One problem prevalent in most fitness trackers is its size. Perhaps you are someone who loves to wear watch and fitness tracker; then you have no option to put each on your different wrists. Today, we will be reviewing one of the best fitness trackers you can wear with your watch on the same wrist.
You can wear it comfortably in tandem with other devices apart from your watch. Manufacturer of the Misfit Ray is famous to pack as many features into their devices. Its manufacturer Misfit took a different approach in designing this fitness tracker by creating the perfect wearable device you need for your daily activity.
Previously, Misfit designed the Misfit Shine, which enables users to connect through multiple ways. However, the Misfit Shine was bulky on the wrist, and this design error was corrected by creating the Misfit Ray.
Now you know the essential features a good fitness tracker must have, let us begin this misfit Ray review.
The content of the Box
- Misfit Ray
- Warranty Information
- Quick Start Guide
Misfit Ray Review | Important Features
Build and Design
When we consider the Misfit Ray in terms of its design, it isn’t gender selective. The tracker comes in a cylindrical design, making it the perfect stylish activity tracker you will find in the market.
Interestingly, the tracker has six different colors, which include Forest, Navy, Rose Gold, Carbon Black, Polished Stainless Steel Gold and Polished Stainless Steel for you to choose from. These different color varieties come with multiple band-options with optional leather.
Additionally, the tracker comes with available accessories packs, which has a strap with 3-packs to help you coordinate with your outfit. You can also wear the Ray as a necklace or look at it as an excellent double-wrap leather band. However, you cannot remove the Ray from its band.
The Misfit Ray is delicate, and measures 38mm in length weighs 8g and has a water resistance of about 50m. Going for your swimming session or want to take a quick shower, you don’t need to remove the Ray.
However, if you are considering swimming in the sea, the Ray isn’t suitable for such operation. Another intriguing thing about the Misfit is that when the straps are appropriately embedded in each of the Misfit Ray, it gives it a fantastic look.
Overall, we consider the Misfit Ray, a comfortable fitness tracker to wear. Unlike other trackers that we strap tightly on our wrist, while we sleep, the Misfit Ray is adjustable as you can loosen or tighten it to suit you. The plastic band of the tracker couple with the device offers durability because, after weeks of constant wearing, they look new always. The Ray is comfortable, sleek, slim, and won’t pop out.
Misfit Ray | Tracking Features
Misfit Ray Smartwatch| Notification Features
While the Ray may not have a screen, it doesn’t mean the tracker is just a passive tracker. However, you have the liberty of switching the alerts on using the Misfit activity app. These alerts are limited to texts and calls presently.
To differentiate between text and call, it uses two different colors. A blue blinking light with subtle vibe signifies you have text while green means calls. These features work flawlessly and depend solely on you if you want to utilize it effectively.
The Ray also has a smart alarm. Just set when you want to wake up, the Ray will wake you up with a vibration. Nowadays, most fitness trackers come with smart alarms, and the Ray didn’t disappoint by adding this feature.
Link-wise, the Ray needs other Misfit apps to work correctly. The downside of the tracker pertaining to this area is that it doesn’t work efficiently using form factor. Nevertheless, when using the Flash Link, you get more satisfactory button press enabling you to preview actions logged.
The Ray has two limitations to its actions – triple tap or double tap. One of these buttons has been configured to display your activity progress. Are you thinking of controlling your music or smart light bulbs from your wrist, this is possible because of its bonus features? While not take advantage of the IFTTT feature that enables you to add actions?
Misfit Ray’s Battery Lifespan
The Misfit Ray, just like the Shine 2, has a battery that can last up to six months. It has an impressive battery life when compared to other fitness trackers in its category. Interestingly, you can see the battery level when using the Misfit app.
The Misfit Ray is powered by two button cell batteries, which enable you to replace it when the batteries eventually die. Looking at it, it is a win-win situation for you when you compare it to other fitness trackers with the screen. The Misfit Ray doesn’t need charging with its replaceable button batteries; you can enjoy every moment of your time.
The Misfit Ray is a rudimentary fitness tracker. You have three important pieces of hardware at your disposal when you buy this tracker. You can leverage the vibration motor, a Bluetooth connection, and a three-axis accelerometer. The Ray can track your sleep, steps, and buzz you when you receive a text or call.
While it is efficient when tracking your sleep and light tracking, in the area of starting your sleep progress, it starts very early especially when you are sitting on the couch watching TV. Nevertheless, you can edit the start and end time of your sleep using the app if you want an accurate result.
Moreover, for starters, there are couples of performance issues. Firstly, when the alarm goes off, it will require multiple taps before shutting off. Secondly, while the Move More inactivity alert is a standard feature, it does go off when in its active mode.
When you double tap the tracker to view your daily progress, at times, you have to do it more before the LED would light up. Additionally, you can use the triple tapping feature to toggle an activity to control your smart device and your music.
Misfit Ray App
Just like its devices, Misfit didn’t disappoint when it comes to its app. The app is straightforward offering the best possible usability feature. The app has a “Main Today” screen comprising of a circular indicator showing your daily goal progress.
You can effortlessly flip between your sleep data and latest activity. This enables you to see if you are missing your target or achieving your goals. The Device page of the Misfit app is where you synchronize your device, toggle activity tracking, set your wearing position, set alerts, and notification and set the Misfit Link pairing for your phone camera, controlling your music playback, or even smart home devices.
However, the last page of the app enables you to set up your profile, which includes adding friends, setting goals, linking to other apps like MyFitnessPal, WeChat, IF by IFTTT.
Misfit Ray Comparison with Fitbit
If you consider comparing the Misfit Ray tracker with other trackers, one within its category is the Fitbit Flex. Both the Ray and Fitbit Flex have similar features; however, the Misfit Ray has a better attractive design.
The Fitbit Flex has more colors, unlike the Ray that has six color varieties with many going for the Misfit Ray. Unlike the Misfit Ray that lasts for 6 months before the battery is replaced, the Fitbit Flex requires frequent charging through a USB.
Misfit Ray Price
The Misfit Ray price is one of the features that set it apart from the packs. While some of the devices in its category are obviously overpriced, the Misfit Ray is reasonably priced and is within reach of an average income earner.
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Misfit Ray Review | Conclusion
The sleep tracker is another important feature making the Misfit Ray an irresistible option. It is lightweight, decent and a minimal fitness tracker that will do the magic. The Misfit Ray is perfectly affordable, waterproof, and stylish and comes with an excellent app that you will be pleased as punch.
However, the downside of the Misfit Ray is that it isn’t suitable for certain things. If you are looking for a fitness tracker with the ability to record your heart rate or that will track your outdoor activity, then the Misfit Ray is no go area. If you think, it is worth investing in, what are you waiting for? Furthermore, remember, you cannot set a specific date for the alarm to buzz you.