yet.

It's an accelerometer. That's it, really. It uses algorithms to determine what the movements mean, but that's really all that's in there. You set your activity goal in the app, sync with the Shine, and it will light up when you tap it to show you how close you are to making that goal. It can also function as a watch by blinking the twelve lights like a watch might, solid for the hour, and blinking for the minute (rounded to the closest five minutes). It's waterproof, which is a big plus, although I've already heard of one person getting water in theirs, so be careful when installing the battery.

How it communicates is even less exciting. While Sonny promised a new way of syncing because wireless was impossible through a solid metal device ... in actuality it's using Bluetooth LE. The Shine doesn't need to be on the iPhone screen at all, it can actually communicate with the Shine a short distance away. I'm betting that's what broke in iOS7.

Anyway, I basically have a very pretty magnetic paperweight sitting on my desk at work now.

MacSince1990
Aug 6, 2013, 09:33 PM
When I read this, for some reason I thought they meant a physical incarnation of the Activity Monitor from Mac OS X. I was confused.


I hope I can get it shipped to my door so I don't have to get off the couch to go buy it.

Have your wife phone in the order for you :)

Solomani
Aug 7, 2013, 02:17 AM
Apple needs to patent their presentations, the whole thing is a Applesque and unimaginative (the advert not the device). Black top, machinery, come on.....:confused:

Well, you do realize that John Sculley was CEO of Apple for several years, right? Right?

Having been CEO of Apple during the late 80s and early 90s, John Sculley obviously has personally embraced many things about the Apple "culture" and the Apple "look and feel". He was part of Apple in those days. You can't take those ideas away from him. You cannot sue the man and force him to erase the thoughts and ideas and tech culture that he learned from Apple during those years.

Dagless
Aug 7, 2013, 04:44 AM
So it's a Nike Fuelband? A lot of people seem to be making these now.

I don't like the look of this one however. And how come an ex-CEO has to turn to a funding site to create a product?

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When I read this, for some reason I thought they meant a physical incarnation of the Activity Monitor from Mac OS X. I was confused.

Same!

deeddawg
Aug 7, 2013, 07:10 AM
how come an ex-CEO has to turn to a funding site to create a product?

He doesn't.

Other (more in depth) articles about the device claim the crowdsourced funding was more about marketing and gauging interest than about actual dollars.

spazzcat
Aug 7, 2013, 07:28 AM
[QUOTE=spazzcat;17690588].....For example here is my fitbit data from last week:
Weekly Totals
113,673 steps 487 floors 54.39 miles 29,981 calories

Active males need between 2800-3000 calories/day (less for women), depending on age.
Source: http://www.livestrong.com/article/470968-the-average-daily-caloric-intake-for-men/

Dude, are you saying you burned 29,981 calories in a week, which is almost 4300/day? You must be eating like a horse, or losing weight big time. Either that or your FitBit needs recalibrating. ;)

I biked over 240 miles last week.

GoCubsGo
Aug 7, 2013, 08:16 AM
When I read this, for some reason I thought they meant a physical incarnation of the Activity Monitor from Mac OS X. I was confused.




Have your wife phone in the order for you :)

Or my husband. ;)

iLilana
Aug 7, 2013, 02:49 PM
I do not need apple telling me how lazy I am. I have parents for that.

MacSince1990
Aug 8, 2013, 07:39 PM
Or my husband. ;)

Whatever works :p

GoCubsGo
Aug 9, 2013, 07:54 AM
Whatever works :p

When I find him, I hope he does work.

ba dum da!
:p