Wearable Tech Review: How Does the Swarovski Shine Fare?

Swarovski Shine is a sleep and fitness tracker that carries the technology of the Misfit brand’s Shine tracking device and the beauty of Swarovski crystals. Sounds amazing, right? But is it up to snuff? The Amosu Couture staff takes a close look at this luxury wearable device and assess if it is worth using by health and fitness buffs.

Styling options

Swarovski Shine can be combined with nine different accessories such as a crystal-studded wristband and suede wrap bracelets to make the fitness tracker look more fashionable. This provides more styling choices if you do not want to make your fitness tracker look obviously like one.

Solar charging

This luxury wearable tech features a solar-powered purple crystal, a patented technology that makes for an efficient solar charging for powering it up. You do not need batteries, cords, or even wireless charging devices to recharge or keep your device powered up. Simply exposing the Shine to light is enough to charge it. According to Misfit, this solar-powered jewel is the first wireless sleep and fitness tracker in the world to use an energy harvesting technology.


Like other wearable tech, the Shine comes standard with features that track your activities such as calories, steps, distance, and the quality and length of sleep.

Our only beef with the Shine is its crystal that you need to double-tap to view the time through a ring of LED lights. It takes quite a while and several attempts at tapping the crystal before the lights appear. It is also hard to see the LEDs under the crystal.


The wrist bands, aside from looking elegant, are also comfortable to wear. You can even wear it while doing any water activities such as swimming and kayaking because it is waterproof to 50 meters. You will not worry about it getting damaged when you accidentally splash water on it.