The Misfit Flash Link looks more like a novelty item that you can get from a dollar store than a smart button, much less as an activity tracker. However, it IS a smart button and an activity tracker. This inconspicuous looking device can track steps, monitor sleep patterns, and you can even take it along during your next swim to track said activity. Furthermore, you can use this button to control certain smartphone features without even touching your phone.
The Misfit Flash Link is the Cheapest Activity Tracker to Date
Even the price of the Misfit Flash Link is so inconspicuous that it is probably the cheapest activity tracker in today’s market. It is an exceptional value for money. As an activity tracker, it does great, but for its other use (it being a smart button) then the story is a bit different.
Even though it can track your activities quite accurately, for such a simple design and architecture, the dedicated app is unnecessarily confusing. The app is available for download on either iOS or Android devices. Users should also check beforehand over at the Misfit website if their phone’s operating system is compatible with the app.
The Flash Link can be used with other smart features from other Misfit apps. However, to do this properly, users should move over first to the Link app. To pair, it works in a similar fashion as with any old app. Therefore, you can get it up and running within a few minutes.
At the app, there is a list of modes. There is the music remote in which you can play/pause, adjust the volume, or skip music tracks. There is also the selfie button that allows you to take a single picture or a burst of images while pressing down on the Link’s button. However, experiences record that this option sometimes falters.
Another feature for the button is to make it a presentation clicker. To set this up, you need to disable the previous mode to save the new profile otherwise it won’t work.
For a device that is brought into the low-cost market, and has seemingly simply functions, setting each feature into the button takes multiple steps. Hence, it is ironic how this smart button derives multiple directions just to get to one basic feature.
The Misfit Flash Link may be a great activity tracker and a pretty decent smart button with a very reasonable pricing structure, but it is still far from perfect. Many believe that there is still plenty of improvement for the device.