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Misfit Flash - Fitness and Sleep Monitor (Black) by Review Summary ,  Sep 25, 2015

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Misfit Flash - Fitness and Sleep Monitor (Black)
Report Date: 09/25/2015
Based on 1667 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 2.9
Returned or considering to return: 9.5%

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Individual Feature Rating
Motivating5.0   above average
Comfortable4.6   average
Fitness4.5   average
Track4.4   average
Running4.3   average
Wearable4.3   average
Weight4.3   average
Accurate4.2   average
Apps4.2   above average
Waterproof4.1   average
Sleep4.0   average
Charging3.8   average
Tracking3.8   below average
Monitoring3.6   below average
Moving3.5   below average
Shower3.5   average
Software3.5   average
Workout3.5   below average
Button3.2   average
Sync3.2   below average
Battery3.1   average
Clock2.5   below average
Quality2.5   mediocre
Experience2.4   average
Fit2.4   mediocre
Support2.4   average
Connection2.0   below average
Plastic2.0   average
Wearing2.0   below average
Bluetooth1.9   mediocre
Strap1.5   below average


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Accurate

Accurate:
"It didn't feel very accurate and because the first band broke so quickly, I just wasn't into going through that again."
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"One drawback, is that It is not completely accurate with mileage."
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"It is mentioned in several reviews as having the most accurate sleep tracker not only being able to count how long you sleep and how restless you are like the Fitbit, but it can actually tell when you are in restful REM sleep and just light sleep and will tell you how many hours you slept as well as how many hours were restful sleep."
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"Also, when compared to the Jawbone Up, it is more accurate and doesn't require calibration, but the Bluetooth is annoying and the features are kinda pointless."
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"I love the app and I believe it is accurate but the band is very flimsy."
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"I had some friends you complained that it wasn't that accurate."
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"I like my Misfit but am not terribly happy with the back piece..nearly lost it my first time wearing it and it was not waterproof the first time I took it in the pool, fortunately the bag of rice trick revived it....otherwise I am finding it pretty accurate on distance but the calories are wildly inaccurate and it would be a better device if they removed this feature."
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"I also think that, if it had been somewhat accurate at tracking steps, the price is very reasonable."
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"Overall I would recommend this fitness tracker to anyone that is looking for an accurate tracker that doesn't break the bank."
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"If you r looking for a GR8, accurate & easy to use, sync-able & editable Pedometer this is Sooo the right one, @ the right price."
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"While I found the fit comfortable, I did not find the watch to be accurate."
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Apps

Apps:
"I feel that it is only a glitch with the two apps."
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"A couple things to point out for a quick review: slow sync of data, poor watch design, lacking features, data does not sync well with other apps, troubleshooting manual lacks sustenance, and tech service is unresponsive."
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"After a few weeks with buggy glitches across multiple apps everything seems to be working fine with newer updates."
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"Since then, I've tried a bunch of health apps (RunKeeper etc) and missed the feel of having a device."
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"The tracker itself works well, connects with the apps I need to and seems to track everything (even though syncing, as I said, can be a problem).Still, it's definitely an imperfect product though you can mitigate a lot of it by getting an after market strap and being mindful about the software issues."
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"I like it so far, syncs nice to other apps"
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"The features are great as well as the app which you can pair with other apps to help you in your process."
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"Also compatible with other running apps."
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"More cons than pros:+ activity tracker + basic sleep tracker+ waterproof: you can go swim with it and track something+ easy to sync with app + sync with other apps such as myfitnesspal."
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Battery

Battery:
"A few days back I unpacked the box and the battery was dead."
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"Considering that I actively used for 4 months, how handle and consume the battery is mediocre."
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"But the first time I changed the battery, I seemed to damage the unit."
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"I have showered and dunked this tracker underwater and it did not affect the functionality at all.+ App - The app for iOS is extremely intuitive and guides you through the linking and syncing process as well as gives you a tour around the app and shows you what everything does.+ Customer Service - So I had to contact Misfit about an issue I was having with the tracker (see con #3) and they were extremely helpful, they sent me a free battery to see if that would fix the problem and if it doesn't they said to let them know so we can move on to the next step."
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"They are sending me a free battery and hopefully that will fix the problem, but if it doesn't they told me to let them know."
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"Opened battery, there's water inside...ugh...Completely disappointed."
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"Love it, Like that the battery lasts a long time."
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"Don't have to charge the battery which is nice.2."
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"We highly recommend that your phone's battery level is higher than 30% during the sync."
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"Let me lead with the best feature of this wearable activity tracker: battery life."
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"The battery on the Flash last five months easily, and it is easy to change with a flathead screwdriver and a replacement battery that costs one dollar."
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Bluetooth

