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Misfit Shine - Activity and Sleep Monitor by Review Summary ,  Sep 25, 2015

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Misfit Shine - Activity and Sleep Monitor
Report Date: 09/25/2015
Based on 3699 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.6
Returned or considering to return: 8.8%

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Individual Feature Rating
Program5.0   above average
Motivating4.7   average
Waterproof4.6   above average
Weight4.6   above average
Accurate4.5   above average
Comfortable4.5   average
Fit4.5   above average
Fitness4.5   average
Monitor4.5   above average
Track4.4   average
Monitoring4.3   average
Sleep4.3   above average
Tracking4.2   average
Charging4.0   above average
Quality3.7   above average
Sleeping3.7   average
Software3.6   average
Display3.5   average
Sync3.5   average
Battery3.4   average
Connection3.3   above average
Support3.3   above average
Wake3.3   below average
Computer3.1   below average
Warranty3.1   above average
Plastic3.0   above average
Experience2.7   below average
Strap2.6   below average
Button2.5   below average
Bluetooth2.3   mediocre


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Accurate

Accurate:
"Accuracy:Both seemed reasonably accurate, but with devices like these there is no absolute accuracy."
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"It's somewhat accurate, but it's annoying to keep track of because it doesn't easily stay synced with my phone."
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"The tracking appeared mostly accurate and my only complaint was the product came off the wrist band with some frequency (every week or two)."
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"For me the MisFit is way more accurate, attractive, lighter, and less hassle as I never have to take it off for anything."
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"As a swimmer, I was frustrated that there was not an accurate device to measure my activity in the water (I swim at least twice week with my masters team)."
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"Not accurate or easy to use"
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"I loved this misfit up in till it kept popping out of the band, it's slick and very accurate ."
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"Misfit sell socks with a little pocket in them - perfect for truly accurate cycling information5."
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"The step tracking seems accurate and the app makes it easy to load and track your steps and progress."
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"The sleep tracking activity is accurate in terms of when I go to sleep and when i get up, and it is interesting to be able to see how much deep sleep I have compared to lighter sleep, and compare that to other things in my life that can affect sleep."
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"It is very accurate in terms of those times.4- the calorie count is pretty accurate."
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Apps

Apps:
"Something I'm proud to wear, in contrary to some of the clunky ones out there- no charging required- PHENOMENAL customer service (described in more detail below)Cons- syncing can take anywhere from 1 try on a good day to 10 tries on a bad one- no smart alarm for android apps (this was really disappointing for me - lucky iphone users...)- this is more a wish-list item than a con - would be nice of the data could be exported to excel."
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"It really doesn't sync up with the My Fitness Pal at all -- both apps say they do but the data is either imported incorrectly (tracking each meal 2x) or not at all."
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")Also, the app doesn't pair well with other apps like it claimed."
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"The Misfit and Fitbit apps are just as functional, but not nearly as pleasant to look at."
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"From pairing problems to unreliable data sync to buggy device apps to (really the worst part) COMPLETELY UNRELIABLE DATA -- I just can't justify keeping it."
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"This doesn't automatically sync to the app, and in order to get the app to do anything useful (such as good tracking and tracking calories burned), you have to sync it to other apps to do this for you (this latter bit is especially annoying since one review I read mentioned this and shine employee responded saying this is no longer the case)."
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"It can easily sync to weight loss apps, like MyFitnessPal.8."
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"I have been using my Misfit Shine for about a year now and it works great, I can keep track of my exercise and sleep as well as use it with other apps like Map My Run, Map My Walk, Map My Ride and My Fitness Pal."
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"The two apps communicate quite nicely together, which is awesome."
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"It plays seamlessly with my iPhone health apps and syncs quickly."
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"After a year, my faith was rewarded and the app is now pretty useful and the data syncs with MyFitnessPal (which is huge) and other apps as well."
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Battery

Battery:
"Three people plus myself, were unable to open it to place battery."
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"they claim), my phone app started telling me the battery was getting low and that there would be problems syncing if I didn't replace it soon."
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"I even tried an other new battery in case the one shipped was dead."
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"Pros:-interfaced well with phone (Galaxy S4)-straightforward concept-time function-low profile designCons:-included battery was dead when I bought it (before I put it in the Shine)-Band & clip are NOT secure."
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"The only negative is that my battery has died a few times unexpectedly, but now I know to keep a couple extra on hand."
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"This came in handy on a recent backpacking trip that I took - other people with me had left their activity trackers home because they wouldn't be able to charge them during our 2-week trip and their batteries wouldn't last long enough."
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"After many hours of delay they sent an email wanting me to send them pictures of device and receipt as well as buying new battery to try in it in case that was the issue."
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"It also comes with a tool to open the battery compartment and a clip you pretty much anywhere on your body."
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"It worked GREAT until the first time the battery went out."
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"It works great, and I've only had to replace the battery once, which was in line with companies claims of battery life."
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"This would easily be a 5 star review - the design - the battery life - the app - being really waterproof are all outstanding."
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Bluetooth

Bluetooth:
"She has an iPhone 4 and unfortunately found the bluetooth version is not compatible even after upgrading to iOS7 and trying everything under the sun."
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"BLUETOOTH: of the 4 I purchased 2 did not work well and 1 was completely unable to be used because it did not connect to Bluetooth."
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"I ended up returning the product because the Bluetooth synchronization was at first inconsistent, and then ultimately failed completely."
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"I have had trouble with the MapMyFitness integration and the bluetooth sync still fails with my Samsung Note 4 about 50% of the time."
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"It is hard to get the Bluetooth pairing to work."
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"You have to pair your Shine and sync it via Bluetooth to the Misfit app which is easy to do (plus the app cheers you own when you hit your goals! )"
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"Easy bluetooth syncing with battery changes a couple of times a year."
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"This review will supply a bit more specific information to those interested in the fact that pretty much ALL trackers are constantly transmitting bluetooth messages (via short microwave bursts) trying desperately to connect with your iPhone or computer."
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"I downloaded a bluetooth finding app (well, I downloaded three) and recovered the Shine."
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"The device arrived in its sleek lil package four days ago and was really easy to set up(took a couple of resets of my Bluetooth on the phone to recognize the Shine, but since that, we've been golden.)"
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Button

