Physical Activity Monitor 'Shine' Launching in Apple Stores

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Startup organization Misfit, 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 that can be downloaded from the App Store [Direct Link].

    Shine was originally funded through an Indiegogo campaign that raised over $845,000 in 2012. The device retails for $99.95 and is available on Misfit's official online store.

    Shine will also be coming shortly to Apple's retail and online stores. The device briefly appeared 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
  2. applesith macrumors 68020


    Jun 11, 2007
    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?
  3. HuckleNDenali macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2010
  4. decimortis macrumors 6502


    Aug 28, 2007
    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. ;)

  5. DotCom2 macrumors 68030

    Feb 22, 2009
    I might be interested in this.
    It looks very COOL and useful.
  6. BigHonkingDeal macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2009
    Miami, FLA

    If you need an activity monitor to find out if you're moving enough..... You're not moving enough.
  7. Gus Van Der Mee macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2013
    Still looks cool.
  8. jschu22 macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2008
    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?
  9. Some guy macrumors member

    Apr 12, 2013
    But it does look cool.
  10. Gus Van Der Mee macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2013
    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.
  11. GenesisST macrumors 68000


    Jan 23, 2006
    Where I live
  12. syd430 Guest

    Is this John Sculley finally trying to prove that he is product person?
  13. deeddawg macrumors 603

    Jun 14, 2010
    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:

    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.
  14. GSPice macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2008
    Dude just put this on your baby - boom instant hands free babysitting
  15. crackbookpro macrumors 65816


    Feb 25, 2009
    Om nom nom nom
    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.
  16. mlmwalt macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2010
    Philadelphia, Pa, USA
    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
  17. guzhogi macrumors 68030


    Aug 31, 2003
    Wherever my feet take me…
    Maybe Apple could integrate an activity monitor in their supposed upcoming "iWatch" product. Just my 2¢
  18. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I hope I can get it shipped to my door so I don't have to get off the couch to go buy it.
  19. slffl macrumors 65816


    Mar 5, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    Wow a glorified pedometer. So stupid. I can't wait for the iWatch!
  20. Gamewave macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2013
    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.
  21. spazzcat, Aug 6, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2013

    spazzcat macrumors 68020


    Jun 29, 2007
    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
  22. juanm macrumors 65816


    May 1, 2006
    Fury 161
    Uhm... Interesting... :p
  23. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    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.
  24. tinmancactus macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2012
    Surely John Sculley could have invested $845,000 himself...

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