When it comes to fitness trackers, there are so many choices out there now that it’s difficult to know where to head for something simple and affordable. With Fitbit and Jawbone all offering a range of different trackers priced differently, there’s a lot of choice on the market. Another fitness tracker company that many might have overlooked is Misfit, and they’ve been known to ship very affordable trackers that perform the most basic and common tasks that people need in a tracker. Now, they’re launching the Misfit Flash Link with a price of just $20.
The Misfit Flash Link is available direct from Misfit, along with the new Flash and Shine trackers for $29.99 and $69.99, respectively. The Flash Link is more than just your average fitness tracker however, as it can also be used to control your music as well as advance presentations as well. Today Misfit is also announcing a new app and platform called Misfit Link, which will allow their trackers to access more advanced features like controlling aspects of their smartphones and more. This will be available from next month on Android.
Tim Golnik, Misfit’s Vice President of Product and Design said that the “Flash Link is not just a more affordable wearable, it’s a more powerful one.” Considering that what most people look for, above all else, in a fitness tracker is step-counting and sleep monitoring, the Flash Link, for just $20, seems like an excellent deal, and is a great entry-level product for those that want to get started with a fitness tracker, but don’t want to spend a huge amount of money upfront.
The Misfit Link app will have IFTTT and Logitech Harmony integrations added over time, but right now it can be used to adjust music playback as well as take selfies using either the phone’s camera or Snapchat. With this new app and the new Flash Link tracker, Misfit once again shows that their devices are more about lifestyle products, than outright fitness tracking, and for a lot of users, this is exactly what they’re looking for. You can take a closer look in the gallery below.