Button:
"However, the clasp broke after 3 times I used it, and the color of the button on the rubber band is already wearing off, after less than 2 weeks of use."
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"The other option is to use the clip thing to clip it to your shoe or button on your clothing which is not very reliable at all."
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"The button that holds the wristband together broke within a week."
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"But I've had it for less than 7 days and the Sportsband's button stopped working correctly and I am not able to wear it on my wrist anymore."
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"So I clicked on the contact page here button naively expecting to be able to explain the problem to customer support via live chat, phone and or email."
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"The only other issue I've had is the button on the wrist band broke once in the middle of a workout, but the two halves of the snap seemed to pop back together fine."
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"First, move the sync bar button link away from the slider for tagging as it is too easy to inadvertently move the slider when syncing."
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"Its push button face and bright red LEDs are great."
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"Using a + icon over the phone's home button, you can easily add an activity, sleep, weight, or a picture of your food (this doesn't seem all that useful to me, but whatever).I have the Misfit app paired with HealthKit and MyFitnessPal, and I downloaded a booster app, Misfit Sync, that should share sleep analysis data between Misfit and HealthKit."
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"I may also try the Flash though since the button is supposed to be a easier (and nicer) to use."
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"So I clicked on the contact page here button naively expecting to be able to explain the problem to customer support via live chat, phone and or email."
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Charged

Charged:
"The Shine provides what I want to know attractively, accurately and is waterproof, doesn't have to be charged - PERFECT! "
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"I would hate to have another gadget which has to be charged daily."
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"My Shine is also always charged, which was always a problem with other trackers, when inevitably after my longest run of the week I would go to look at my stats and find the tracker was out of battery."
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"Also love the Shine does not have to be charged, or plugged in to sync, wins over all other activity monitors in my book!"
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"When it comes to it working, this product would get 5 stars... however, the accuracy, great app, lack of needing to be charged, and all the other features become useless once you find out that wearing it as a watch will end up causing you to lose the tracker."
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"Easy to use and doesn't need to be charged .. like the app as well."
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"I love that it does not need to be charged every 3-5 days."
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"It works fine when I remember to wear it and I love the fact that it doesn't need to be charged."
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Charging

Charging:
"This came in handy on a recent backpacking trip that I took - other people with me had left their activity trackers home because they wouldn't be able to charge them during our 2-week trip and their batteries wouldn't last long enough."
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"At first I really liked it and the idea of not having to charge, it's pretty and smooth looking but it stopped working after a week."
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"Consequently, it always felt a little tight but stuck out graceless on either side of my wrist.2) I always found out that I needed to charge it at inopportune moments, missing out on recording a night's sleep because the band needed to be charged, for example.3) It abruptly stopped taking a charge and died."
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"I had several co-workers complain that the FItBit had syncing issues and problems holding a charge."
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"I have used Nike fuel band (broke several times and the software was buggy), up (three of them stopped working), and fitbit (too high of maintenance charging, etc, software is weak)."
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"I previously had a Fitbit Force and appreciated the display however I can't stress how great it is to never have to charge my Misfit Shine."
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"I love that there is no charging and that it is waterproof."
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"Love that you can swim in it and dont have to keep charging it like my friends have to do with their fit bits."
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"First of all, I love the convenience of not having to charge it."
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"Unlike other trackers, the Shine looks good and never needs charging."
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"Battery can be easily replaced; no need to worry about charging daily."
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Clock

Clock:
"--- Improved* Clock feature does not work well."
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"It is somewhat hard to see the progress lights and clock in the daylight."
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"The clock is too confusing to use, I often have to restart my iPhone for it to sync, but it does the job when it does sync."
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"I eventually turned off the clock because I don't think it's a efficient clock anyway (and why bother to wait for it to shine)3."
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"I finally decided to connect it to an iPad and force a firmware update and, although it did help with the clock issue, the sync problems remained."
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"I don't need another screen, the traditional clock and daily progress readout works great for me."
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"This records both very well.2- the clock doesn't work quickly."
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"I don't find that the clock function works perfectly, so I wear the Shine on my right wrist and a conventional watch on my left."
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"I love the lights for the clock."
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"I also like how the clock feature makes it easy to tell time working out."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"Not only is it a beautiful and comfortable, it has absolutely changed the way that I exercise and move during the day."
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"To be fair, here are a list of pros and cons (because no product is 100% perfect) from my perspective:Pros- small, comfortable to wear- waterproof (not true for most other trackers out there!"
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"It is also immensely more comfortable to wear than the Jawbone, which was starting to irritate my wrist."
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"I don't even wear a watch because it is so uncomfortable to me, but The Misfit is really comfortable."
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"Obviously, it is comfortable and inconspicuous as I don't know when it went missing."
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"It was very comfortable and it looked nice, but unfortunately the disk fell out 3 times!"
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"This is a complete waste of money though it looks nice and is comfortable as a bracelet."
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"It's really attractive, sleek and comfortable to wear."
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"I also purchased the socks for my dad and husband and both say they are comfortable and they love the fact that they don't have to wear it around their wrist when golfing or participating in other sporting events."
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"Stylish, easy to use, comfortable to wear."
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"Like I said, if you run, walk, cycle, or swim - the device is gorgeous and comfortable, and the app is well designed and motivating."
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Computer

