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Shine Integrates with Lose It! for Nutrition and Weight Loss Tracking

We’re excited to announce that Shine is now compatible with Lose It!, a comprehensive nutrition and weight loss tracking app for iOS and Android.  Download Lose It! via the App Store or Google Play.

Lose It!, one of the most popular apps that helps you monitor your food, calories, and nutritional intake and helps you stay motivated to lose weight, is based on the proven principles of calorie tracking and peer support for healthy, sustainable weight loss.  Lose It! allows you to set goals and design a customized plan toward achieving them, while allowing you to easily rely on your friends and family for support.

What we love:

  • Lose It! offers a simple, easy-to-use tool for tracking what you eat. Their huge food database has thousands of restaurant, grocery store, and brand-name foods. Log food and activity on your smartphone, computer, or tablet device with the option to use a barcode scanner to quickly log food intake—seamless.
  • You can set goals for weight loss, macronutrient intake, blood pressure, and more.
  • Serious options for social features with friends, groups, forums, and challenges.  You have full control over your sharing options.

Lose it! users have already lost 34 million pounds to date. Lose It! also offers a premium service that goes for $39.99.  Tell us why you need Lose It! on our Facebook page and enter for a chance to win a free Premium version of the app. We’ll announce the winner on Friday, August 22nd. Good luck!

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Track your sleep with Misfit v1.15 and Beddit

Misfit v1.1.5 for iOS is here and includes:

  • Misfit Beddit Sleep System integration—track your sleep with the Beddit Sleep Monitor
  • Syncing improvements for the Pebble smartwatch
  • Various performance improvements and stability enhancements

You can now use Beddit and Pebble with the Misfit app on non-BLE devices including iPad 2, iPod touch generation 4 and iPhone 4.

Download the update in the App Store.

The Misfit Beddit Sleep System
The Misfit Beddit Sleep System gives you a picture, with fine-grain resolution, of your night’s sleep.

How to set up your Beddit, if you have a Shine
Plug in your Beddit Sleep Monitor.  Then navigate to the Sleep Screen.  Select Beddit for Sleep Tracker before you go to sleep.  If you do not select Beddit, then Shine will automatically track your sleep.

How to set up your Beddit, if you don’t have a Shine
Download the Misfit app from iOS App Store and select Beddit after creating your account.  Beddit needs to be plugged in while you’re sleeping.  Your app will default to showing you the sleep screen.  If you get a Shine later on, go to the menu in the upper left hand corner of your screen to link your Shine.

 Sleep Home Screen
See Beddit’s estimate of your total sleep time, as well as the amount of time during sleep that it labels as especially restful, based on its detection of your movements, heartbeat, and breathing.

The 4 tiles below the sleep meter show you the number of hours it estimates as light versus especially restful sleep, average heart rate, and snoring.

Light sleep (hours)

Average heart rate (beats/ min)

Especially restful sleep (hours)

Snoring (hours)

Underneath that you’ll find information on the time you got in bed, the time you fell asleep, and the time of your final awakening.

The time you went to bed                 The time you fell asleep       The time of your final awakening

Sleep Cycles & Insights
Swipe up to see chronological insights into your sleep.


The first graph is a sleep cycle graph that shows you more detailed information about the depth of your sleep over time, which is calculated using Misfit-Beddit’s proprietary algorithms based upon movement, heart rate, and breathing data it collects and analyzes. The peaks show periods of sleep that are labeled as more restful; the troughs show periods of sleep labeled as lighter. The areas where the graph drops below the awake line are intended to represent your awakenings during the night.

Mini-graphs
Below the first graph, are a series of mini-graphs showing you when you left the bed over the course of the night, when and for how long you snored, and your heart rate over the course of the night.

What does this mean?
The Misfit Beddit Sleep Monitor offers especially detailed and accurate information about your sleeping.  With this information, you can better understand how much and how well you actually sleep, and see the relationship between different lifestyle changes and your sleep.

For example, if you get more restful sleep on days where you get more Shine points, this can motivate you to continue to meet your daily activity goals.  Heart rate can also give you insights into your training regimen, as many athletes use resting heart rate to help them plan their workouts.  They find that when their resting heart rate is significantly higher than usual, this can be a sign of overtraining and that they need to cut back on their exercise for the day to give themselves a chance to recuperate.  Beddit will allow you to monitor these trends and optimize your work, play, and rest.

