Misfit Shine 2 and Ray get a swim tracking upgrade

Misfit has just announced that two of its most popular trackers, the Shine 2 and Ray, can now track laps and swim distance.

The added functionality, which requires a one-off $10 purchase, is available via in-app upgrades for both iOS and Android. This is essentially a firmware refresh which uploads and enables the algorithm Misfit already uses in its Speedo Shine range of activity trackers.

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The company says it uses proprietary algorithms for lap counting and that the features work with all stroke types. Additional upgrade features include a workout timer that counts down your workout time, delivering a vibration alert when you’ve hit your timed goal.

Misfit had announced this a few months ago, and we have been expecting the release to coincide with the Rio 2016 Olympics.

To install the update:

  • In the Misfit app, select the “Devices” option at the bottom of your screen.
  • Under “Activity Tagging,” toggle the bar to the right to enable activity tagging.
  • Scroll through the sports listed below until you find Swimming, and the Speedo upgrade should be visible.
  • Click on “Learn More” to follow the upgrade instructions.

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At only 8mm Misfit Shine 2 is one of the thinnest wearable out there. With zero cables, an elegant design, and no need to recharge – the Shine 2 is one of the best-looking activity trackers.

Misfit Ray is a stylish new fitness tracker released this year that resembles a bracelet. The device is made from aircraft-grade anodized aluminium that for the first time moves away from the circular shape that Misfit is well known for. The tracker offers pretty much the same functionality that can be found in Misfit’s other devices.

Its no secret we are fans of Misfit activity trackers. The California based company made fitness tracking accessible for everyone with its line of low-maintenance reasonable priced devices.

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