Bluetooth:
"The bluetooth sync fails and never recovers."
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"Only syncs over Bluetooth 4 which is not compatible with older devices."
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"This is a known problem due to unstable Bluetooth connection when upgrading to Android v5.0."
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"Also, when compared to the Jawbone Up, it is more accurate and doesn't require calibration, but the Bluetooth is annoying and the features are kinda pointless."
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"Update 08 17 15: After numerous(4+ between the 3 I bought) band replacements, issues with water resistant seals, spotty battery life and Bluetooth connection fails, I can honestly say I gave this product a good run and I can now rightly say, it's not worth your money."
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"When I tried to sync it to my phone it failed to sync, though it still connected to Bluetooth."
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"For the shine, install the app on your iPhone 4S 5 5S 6 6+ or Android w Bluetooth 4.0 or greater (eg."
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"They recommend turning Bluetooth off, then on on your android device."
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"The Android app to which the Flash syncs over Bluetooth is decent."
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"Also, when compared to the Jawbone Up, it is more accurate and doesn't require calibration, but the Bluetooth is annoying and the features are kinda pointless."
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"It Bluetooth synchs with MyFitnessPal and records my activity, as well."
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Button

Button:
"Even the third Flash device that I eventually ended up with has had spotty performance (a) doesn't sync spontaneously requiring me to manually prompt the sync a few times before I succeed, (b) does not always pick up the track workout command that is supposed to be triggered by a long-press of the button, and (c) has a faulty display of progress (all lights flash in a ring even early in the day when I know I haven't reached my target points), and (d) has altogether stopped showing the time (my device settings are fine, to pre-empt suggestions that I might have disabled the clock display on my settings)."
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"At night it assumes when you're sleeping instead of having a button to hit, so it tracks sleep incorrectly.5."
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"But it is not beautiful, we should push button to recognize time."
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"I almost always get an error the 1st time I hit the sync button on the app and have to hit it again."
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"The terrible design of one giant button means you are constantly pushing it out as well (not like it needs any help falling out though).It lost track of the time twice in the first week, something thats pretty important for a tracker."
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"It will often be completely unresponsive to the one button push."
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"If you are worried about water damage, cut two thin, curved pieces of clear tape, and attach them on the sides of the Flash button over the seam between the front and back is exposed in the band."
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"Lastly, despite the spec that says waterproof to 50m and against the advice of my son that said not to trust it, I went swimming in the ocean with it on (and got a good number of points in activity for it) but now have malfunctioning with the front button not working , missing data and some random lights flashing."
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"For fun, I decided to press the button to see if it would work, and the first couple presses, nothing happened, but then it did light up, and do the lighting sequence that happens when you first get it, before you've linked it to your account."
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"If I loosened one notch, it was more comfortable, and probably would have stayed in place, but when pushing the button, the band loosened a bit, and if I leaned my wrist against something (the table for example) the band moved around enough, leaving a gap that I was afraid the black disc could fall out."
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"The button is easier to use than the double tap on my Shine, and it is just as functional."
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Charging

Charging:
"I had to contact Misfit customer service once when the wristband broke and they sent me a new one, no charge!"
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"They're replacing the broken bands and clips again for no charge and they are super quick to respond."
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"The FITbit was uncomfortable when typing and would catch on some of my clothes, and it was a pain to charge it."
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"I had two problems with the Flex, charging something every 4-5 days that is supposed to be tracking you all day and night is difficult and annoying, and secondly, I haven't worn a watch for a year or two, but if I have something on my wrist, I'd like it to tell me the time."
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"My wife's wrist band and shoe clip had broken and we were sent some replacements at no charge and also a Misfit journal to keep track of our food and exercise."
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"Devices that require periodic charging becomes a hassle but the Shine's replaceable battery makes it easy."
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"Don't have to charge the battery which is nice.2."
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"I really liked the fact that I did not have to charge the device."
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"What I love is that i don't must to charge the device :-), see how I will react when I must to buy a new battery :-)"
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"I LOVE that I don't have to charge it!"
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"But overall I would recommend this product especially for the price other products charge so much more for the same thing."
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Clock

