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!

Eureka Bagless Sunflower Yellow Convertible Vacuum Only $13.99



This Eureka Bagless Sunflower Yellow Convertible Vacuum is one of many great items on sale at Best Buy!  They are having their Labor Day Sale Friday (8/31) through Monday (9/3) only!


This vacuum is convertible which means that it can be used as a handheld mini vacuum or it can be used upright.  You can get this adorable and handy vacuum for only $13.99 shipped! This would be ideal to keep in your classroom, for a dorm room, or to have upstairs to keep from lugging your regular vacuum!  Go and check out the other great mark downs they have.  Don’t forget, this sale ends Monday!

Chuggington DVDs at Best Buy for only $0.99 (select stores)!


$4/1 – Anchor Bay, Chuggington on DVD


My inbox has been flooded with emails reporting that the Chuggington DVD is on sale at Best Buy for only $4.99.  With the new printable coupon you can get this DVD for only $0.99!  I’ve been hesitant to post about it because the sale is an unadvertised sale and may only be available at certain Best Buys.  With that said, it is an awesome deal if you can get it!  Don’t forget to price scan the DVD in the store because the sale price might not be marked. 🙂  Good luck!


Chuggington DVD – $4.99, On Sale
Use $4/1 – Anchor Bay, Chuggington on DVD

FREE Shipping at Best Buy!

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I love shopping online!  It saves time, gas, and it’s pretty fun to use coupon codes and get cash back but sometimes shipping costs can be astronomical and take all the fun out of my good deal.  That’s why I’m very excited about this great holiday deal from Best Buy.  Now through Dec. 27, 2011 they are offering FREE shipping on ALL orders, no minimum, no codes, no hassle!  I will be taking advantage of this sooner rather than later since my beloved printer died this past weekend.


Don’t forget to still click through to get 1% cash back or Ebates to get 1-3.6% cash back!