The Misfit Ray Benefits Up The Wazoo
Not only am I not a jewelry chick, I’m not into tech either. In fact, if I had it my way I’d still be rocking a flip phone and owning the F out of snake. So when I originally saw the Misfit Ray I was trepidatious. But I decided to give it a whirl and get with the times (I realize I sound like a 1940’s grandma right now and I’m 100% on board with that).
The first thing I noticed is that the Misfit Ray tracked my activity. I set a goal of 1,000 points (it calculates it in some fanciful way – don’t care, if you want info on it Google em’) and let it fly. As I went about my day I noticed you could tag specific activities. So I could make sure it registered as running, walking, swimming, cycling, yoga, basketball, tennis, soccer, or dancing which I thought was super cool.
It is also waterproof, which is a necessity for me. I spill on myself at least twice a day, and sometimes forget to take off full-on articles of clothing before entering the shower.
I kept checking it throughout the day to see if I was nearing my goal and it was a fab accountability partner – I’d see that I was only 500 points in and nearing the end of my day and it would remind/pressure me to get my ass up.
The Misfit Ray also tracks the amount of time you snooze, and is somehow able to tell you how many minutes you were awake and how much of your time was light versus restful sleep. I find this to be incredibly useful for understanding how to improve one’s life. I can now determine if that glass of wine helps me sleep or makes me toss and turn. I’ll never have to wonder if my pain in the ass client really is making me ‘lose sleep’, I now know and should start billing them for the hours of interrupted rest. I can measure when I pass out next to a certain someone if they are cramping my style and hindering my zzzz’s (thankfully for my fellow, he correlated with better sleep – could have something to do with hanky panky as well, but I won’t get into those details. Another post, another time).
All in all – I’m now a fan and a half and will be recommending the Misfit Ray as a bomb sleep/workout partner for all the health nuts of the world.
Misfit Ray Killer Features
- Monitor sleep duration and quality
- See steps taken and distance traveled
- Tag specific activities, like cycling or yoga
- Track calories burned
- Take selfies, control lights and music
- Get vibration alerts for calls, texts, and alarms