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REVIEW – The Mother of All Smart Jewelry: Gifts for Mom and Yourself, the Swarovski Slake Deluxe Activity Crystal Set Fitness + Sleep Tracker

$169.00
REVIEW – The Mother of All Smart Jewelry: Gifts for Mom and Yourself, the Swarovski Slake Deluxe Activity Crystal Set Fitness + Sleep Tracker
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Overall Rating

9/10

    Pros

    • Gorgeous fashion statement – truly the most dazzling, sparkling, fine fashion wearable technology product in the world at this time
    • Designed and built as an all day, 24/7/365 piece of smart jewelry for today’s fashion conscious female
    • Top shelf fashion flexibility – wearable as wristware, neckware, ankleware, or around the waist and when engaging in totally different activities such as fancy nightlife, gym workouts, business casual, shopping, around the house, sleeping
    • Multiple band carrier and pendant carrier options in more than half a dozen different color and crystal layouts to mix and match any outfit ensemble for any occasion
    • Very positive global customer feedback on this product’s high fashion chops and fantastic feminine appeal

    Cons

    • No vibration function
    • Does not offer heart rate monitoring

    VERDICT & RATING 

    The Swarovski Slake Deluxe Activity Crystal Set Fitness + Sleep Tracker earns a rating in this review of 9.0 out of 10.

    Misfit and Swarovski’s teaming arrangement has crafted a uniquely stunning breakthrough design for fashionistas.  This is great news for those who are tired of the mass market metal and plastic materials of techie professional product design styles that predominate in today’s wearables tech marketplace.

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    OVERVIEW

    From twenty-something to eighty- and ninety-something Moms, this is the perfect Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Chinese New Year gift of style and price-performance.

    The Swarovski Slake is sure to brighten up Mom’s holidays helping her track her steps, activity, calories burned, and sleep, as well as a fascinating new watch face for timekeeping.

    Neither yesterday’s Mom nor today’s Mom wants to sacrifice essential glamour for added productivity. If and when choices are available, they want both.

    Fully laden with one large crystal showcasing dozens of various lights, reflecting geometric facets, and around 400 smaller faceted crystals attached to the color optional, double wrap fabric bracelet. This new techie platform is a glamour ticket to ride just waiting for both you and Mom to complement it with your family’s singular Mother and daughter style sense.

    Even without all the digitally smart activity tracking, the crystalline design wizards at Swarovski crafting a sublimely sophisticated miniature faceted light show bangle that is sure to capture the eyes of Mom’s partner in life, family, and friends.

    The fact that this graceful crystalline form of the Misfit Shine activity tracker will enable Mom to monitor her daily and weekly steps, distance covered, calories burned, and sleep duration and quality is, as Benjamin and Andie might say, enough frosting to ‘never lose a guy in 10 days’.

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    And if you or Mom are ever truly a water aerobics or swimming damsel in distress at the gym, the Swarovski Slake Deluxe Activity Crystal Set Fitness + Sleep Tracker is waterproof to 50 meters, includes a silicone sports band for use in the pool or shower, and sports a flexible flotilla of sparklers on the electronics kitted pendant and the band.

    These design features are sure to capture the attention of a chivalrous swim or exercise instructor equally impressed with Mom’s digital activity savvy and the lights beaming off her multi-faceted charm.

    And if that doesn’t happen, perhaps the swim instructor will notice that you were savvy enough to wear one of these stylish Bluetooth magic crystals.  The fact this beautiful piece of art can wirelessly send to your smartphone the steps and distance you cover during exercise showcases the cutting edge tech functionality of this gorgeous wearable.

    Beyond this holiday season, the Swarovski Slake Deluxe Activity Crystal Set Fitness + Sleep Tracker is now the trend-setting gold-standard for a new market segment category for the future of wearables technology, “fine fitness tracking jewelry” or, perhaps deeper into the future, “fine health monitoring jewelry.”

    DESIGN

    The Swarovski Slake Deluxe Activity Crystal Set Fitness + Sleep Tracker represents a partnership of two brands at the top of their game, Swarovski in high-end, finely crafted crystalline jewelry that proffers superior artistry in materials, colors, and textures, and Misfit Inc. in the fitness & activity tracking wearables technology industry.

    This intelligent and Park Ave. style, street savvy partnership created a hotly competitive new product versus what either brand could accomplish alone.

