Misfit and Swarovski Have Created the First Solar-Powered Fitness Tracker

By Andrew Liszewski on at

A wearable fitness tracker is no good to you if you don't actually want to wear it (read: most of them). So to ensure its Shine appropriately matches any outfit – whether you're dressed up or dressed down – Misfit is hooking up with jewellery bods Swarovski to introduce the Swarovski Shine Collection featuring a crystal face and new accessories.

It all looks fairly gaudy to us, but interestingly the collection also features an upgraded, solar-powered version of the Shine that never needs a new battery. Now that's a bit more like it.

Misfit and Swarovski Have Created the First Solar-Powered Wearable

There are two different versions of the fitness and sleep tracker in the new Swarovski Shine Collection: a version with a clear Swarovski crystal face that functions just like the original Shine, and the version adorned with a violet Swarovski crystal that's actually hiding a solar panel beneath that extends the wearable's life from six months to whenever our sun burns out. Unless you live in a cave, you should never need to swap out its power cell.

The Swarovski Shine Collection also introduces new "stylish" accessories for the wearable including the Piofori Band, the Slake Bracelet and the Vio Pendant allowing it to be worn as a necklace.

Available this spring in the US, Hong Kong and China – you guessed it: no UK details and prices as yet – the Swarovski Shines will be sold in sets that include two accessories with each, ranging from $170 to $250. And there will actually be nine Swarovski accessories available ranging in price from $70 to $150 for those already using a Shine who've long wanted to get that "Russian oligarch's wife" look. [Misfit]

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