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Misfit Wearables Flash Fitness and Sleep Monitor (Fuchsia)
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- Splashproof disc with red LED progress and time display
- Smart button enabled to control connected household devices
- Automatically tracks steps, distance, calories, and light and heavy sleep
- Flash Cyclist is water resistant up to 30m and suitable for everyday use. This means splash/rain resistant, NOT suitable for showering, bathing, swimming, snorkeling, and similar water work.
- Wirelessly syncs with paired smartphone to upload data and Non-charging, replaceable battery lasts up to 6 months
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What mobile devices are supported?
Misfit Flash is compatible with iPhone 4S/5/5C/5S/6/6 Plus, iPod Touch 5th Gen and above, iPad 3/4/Air/Mini (all running iOS 6.13 and above), Samsung Galaxy S4/Note 3, Google Nexus 4/5 (Or other BLE ready Android devices running software 4.3 and above) and BLE ready Windows Phone running software 8.1 and above.
What do you mean by no charging ever?
The Misfit Flash is powered by a replaceable battery, found in quartz watches. Misfit recommends replacing it with a Panasonic CR2032 3V Lithium Coin Battery
How do I sync my Misfit Flash?
To sync the Misfit Flash, download and open our Misfit app in the App Store on iOS, Google Play on Android and turn on Bluetooth. If the sync fails, you can reset the Shine by removing and reinserting the battery or turn off and back on the Bluetooth under your device settings or simply restarting your mobile device.
Why should I buy my Misfit Flash from Amazon?
Misfit products are sold through an exclusive network of authorized dealers selected by Misfit, including sold by Amazon.com. Misfit’s warranty policy covers only products purchased through authorized dealers. To ensure that your Misfit product is authentic and protected by our warranty, please purchase from an authorized dealer, such as Amazon.com. Misfit products sold through third-party marketplace sellers may not be authentic and are not covered by Misfit’s warranty policy.
From the Manufacturer
Get fit with Misfit Flash, a sleek, sporty fitness tracker that measures your activity and sleep, syncs with your smartphone, and comes in a variety of colors. Press Flash to see a halo of lights that shows your progress toward your daily activity goal and tells time. Flash never requires charging and is made of rugged, yet ultra-comfortable soft touch materials.
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Then, after a few days, she was walking through our living room and we heard a "snap" and it fell off her wrist. The wristband had snapped and let the flash fall out. She picked up the flash and it was dead. Thinking it was a freak thing, we had it replaced (yay Amazon!) and she was happy again.
But then today she came to me and showed me that the new band had cracked too (see photo). This time it didn't come off her wrist so the flash itself still works, but the wristband is now useless.
I emailed the company after the first band broke (and I couldn't find any replacement bands for the flash online) but never received a response. That was disappointing.
So, it's going back. The idea of a "fitness tracker" being so fragile seems strange to me. These devices are designed to be worn while working out, yet even with very light use the cheap wristband snaps, and if you're unlucky the flash falls to the floor and stops working. A cheap children's watch is made of sturdier stuff!
We're going to look for something that can actually last for more than a few days.
So while we initially loved the device, we're now disappointed all around. Poor quality, poor durability, and no customer service to speak of.
For swimming, my Flash has handled about five sessions from 15 mins to 30 mins doing freestyle laps with no problems. Additionally, I've worn in showering and the waterproofing on my device has been fine. Other reviewers have had problems from what I read here at this time (October 2014) and my guess is they had either unfortunate luck or were swimming at depths not supported by the device -- unlike the Shine, the Flash is only 3 ATM instead of 5 ATM.
Bad units would not be a problem if Misfit's support stepped up to replace defective devices, and it seems "Mike" who has responded to some people here offers to do that. Misfit could be better at showing their support -- I used feedback at misfit dot com when I wanted to give some suggestions to their iOS application, which got me an immediate "we got your mail" response, and then silence for several, several days. My email didn't have a problem that needed a solution; just feedback on a few minor areas that I felt needed improvement. I did get a response that started with an apology that it took so long to reply as apparently Misfit's email system had some problems.
Given my experience, I'd recommend the Flash with a few caveats. The sports band and clip that come with it look and feel a bit cheaper than i'd expected from the promotional photos on Misfit's site. It's all functional and from a distance the watch looks fine; it's when one is close up that it might look a bit cheap. However, it handles sweat and water fine, and I expect eventually there will be higher end accessories for the Flash as there is for the Shine.
Speaking of the Shine, despite being cheaper the Flash has a few advantages.
First, the Shine requires tapping to show info or invoke activity mode, and while I have not experienced that myself, I have read others reporting that tapping doesn't always register with the Shine, so you might have to try multiple times to turn on activity mode, for example. The Flash, on the other hand, has a hidden button, so to get info you press down once and it always works. To start activity mode (set to swimming for me), you press and hold for a second, and that has always worked for me too.
Second, I've read reports of the Shine coming loose from the watch band, but the Flash is shaped differently and comes in from the bottom, so from what I can tell at this early stage, I'm not concerned about the tracker escaping from the band. However, this means the Flash will not work with any of the Shine accessories, so if you like the Bloom necklace, for example, you'll have to wait to see if Misfit offers a similar device for the Flash.
Third, at $49, this is half of what was asked for the Shine, and offers all the same software features, most of the hardware features (with the 3 ATM vs. 5 ATM waterproofing the main difference), and some hardware enhancements (press button vs. tapping).
** This review has been updated on 06/04/15 to reflect the latest updates to the Misfit app on iOS **
iPhone app is very intuitive
Sleep tracking feature(Beta) is automatic
Offers both a sport wristband and a belt clip in the box
Charge lasts 6 months before you need to buy a new cheap watch battery
Well designed app
Sleekly designed product
So comfortable you can forget it's there
LED dots display readout of your progress
Uses Bluetooth LE
Water-proof to 30 meters
Design allows it to be worn in a unique variety of places
Sport-band easily adjustable to fit any size wrist
Activity Tracking(Beta) is easy to use
Integrates with MyFitnessPal
You can now use the Flash button for some Smart tasks such as sending a YO using the button, and starting Spotify playlists
The Misfit app doesn't sync in real-time
LED time display can be difficult to understand
Sleep Tracker feature(Beta) only works if you sleep at night(I work graveyard shift)
There is no indication you have seated the tracker in the band
The Android app is not up-to-par with the iOS version visually
Misfit doesn't sell replacement bands, yet the Sport band always breaks
I have never before seen an app get worse with each update
My tracker has been malfunctioning lately for no reason, it randomly turns off frequently during the day
Recommendation: I would recommend the Misfit Flash to anyone wanting an entry-level fitness tracker on a budget, and is EXTREMELY patient because the app and the tracker itself can be very hit-or-miss. Its more expensive predecessor was excellent and this tracker has the same features with a better price-point. If your fine with plastic this may be the fitness tracker for you.
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