Computer:
"Then after more than 10 attempts on the computer it shows that I have gotten 8% of my walking goal achieved."
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"Yes, just like I have problems with my phone, my computer or my car."
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"One complaint is I would like to be able to view my data on my computer."
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"I can sync my activities using the Bluetooth feature without having to got thru the hassle of connecting the device to a computer."
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"It quickly became a major disappointment because of how thick it was and how it 1) kept scratching my computer whenever I was typing (seems like a recurring theme in the reviews), 2) would get caught on my shirt sleeves, and 3) was in fact quite ugly."
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"On the phone I get no errors but on the computer the app freezes or I get an error message stating that my Shine doesn't respond."
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"One complaint is I would like to be able to view my data on my computer."
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"It would also be nice if there was a web or computer view of your activity so you could isolate activity to times betterThe device is very rugged, I have been wearing mine for almost a full year and it works as well as the first day I got it."
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"I doubt that the bike computer is perfectly accurate but the should at least meet some where in the middle."
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"Plus, it's nice not having to plug it into the computer and charge it up all the time."
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Connection

Connection:
"BLUETOOTH: of the 4 I purchased 2 did not work well and 1 was completely unable to be used because it did not connect to Bluetooth."
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"My contact, Kira, keeps trying to say its a connection problem!"
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"I tried to connected to my Samsung Note Edge and did not connect as well."
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"Beware that your phone must support Bluetooth 4.0 LE to connect to it, and have Android 4.X to work."
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"I just went ahead and put the little strap onto the device, then connected to my watch because so many complained of it popping out...plus, the way that I have it attached, I feel like I'm keeping it from getting scratched(which always seems to happen to my watch faces.)"
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"metal is super thin and hinges connecting it to wrist brand are thin and flimsy and will break with any kind of rough movements."
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"As my health insurance offers perks for exercise I was able to connect it to my Humana Vitality Account and earn points."
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"Was not connecting with my phone well."
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"I think there is a safety connection that you can buy and I would recommend you get it."
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"Pros:-Lightweight-Feels good on the skin-Easy to put on wrist band and keep adjusted to a comfortable size-Easy to connect to app on phone and add other units (another shine or a flash)-Auto Sleep when switched on allows you to just go to bed when you want without having to remember to tell your tracker that you're going to sleep-The lights are beautiful and in the night they don't blind you when you request time activity monitorCons:-Android app keeps hanging so that I have to kill the app & restart."
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"I usually sit it right on the phone for the best connection, so who knows, it could even be my phone."
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Display

Display:
"Cons: 1) I REALLY dislike the way it displays time."
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"Some complain about the lack of a digital display, but I already have my phone and ipod."
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"Some had a time display, some had no display, some had robust straps, some had pathetic straps, some got good reviews, some got bad reviews."
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"The sleep display confused me a bit."
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"It works semi-okay as a watch but the tapping required to call forth the display is finicky and usually a hassle."
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"It has a sleek design with a fun and novel watch display."
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"As It rounds UP to the nearest 5, accuracy is limited to 2 or 3 minutes - at 8.00, 8.01 and 8.02 it will display as 8.00."
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"Screen did display actual #s which was nice."
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"I love the display in the app etc."
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"This is on me -- I had an assumption there would be at least a digital display, but none of the pictures showed this, so it is not misrepresented."
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Experience

Experience:
"They refuse to own up to their faulty product and have the worst customer service I have ever experiences."
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"My experience about Polar loop is not so satisfactory.7."
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"Adding the unreliable pedometer to the experience makes their points all the more frustrating."
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"I have not started using it but my initial experience has not been good."
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"Overall very frustrating experience."
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"Well, I have certainly had some good experiences and not so good."
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"ShineMy experience with this device:Day 1 It arrived quickly, well package, easy to install battery and get going."
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"So, my service experience with Misfit has been excellent, contrary to some of the other reviews."
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"The batteries are key to the misfit giving you an enjoyable experience."
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"My customer service experience was good."
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"Another recommendation they make is that you carry it in a pocket however in my experience it doesn't seem to track your movement if you do this...In short this is an okay device but don't expect anything fancy."
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Fit

Fit:
"I love the look wanted a different look from the fit bit but not happy with the tapping I have to hit over and over hard sometimes to get it to work."
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"Furthermore, I bought my husband one so that we could challenge each other and stay fit - his device popped out of the band during his commute in and out of the city and it was a total loss."
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"Then unable to establish account with Shine Fit through the app."
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"My only complaint is about the lack of dressy accessories that fit my wrist."
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"Unfortunately the sport band is poorly design and my Fit bit just slipped out of it and I lost it."
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"Design must be changed for it to be a tighter fit and not so easy to pop out."
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"It's sleek and fits very well!"
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"Comfortable fit."
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"I think Misfit definitely has done a great thing to urge me to get fit and become healthier."
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"I find if I move the misfit from the strap to the clip a few times it seems to not fit right and breaks, The company has been very good about providing replacements so I have been able to continually use it."
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"It fits perfectly and records my daily activities, which are mainly walking and dancing."
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Fitness

Fitness:
"Fast forward about a year and I was excited to finally get a replacement battery in order to start using my Shine again for a work fitness challenge."
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"I also, frankly, didn't want a piece of plastic on my wrist that screamed 'HI EVERYBODY I'M TRACKING MY MEDIOCRE LEVEL OF FITNESS!"
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"Likewise, wrist-based fitness trackers are not so good at measuring cycling as it's mainly your legs that are moving!"
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"I found the device using a bluetooth scanner but the device has a dent in it and will no longer light up or sync....I love the idea but am disappointed I no longer have a fitness tracker after only 2 days of use."
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"Ive met my fitness goals with the oversight provided by my Misfit Shine."
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"I've tried other fitness trackers without any luck as well."
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"I guess I will need to find a more reliable fitness tracker so I can make sure I don't lose my data, which costs me money."
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"It is the only sleek design out there in a fitness watch, leaving me with no choice but to buy this one because I didn't want something extremely chunky around my wrist."
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"This is a great minimalist fitness tracker."
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"My wife laughed the first few days as I struggled to figure it out, but figure I did and now I have a great fitness partner that gets a lot of compliments everywhere I go."
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"It is a great tool to use for fitness."
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Monitor

