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Why the US$20 Misfit Flash is a Multi-purpose Swimming Sleep Fitness Tracker

A lot of Fitness Trackers are on the market that have multiple functions.

This multi-functionality is becoming a necessary weapon of choice as competition in the two (2) year old Wearables business is booming as pointed out by analyst IDC in the article Analyst IDC logs Wearables Profitable in Q1 2015 Fitness Tracker Business.

Take for instance the Garmin Forerunner 15 which masquerades as a Fitness Tracker,  a Wristwatch with GPS as pointed out in Garmin Forerunner 15 is the Caribbean Fitness Procrastinator’s Motivation  and still manages to eke out five (5) weeks of battery life in activity tracking mode.

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Well the US$20 Misfit Flash Link, yet another Fitness Tracker vying for your attention, also sports multiple feature you’ll like. Its waterproof and tracks swimming as a like the Garmin Vivofit 2 as explained in Garmin Vivofit 2 is the year-long Fitness Tracker for Swim Fanatics, great for athletes who are prepping for that next big meet.

More interestingly, it also doubles as a remote control for Misfit’s Bolt light bulb, an IoT (Internet of Things) product that you can control over the ‘Net.

But wait, there’s more!

Misfit Flash Link as a clip-on Remote – Control your LED Bulbs, smartphone or Powerpoint Presentation

The Misfit Flash Link tracks steps, your exercise swimming and tells you how well you slept. It does so visually via its ring of twelve (12) LED, which can also light up to indicate the time.

This version of the Misfit Flash, dubbed the Misfit Flash Link comes to you sans the extra wristband. Instead, it’s built with a clip on attachment and is powered by a watch battery that gives you six (6) months of active service.

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The outside is the typical shape of the Misfit Flash, but it now houses a clickable button that you can play with as your remote control. Press the button and you can control not only the Misfit’s Bolt light bulb, but any other device that you’ve synched with the Misfit Link app on your Apple iPhone or Google Android smartphone.

It can also double as a selfie remote, allowing you to set your smartphone on a tripod or something else and press the button to take a selfie without your arm being a part of the picture.

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It can also work as a Music remote to play, pause and skip tracks as well as lower and raise the volume by click or double-click, and click/hold to adjust volume. It can also function as a Powerpoint remote, synching via Bluetooth with your Laptop to allow you the range of motion with your hands while you talk.

Future remote functionalities might include IFTTT and Harmony to control other IoT devices, so stay tuned for more News on this Fitness Tracker Remote functionality spreading to its other devices.

US$20 Misfit Flash Link – Multi-functional Swimming and Sleep Tracker at an unbeatable price

Finally, the price is worth mentioning as it’s now another weapon of choice in what’s becoming a cutthroat Wearables market.

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At US$20 the Misfit Flash Link is cheaper than even the US$13 Mi Band from Xiaomi, currently the No. 2 contender in the Fitness Tracker race.

As an indicating on how the race in the Fitness Tracker world is heating up, Misfit is also dropping the prices on their other Fitness Tracker products. The original Misfit Flash is now US$30 and the aluminium Misfit Shine which is more fashion accessory than Fitness Tracker, gets a new price of US$70.

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So will we see more Fitness Trackers at this price that track sleep, are waterproof enough to track swimming, boast six (6) months battery life and also function as a clickable button?

Probably unlikely, which’s why getting the aesthetically pleasing and multi-functional US$20 Misfit Flash Link as your Sleep and Swim Fitness Tracker, especially if you’re a Fitness Mermaid, isn’t such a bad idea!

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