I wanted a Nike Fuelband until I saw this: Shine activity tracker by Misfit Wearables, a company headed by Apple collaborators / ex-employees.
+ Waterproof, can swim with it
+ Clean, simple lines, low-key design
+ Compact and light
+ Looks like it would feel nice in your hand, like a smooth pebble
+ Unfussy Bluetooth connection, no connector cables
+ Lights up to show the day’s progress at a glance
– I don’t like the rubber wristband, I’d prefer something a bit more robust. It looks too thin and flimsy though it’s hard to tell the real quality and feel from the video.
– No shots of the leather band.
The company website has nice infographics under the inspiration tab and several press links, including an interview with Shine’s CEO, Sonny Vu.
I first read about it on TechCrunch, but Gizmodo gives a more comprehensive review.