Clock:
"The clock is a bit hard to read, but it is not important to me."
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"The flash clock is hard to read."
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"The clock display is a little confusing to read and I still haven't quite got the hang of it but I can usually tell them time to the nearest 10 mins!"
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"The clock is confusing as there are no numbers and no way to tell when it's actually telling you the time."
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"I can't see how it would be very useful to those who have grown up with mostly digital clocks.4) The watchband broke after three weeks of use."
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"The Android app is not as nice as the iOS app but except for the alarm clock it's equivalent."
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"Sleek design and easy to read clock features."
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"It would be nice if there was a different kind of clock function."
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"It also has a clock that is fun to use!"
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"I like that it's waterproof, the clock is a nice feature and the device looks pretty good too- less like a fitness tracker and more like a quirky watch."
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"Pros:- Lightweight- Comfortable- Waterproof- Analog style clock with dots shown on face- Percentage of daily goal shown on face in dots- Easy to use and setup- Seems to be very reasonably accurate- Comes with clip to hook to pants or shirt- Monitors sleep very accurately- Price for what you get is very good- App is easy to use, although some Androids < 4.1?"
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"She was never able to be comfortable with how that center piece fit."
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"The watch band was comfortable but broke after 2 days."
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"While I found the fit comfortable, I did not find the watch to be accurate."
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"Band is pretty comfortable."
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"For the first two weeks I had the Flash, I liked it a lot; found it comfortable to wear on my wrist and looks nice."
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"The UP, both versions, have amazing smart alarms and are really comfortable."
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"Durable and overall tracks with very high accuracy, also very comfortable light to wear, almost weightless."
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Connection

Connection:
"Cons:1) Cannot sync with phone without an active data connection (data or wifi), which is ridiculous as without data (which probably is every trekking trip) there is almost no way to track your progress but the LEDs on the tracker.2) The target that shows up as progress on tracker is actually some POINTS that MISFIT has devised via some metrics, they are not the actual steps."
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"My first problem was that I was unable to connect it to my spotify."
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"(1) uploading the data to my phone usually requires several connection attempts; (2) I took it off for about 24 hours, and it wiped all the historical data it had stored (that I had forgotten to upload); (3) It's recording and mapping of my sleep patterns just seems rather wacky."
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"I'll regularly have to attempt syncs 7 or 8 times in a row to get it to connect, when it does, the time information isn't always accurate."
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"The flash is a great little fitness tracker when it will sync, (which is sometimes) and while it lasts (which appears to be about a month).The android app, which is far less complete than the iOS app, has serious problems connecting to the flash to sync activity."
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"This is a known problem due to unstable Bluetooth connection when upgrading to Android v5.0."
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"I also enjoy how you can connect with friends who also use the misfit and challenge one another to see who has more points in one day."
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"I like the way was designed and the easy way to connect with my phone."
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"The Misfit Flash has itself has worked pretty well for me, the fitness tracking and sleep tracking connect well to a variety of apps on my iphone and its been useful for tracking my activity."
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"After using the device for a little over a month, I think I'm ready to post a review:The Good:- It's cheap- It's waterproof- It's comfortable to wear- rudimentary sleep tracking- You can connect the misfit app to other apps (like myfitnesspal, runtastic, etc)- It automatically tags activity- I personally love the designThe Bad:- No heart rate tracker- Android app is mediocre."
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"Its very comfortable and I like that it can connect to Walgreen's balance rewards and My fitness pal to log in my food and calories."
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Display

Display:
"Even the third Flash device that I eventually ended up with has had spotty performance (a) doesn't sync spontaneously requiring me to manually prompt the sync a few times before I succeed, (b) does not always pick up the track workout command that is supposed to be triggered by a long-press of the button, and (c) has a faulty display of progress (all lights flash in a ring even early in the day when I know I haven't reached my target points), and (d) has altogether stopped showing the time (my device settings are fine, to pre-empt suggestions that I might have disabled the clock display on my settings)."
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"However, the info it gives is very minimal and hard to read on the display so I am springing for extra money for the Fitbit."
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"The battery only lasted a month before I had to replace it and if you didn't sync it twice a day the display would be completely wrong until it was synced."
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"The clock display is a little confusing to read and I still haven't quite got the hang of it but I can usually tell them time to the nearest 10 mins!"
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"Something went wrong and the LED display would not longer turn off."
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"Only once have I had a problem with the actual tracker seemingly forgetting all of my steps and unable to display the time."
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"The device tracks your sleep pretty effectively, I enjoy looking at the sleep display in the morning to compare it to how I recall sleeping, IE: interruptions during the night and comparing if the device accurately tracked it; it does."
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"The display- actually there is no display- is very confusing."
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"It syncs with Myfitnesspal Mapmyfitness perfectly it adjusts your calories, simple display, I dig it."
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"I liked that you don't have to charge it, the display is motivating for steps and it's kind of cute to wear."
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Experience

Experience:
"The unit itself performs well and has a great interface for iPads, iPhones etc....Maybe the Misfit Shine wears better but based on our experience I cannot recommend this unit."
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"Very disappointing experience."
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"Anyway, this was dead in the water as far as my experience goes, and it looks like I'll be out $40+ for being optimistic!"
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"EVERYONE has had a terrible experience with the Flash."
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"My experience was good for about a few months then the clip broke which I thought could just be me."
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"Terrible product from my experience."
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"After their initial response they didn't respond again until I received an email asking if I was satisfied with my customer service experience."
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"In my experience, the device functions well - for about 6 to 8 weeks and them falls completely."
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"My experience was good for about a few months then the clip broke which I thought could just be me."
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"They truly care about their customer's experience and go above and beyond to ensure satisfaction."
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"All of my experiences with my Flash were great while it worked."
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Fit

