Misfit has just unveiled a new app to control the world around you, and a smart button to work with it.
The app is called Misfit Link, and it works as a control hub that lets you command other bits of software.
For instance, the app will let you use a Misfit Flash to take selfies with your phone camera or Snapchat.
More prosaic functions are on offer too; for instance, advancing through slides in a PowerPoint presentation.
Misfit says there’ll be additional functionality on the way shortly, including integration with IFTTT and Logitech Harmony.
Accompanying Misfit Link is the Flash Link, a new activity tracker and smart button combo.
The flash link looks like a small button and comes with a companion clip so you can stick it on your belt. Kind of like Batman, but probably not as cool.
This button works with the Link app to give you on-the-go control over the aforementioned software features.
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The Flash Link is also an activity tracker, so you can use it to measure steps and calories burned.
What’s more, it’s now Misfit’s cheapest tracker available, retailing at a price of $19.99.
“We’re focused on making products everyone can use,” says Tim Golnik, Misfit’s VP of Product and Design.
He adds: “Flash Link is not just a more affordable wearable, it’s a more powerful one.”
The Flash Link will become available later this quarter “in retail locations worldwide”. UK availability is yet to be confirmed.