Misfit wearables headed to Baselworld 2016

Misfit studio at Baselworld

Misfit is looking to crash the Baselworld 2016 party. Acquired by Fossil last November for US$260 million, it announced that it’s headed to the Fossil Group Global Expo set to take place in Basel, Switzerland, at the same time as Baselworld and will bring “technology credibility and panache to the world’s preeminent watch, jewelry, and accessories show.” Baselworld is one of the leading events for […]

Misfit Flash Cyclist Edition

Misfit Flash Cyclist Edition

Misfit, freshly acquired by the Fossil Group, has announced a new edition of its inexpensive Misfit Flash fitness tracker. The Misfit Flash Cyclist Edition is designed to be clipped onto a shoe to track all your cycling activities. It promises to make it easier “to train smarter, race faster, or track your weekend rides.” Almost identical to the original, the Misfit Flash Cyclist […]

Fossil to acquire Misfit for US$260 million

Fossil Q wearables

Texas-based Fossil recently unveiled its line of Fossil Q wearables. Its parent company, Fossil Group, today announced that it will acquire Misfit, the company behind the Misfit Shine and Shine 2 activity trackers and other fashionable wearables, for US$260 million (about CA$345 million). The acquisition provides Fossil not only with Misfit’s current products but also those currently in development along with a scalable cloud and app […]

Misfit debuts improved Misfit Shine 2 activity tracker

Misfit Shine 2

Misfit launched its Misfit Shine about two years ago. The wearables space was far less crowded back then but the Misfit stood out even then thanks to a rather unique design. The company today unveiled the Misfit 2, a new “thinner, stronger, smarter” successor. The Shine 2 comes with upgraded hardware and firmware. It promises better activity and sleep tracking thanks […]

Misfit unveils US$20 Flash Link activity tracker and smart button

Misfit Flash Link

Misfit this week unveiled its latest addition to its growing line of wearables. Selling for US$19.99, the Misfit Flash Link is billed as “the lowest-priced multifunctional and modular wearable product on the market.” It is effectively the same as the Misfit Flash but replaces the sports band with a simple clip. “We’re focused on making products everyone can use. Flash Link is […]

Misfit adds HealthKit integration and new online portal

Misfit portal and IFTTT integration

Misfit today rolled out a number of new features for its growing portfolio of devices. These include a new web dashboard as well as integration with additional services to provide more functionality to both the Misfit Flash and Shine. The new my.misfit.com portal now allows you to see your data online rather than solely through the Misfit app. Supporting your […]

Misfit partners with Ekocycle on Misfit Shine Field Band Strap

Misfit Shine Ekocycle field band

Misfit today unveiled a new line of wrist bands for its Misfit Shine fitness tracker. Developed in partnership with The Coca-Cola Company and will.i.am, the new Misfit Shine Field Band Strap are made in part from from recycled PET plastic bottles. Each strap uses an average of one recycled 20oz PET bottle. The Misfit Shine itself is a disc-shaped fitness tracker measuring only 27.5 millimeters […]