Two new Misfit wearables coming in January

Misfit just launched its latest fitness tracker, the Shine 2, but it still has plenty of new devices up its sleeve. Sunny Vu, the firm’s CEO, has confirmed it’ll launch two new wearables in January, but only one will be along the lines of the Shine and Shine 2.

“We are launching two new wearables at CES and only one of them is an activity tracker,” Vu told Wareable. “CES is going to be big for us, we are also announcing a brand partnership there. But I don’t know that we’re going to do anything with a display soon. There just isn’t a display that is low power enough.”

So what are these two new devices? Vu wouldn’t say, but he hinted at which direction the company will go. “Activity tracking is great but it’s very 2013,” he said. “The era of wearable controls is here. Controls, identity, payments, we’re on it. We have a lot of software updates coming in the next six months.”

Misfit’s activity and sleep tracking skills are also coming soon to Android Wear smartwatches, which will help the firm reach more customers.

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The Shine 2 is slimmer than its predecessor, and lets you change the colour of the 12 LEDs that display your activity level and the time. It packs the same enhanced touch tech that came to the original Shine via a software update, as well as the ability to control your smart home appliances and take a selfie.

Misfit also announced the Speedo Shine recently. It’s basically the same as the original Shine, but with swim tracking provided by Speedo.