Teardown: Misfit Shine Activity Tracker

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Contributors: Nick Poole
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More than just fancy pedometers, a whole new class of mobile devices are flooding the market, designed to make us more aware of our own physical activity. And in this emerging market jam-packed with competitors like Nike, Garmin, and Fitbit, the Misfit Shine is easily the… prettiest. Hardly bigger than a US Quarter and barely thicker than a pencil, it can be worn anywhere on the body and looks more like a piece of jewelry than a high tech activity tracker. But can you really fit a fully functional fitness tracker in something that size? There’s only one way to find out…