Get Moving with Best Buy & Shine Elegant Wearable Tracker

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Shine by Misfit elegant wearable trackerNot everyone is naturally drawn to yoga, to exercise, or even to movement.  For most of us, it takes continual motivation to stay active.  That motivation may be to remain in shape, to stay healthy so we’ll live longer, or just to have enough energy to chase after our young kids.

If you find yourself with a sedentary job like I do, you may want to get in a few extra movements in each day to just maintain your current weight.  But what’s a good, simple, and inexpensive way to exercise?  What about walking?  It seems simple enough and it’s free! has some wonderful inspiration to get people walking.  Check out all the benefits walking has to offer:

It’s Easy

  • – Walking is the simplest way to start and continue a fitness journey.
  • – Walking costs nothing to get started.
  • – Walking has the lowest dropout rate of any type of exercise.
  • – Walking is easy and safe.

It Works

  • – Studies show that for every hour of walking, life expectancy may increase by two hours.
  • – Walking for as few as 30 minutes a day provides heart health benefits.
  • – Walking is the single most effective form of exercise to achieve heart health.

It Pays

  • – Physically active people save $500 a year in healthcare costs.
  • – Employers can save $16 for every $1 they spend on health and wellness.
  • – Fitness programs have reduced employer healthcare costs by 20 – 55%.
  • – Reducing just one health risk in the workplace increases productivity by 9%.
  • – Reducing one health risk decreases absenteeism by 2%.

Many of my friends walk daily and enjoy that quiet time alone or the bonding time with their families.  Several of them have encouraged me to take up this hobby explaining how good it makes them feel physically and how that time out of the house helps clear their head.  While I don’t always want to do the work, a clear head and feeling better about myself physically sound like a great reason to get out and walk.

Shine Tracker

I’ve asked my walking friends if they used a pedometer to keep track of how far they’re walking each day and one friend told me about an incredible little gadget she picked up at Best Buy.  It’s called a Shine Elegant Wearable Tracker.  It’s the tiny little device pictured above.  Isn’t it lovely?  It’s totally not like the pedometers I’ve had in the past!  Plus, Shine is exclusively available in additional colors at Best Buy including Silver, Black, Champagne and Topaz.

Shine is a tiny little device that’s built to empower people to be more proactive with their personal health.  I was fortunate enough for Best Buy to give me one of these little motivators to review.

What does it track?

– Steps
– Activities {such as swimming, biking, tennis, etc.}
– Sleep
– Calories

Additional features:

– It has a built-in clock
– It’s waterproof

Extra Accessories:

– Leather bands
– Sports band
– Necklace


– Width 27.5mm
– Depth 3.3mm
– Height 27.5mm {& a weight of 9.4g}

Because the Shine is so small {about the size of a quarter} and so light that it’s barely noticeable.  The sports band is easily adjustable to fit the smallest or largest of wrists.   I love that there is no charging required!  All it takes is a coin cell battery that is replaced approximately every four months.

One of my favorite features is how it syncs automatically when you lay it on top of a device where you have the Shine app installed.  It’s so easy!  Plus, it makes it fun to set goals and track progress.

Okay, my absolute favorite features is how it doesn’t look like an activity tracker!  It easily blends in with other jewelry with the sports band and with the leather band I’m sure it would look just like a watch.  No one would have to know that I was tracking anything.  I love that!

If you’re looking for a Christmas present or New Years Resolution present for yourself, check out the Shine Elegant Wearable Tracker from Best Buy.  I think you’ll like it!

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About Ashley

Ashley is very happily married and the mother to a beautiful little girl, and she is the main voice behind Embracing Beauty.


  1. this is such a pretty to look at fitness tracker!

  2. vickiecouturier says

    ive heard some good reviews on this product,,id love to have one but ill wait until they are more affordable

  3. Wow, I love that it syncs automatically. What a great time saver and motivator.

  4. I like that this one blends in like other jewelry. I have been wanting something like this.

  5. scentednights2002 says

    I have seen a lot of great reviews of the Shine. I like how stylish it is.

  6. Daisy Tremorev says

    I have a Shine and absolutely love it. It is awesome and has helped me to lose weight.

  7. I have a Shine, too, and am loving it. I’m ready to really take advantage of it in 2014!

  8. Tammy_3DifferentDirections says

    I really like how small it is – and that it doesn’t look like a pedometer or ‘plastic-y’ tracker!

  9. Jennifer Soltys says

    I love devices like this and hadn’t heard of the Shine yet! Sounds really awesome and I love that it’s small.

  10. I reviewed this and gave it to my nephew. He absolutely loves it and makes certain that he walks 15,000 steps every single day.

  11. Sound like a great product.

  12. TheNewClassy says

    We have one of these and love it! It’s cool to have something so useful, that still looks pretty. 🙂

  13. SippyCupMom says

    This looks pretty awesome! I love how sleek it looks!

  14. so pretty! my niece got one for christmas- love it

  15. A Mom's Take says

    I love how sleek and simple it looks!

  16. I love that it’s waterproof. My tracker definitely isn’t and I learned it the hard way!

  17. Jen - Life With Levi says

    Ooh, Mykl was eyeing this when we were shopping at Best Buy before the holidays. Great to hear about more of the features before purchasing it.

  18. rowellreviews says

    I love how elegant it is. I wish it was available on Android devices. I sit on my bum all day working and then for fun too. Ugh!

  19. My 93 year-old neighbor still goes walking every day. There’s something to it!

  20. Kimberly Grabinski says

    Devices like these are SO MOTIVATING! I love that is it small and light and waterproof.

  21. Sheilacakes says

    This device looks really cool. I am not big on working out, but I love to walk. It would be nice to have something to track it.

  22. The Rebel Chick Jenn says

    Wow, this sounds a lot better than the little pedometer that I have! It only tracks steps!

  23. Waterproof? Love that! Wish I had seen this a couple of days ago. I just bought a FitBit Force.

  24. Tonya @ The Traveling Praters says

    I just told my husband that I need to get something like this. I’d never heard of Shine, but I’m taking a look now. I could really use the motivation!

  25. SavvyMomNYC - Ker says

    I totally need this for 2014! I was on such a great role losing weight until about Halloween. I need to get back on track!

  26. I need to move more. This would help keep me honest so I’m going to check it out. Thank you!

  27. I love that this is so easy to use! I wear it without even thinking about it, and it does motivate me.

  28. My only complain about trackers is I dont like to wear things on my arms

  29. Amy @ MI Savings Mama says

    i’m always forgetting to charge things -this would be perfect….

  30. Oh wow, I’m surprised that’s so small! &I love that it has a built-in clock too, how efficient!

  31. I love my Shine and how it tracks my activity. I really want to get the various colorful bracelets that are available.

  32. Debi@The Spring Mount 6 Pack says

    I have been hearing so many great things about this one. I want it.

  33. I love my Shine! I really like how fashionable it is too. I forget I even have it on!

  34. Candice ⚓ says

    i just love the slim design of this band.

  35. vickiecouturier says

    I had this on my wish list an didn’t get it so maybe ill just buy myself one

  36. This would be so neat! I have always wanted to track my sleep (and of course activity) to know how much I’m actually getting. This is definitely going on my ‘want’ list!

  37. Jennifer Clay says

    I have one of these and I love it! This is a must have item!

  38. These trackers seem like so much fun to use. I like to walk on my lunch hour and I would enjoy having this.
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  39. Would love to try it

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