Misfit picks Ambiq Micro brain for fitness/sleep monitor

Ambiq Micro said that Misfit, Inc. has selected the Apollo microcontroller (MCU) as the brain in the Misfit Shine 2 Fitness and Sleep Monitor.

Shine 2 tracks activity and sleep more accurately with a 3-axis accelerometer and new 3-axis magnetometer, displays progress and tells time in a halo of rainbow-colored lights, and gets users motivated with Misfit Move, a feature that encourages users to be active with a vibrational nudge. Text and call notifications and a silent vibration alarm are also new with Shine 2.

The Apollo MCU will operate as the central processor and controller in the new Misfit Shine 2, handling overall device operations including processing inputs from the device´s motion and environmental sensors and also controlling wireless communication with the outside world.