Fit:
"In addition the unit does not fit well in the watch strap and she constantly thought she was going to loose it."
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"I noticed right off that the tracker doesn't fit very well in the sport band and I had to use quite a bit of force to get it to stay in place in the band."
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"Unfortunately the new tracker didn't fit in the band any better."
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"The press fit design is the root cause of all the failures."
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"The press fit holder is a horrible design."
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"I was missing four hundred steps a day on my Fit Bit that it would no pick up walking around my house."
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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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"While I found the fit comfortable, I did not find the watch to be accurate."
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"I find it easy to use and fits my life style."
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"However, I am not a super fit 20 something and I appreciate that it can help me move and make sure I get my exercise even at my age."
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"I researched many different products that were water proof I choose the Misfit because it fit nicely within my budget."
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Fitness

Fitness:
"The Misfit Flash is Misfit's attempt at a low budget fitness tracker, but with the price being so low, is it worth the purchase?"
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"The sleeping tracker was spot on and provided great feedback, the fitness however wasn't as accurate as I read before."
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"It only offers the Steps choice as an interface with Apple's Health app, not any of the other fitness activities like cycling, which is a little disappointing, and since I carry my phone in my pocket while wearing the misfit clipped to me, I can see that they do not seem to register the same number of steps - I'm not sure which is more accurate."
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"As a swimmer, it can be hard to track my fitness and motivate myself when a lot of the products on the market will not hep me track my favorite form of exercise."
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"I ended up buying for my wife and two teenagers, and they all love their misfit because it's so easy.3-17-15: update - after buying 4 misfits for family, 2 have stopped working, and two bands have broken where it holds the fitness monitor."
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"This fitness tracker failed to work in less than a month."
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"What was advertised - great device for fitness tracking"
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"Pros:Great intro to fitness tracking."
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"I should have learnt my lesson at this time but I didn't........When my younger daughter requested a wearable fitness tracker I thought a Misfit would be the best bet - simple to use, waterproof and she could compete with her sister."
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"Overall I would recommend this fitness tracker to anyone that is looking for an accurate tracker that doesn't break the bank."
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"Pros:+ Design - Very simplistic yet stylish+ Red LED's - The Misfit Flash has red LED's which makes them a lot more easier to see in sunlight than the white ones of the Shine.+ Fitness Tracking - The Misfit Flash is quite accurate and I found that it is most accurate when used with the clip, but if you're going for an average then it would be fine to wear on the wrist+ Clock - Not only does this device track your fitness, but it also displays the time, this way it can kind of replace your standard watch+ Sleep Tracking - I absolutely love this feature."
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Monitoring

Monitoring:
"Since I purchased the monitor in February, I have only missed working out on the few days I was traveling!"
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"Not being able to swim or shower with the unit has been an unfortunate drawback to monitoring aquatic activities."
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"This tracker also pops in and out of the bracelet several times throughout the day and I am constantly worried that I will lose it while I'm running, and the sleep monitor continues to track my sleep for up to an hour after I have woken up."
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"So I did and it worked well for a hot minute then in January the band broke around the monitor."
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"I hear a lot of fitbit users complain that the sleep monitor doesn't work properly and I can say no problems here."
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"The band broke after only 3 weeks of usage and it doesn't monitor your heart rate at all."
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"Definitely recommended for people who like to monitor their progress regularly and who need a little bit of external motivation (guilt-tripping?"
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"I'm active daily I mostly use it to monitor sleep and it works for it as well as a movement tracker."
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"Great sleep and activity monitor."
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"I would wear the tracker to bed on my wrist to monitor my sleep, and the Flash seemed pretty accurate there too."
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"But on the plus side, it's by far the cheapest activity monitor on the market and it does work well when it works."
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Motivating

Motivating:
"Watching more red lights pop up (progress) is a great motivator."
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"I am very happy with my Misfit Flash - it is my little motivator to be active every day, rain or shine."
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"For people who want to move more, it can be a good motivator."
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"Seems to track well enough, and it's a pretty solid motivator for me getting off my butt at least once a day."
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"I've had my original Misfit Shine for around 18 months now and I find it to be an amazing motivator!"
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Movement

Movement:
"My take on the band is it stretches with movement and that is why it fails."
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"In addition to being waterproof, the Misfit Flash also tracks the quality of the sleep you get based on your movement (I almost hope it isn't too accurate or that I toss and turn a lot when I sleep, since it doesn't think that I get much restful sleep! )"
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"I'm active daily I mostly use it to monitor sleep and it works for it as well as a movement tracker."
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"The sleep monitor does a p[retty good job for a simple movement detector."
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"I get points for pretty much everything)- Sleep tracking -- fun, and doesn't pick up my partner's movements like the apps that require you to put the phone on your bed to track your movement."
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"I would say that it tracks my movements pretty accurately, (I usually wear it in my pocket)."
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"it seems to be tracking my movement and sleep pretty well when it does work."
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Moving