Monitor:
"After 2 attempts with 2 separate monitors, I finally gave up my hopes of using this device."
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"Can't believe how well this monitors sleep as well as activities."
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"Disappointed and looking at other fitness monitors as I need something to help me track my exercise program."
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"With other activity monitors the biggest problem I had was remembering to put them back on after showering or swimming, etc."
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"I like the look and it monitors quite well."
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"It's small and thin, easy to wear, function is very simple (double or triple tap on the monitor) which would have gotten a 4-5 stars easily."
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"Oh, forgot to mention that I love how it monitors my sleep or lack thereof because sleep is as important to fitness as nutrition and exercise, other monitors don't do that."
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"The thing I love the MOST about it is that is more discrete than other monitors, some of them are so bulky or masculine looking whereas the shine sits close to the wrist and just appears to be a simple watch verses a walking advertisement."
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"Also I find it much more attractive than the other monitors I've seen, and very comfortable to wear."
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Monitoring

Monitoring:
"The only problem I experienced is that the tap didn't work well, but it was monitoring & syncing so I chalked it up to user error."
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"It record my activities with very reasonable accuracy against my old pedometerThe sleep monitor is not very sensitive as does not record well if you leave your bed for short time or stay awake."
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"My only complaint is that you can't see your actual steps on the monitor."
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"Although this is a sleek heartrate sleep monitor, i would NOT recommend this product to anyone as the product design is faulty."
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"I was disappointed the the monitor popped off the band, due to the default of the band when I was shopping at the grocery store."
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"Interestingly the shine monitor was missing from the package I just received...this was purchased with a gift card so getting a replacement is not a straightforward process."
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"I love how easy it is to monitor activity and sleep."
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"It's fairly accurate and has similar responses to my iPhone steps monitor."
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"Very cute and easy to use activity monitor."
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"In the short time I had the Misfit, I really enjoyed monitoring my steps and found myself getting more sleep after seeing just how little rest I was getting at night."
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"Had this for a while now so I can say with some confidence that if you are looking for a fitness monitor that's cheaper but still of good quality then this is a good pick."
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Motivating

Motivating:
"The accuracy is not as good as some other trackers but it still does a good job of motivating me."
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"Although it is a motivator it is not accurate on how far you walk, walking a mile and a half track reads 1.2 miles and 2 miles on a treadmill shows only 1.5 miles."
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"It has been a good motivator, and I missed having it when I had to send mine back for replacement."
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"As far as the function- it is such a great motivator."
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"I think it's a reasonable price for the gadget, and most importantly it's doing exactly what I hoped for... motivating me to get more active, in a fun way."
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"My Misfit Shine is the best motivator I've ever had -- and I can even wear it in the pool!"
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"It has also been a great motivator for her.."
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"I find the app easy to use and a brilliant motivator."
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Plastic

Plastic:
"I also, frankly, didn't want a piece of plastic on my wrist that screamed 'HI EVERYBODY I'M TRACKING MY MEDIOCRE LEVEL OF FITNESS!"
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"Attached is a photo of three bands which each broke in a different location - one at the face, one at the clasp, and one where the plastic cover over the snap pin broke off."
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"The plastic wrist band on this one failed also, but I saved the Shine, and ordered another brand of wrist band (which was disappointing)."
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"The cons: app(on android at least), easily damaged, plastic watch piece gets loose quickly, replacement holders are expensive ugly."
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"Tried again carefully but scratched the crappy cheap plastic case."
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"The rubber plastic degrades in 3 months (especially if you swim) from sweat and water."
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"It's so different, no one knows I'm wearing a fitness tracker...well except for the black plastic band."
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"I like the Fit Bit, but I did not like the idea of a plastic bracelet on my wrist when I am headed to somewhere nice."
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"I've owned and used several different fitness devices: heart rate monitors (several different Polar models and straps, great company - still use one for workouts - but these are great for workout goals, not tracking overall daily activity), BodyMedia armband (loved it and felt confident in the data being tracked, but wearing it in the same location is irritating after many months, and I had mine for years - then there's the monthly subscription fee...) and the Fitbits (really like, but it stands out with work clothes and dressing up, and though it can be worn other than the wrist, I'd lose it without a band - wish there was a stylish necklace for it).I had occasion to contact customer service for both the Fitbit (battery charger cable stopped working) and BodyMedia (using sports suntan spray cracked the plastic cover), and I would recommend dealing with either of them as a company over the Misfit."
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"The only reason I did not give it a 5 star rating as that the watch face and clip is made out of a hard plastic and breaks very easily."
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"Aesthetics-wise, it's just much nicer looking than bulky plastic bands like the Jawbone."
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Program

Program:
"I prefer SparkPeople, so I wish it synced with that program as well."
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"Update: I used a program called bluescan and was able to walk around until I found the signal."
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"I use My Fitness Pal as a journal for tracking my weight lost program and I am very happy that the Misfit interfaces with My Fitness Pal."
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"I have been so impressed, that I discontinued a subscription for another program so I could enjoy the benefits of this combination for no monthly fee! "
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"I'm sure there are other users of MyFitnessPal out there that may use other workout programs that sync with that app that would love to see this feature incorporated into the Misfit capabilities."
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Quality

