Sensing an unmet need, Swarovski partnered with California tech company Misfit to create an entire line of streamlined and elegant fitness-tracking jewelry. Their first offering -- Swarovski Shine – is a traditional fitness-tracking device, but with a few twists. According to Swarovski, each design's centerpiece is a faceted crystal stone embedded with fine-tuned tracking technology created by Misfit. The resulting look is chic, contemporary and versatile. Users can create a custom look by swapping out the crystal – containing the microcomputer – with an array of different wristbands and bracelets. It can also be worn as a pendant in a striking necklace.
Examples of this amazing new fashionable and wearable technology by Swarovski and Misfit are below:
Swarovski Shine measures the most popular fitness metrics such as number of steps taken, calories burned, distance traveled, and sleep quality. Synchronizing wirelessly to the user’s smartphone with an easy-to-use interface, the Swarovski Shine lights up to tell the time, and also to report the status of the activity accomplished. And best of all it is low maintenance with a battery lifetime of up to 6 months (no daily charging required) and is also water resistant.
Be on the look-out later this year for a version of the Swarovski Shine that won’t need to be charged. Using a patented “energy crystal” deep violet-colored crystal stone with energy harvesting technology, the device will be perfect for the gal on the go!
We are excited to get our hands on the Swarovski Shine, but we want to know what you think. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! And tell how you think you can incorporate other Swarovski crystals to make wearable technology more fashionable.