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5 Tips to Help you Shine in 2015

Photo via Flickr user James Jordan 

1. Shoot for eight hours. Research has shown that sleep debt is more damaging to your body than you’d think, and Sleep “services all aspects of our body in one way or another: molecular, energy balance, as well as intellectual function, alertness and mood,” says Dr. Merrill Mitler, a sleep expert and neuroscientist at the NIH.

2. Turn around and make your bed. U.S. Navy Adm. William H. McCraven told students at the University of Texas last May that “if you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task, and another, and another. And by the end of the day that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed.”

 3. Sit near the front of the class. By sitting this close you will be more accountable, less distracted and more alert. Put yourself in the best position to be successful.

4. Get moving, ideally with others.  Exercise has been proven to raise your endorphin levels and that’s just the beginning. Physical activity has been linked to increased concentration, memory, self-esteem and verbal skills. Being active, social and committed to something will help you in every aspect of your life. Check these articles to read more.

 5. An apple a day keeps the doctor away, or maybe it was an orange?  Whatever it is that tickles your fancy in the local grocery stores fruit department – grab two.  Remember to pack your day with these delicious and nutritious snacks, full of vitamins to keep you fully charged all day long.

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Control your World with Misfit

Today we are excited to announce the upcoming integrations of our Flash and Shine Fitness and Sleep Monitors with wearable controls enabled by a series of partnerships.

Starting in March, Misfit Flash will be able to interact with your favorite apps and smart hardware with a simple touch of a button.

The first wearable control for Flash was demoed at CES, coinciding with the launch of Misfit Bolt, a connected bulb that lets users personalize their home lighting.  Soon you will be able to turn Bolt on and off and control brightness with Flash.

Here are just a few of our upcoming integrations to help you exercise, sleep, and live smarter:

  • Users will be able to start and stop their Spotify playlist with Flash.
  • Misfit is working with Nest on an integration enabling customers to connect Misfit’s sleep tracking functionality and smart alarm with the Nest Learning Thermostat to wake up to their ideal temperature.
  • Soon you can use your Misfit Flash on IFTTT and connect it to over 160 products and services you use everyday. Misfit Flash will bring new Triggers to the Misfit Channel, including a double press.  Turn on and off devices, fire off quick messages, and send fitness information to an archive on the go.
  • Flash will also have the power to control your smart home ecosystem thanks to Logitech Harmony. Leveraging Harmony’s new API, Flash wearers will have access to some of Harmony’s most powerful features including one-touch activities like “Watch a Movie,” “Play Games,” and “Listen to Music.”
  • Yo’s messaging services will allow you to stay connected with friends and family with a simple double press on your Flash.
  • Misfit Flash will allow August Smart Lock users to unlock their doors without a smartphone.
  • Latch opens doors for the right people. Latch is a stealth startup that will be launching products in 2015, partnering with Misfit to make home security more convenient.
  • The Leeo Smart Alert Nightlight will allow you to cycle through a set of light colors or turn your nightlight on and off using the Misfit Flash.
  • Bitfinder gives you the air quality of your room on demand using the Flash button control.

Don’t see your favorite? We want to hear from you! For a complete list of partners and more information, visit build.misfit.com or email us at build@misfit.com.

Partners

nest Spotify Logitech august yo IFTTT leeo Latch bitfinder

 

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Download Android v0.18.0

We just hit submit on our Android app v0.18.0 – available now in the Google Play Store!

Here’s what’s new:

  • Linking and syncing improvements
  • Performance improvements and stability enhancements

Start tracking with Misfit today!

 

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Misfit Brings Sleep and Activity tracking to all META M1 users

META_Misfit

Welcome to the family Meta Watch! Last week at CES, we announced our integration with META M1.

META M1 users will be able to freely access two levels of activity tracking:

1. Basic mode allows users to set a steps goal and track their daily progress.

2. Advanced mode calculates points and history tracking with a new or existing Misfit account.

The META M1 consists of simple, connected watch faces that deliver relevant information via iOS or Android smartphones. META M1 users will receive the Misfit integration as part of an upcoming upgrade to the platform.

Misfit makes its proprietary data science and sensor algorithms available to third party software and device makers to add its fitness and sleep monitoring capabilities to almost any product, including apps, smart watches, and other wearables. Contact partners@misfit.com for more information.

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Misfit for iOS v. 1.23: Bug fixes

Happy Friday! Check out the latest update to Misfit for iOS available to download now on the App Store, complete with a healthy offering of performance improvements and stability enhancements.  Note: this latest version of the Misfit app requires iOS 7.0 and above.