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Misfit and Speedo create a fitness tracker with swimmers in mind
Those trying to improve their personal fitness often find themselves turning to fitness trackers in order to better optimize and track their workouts. There are certainly no shortage of such devices in the Android world, though personally my favorite is the Fitbit Charge HR. The only downside is that I wish it had a way to track my swimming — something I do very often during the summer months. For those that want a fitness tracker that goes beyond tracking your runs, Misfit and Speedo are teaming up to bring you such an option.
Dubbed the Speedo Shine, the new offering tracks everything a normal Shine (or Fitbit) would such as running, jogging, and sleep. On top of that, the waterproof tracker also can easily track laps when swimming, regardless of what type of stroke is being used by the swimmer. Even better, the Speedo Shine is very affordable at just $79, though it hasn’t hit the market just yet. The new tracker is expected to be available starting September 1st. Those interested in picking one up can sign up to receive updates about the tracker as it comes closer to launch.
As for how the Speedo Shine connects up to your phone? The Speedo Shine makes use of the same Misfit app as the standard version, which is capable of counting calories burned, tracking your sleep, tracking your runs, and also monitoring the laps you take while in the pool. For those wanting a more swimming-specific app experience, the Speedo Shine will also support Speedo’s own swim tracking app, Speedo Fit, though capability may not be available until sometime after the device hits the market.
What do you think, anyone interested in picking one up?
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