Moving:
"Regardless of those minor hassles, this thing has gotten me to get out and get moving, and I rely on it to tell me whether I'm hitting my daily goal of 10,000 steps to get to a healthier me."
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"It has kept me moving and I try very hard to make sure I get 4-5 miles a day and I also check the sleep monitor to make sure I am getting enough sleep."
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"The sleep function could not differentiate from light sleep and reading in bed (moving my wrist to flip pages).Update 5 13 15: I complained about the broken wristband to Misfit and they offered to replace the broken accessory."
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"As an office worker if you don't focus on getting out and moving around it's easy to just go from sitting at work to sitting at home to sleeping and repeating."
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"It is a great motivation to get moving during the day."
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"This does a great job of keeping track of your steps and calories burned during the day, and the point system is a great motivator to get moving."
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"Gives me a good idea if I am moving enough or sleeping enough."
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"No worries though, it's been so good at keeping me on track and realizing how little I was moving in a day at a desk job."
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Plastic

Plastic:
"The plastic casing broke less than 24 hours after receiving it...while I was SLEEPING."
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"Plastic rope has broken hand"
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"I don't know if it's as durable as a shine because it's plastic."
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"It was the brittle hard plastic ring that holds the Misfit Flash which broke after only a few days of light use."
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"The band is a rather uncomfortable plastic (compared to the rubber of the Shine) and it is not secure at all."
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"While the Misfit Flash and the app itself is good, the plastic band is terrible."
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"Cons:- Design - While it does look good, it is made out of a cheap plastic which can be expected considering the price tag."
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"Mom's happy and I've got a useless round plastic thing called a Misfit I payed $40 for."
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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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"Don't get me wrong - the tracker is made of plastic and the accessories are flimsy."
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"While the Misfit Flash and the app itself is good, the plastic band is terrible."
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Quality

Quality:
"I like the app and everything is does for the price but the sports band and clip are HORRIBLE quality and design."
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"Wrist band and clip: I saw many reviews that complain about the quality of the wrist band and that broke easily, this has not been happened to me, but I've been very careful when I switch form the wristband to the clip."
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"very cheap quality its damage fist day"
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"the appearance of my misfit Flash is expanded during the hot weather, maybe the quality is not good"
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"Poor quality, device and accessories continue to fail even after replacements."
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"Build quality is the worst I've ever experienced."
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"Wrist band and clip: I saw many reviews that complain about the quality of the wrist band and that broke easily, this has not been happened to me, but I've been very careful when I switch form the wristband to the clip."
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"Very good quality."
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"The long and short of it is, I really like my Flash, I like Misfit, they've been helpful, quick to respond, and very nice, but the Flash just isn't a quality product."
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"It had this weird cut, small and didn't affect usage or functionality but at least I expected a reasonable quality for a product I paid for."
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"Not very sturdy, disappointed in the quality of the plastic strap."
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Run

Run:
"I run Android so I had occasional sync problems but nothing that impeded use."
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"Bad: Went for a run and the watch section broke and I lost the circular portion and didn't notice until I was done."
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"It was a little disappointing to run for 30 minutes and have it still tell me I had 15 minutes to go, when I knew I had run more miles minutes than were needed for my goal."
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"Unfortunately the first run had some quality issues but it seems to be fixed in the new one that they sent me."
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"Great activity tracker, use it when I swim, run, bike, and throughout my day too."
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"I'm an avid exercise procrastinator and needed a little nudge to get me out of bed at 5am in the morning for a run (the time that works for me)Since my wife bought me the Misfit Shine I've not missed a morning run in nearly two months."
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"Just as a comparison, I've used 3 different GPS watches on the treadmill (Nike+ Sportswatch, Garmin Forerunner 620 and my current Tom Tom Cardio Runner; the Nike+ required a shoe sensor, while the Garmin and Tom Tom used accelerometers to track indoor runs), and the Misfit is BY FAR the most accurate indoors."
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"While the Misfit app itself doesn't show the specific distance for a particular run (only the total distance for the day), because I have my Misfit synced up with MapMyFitness, I can see the distance for a particular run, and the accuracy is very impressive."
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"I love the fact that, since it runs on a removable battery, the tracker does not need to be recharged on a regular basis."
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Running