    Best Smart Fitness Jewelry ReviewsSwarovski realized it needed to play a significant role in the wearables tech industry while Misfit realized its Shine family of simple, water resistant, everyday wearable fitness & sleep trackers lacked any compelling fashion design pop and pizzazz chops. 

    Misfit understood that to play either in the upscale fashion segment of the wearable tech industry or in the global jewelry market, the latter of which is growing at 5 to 6% per year and is poised to reach a USD156 billion global market by the year 2020.

    The Swarovski Slake Deluxe Activity Crystal Set Fitness + Sleep Tracker is likely the first highly versatile wearable tech device designed for the fashion conscious female to wear on an everyday basis.

    The set includes a finely faceted, gorgeous crystal and two bracelet carriers that hold the activity crystal. With a circular diameter of 27.5mm and a thickness of 10mm, the activity + sleep tracking crystal centerpiece (and the electronics platform embedded underneath it) can be removed from one bracelet carrier and attached to the other in at a moment’s notice.

    One bracelet carrier is for fashionable occasions and the other is a silicone rubber sportswear model that’s suitable for workouts and vigorous, even wet activities, including swimming.

    The high fashion bracelet is a double wrap band that sports a bit of a trendy loose look that’s very comfortable to wear, and it can be unwrapped to its full length of 36cm (or a 38cm model) to enable a sexy neck choker look.

    The detachable activity crystal does all the activity + sleep sensor work and relays the data to your smartphone via Bluetooth communications.

    User Experience (UX) Design

    The user experience (UX) design interface for the Swarovski Slake Deluxe Activity Crystal Set Fitness + Sleep Tracker is simple and easy on the eyes and mind, as Misfit has already demonstrated with its own Shine product family.

    With a simple double finger tap of the crystal surface, you can view the time and your then current progress toward the daily and weekly activity goals you previously set in your Swarovski Activity Crystal App.

    A circle of LED lighted dots marked out at each of the twelve (12) hour hand positions provides a rudimentary pseudo watch face made entirely of crystal. For instance, if you’ve just shown off your brand new Swarovski special to your BFF at lunch and the time is exactly or near 12:55pm, you double tap the crystal and one small light shining through a hole in the crystal shines at the 12 o’clock spot and the other light blinks at the 11 o’clock spot on the clock to depict the usual 55 minute mark on a watch face.

    Immediately then, if you’ve completed 3/4 of your daily activity goals, for instance, your Swarovski activity crystal will light up white color LEDs set underneath all the hour hand markers from the one o’clock position to the nine o’clock position on the crystal’s perimeter, leaving just 1/4 of the hour hands unlit.

    For the detailed data on your activity progress, you consult with your Swarovski Activity Crystal App on your smartphone.

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    Ensemble Design Options

    What most girls and women will like most about this enterprising foray into fine fashion wearables technology is that you can wear this lil’ cutey on your wrist, your chest, your neck in choker style or as a necklace carrier.

    Swarovski offers an optional pendant necklace purchase (the Vio Pendant style), or around your waist with the silicone rubber sport strap or even with the double wrap crystal studded fabric band attached to your waist.

    The additional Swarovski double wrap bracelet options, sold separately, allow you to mix and match your wardrobe ensemble choices for any occasion.  These wearable tech accessories are available to change the color, mood, and faceted crystal shine of your Swarovski Slake Deluxe Activity Crystal Set Fitness + Sleep Tracker.

    These optional bracelets, sold separately, are made of Alcantara® decorative fabric from Spain, manufactured by blending 68% polyester and 32% polyurethane. This fabric mix was chosen because it offers more durability and stain resistance than a lot of other wearable technology fabrics for the high fashion industry.

    The Alcantara bracelet options are:

    1. Colors– Gray, White, Dark Grey, Beige
    2. Three black Alcantara fabric versions, each with a different mix of crystal colors and patterns
    3. Other options are an eye popping mix of purple, blue, and black crystals on black Alcantara fabric
    4. A sparkling feminine lineup of pink, purple, and clear crystals on a pink Alcantara fabric
    5. A funky blue Alcantara fabric version spotted with a lineup of a varied prism of light to dark blue crystals.
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    PERFORMANCE

    The Swarovski Activity Crystal Slake Set Fitness + Sleep Tracker largely performs as billed, both digitally and fashion-wise.

