The app connects you with other Misfit wearers on Facebook. I briefly looked at this and found mostly promotions about products from Misfit Ray. A few people engaged to ask questions.
The Misfit Ray comes with three tiny button batteries, which you put into the cylinder. It’s easy to do. The batteries last six months and additional ones are cheap. I found a pack of 20 batteries on Amazon for $5.99. I like that I didn’t need a charger because it’s one less charger in my house.
I equate the Misfit Ray with simplicity. You can set it up to track walking, running, swimming, and cycling or playing basketball, swimming, tennis, or soccer. That’s it, which is quite a lot, but not as much as other more expensive wearable devices.
It’s also water resistant, not waterproof, which means you can track your laps as long as you don’t go beyond 50 meters underwater.
I found the tracker to be fairly accurate when it came to my steps. Sleeping, on the other hand, was off by 30 minutes. I know I slept a full eight hours because I looked at the clock right before I went to sleep and when I got up. The tracker said I slept for seven-and-a-half hours.
You can also set up your tracker to vibrate and flash when you are inactive. As mentioned previously, I found that a bit distracting. You tap it three times to turn it off.
It’s easy to set up and use. I also found Misfit Ray’s tech support helpful. Total time, when I called, to reach a person took two minutes, which isn’t bad.
Overall, it’s a good device at $39.99. I wouldn’t pay more for it because there are other wearable fitness trackers under $100 that offer more options.
Learn how you can upload and keep track of all of your fitness data and health information with the YourCareEverywhere My Wellness Dashboard.
November 30, 2017