Running:
"This tracker also pops in and out of the bracelet several times throughout the day and I am constantly worried that I will lose it while I'm running, and the sleep monitor continues to track my sleep for up to an hour after I have woken up."
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"I hadn't even been near any water and no matter how much I sweated while running, it should not have been able to get in to my flash!"
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"The tracker is dead on for walking and running."
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"It does everything as advertised ....does a great job with tracking steps, running and sleep!"
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"It had all the activities that I wanted to monitor (Cycling, running, sleeping) and at a very reasonable price."
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"Also compatible with other running apps."
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"Since being the proud owner of a shine I found running seems to be a most effective earner of points and despite not having been a runner pre-shine....I completed my first half marathon this year!"
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"I love that I will not have to charge the battery as I am running out of places to plug in devices that need to be charged."
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Shower

Shower:
"Update: after letting it dry out for two days it finally works again but I will never ever trust getting it wet even washing my hands or in the shower and unfortunately I will definitely never try to swim with it on."
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"Not being able to swim or shower with the unit has been an unfortunate drawback to monitoring aquatic activities."
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"it could handle a shower, but submerged in 2 feet of water it broke."
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"My band has held up through abuse from children, showers and kickboxing classes with an issue which was also a complaint."
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"I've had no problems with it properly syncing with my iPhone 6 using iOS 8.1.I currently use it with the waste band pocket clip and I've not had it fall off yet (I'm not a fan of the wrist band although I have tried it).Overall for a step sleep tracker at this price, it is a great device (I have not tested the Flash in water (I don't have a pool and don't wear it in the shower) so I can't comment on how well it handles getting wet)."
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"Something water resistant up to 30m should not malfunction in the SHOWER."
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"I wear the Flash in the shower pool and have never had a problem."
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"No problems with getting it wet when worn in the shower."
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"One of the best things about it is you can swim and shower with it."
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"I leave it on my wrist all the time and it handles moisture with no problem, shower, sweat, or swimming....it's nice you don't forgot to put it on this way."
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Sleep

Sleep:
"Sleep tracker does not seem accurate at all."
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"Otherwise, the tracking for steps and sleeps are not as accurate."
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"At night it assumes when you're sleeping instead of having a button to hit, so it tracks sleep incorrectly.5."
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"It's not the greatest sleep tracker, but at $30, who can really complain about some shortcomings?"
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"The sleep tracking isn't terribly accurate."
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"But what is the point if you cannot easily interpret sleep data patterns over a time period?"
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"Flash doesn't track my sleep as good as jawbone, so I don't really trust the stepcount."
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"Works well and has good features such as sleep tracking."
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"It does everything as advertised ....does a great job with tracking steps, running and sleep!"
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"It was great; it tracked my steps, my activity, calories, distance, sleep...seriously great."
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"This gave my doctors more accurate information of how much it effected my sleep and physical habits."
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Software

Software:
"My bigger problem is that software problems appear to be legion."
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"The software is ok and works well but isn't amazing."
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"The software is terrible compared to Up, fitbit and fitbug."
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"There are still some software glitches, such as when you put in a certain date, it shows the day prior."
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"Product works ok but is a little disappointing, mostly because of the app software."
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"I think they include this weak strap on purpose, as the company also sells a nicer leather wristwatch style band (for half the price of the device itself).Pros-Sleep tracking without button push-Water resistant for all day wear-Pedometer daily activity tracking-Reasonable price-Doesn't light up unless I want it to (won't disturb sleep)Cons-Included strap broke after 1 week (device was lost at that time)-Software is weak, no easy way to compare days or export data-Does NOT have a gentle wake feature, which many other devices (some less expensive) do have"
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"I have found that software easy to understand, and it is easy to access current or longterm data on their free web site."
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"Enjoyed the software component but really not worth the cost because it does not withstand the durability test of a rather inactive teen."
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"Would have gotten 5 stars bit I did have problems syncing it when I first got it but it works great now I think it got a software update, I haven't had any problems since tracks my activity pretty well but the sleep tracker is a little off sometimes if I am in bed watching TV it thinks I am sleeping when I am just laying down."
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"It was accurate and I loved the software but couldn't get it to fit in the band they sent it with."
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"The sleep tracking feature is great and the software worked well with both my ipad3 and my galaxy S4 mini."
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Strap

Strap:
"In addition the unit does not fit well in the watch strap and she constantly thought she was going to loose it."
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"Not only did the clip break but the watch strap broke within 3 months."
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"Would have given 5 stars but the strap that comes with it is junk.... i suggest purchasing a guergurn strap ( only 8 bucks on amazon) its much nicer looking and it won't fall out."
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"Within a month, my strap broke (around the face), so I wrote the company and requested 3 replacements (as I thought I might need them if they break so quickly)."
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"Might be good to be able to get replacement disc strap separately Whenever I've had an issue or problem I have found customer service response amazing and diligent and always willing to ship to UK."
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"Functions well but strap is a little cheap feeling."
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"Strap is pretty cheap."
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"Would have given 5 stars but the strap that comes with it is junk.... i suggest purchasing a guergurn strap ( only 8 bucks on amazon) its much nicer looking and it won't fall out."
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"I feel better in every way and if I could give this product 10 stars I would (well maybe 9 since my daughter's strap broke two weeks in."
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"Might be good to be able to get replacement disc strap separately Whenever I've had an issue or problem I have found customer service response amazing and diligent and always willing to ship to UK."
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Support