The CDC recommends that adults get between 7 and 8 hours of sleep per night, although individual sleep needs may vary.  If you have questions or concerns related to your sleep, contact your physician.  The Beddit Sleep Monitor is not a medical device and is not intended to prevent, diagnose, or treat any disease.

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Introducing the Misfit Beddit Sleep System

We’re excited to announce that we’re launching the Misfit Beddit Sleep System and integrating with the Beddit Sleep Monitor, a result of a long term partnership between Misfit and Beddit.  Sleep tracking has become one of the most engaging features of Shine, and will now be an even larger part of our product offering.

Now you can get an accurate picture of your nightly sleep patterns without having to wear anything.  Using the world’s thinnest sleep sensor, the Misft Beddit Sleep System seamlessly measures your sleep cycles and quality using heart rate, respiration, movement, snoring, and sound.

The paper-thin device rests underneath your sheets, directly on your mattress. It measures physiological signals automatically, wirelessly transmitting the data to a smartphone, where you can view insights on the Misfit app.

Beddit measures:

  • Total sleep time
  • Sleep cycles; Deep and light sleep duration
  • Awakenings
  • Heart rate
  • Ambient sound, snoring

You’ll get stats and visualizations of your data for daily and weekly trends, giving you a fine grain resolution into your sleep.  Sooth yourself to sleep with a variety of custom, gentle sleep sounds and use the smart alarm to wake up in your lightest stage of sleep.

The Beddit Sleep Monitor is now available on our website for shipping next week.

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Misfit for iOS 1.14 — Pebble, Meet Shine

The latest version of the Misfit app for iOS is now available in the App Store.  We’re excited to extend a very warm welcome to our new Pebble users with this latest app update—welcome to the Misfit family!

In addition to our Pebble integration, we’re also introducing a weekly sleep view, so you can get insights into your Zs over a 7-day period.

 

 

For Pebble Users:

  • Download the app from the iOS app store.
  • Open the app and sign up for an account.  Select Pebble when prompted to select device.
  • When prompted, tap the screen with your finger to link your Pebble smartwatch with the Misfit app.  If you are experiencing difficulty linking or syncing your Pebble, open the Pebble app first, then open the Misfit app.

Now you’re ready for a tour (also good to share with new Shine users!)—

Welcome home. The Today screen (white background) is your home—oh, the places you’ll go! Here you can see your points and how many minutes of activity you have left until you reach your goal. Tap in the middle of the circle (also known as the Activity Meter) to see your daily total steps, distance traveled, and calories burned.  Slide the Activity Graph up, via the small grey arrow, and see periods of activity over the course of the day.

Set a goal.  Head on over to the Menu in the upper left hand corner of the app and then select ‘My Goals’ to set a daily activity goal as well as goals for sleep and weight.  Make sure to sync your Shine or Pebble smartwatch after setting your activity or sleep goal.  Select the Menu button again to return to the Today screen.

Find friends.  Head on over to the Social Corner (the upper right hand corner) from the Today screen to set up your profile and add friends.  Let the healthy games begin!

Sleep on it.  The Sleep screen (purple background) shows your number of hours of light and deep sleep.  Sleep detection is automatic, so all you have to do is wear your Shine or Pebble.

More questions? Need help? Email help@misfit.com.

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Misfit Brings Fitness Tracking to All Pebble Users

Today we’re thrilled to announce the launch of the Misfit app for Pebble, bringing Misfit’s activity tracking to all Pebble users.  Part of a long term partnership and integration effort between Misfit and Pebble, the Misfit app for Pebble is the first step toward bringing Misfit’s user experience and algorithms to the Pebble smartwatch.

The Misfit app for Pebble is now available in the Pebble appstore and allows users to easily see steps and activity with a single glance at their Pebble smartwatch.  The Misfit Pebble app will integrate with the Misfit iOS app, enabling users to set activity goals, track their progress, and share and compete with friends.

“We’re delighted to provide our fitness tracking technology to Pebble; we want to see this capability offered to as many users as possible,” said Sonny Vu, founder and CEO of Misfit.

Misfit makes its proprietary data science and sensor algorithms available to third party software and device makers to add its fitness and sleep monitoring capabilities to almost any product, including apps, smartwatches, and other wearables. Contact partners@misfit.com for more information.