Quality:
"VERY DISAPPOINTED IN THE QUALITY"
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"It's too expensive to have to purchase a new one when the quality to keep it secure is just not good enough."
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"Birthday evening = ruined from bad usability quality condition."
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"The fact that it falls out so easily cancels out all the great qualities about it unfortunately."
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"Which tells me that the paint used wasn't good quality."
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"But software quality is poor and support is so weak that it hardly qualifies as even having support at all."
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"Built with high quality materials , lightweight and accurate!"
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"Had this for a while now so I can say with some confidence that if you are looking for a fitness monitor that's cheaper but still of good quality then this is a good pick."
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"Pretty good in quality."
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"It's so helpful to have an accurate average of my sleep amount and quality."
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"You could find a way better price with great quality!"
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Running

Running:
"The first one failed after running the rain and the second one after accidently diving with it (understandable)."
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"The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is that it's not more accurate with activities other than walking and running."
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"It seems to track well for walking running, but the biking tracking is not great, and the process to set it for biking seems to be harder than necessary."
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"The fitbit was unable to tell the difference between running or cycling."
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"If you buy this to wear during actual physical activities like running or swimming - you will regret it b c I can tell you now that it will not last."
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"Unfortunately I lost the item while running ."
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"I'm a runner, and track my running distance with other gadgets, and I can vouch for the accuracy of the distance that the Shine says I travel."
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"Being durable and waterproof you can wear it no matter what your day brings, down the gym, at the pool, cycling or running it caters for all, a totally fantastic piece of kit, I well recommend it"
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"Otherwise, for walking, running and sleeping, the tracker is quite accurate and you can tell from a quick tap on the surface how far along you are towards your goal."
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"I still use my gps for running and cycling, but this does a great job of giving a general overview of your fitness and sleep patterns to integrate into a healthy lifestyle with more than just steps.10 10 would recommend."
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"Tracks walking running well and breaks down whether it was casual or vigorous."
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Shower

Shower:
"Not only does it tell me how well I've slept, and far I've walked but I can wear it in the shower."
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"I would hang it on my necklace while taking a shower and it wasnt damaged by water."
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"After having to replace the up ban while under warranty, I was always scared to do dishes or shower."
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"In fact, I would not recommend wearing in the shower."
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"Major ProsDesign: To me (and others who comment on my Shine), it simply looks modern cool; on average at least one person every day asks me about it and is very curious to see how it worksNo recharge: No need to ever recharge it; means less work and less hassleEasy sync: Sync is super easy; it syncs with the app without me having to do much of anything;Smooth app: The app is easy to use and navigate (though I assumed it would be)Watch: The watch feature has been an unexpected plus; its simply easier to use my Shine to check the time than it is to take out my phoneWaterproof: I dont have to take it off when I shower or worry about it getting wet and ruined (I dont swim laps, but I imagine would be great for a lap swimmer)Major ConsSecurity: I wear the Shine on my wrist, and already once it fell out of the strap and on the floor while at a party."
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"So diving board, swimming laps, or failure in the shower, it's a crap shoot."
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"I can't tell you how nervous I was to get my Shine wet, but I have had absolutely no problems wearing it in the pool shower or just having it on when I do dishes."
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"The battery life is incredible, I love the fact that I can swim and shower with it on."
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"The Move is only water resistant--per the instructions, it's fine to wear it in the shower (and I do so with no problems) but it's not ok to fully submerge it."
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"Love it got one for my daughter and I we never take them off ok maybe only for a bath shower I swim in mine and everything I love how it tracks everything great buy"
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"The fact that its waterproof is great i don't have to take it off to shower, swim or scuba."
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Sleep

Sleep:
"THE SLEEP TRACKER DOESN'T TRACK TOO WELL..."
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"I bought it mainly as a sleep tracker and was sorely disappointed when I realized it wouldn't track my graveyard shift hours, especially when I would sleep in 2-3 hour blocks BUUUUT apparently they updated it to fix that finally!"
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"- Sleep - my favorite feature - I don't know how it is so accurate on the amt of restful sleep but I swear it is right on the money!"
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"Yes, it is an pedometer that primarily tracks 'sleep' based on how little you move, but it has helped me take sleep more seriously and I can see patterns and now know which time of the night I get my best and worst sleep."
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"The other disappointment is the level of information in the sleep section of the Android Misfit app."
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"You can wear it 24 7, it auto-tracks activities and sleep, and it's sleek compared to other similar devices."
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"But it took good track of my activities & sleep so I dealt with it."
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"I love how easy it is to monitor activity and sleep."
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"Sleep tracking is hit-or-miss; when it works, it is great, but sometimes if I get up to pee during the night it thinks that I have gotten up for the day and only records 4 hours of sleep when I was really in bed for 9+."
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"I most especially love the sleep tracking feature."
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Sleeping

Sleeping:
"The Misfit Shine is practical and cool, it gives accurate information regarding your activity and also see, which was what interested me most as I was convinced that I was not sleeping well and this proved when I was restless or awake."
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"It confirmed my sleep concerns, I'm not sleeping well at all! "
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"My only other negative is that I have to manually tell it I'm sleeping if it's not at night time, which I have only experimented with once but I don't know what I'm doing yet."
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"That yields weird sleeping times."
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"The sleeping monitor is telling me how abnormal my sleeping patterns are so that is helping me to make some choices that will help that."
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"It is super accurate with your steps and your sleeping patterns."
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"The device is very low profile which makes it quite easy to wear sleeping or walking around."
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"I also bought this because it tracks sleep too (I really have no problem sleeping... but it's really neat to see how much restful sleep you got."
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"Sleep tracking is also pretty good, but it can interpret watching TV on the sofa as sleeping leading to a much longer period of sleep than is actually true."
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"Not only does this device track your walking, training and sleeping, it looks good."
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Software

