If you are into gadgets, you might be well aware of the Misfit Flash which is a simple fitness tracker that was unveiled last year. This fitness band is available at $50 and loaded with some great features. It will be even better now as the fitness tracker can be used as a smart home remote control pretty soon. Misfit has announced that this will be possible due to its partnership with other companies. This means you will soon be able to turn up the thermostat or turn off the lights with your wrists.
What will be in Offer?
The single button that is on the Flash will be connected to IFTTT, a service that connects different apps. It already allows more than 160 apps and devices to activate each other in pre-programmed series. Fitness apps and wearables like Fitbit, Jawbone Up, Withings and Android Wear already work with IFTTT.
That’s not all. There will be other things in offer for the consumers of Misfit Flash. The gadget will work in combination with other devices to offer different features to the wearers. You can unlock your door using the Flash as it works with the August Smart Lock. For light controls and home media, the device works with the Logitech Harmony API. The Flash can not only be used for controlling your home, but it can also be used to control your smartphone. If you want to connect to the Yo app or launch Spotify on your phone, you need to double-click on the Flash tracker. You can turn on and off the Misfit Bolt’s LED light bulbs of multiple colors that are connected together, using the Flash. You can adjust the temperature of your room when you wake up, using the fitness tracker which works in conjunction with Nest thermostat. However, this function will be available in March.
You cannot however expect to have complicated functionalities in the fitness tracker. The on-off mechanism is basic and the clicking button of the Flash can only register two-click or one-click actions. However, with the fitness tracker turning into smart home remote controller, we can see a merger between wearable devices and smart homes.
Once the features are available, the affordable and noteworthy Misfit Flash will become even more amazing.
Have you used the Misfit Flash before? Are you looking forward to the new feature? We would love to hear your thoughts on this.