Misfit Wearables is the company behind the Misfit Shine. The Shine is a small round fitness tracking device that you can wear on your wrist, clip it to your shirt, tuck it in a pair of Misfit socks and loop it through a belt loop. The Shine has quite a few ways to take it with you. We reviewed the Shine a number of months ago and over that time frame the Android app has been updated a number of times and just keeps getting better. Today Misfits has announced a new way to track your fitness and sleep habits thanks to the release of the new Misfit app for the Pebble smartwatch.
“We’re delighted to provide our fitness tracking technology to Pebble; we want to see this capability offered to as many users as possible,” said Sonny Vu, founder and CEO of Misfit.
It is great to see Misfit stepping out of the “you must have our device to use the app” mentality. All to often we see all these fitness trackers and devices that have the same sensors in them as others, but aren’t compatible. Honestly, if you have a Pebble and love it, why should you have to put something else on your body to track your fitness too? The press release only mentions that the new Misfit for Pebble app will integrate with the iOS version of the app. They don’t mention Android anywhere. That isn’t terribly surprising since the Android app for the Shine has always taken a backseat to the iOS counterpart. Hopefully they are working on the Android integration and we will see it become available soon. We reached out to our Misfit contact to see if there is a time line or other information regarding Android compatibility. We will let you know what we find out.