Software:
"Synching the device to my phone has become a serious chore as it has been taking many tries (5+) to get it to successfully synch up, and this is after the latest software update that supposedly fixed this problem."
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"There seem to be a few glitches in the software, such as occasional missed sleep data, and one day where it logged all my activity but only awarded me 21 points."
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"It has a sleep tracker that worked well until the last software update, then it became a terrible sleep tracker (so hopefully they can fix that next time)."
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"Pros:Waterproof - definetly tested thisSimple to use device and appDurable (trust me I'm very good at breaking things)Cons:Easily lost - to small, no tracking, and bad accessoriesCan't differentiate between walking and hikingSleep tracking is terrible (but only since the last software update)Accessories really really suckThe device is good, but the accessories have serious design flaw issues."
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"Great device and good software but terrible accessories."
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"However, I had some dislikes with the Misfit App software as following: (1) It does not let me modify food meal-log; I don't think there is an un-do or revise option once I take a picture of what I ate., (2) I guess this is my preference.."
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"Overall, it's a great tracker but software could use some help."
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"So, while I do have some gripes about the software, I do appreciate how the Shine is basically hassle free (especially compared to the Jawbone Up)."
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"Now the software has been improved and I would say that it is almost perfect."
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"The Android version has evolved from an afterthought to a robust and functional piece of software."
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"The look of the tracker is nice, and the software was easy to use, but it was lost in under 48 hours."
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Strap

Strap:
"The strap broke on me in the first week."
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"I have only 1 negative comment: the supplied strap is pretty awful, before I changed it, it fell off at least twice (luckily I noticed straight away) and the actual tracker has popped out once - I looked everywhere for it for a good few hours and eventually found it in the dogs bed!"
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"Some had a time display, some had no display, some had robust straps, some had pathetic straps, some got good reviews, some got bad reviews."
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"I wont even go into the flimsy strap which cannot keep the device inplace securely."
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"I was orginally a little disappointed with the product, I had to replace it twice within the first month, the strap broke the first time and the second time it just stopped working for no apparent reason."
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"Unobtrusive to wear on the wrist strap, lightweight and comfortable."
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"I have only 1 negative comment: the supplied strap is pretty awful, before I changed it, it fell off at least twice (luckily I noticed straight away) and the actual tracker has popped out once - I looked everywhere for it for a good few hours and eventually found it in the dogs bed!"
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"I've owned and used several different fitness devices: heart rate monitors (several different Polar models and straps, great company - still use one for workouts - but these are great for workout goals, not tracking overall daily activity), BodyMedia armband (loved it and felt confident in the data being tracked, but wearing it in the same location is irritating after many months, and I had mine for years - then there's the monthly subscription fee...) and the Fitbits (really like, but it stands out with work clothes and dressing up, and though it can be worn other than the wrist, I'd lose it without a band - wish there was a stylish necklace for it).I had occasion to contact customer service for both the Fitbit (battery charger cable stopped working) and BodyMedia (using sports suntan spray cracked the plastic cover), and I would recommend dealing with either of them as a company over the Misfit."
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"It's so very pretty, whether in the wrist strap or Bloom."
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"The Shine is great - strap it on and forget it."
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Support

Support:
"I hoped it was a simple fix or something I was doing wrong, but if it took their customer support three days to -not- offer a solution and ask me to provide all the information over again, I'm done bugging with it."
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"And the Misfit customer support is very responsive if you have questions or problems."
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"Over the days of replacing batteries and manually syncing (I read every word in ever support topic on their website), the device failed to record a 5k walk, an hour bike ride and then a 5k jog."
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"This is the fourth Misfit product we've owned and they have all had minor hiccups, but the customer support is fantastic."
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"Worked with the support team for the shine, but we were never able to get it to work correctly."
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"Beware that your phone must support Bluetooth 4.0 LE to connect to it, and have Android 4.X to work."
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"Honestly makes it so much better knowing they do have such great support."
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"Speaking of Support, the misfit team has been great, I lost my shine, and MisFit sent a replacement at no cost."
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"Very happy with Misfit's customer service and support."
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"This is the fourth Misfit product we've owned and they have all had minor hiccups, but the customer support is fantastic."
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"Of course I cannot complain to support or return because I dont have the unit."
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Swimming

Swimming:
"Very frustrating, I was totally counting on it just for swimming"
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"Disadvantages: It doesn't do a good job of tracking my swimming."
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"The only problem I have encountered is that it thinks I'm swimming, when I'm actually walking."
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"I find it difficult to comprehend that a product that specifically tracks swimming is unable to withstand water."
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"I bought the shine for the long battery life (doesn't need to be charged) and because it was waterproof (can wear it in the shower swimming).Before purchasing I saw a lot of posts complaining about how the shine does not stay in the sports band so I emailed Misfit customer service asking if this issue was resolved."
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"But most frustrating of all is that I thought it would track my biking and swimming and sports (and it does) BUT BUT BUT because I have an android galaxy S5, the android app does not support that function."
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"The entire thing died I was never even swimming in it like it boast you are able to do."
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"Here are all the things I love about my Shine:- Swimming - accurately tracks time and effort and converts it to points."
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"Good when swimming and good to wear all time as it is water proofed."
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"There are many great things about this product, my favorites being that I can wear it while swimming, doesn't require charging, and it's fashionable."
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"I like the options of wearing it multiple ways on the body, as well as its use while swimming."
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Sync

Sync:
"Don't buy this product due to not being able to sync your information."
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"The only problem I experienced is that the tap didn't work well, but it was monitoring & syncing so I chalked it up to user error."
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"they claim), my phone app started telling me the battery was getting low and that there would be problems syncing if I didn't replace it soon."
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"It's annoying to need to sync it manually every time."
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"I have a Samsung galaxy s4 and I sometimes have problems syncing it but customer service is awesome and gave me pointers on how to correct the problem."
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"I have not had any syncing or setup problems."
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"Wore it on wrist everyday, it tracked everything, provided good information to the app when synced."
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"I really feel like they should not be selling a product that does not work accurately or in sync with the droid or made that more clear."
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"Third, it syncs effortlessly to the app on my android phone."
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"It's beautiful but I couldn't get it to sync with my phone."
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"I love the simple design, how it looks, and how easily it syncs to my phone."
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Track

