Misfit, the wearables company co-founded by former Apple CEO John Scully, announced today a new iteration of its Shine wearable.
Dubbed Shine 2, the device features several improvements over its predecessor. Chief among those is the addition of new three-axis accelerometer and magnetometer sensors that enable the Shine 2 to more accurately track a user’s sleep and activity patterns. In addition, taking a cue from the Apple Watch and other wearables already on the market, the Shine 2 includes a new feature called Misfit Move that will alert wearers when they’ve been stationary for too long.
Improved internals like Bluetooth 4.0 also mean the Shine 2 performs better when it comes to syncing and responsiveness.
Like its predecessor, Shine 2 pairs with iOS and Android devices using the company’s mobile app, Misfit Link. The application can be used to program the Shine 2 to perform a variety of tasks, which includes using the device as an alarm clock.
The Shine 2, available in two colours — carbon black and rose gold — is available to pre-order today on the company’s website. Priced at $139.99, the wearable is set to ship on November 1.