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TECHWALLA
VERDICT
Recommended, but seriously flawed. There are probably better alternatives.
70%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • At $20, the Misfit Link is affordable. Very affordable.
  • It's the same fitness-tracking device found in the more expensive Misfit Flash.
  • The Link adds smart button features, such as the ability to control music and presentations, and take selfies.

CONS

  • The Link does not come with a wristband and doesn't feature an actual display.
  • The smart button features can be finicky.
  • Android support is limited.
If the thought of spending $30 for Misfit’s Flash activity tracker seems like too much, you’ll be relieved to hear that this budget wearable is now available in an even more affordable version. The Misfit Link (sometimes called the Flash Link) is the same disc-shaped device known as the Flash--which tracks steps, distance, calories burned, and sleep--but sold without the wristband. The Link comes with just the clip-on carrier but adds some smart features, thanks to a new Misfit Link app, which allows you to use it as a smart button to take selfies and control music and presentations.
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82%

In all, the Flash Link is a really great product for the price. If you want to see how active you are during the day while being the center …

In all, the Flash Link is a really great product for the price. If you want to see how active you are during the day while being the center of attention as you amaze people with its smart button, then it's one of the best low-risk purchases you can make.

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80%

If you want to dabble in self-quantification, but don't want to spend more than a night at the movies, you'll find a lot to like.

If you want to dabble in self-quantification, but don't want to spend more than a night at the movies, you'll find a lot to like.

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70%

The included plastic clip feels like it'll snap easily, but it can go on your belt, your pocket, or your shoe.

The included plastic clip feels like it'll snap easily, but it can go on your belt, your pocket, or your shoe.

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60%

I would have given this product 5 stars, had the plastic holder not cracked after only a few weeks. I love this way this device tracks, part…

I would have given this product 5 stars, had the plastic holder not cracked after only a few weeks. I love this way this device tracks, particularly since I used it for aqua gym classes and it can tolerate being wet.

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60%

The music remote is useful, but the others need refining and it's a bit of a pain having to jump between two apps when you just want to use …

The music remote is useful, but the others need refining and it's a bit of a pain having to jump between two apps when you just want to use it as an activity tracker. I'm sure the functionality will get better, but right now, it's underwhelming.

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Somehow, Misfit has priced its new Flash Link wearable at just $20, which is cheap enough for an impulse buy when you are wandering through …

Somehow, Misfit has priced its new Flash Link wearable at just $20, which is cheap enough for an impulse buy when you are wandering through Target looking for a vacuum cleaner or browsing for books on Amazon.

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When connected to the Misfit Flash app, the Link becomes a remote control of sorts, allowing you to do a number of things, including pausing…

When connected to the Misfit Flash app, the Link becomes a remote control of sorts, allowing you to do a number of things, including pausing or playing a song, taking a selfie, flipping through slides, or working as a fitness tracker.

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