Track:
"THE SLEEP TRACKER DOESN'T TRACK TOO WELL..."
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"Can't tell time with this gadget, and I'm not sure it's accurate as to the energy burned, but it's interesting to keep track of my progress, or lack of"
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"I replaced it and it keeps losing all the information from previously in the day...frustrating when you're really trying to keep on track with walking and exercising."
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"I bought it mainly as a sleep tracker and was sorely disappointed when I realized it wouldn't track my graveyard shift hours, especially when I would sleep in 2-3 hour blocks BUUUUT apparently they updated it to fix that finally!"
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"My son's Shine seems defective and fails to track his sleep or tell time."
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"I don't use it to track my sleep, so I can't comment on how well that works."
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"Would recommend it for anyone that does a lot of exersise or just to track daily steps."
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"It's really easy to use and helps you keep track of your activity and sleep patterns."
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"But it took good track of my activities & sleep so I dealt with it."
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"Must say I was a bit skeptical but wow I love this little device especially because it tracks my sleep went swimming in it, and I don't have to worry about the battery as much as I did with my fit bit one."
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"Does track your sleep well and it's nice that they include your BMR to calories burned."
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Tracking

Tracking:
"THE SLEEP TRACKER DOESN'T TRACK TOO WELL..."
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"I was looking for a new tracker to replace my UP which I wasn't happy with after having to replace it twice in one year."
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"I also, frankly, didn't want a piece of plastic on my wrist that screamed 'HI EVERYBODY I'M TRACKING MY MEDIOCRE LEVEL OF FITNESS!"
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"I bought it mainly as a sleep tracker and was sorely disappointed when I realized it wouldn't track my graveyard shift hours, especially when I would sleep in 2-3 hour blocks BUUUUT apparently they updated it to fix that finally!"
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"Likewise, wrist-based fitness trackers are not so good at measuring cycling as it's mainly your legs that are moving!"
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"I think a more accurate calorie count is if you sync it with myfitnesspal and use the negative calorie tracking option.8."
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"I guess I will need to find a more reliable fitness tracker so I can make sure I don't lose my data, which costs me money."
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"the actual round tracker pops out WAY too easily."
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"It's great that it is less clunky than other trackers and functions as a watch too."
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"Wore it on wrist everyday, it tracked everything, provided good information to the app when synced."
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"i love the tracking of my misfit."
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Wake

Wake:
"In order for your device to sync you have to open the app on your phone ipad (this doesn't bother me)5. the device doesn't vibrate to wake you upI have had several people say they have problems with it popping out of the sport band."
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"Takes multiple tapping attempts to wake it up then led lights are so dim they cannot be read unless you are in a darkened room."
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"oh yea and i did select the sleep tag and properly tap the misfit s*** only to wake up and there is NO DATA so misfit shine is a crappy device with crappy customer service refund my money and im sending this crappy as device back!"
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"My one small complaint with the Shine itself is that tapping doesn't always wake it up."
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"All in all the device looks great, though very hard to read the lights in daylight, tapping experience to wake up the display is VERY inconsistent and at times very frustrating."
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"Sleep is calculated until you first wake up (a problem if you get up to use the restroom during the night); it will not add any further sleep time."
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"In a perfect world, I'd love for it to have vibration to wake me noiselessly from sleep or alert me when I've been inactive for too long."
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"My wake up time was accurate, too."
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"I've found the sleep tracking data to be pretty accurate (it correction figures out when I wake up and fall asleep)."
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"I know generally what time I fall asleep and when I wake up, so... thanks, but I'm good there."
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"It does a pretty decent job tracking sleep too though I would prefer to be able to tell it specifically when I go to sleep and when I wake up and still have it graph my wakefulness."
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Walk

Walk:
"Over the days of replacing batteries and manually syncing (I read every word in ever support topic on their website), the device failed to record a 5k walk, an hour bike ride and then a 5k jog."
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"I don't expect anything useful back (will edit if I'm wrong).If you do nothing but walk, this may be acceptable if you don't care about linking up with other apps or getting rich feedback."
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"I decided to try it again just in case it was my fault the other times but alas it must have popped out while I was on my walk because I returned home with an empty black plastic bracelet..."
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"Although it is a motivator it is not accurate on how far you walk, walking a mile and a half track reads 1.2 miles and 2 miles on a treadmill shows only 1.5 miles."
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"The inevitable finally happened when it went missing on a walk."
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"I am disabled by a spine problem and I am unable to walk more than 200 feet without a cane."
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"I feel as though it is fairly accurate accounting for various daily activities (I often used this in conjunction with my Mapmyrun walk app to verify accuracy)."
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"It does a great job tracking steps on walks, and I love having the option of wearing it on a watch or using the clip on clothes necklaces shoes."
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"After owning using a SYNC ELITE tracker (that worked GREAT)... Map My Walk stopped syncing with it they didn't continue their agreement with them so it became NULL & VOID (unless I wanted to manually enter the info)!"
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"It does pretty well with walks hikes if you swing your arms."
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"After settling into figuring out its quirks, I liked it a lot and used it every day to track my fitness--it was a great motivator to me to walk more."
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Warranty