Support:
"p. s. AFTER I posted this review I got an email from Misfit, saying due to a glitch they had lost ALL the email requests for support they had received."
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"Also I had a problem with the spotify functionality and customer support responded at a decent amount of time."
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"Out of frustration, I contacted customer support."
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"They look fine but they are brittle, my band broke after a month (again support was awesome and sent a replacement) and just within the last couple weeks my wife's band, my replacement band, and my clip all broke."
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"I have sent messages to customer support about my broken wrist band and they never replied."
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"Two of them broke with in a month of using them and the tech support is awful and refused to issue a replacement."
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"Support was great and got it resolve."
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"When Misfit made adjustments and update the software I contacted tech support and they emailed me back right away and were wonderful to deal with."
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"Also I had a problem with the spotify functionality and customer support responded at a decent amount of time."
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"Customer support was able to send me a new MisFit free of charge."
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"My belt clip broke after two months.3) customer support is weak: I raised my concerns about the accuracy, and they said 'their algorithms are right.'"
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Sync

Sync:
"The app occasionally had issues syncing with the device which is a bit frustrating."
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"As for the Flash itself I have had my share of issues, syncing problems and app glitches, but for the price it's difficult to beat and the customer service has been spot on."
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"The app is horrible, won't sync and asks for permission to turn bluetooth on, when its already active!"
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"The device doesn't always sync, the band broke within 2 months."
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"The only negatives I can think of - and they are minor - are: 1) you have to sync it manually and it takes a little time."
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"It's very frustrating to have a finished goal on my wrist but, after syncing, find myself 30 points short."
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"It syncs well with my iPhone."
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"The device syncs with the app fairly well."
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"I have showered and dunked this tracker underwater and it did not affect the functionality at all.+ App - The app for iOS is extremely intuitive and guides you through the linking and syncing process as well as gives you a tour around the app and shows you what everything does.+ Customer Service - So I had to contact Misfit about an issue I was having with the tracker (see con #3) and they were extremely helpful, they sent me a free battery to see if that would fix the problem and if it doesn't they said to let them know so we can move on to the next step."
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"We highly recommend that your phone's battery level is higher than 30% during the sync."
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"Sometimes, the data doesn't sync which is frustrating."
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Track

Track:
"At night it assumes when you're sleeping instead of having a button to hit, so it tracks sleep incorrectly.5."
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"Did not track well at all."
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"I wore it to the pool to track my swimming tapped it on the side of the pool and it broke."
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"I have had a few occasions when it did not track properly, which is very frustrating but overall i am enjoying the Shine."
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"My longest streak is 99days and only broke it when I lost track of time and it reset at midnight."
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"The tracker itself works well, connects with the apps I need to and seems to track everything (even though syncing, as I said, can be a problem).Still, it's definitely an imperfect product though you can mitigate a lot of it by getting an after market strap and being mindful about the software issues."
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"Flash doesn't track my sleep as good as jawbone, so I don't really trust the stepcount."
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"I think it is pretty awesome that Misfit designed a device that can track your sleep, and it does it quite accurately.+ Remote Usage - Using the Misfit Link app you can control many functionalities on your phone, such as taking pictures, pausing and playing music, and navigating a powerpoint presentation.+ Clasp - With the included clasp you can pretty much put the Misfit Flash anywhere and there is a hole on it for a keychain as well.+ Water Resistant - Up to 98 feet!"
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"You are really only able to track your progress through the phone app as there is no screen on the product."
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"I liked that we could track each other's progress so we could cheer each other on."
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"Nice to track my steps - but i really use it for my sleep."
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Tracking

Tracking:
"Sleep tracker does not seem accurate at all."
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"Otherwise, the tracking for steps and sleeps are not as accurate."
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"Nice design and idea, but likely not as well made as other trackers, though I've never owned any."
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"I found this tracker to be terribly inaccurate at tracking my steps."
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"The Misfit Flash is Misfit's attempt at a low budget fitness tracker, but with the price being so low, is it worth the purchase?"
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"Adequate low end step tracking device that allows you to keep always relying on your smart phone for step tracking."
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"Good at tracking steps and setting goals."
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"What was advertised - great device for fitness tracking"
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"Cons:Not sure if the tracking is spot on (but then again, which fitness app really is).Wish it tracked stairs as well."
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"Pros:Great intro to fitness tracking."
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Waterproof