    The Swarovski is not positioned as a fitness tracker or activity + sleep tracker that offers the prolific feature set of a top tier smartwatch. The miniature electronics motherboard innocuously and invisibly embedded underneath the main crystal of this Swarovski/Misfit baby monitors basic activity and sleep — nothing more, nothing less.

    In this regard, it’s perfect holiday gift for Mom, since she’s likely not an intense digerati who needs dozens of functions cluttering her home, work, and leisure life, yet would still love a little easy peasy gizmo to remind her to keep up a steady regimen of physical activity.

    It’s also keenly suitable for the gal on the go who needs less clutter in her digital wearables device + app life, while concurrently sprucing up her fashion performance with everyday elegance.

     

    Set Up and Syncing With Your Smartphone

    Given the instructions, the link connection of the product to a smartphone and the set up for activity + sleep tracking is pretty simple, easy and fast.

    However, the synching can suffer a few glitchy delays at times, but that’s true for almost all wearables at this early stage of the industry, as Bluetooth distances and channel frequencies are still a limiting local area communications factor.

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    Battery Life

    You can expect the battery life of the Swarovski Activity Crystal Slake Set Fitness + Sleep Tracker to last anywhere from 4 to 6 months, depending on use.

    The main crystal electronics platform utilizes a replaceable coin cell battery that is not rechargeable. Eliminating the added life complexity of recharging a wearable is an industry-wide trend nowadays, and Swarovski and Misfit hit the target on the head.

    There is no need to worry about this lil’ device’s power for nearly half a year. A 6-month battery and a tool to change the battery come with the Swarovski Activity Crystal Slake Set Fitness + Sleep Tracker.

     

    Swarovski Activity Crystal App

    The app leverages the Misfit App, which is iOS 7+, Android 4.3+, and Windows 8.1+ compatible for the Swarovski Activity Crystal Slake Set Fitness + Sleep Tracker. The app itself presents an simple, elegant, upscale artistic look and feel graphical user interface with a goals page, and activity page, and a weekly summary page.

    This luxury wearable fitness tracker shows your amount of light sleep and restful sleep, displays your total steps, distance covered, and calories burned in both easy to read graphic charts and numbers.

    The app also shows your sleep patterns by breaking down graphically your light sleep and deep sleep hours per night. The app lets you set sleep goals and alarms as well.

    The Swarovski Activity Crystal App also offers an accumulated daily point goal total and gives you feedback on how far you’ve reached your activity and sleep goals each day.

    This app is simply elegant and it works. Now that’s performance in fine fashion wearables tech.

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    Swarovski Activity Tracker

    Specs
    Case Size

    27.5 x 3.3 x 27.5 mm (WxDxH)

    Case Thickness

    9.9mm

    Activity Tracker Material

    Anodized aircraft-grade aluminum and Swarovski Crystal

    Activity Tracker Material

    Anodized aircraft-grade aluminum and Swarovski Crystal

    Band Materials

    1) Double wrap Alcantara® fabric band is a polyester and polyurethane blend;

    2) The sportwear band is silicon rubber 

    Display

     

    LED (tiny white LEDs shine through small holes inside the crystal facets positioned at the twelve (12) hour hand positions of the perimeter of the Swarovski Activity Crystal)

    Battery

    CR2025 coin cell

    Battery Life

    Up to 4 months (not rechargeable; purchase replacement coin cell batteries at many department and electronics stores and convenience stores)

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    GENERAL AVAILABILITY AND PRICING

    The Swarovski Slake Deluxe Activity Crystal Set Fitness + Sleep Tracker is available in 36 or 38 cm length version for an MSRP of USD$169.

    There are Swarovski Slake Deluxe Activity Crystal “Bracelet Carrier” options made of Swarovski’s imported selections of Spanish Alcantara brand fashion fabric, with the tactile touch of suede and laden with a mix of various decorative crystals, in multiple colors, available at an MSRP of USD$69 each.

    CONCLUSION

    The Swarovski Activity Crystal Slake Set Fitness + Sleep Tracker is a world class representation of the new trend in wearables technology toward integration with everyday wear. The tech designers have delivered smart jewelry for both 24/7/365 daily activity tracking and sleep monitoring, but also designed to transition to any glitzy and glam event you attend.

    Well done Swarovski and Misfit. This partnership will last quite prolifically for years, if this first product line is any clue.


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