Warranty:
"With any electronic device, there is a risk of it failing at some point.... the year long warranty and fantastic customer service team will ensure you are taken care of, and that's what I look for when I invest in an expensive electronic gadget."
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"I am disappointed that it is outside of the warranty period and I am stuck with something that does not work."
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"I received word that because the battery was put in incorrectly (not sure how that can happen as there is only enough space for the battery inside and I did it myself exactly as the original had been placed) but they said it 'broke' something so warranty won't cover it."
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"I've received NO reply from the manufacturer despite attempts to get a warranty replacement."
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"After having to replace the up ban while under warranty, I was always scared to do dishes or shower."
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"I am deeply dissatisfied that I paid as much as I did, the product did not last even close to a year, and the warranty info is vague at best."
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"With any electronic device, there is a risk of it failing at some point.... the year long warranty and fantastic customer service team will ensure you are taken care of, and that's what I look for when I invest in an expensive electronic gadget."
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"March 2015, well within the 12 month warranty the initial battery was low and the app reported replacement was necessary (both had the same battery life within a few days)."
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"I WENT BACK TO BEST BUY TO FIX THE PROBLEM,THEY SAID ONLY THE WARRANTY FOR 15 DAYS."
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"As a marketing tool, their C. S. has no problem answering all the questions you have about the product but when it is time to stand behind their warranty, you will not receive any assistance....PLEASE DO NOT WASTE YOUR $$$ ON THIS WORTHLESS DEVICE!"
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Waterproof

Waterproof:
"The Shine provides what I want to know attractively, accurately and is waterproof, doesn't have to be charged - PERFECT! "
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"When I started on my weight loss missing I wanted an activity tracker that was waterproof and I could wear on my hip because I just don't trust the wrist ones to be accurate."
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"Good idea, but not good waterproof wrist band on market, the rubber band sold with it the misfit pops out , so I bought 2 different waterproof wrist bands and both the clasps were poor, eventually it fell off my wrist and is forever lost."
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"They weren't as comfortable, not waterproof, and honestly just plain ugly."
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"So I'm going to give you my pros and cons:Pros:~Super light weight, comfortable, doesn't feel like it's going to fall out of the sport band (I've seen a few people complain of this; I hope that Misfit has seen the complaints and redesigned the band)~Completely waterproof up to 50 meters (I like to swim, and swimming is exercise so I wanted something that would count that)~In addition to walking and swimming, it also tracks biking and several sports (I absolutely love to bike!"
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"I DO love that this is waterproof, but it really isn't that accurate."
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"I also love it because it's waterproof."
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"I love that there is no charging and that it is waterproof."
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"This would easily be a 5 star review - the design - the battery life - the app - being really waterproof are all outstanding."
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"I love that it's waterproof! "
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"Tracks steps well, syncs with MyFitnessPal, is waterproof (at least for water aerobics, swimming, and showering) I like wearing on my wrist, but this is the second time I have had it come out of the holder."
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Website

Website:
"Over the days of replacing batteries and manually syncing (I read every word in ever support topic on their website), the device failed to record a 5k walk, an hour bike ride and then a 5k jog."
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"I went on the Misfit website to see if I was missing something, and it didn't appear that I was."
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"I purchased this item from their website about a year ago because I liked the design."
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"The Misfit website does a good job of selling the product; but does a poor job of explaining exactly how to set up and use the product."
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"Instructions that come with it and are on the website are pretty minimal."
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"I do wish the Misfit website was a little more user friendly."
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"When we checked the manufacturer's website for warranty information, it appears that their SATISFACTION GUARANTEED policy is ONLY valid if you purchase it directly from them (where you will have to pay the full retail price of about $100 USD)."
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Weight

Weight:
"When I started on my weight loss missing I wanted an activity tracker that was waterproof and I could wear on my hip because I just don't trust the wrist ones to be accurate."
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"All in all, I'm very happy with this product and wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone who has had problems with weight loss or sleep disorders."
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"Downside: the tracker does not pick up on weight training."
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"There is a liniked scale that can be purchased that may do this as a function of the app and device more readily, but I was disappointed that the weight shown in teh graphic demonstration is just the initial weight I entered when setting up my new account (no changes over time).Also, if you are not confident in the step count or duration of a particular session of exercise, there is no way to really edit it or delete it in favor of a better estimate."
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"The only exercise I do that this does not track well is weights in the gym."
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"I made a mistake when I was logging in my weight and the app doesn't have an option to delete it."
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"Built with high quality materials , lightweight and accurate!"
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"Unobtrusive to wear on the wrist strap, lightweight and comfortable."
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"I've lost weight and I feel good!"
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"It can easily sync to weight loss apps, like MyFitnessPal.8."
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"It's such a sleek, lightweight, truly beautiful product."
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Workout

Workout:
"However, no Misfit Shine, I don't think I can love workout."
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"Unfortunately, a one hour workout that leaves me breathless and pleasantly sore, barely registers."
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"Still find it confusing how the workout calories are calculated, but I know that at a minimum I have burned that amount therefore my goal of burning more than I eat is met."
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"Disappointment after workouts such as doing squats, no way to register your squat work out...or riding a bike or spin bike, although I put it on my shoe, it only counts my rotations and not my heart rate, this meaning, my tension may be very hard going up a hill but the Mistfit is only recording my foot rotations not getting a correct calorie burn reading."
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"It's just annoying to not have a huge workout for the day not count at all on the goal part of the app."
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"I hate having to workout and having to constantly look to see if it's still intact."
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"I've owned and used several different fitness devices: heart rate monitors (several different Polar models and straps, great company - still use one for workouts - but these are great for workout goals, not tracking overall daily activity), BodyMedia armband (loved it and felt confident in the data being tracked, but wearing it in the same location is irritating after many months, and I had mine for years - then there's the monthly subscription fee...) and the Fitbits (really like, but it stands out with work clothes and dressing up, and though it can be worn other than the wrist, I'd lose it without a band - wish there was a stylish necklace for it).I had occasion to contact customer service for both the Fitbit (battery charger cable stopped working) and BodyMedia (using sports suntan spray cracked the plastic cover), and I would recommend dealing with either of them as a company over the Misfit."
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"Tracking my daily walks is fine - even if I'm not at all in jogging or any kind of workout - but what is really great to me is the sleep monitor."
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"Unfortunately, a one hour workout that leaves me breathless and pleasantly sore, barely registers."
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"I need to know how much I walk, swim or just workout in a day, so this is the device you want as well."
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