The ex-fashion designer in me makes me like MisFit for its design-forward wearables. They make wearables a fashionable lifestyle accessory. Today at CES, Misfit announced a mew addition to their glamorous portfolio, Misfit Ray Fitness and Sleep monitor, the highlight of the design element is a distinct deconstructed and modular design.
The Ray flaunts a sleek form factor and clean lines and is only 12mm in diameter and 38mm long. The cylindrical body is aluminum build and true to the Misfit’s design legacy can be worn on wrist or necklace teamed with Misfit-branded or custom accessories. The idea of the Misfit Ray is to compliment with other accessories like watches, bracelets and jewelry and be part of the fashionable accessory you wear.
Under the skin of the minimalist design of Ray, there is a 3-axis accelerometer to track activity and sleep. It also includes a vibration motor similar to the one the Misfit Shine 2 featured. And like other Misfit wearables, the surface also decks up a LED and in this case a single multi-color LED eye for various notifications. When a user is inactive for a long time, the device nudges to keep you moving a bit. It also shows text and call notifications and a silent alarm.
The Misfit wearables never require charging as they work on user-replaceable batteries that last up to 6 months, the Misfit Ray is also water resistant up to 50 meters. On the app side, the MisFit Ray syncs with Misfit Link. And when connected to the app, you can use the Misfit Ray to remote connect various other connected devices like Smart lights, tap the Ray to take a selfie and few other tasks.
“We designed Ray to be your most valuable accessory,” said Tim Golnik, Misfit’s VP of Product and Design. “Ray’s design distills the essential performance of our wearables and opens up a world of style possibilities.”
Misfit Ray is available in Rose Gold and Carbon Black and is now available for pre-order on misfit.com and will be available on stores worldwide in Spring 2016 and is priced at $99.99