Misfit and Speedo's Swim-Tracker Gains Some Useful Smartwatch Functionality

By Andrew Liszewski on at

Originally designed as just a dedicated fitness tracker, Misfit’s coin-sized Shine gained some useful smartwatch-inspired features when the second version was introduced. And now its swim-friendly cousin, the Speedo Shine, is getting those same useful upgrades with the new Speedo Shine 2.

Misfit and Speedo's Swim-Tracker Gains Some Useful Smartwatch Functionality

Available now for £90, the thinner Speedo Shine 2 takes advantage of its new multicolour LEDs and vibration motor to introduce a countdown swim timer with vibrating alerts when your laps are done, text and call notifications when connected over Bluetooth to a smartphone, and the ability to use the device as a basic wireless remote for music or your phone’s camera.

The Speedo Shine 2 still incorporates the same swim stroke and lap tracking technology developed by Misfit and Speedo for their first collaboration, but the company is finally adding that functionality — as a paid upgrade — to the standard Shine and its other waterproof fitness trackers. [Misfit]