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Misfit introduces new affordable wearable

The latest fitness tracker to release is incredibly cheap compared to the competition.

Today, most wearables are relatively expensive, and in response, Misfit has just introduced a new band with many fitness tracking capabilities for a very low price. The Flash Link is a fitness and sleep monitor, and even doubles as a smart button, allowing the device to control devices, take pictures, click through presentation slides, or control music. The app that gives the Flash Link these abilities is only out on iOS so far, but the fitness monitoring features are available on both iOS and Android.

The Misfit Flash Link uses a companion app for smartphones, and all of the activity and sleep data is shown on it. Like many other wearables, the device tracks calories burned, distanced traveled, steps taken, as well as longevity and quality of sleep. Using an interesting minimalist interface, LEDs show what time it is. One of the greatest features is that there is no need for charging, and the battery lasts around six months before it needs to be replaced.

Another interesting aspect of the Flash Link is that it can be worn in many different ways. Those who prefer not to wear it on their wrist can clip it onto a shirt or even put it on a keychain instead. Misfit has really thought of a lot of ways to innovate with their latest tracker, and given the affordable price of $20 without the wristband and $30 with, many could be drawn to this device instead of other more pricey smartwatches and wearables.


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Joseph Lambert, 2015-07-16 (Update: 2015-07-16)