Misfit Announces New ‘Ray’ Activity Tracker and ‘Specter’ Smart In-Ear Headphones
Wearables firm Misfit, has launched a pair of activity-tracking devices at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, in two different formats. One is the Ray, a fitness monitor and the other is the Specter, a pair of wireless headphones.
Quite stylish looking with a minimalistic design, the Ray is regular fitness tracker worn on the wrist similar to a bracelet. The Specter offers smart functionality through an extra trigger button and its own fitness tracking functions, at the same time as streaming audio from a connected smartphone over Bluetooth.
Inside the Ray there’s a 3 axis accelerometer for tracking sleep and activity, along with a vibration motor for user feedback and alerts. It includes a multicolor LED ‘eye’, which combines with the motor to nudge users during periods of inactivity, alert them to incoming text and calls, or serve as a silent alarm. Ray is water resistant to 50 meters and does not need to be charged as it uses watch batteries that are replaced on a six month basis.
Specter was created in partnership with 1MORE and features dual driver technology for wide dynamic range and rich sound quality. According to Misfit, the Specter’s design allows it to be worn comfortably all day, during exercise and during sleep. Specter’s unique feature is its built-in accelerometer, which allows the earphones to be used to track activity and sleep when used.
Both products are compatible with the Misfit Link, Misfit’s software platform that lets the company’s line of wearable devices bemused as a remote control for functions like changing music, taking a selfie, activating iPhone connected lights, and more. Ray is available in Rose Gold and Carbon Black. It’s been priced at $99, set to ship in the spring and can be pre-ordered. The information on the Specter is still limited, so pricing and a release date has not yet been announced.