We just pressed publish on our latest update for iOS, now available in the App Store.  Check out the following new features:

  • Use multiple Shines to track your activity – get colorful!
  • Performance improvements and stability enhancements

Dig deeper with Misfit and RunKeeper

Track your pace, measure workout distance, chart weight loss, crush training goals and more with RunKeeper, now compatible with Misfit for Android, available on Google Play.  Get the deets on your runs, walks, bike rides, training workouts and all of your other fitness activities using your phone’s GPS.

What we love:

  • Calculate running pace, cycling speed, route distance, elevation and calorie burn for any fitness activity – in high accuracy and real-time
  • Set a goal and track your progress as you work to reach it
  • Find and follow pre-planned routes and map your run or walk on-the-go
  • Follow training plan workouts or create your own with audio coaching
  • Get audio updates while you work out about your total mileage, calorie count, pace, speed and mileage
  • Run while listening to music – RunKeeper automatically integrates with your phone’s music app.

We can’t wait to keep it moving with RunKeeper!


Misfit teams up and trims down with MyFitnessPal

We’re SO excited to share that the Misfit app for iOS is now compatible with MyFitnessPal, the insanely popular health app. You asked for it, and now here it is! Download the MyFitnessPal app and the latest update to the Misfit app in the App Store now.

MyFitnessPal is a free, comprehensive nutrition and fitness system that makes it easy for anyone to attain their fitness goals and live healthier. It provides precise tools that let you simply track your exercise and food, and lets you connect with friends and become part of an active, global community of more than 65 million people on the journey to healthier lives.

Fun facts:

  • The MyFitnessPal community is huge— more than 65 million people strong.
  • Members have collectively lost over 100 million pounds!
  • 47 billion calories have been burned and logged through MyFitnessPal
  • There are over 4 million foods in their database – No shortage of choices here!

We are thrilled to be joining the MyFitnessPal community on the journey to health.


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!


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.

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.