Misfit Ray Is A New, Slimmer Health Tracker That Seems Extra Like A Bracelet Than A Watch
With its first main product launch since its acquisition by watchmaker Fossil Group in November, Misfit right now debuted its newest entry in its line of trend-ahead health trackers with the launch of the Misfit Ray. The health and sleep monitor contains a cylindrical aluminum physique, and works with the corporate’s different Misfit-branded or customized equipment, and might be worn as both a bracelet or a necklace. Along with its well being-monitoring features, the brand new Ray may also interoperate with Misfit Hyperlink, the software program that allows you to management issues round you – like switching on or off the lights, altering your music, taking a selfie, and extra.
Fashion-sensible, the Misfit Ray is a little bit of a departure from the corporate’s different health trackers, the Shine, Shine 2, Flash, and the sensible button Hyperlink, which function a extra conventional, round design that recollects a watchface moderately than one thing that’s extra aggressive with the slimmer Fitbit.
As an alternative, the Ray is 12mm in diameter and 38mm lengthy, which makes it simpler to be worn amid a row of bracelets, maybe. The tracker is available in each Rose Gold and Carbon Black, and features a three-axis accelerometer just like the one discovered within the Misfit Shine 2. Additionally included is a vibration motor that’s used to remind you to get shifting – just like how the Apple Watch will remind you to face after a interval of inactivity, for instance.
The Ray additionally has a single multicolor LED, and may provide you with a warning to incoming texts and calls in addition to buzz a silent alarm. Like different Misfit wearables, the gadget is water-proof as much as 50 meters and it doesn’t require charging. (The battery lasts for six months, and is consumer-replaceable, the corporate says.)
Ray wearers can monitor their sleep period and high quality, monitor their steps, tag particular actions like biking or yoga, see their energy burned and extra utilizing Misfit’s cellular app.
The brand new gadget will start at $ninety nine.ninety nine, which makes it the identical worth because the newer Misfit Shine 2.
Principally, Misfit has repurposed its tech right into a slimmer type issue to provide shoppers a selection that’s extra about aesthetics, relatively than a brand new or expanded function set. Nevertheless, regardless of the brand new look, the Ray just isn’t actually aggressive with the excessive-style Fitbit merchandise, like Tory Burch’s line, which turns the tracker right into a extra elegant accent. As an alternative, the Misfit Ray nonetheless ships with a sporty, rubber band, making the system really feel extra informal. That stated, the worth makes it rather more reasonably priced than Burch’s gold and silver equipment, which begin at $one hundred sixty five and go as much as $195, and nonetheless require you to purchase the Fitbit individually.