New tracker in the house :: Misfit Ray

by Volker Weber

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I have been trying many trackers from Fitbit, Jawbone, Withings and smartwatches from Apple, Microsoft, TomTom, Pebble and Withings. And then I settled on the Apple Watch since that is just perfect for me.

But what if you do not want a smartwatch, because you have a nice mechanical watch that you love. And that has memories attached to it. You can't even wear one of those full featured trackers with a display, because that already tells you the time.

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Misfit Ray to the rescue. It's just a small cylinder with three 393 watch batteries inside. They last half a year, so you never need to recharge. Replacing the batteries is extremely inexpensive. They can be had for as little as 10 ct if you buy them in bulk. You also never have to take it off since it is waterproof to 50 meters.

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Photo © Misfit 2016

Ray is customizable by selecting from a wide array of bands and it comes in different colors. It tracks your sleep as well as your steps. And that's all we need right now. Ray automatically switches from sleep tracking to step tracking and it will signal notifications from your phone with a blink of its LED or a soft vibration. You can set different colors for different events. The same LED also gives you an indication of your progress towards meeting your move goal in 25% increments. Finally, you can set Ray to wake you in the morning during a light sleep period.

There are lots of things to discover. You can set actions that happen when you tap Ray. Switch off your HUE lights when you go to sleep, maybe?


The Merc isn't included.

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Comments

Does it break your chain?

Moritz Petersen, 2016-09-05

The chain broke on June 20th by three calories. And do you think these are my hands?

Volker Weber, 2016-09-05

first reaction: looks ugly on top photo.

if you like nice looking things, like say: wearing a mechanical watch for example, this seems to be important.

(have to see it in person for real evaluation of the look.)

the description of the function sounds really compelling.

Matthias Welling, 2016-09-05

Judging from the video, I am *so* not part of the target audience ☺
The product and ideas involved seem nice, though. I am surprised about the batteries holding up so well.

Hubert Stettner, 2016-09-05

Looks a bit strange to me when worn on wrist. Anyway, I like the idea and the fact that it is water-proof. I'm not sure if I'd like to revert from my Apple Watch back to my conventional watches (which I haven't worn at all for more than one year meanwhile).

Sven Bühler, 2016-09-05

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