If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to track your health and fitness, Misfit’s colorful new Flash wearable might be worth considering.
The company is hoping to differentiate on price – across the US it’ll be sold for only $49.99, which is cheaper than some competitors such as the Nike+ FuelBand and Jawbone UP. Similar to its previous effort, called the Shine, the Flash doesn’t come with a traditional display and, therefore, requires a companion app when you want to properly review your data. On the plus side, it doesn’t require charging and the replaceable battery lasts up to six months.
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The Flash comes in a range of psychedelic colors which should appeal to athletes that train in equally bright attire. A circle of LED lights will give you an indication of your daily progress – the more that are lit up, the closer you are to your 24-hour goal. It promises to track running, cycling, swimming and other sports.