The Misfit Shine and Flash wearables also have the capability to track sleeping patterns; MetS has been linked to an increase risk of sleep latency and disturbances, and use of a wearable for tracking sleep could help the patient better understand their sleeping habits and discuss with their clinicians means for improvement. In addition to the device itself, Dr. Diamond sees the social support offered by the website’s online community as being a tool for encouraging patients to reach their health goals. “For us, the social support that our users give each other in encouraging each other to be more active is very important. It’s also essential that patients feel supported by their doctors in lifestyle changes, even during the days when they don’t have an appointment. The support system that wearables (like Misfit) can provide can make this a possibility.”3

Misfit Flash. LED lights show progress towards activity goals. $28.25.