Waterproof:
"For a device that's supposed to be waterproof, I was pretty disappointed that one wash cycle would kill it."
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"It is the worst ever and it is not waterproof."
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"I had owned a fitbit product in the past and was constantly upset with the fact that it was not waterproof."
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"This is a basic activity tracker good for beginners, not very accurate and NOT WATERPROOF at all."
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"It doesn't do me any good to have a waterproof activity tracker that doesn't track activity."
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"This Flash leaked water into the battery compartment after a couple swims (suppose to be waterproof to 30ft) causing erratic operation."
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"I should have learnt my lesson at this time but I didn't........When my younger daughter requested a wearable fitness tracker I thought a Misfit would be the best bet - simple to use, waterproof and she could compete with her sister."
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"I have been enjoying the Shine and bought it because it is waterproof and I like to swim."
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"I didn't realize that with its waterproof properties it was also perfect to track my swimming as well, which was perfect timing since I got it at the end of May."
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"Speaking for the Shine--Love that it's waterproof (I swim with it!"
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"Misfit good: The waterproof feature makes sense on this type equipment."
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Wearable

Wearable:
"As expected, the device is not one of the best trackers out there but for someone who is just getting into wearable trackers and health wear like me, this would have been a great choice."
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"It should have been make with silicon, the plastic is not durable, especially for a sports wearable."
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"Too bad..the product is great but the Misfit folks missed it in the wearable part."
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"Just a sidenote, but I think this is my first negative review ever, which is sad since I liked the Misfit Flash so well as my first wearable fitness product, but was sad when it broke repeatedly."
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"I've read similar complaints in other reviews but the wearables tracking tech sites minimize the inconvenience."
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"I should have learnt my lesson at this time but I didn't........When my younger daughter requested a wearable fitness tracker I thought a Misfit would be the best bet - simple to use, waterproof and she could compete with her sister."
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"The big advantage versus other wearables it's the fact that it's water proofand removed only to change the battery (5 months approx."
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"Let me lead with the best feature of this wearable activity tracker: battery life."
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"The flash is an easy to use wearable that does encourage me to do more."
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"Misfit seemed to have a pretty well rounded wearable and they have to versions that are almost identical minus the material they are made out of."
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Wearing

Wearing:
"band broke within 2nd week of wearing."
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"The band broke a week after started wearing it."
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"Band broke 2 days after wearing."
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"Misfit not so good: the flimsy band broke after wearing it a few times, so only the clip method is left."
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"I loved wearing my Misfit Flash until the band broke on it (only after 2 weeks) & lost it."
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"I loved wearing my Misfit Flash, but my family and I had several problems with ours that it just became too expensive to keep up with."
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"Misfit not so good: the flimsy band broke after wearing it a few times, so only the clip method is left."
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"This product would be perfect if the band hadn't broke within 2 days of wearing it."
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"I recommend wearing it inside your waistband or shoe."
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"I love wearing it on an ankle."
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"Device it self I enjoy; but have stopped wearing because of the band issues."
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Weight

Weight:
"My husband and I were in a weight loss challenge with 3 other people."
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"Nice, sporty, lightweight, but the band broke in about a month."
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"- No points for lifting weights, which is frustrating."
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"The coin is solid, and the rubber that is used to hold the device either the watch or the magnetic clip.. they have no flaw and very comfortable to wear (very light in weight).================================================As such the tiny coin works fine in tracking & displaying time...BUT,1."
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"Uses it with her iPhone and myFitnessPal (it did take a little work to get working but once dialed up it works great) and now she doesn't have to starve herself to try and lose weight because we get a lot of exercise and now it gives her credit for that between 300-1200 calories a day depending on how active."
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"By simply setting attainable goals, I have been able to up my physical fitness and lower my weight."
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"2) If you are losing (or gaining) weight you have remember to update that to get a more accurate calories burned calculation."
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"I relly liked it when it was working and communicated with my iPhone AP and my Weight Watchers AP."
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"Nice fitness tracker for a very reasonable price that interfaces with Weight Watchers!"
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Workout

Workout:
"I tried to try to out the clip for a workout, and the band broke in half as I popped the circle out!"
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"It does not do a great job of gym based workouts, but it works well for walking running, swimming and stand up paddling."
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"The newest oddity, which isn't exactly a huge deal, is that the time it records my workout is always wrong."
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"After just 1 week of wearing it the band broke during a workout."
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"It freezes a lot and doesn't sync my workout a decent amount of time."
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"My brother uses his older Nike workout band over the misfit because he liked that one better."
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"I usually check in a few times a day on my shine and it ends up being entertaining fun and it's most delighting when you're 100% goal is achieved after a workout."
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"It tracks my workouts beautifully."
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"I've never really considered myself a 'diehard fitness person' by any means I'm pretty normal and could easily talk myself out of workouts but I do enjoy some friendly competition (even if it's only with myself), earning trophies and hitting (and exceeding) goals."
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