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Misfit Flare, a Super Cheap Fitness Tracker Launched but Mi Band 2 is still King

by Jed John 0

US tech company  Misfit is renowned for its stylish fitness trackers that have minimalist designs but could easily be confused for jewelry. Today, the company has added another wearable device, this time an entry-level, cheap fitness tracker dubbed Misfit Flare.

Misfit Flare

The Flare is quite different from other Misfit wearables in that it is designed to track steps, distance, calorie burned as well as sleep quality but it can’t tell you what time it is because there is no time feature. Since there is no time feature, there’s the likelihood that the device wouldn’t have the alarm feature also. The wearable device can track various activities, like walking, running, yoga, soccer, basketball, and swimming but specifically tracking laps while swimming will require you to buy a $9.99 in-app.

Misfit Flare

On the design, the Misfit Flare comes with an aluminium outer case which is mounted on the socket in a black band. It has a round shape and there is a capacitive touch sensor with a LED located underneath the fitness device which is used to track activity progress throughout the day. The fitness tracker has a sensitive face as well which when double tapped, causes a LED indicator to flash. The flash has different types and interpretations. A single flash means a user is 25 percent of the way towards an activity goal, a double flash is 50 percent, and a triple flash is 75 percent. A light animation indicates the activity goal for the day has been reached. Still talking about the features, the Misfit Flare packs a replaceable, non-charging battery which is touted to last up to four months. The device is also water resistant and can withstand water up to a 50m depth.

Read Also: Xiaomi Mi Band 2 only for $18.99 on Giztop

Still talking about the features, the Misfit Flare packs a replaceable, non-charging battery which is touted to last up to four months. The device is also water resistant and can withstand water up to a 50m depth. It can be paired with an iPhone and can even be used as a remote device to take a selfie with an iPhone. It can also be used to wirelessly control music, advance slides in a presentation, control household devices, and more.

Misfit Flare

All these you can get for $59.99 and it is already available for purchase on Misfit’s website. When compared to the Xiaomi Mi Band 2, the Misfit Flare falls short in not having a time feature. The prices are also different as the Mi Band 2 still looks like the King of cheap fitness wearable devices. With the Mi Band 2, you’ll likely be getting much more for less since its price varies between $19.99 – $25.99.

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