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A Swarovski-Encrusted Fitness and Sleep Tracker: The Gadget You Didn't Know You Needed

Source: Swarovski via Bloomberg
Source: Swarovski via Bloomberg

If you’d told me on my flight to the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that I was going to be hunting down a wearable that involved giant crystals, I’d have asked how many plastic bottles of Absolut you’d polished off. But, here I am, in a sea of brushed steel and Gorilla glass, and what I’m telling you about is Swarovski. Go figure.

The Swarovski Shine is a collaboration between the 120-year-old crystal maker and wearable brand Misfit. The core of the collaboration is a fitness and sleep tracker that is technologically identical to Misfit’s standard Shine tracker—but with a large clear crystal on top. This will hit a limited number of Swarovski retailers in China, Hong Kong, and the U.S. by the end of March, though pre-orders are now available in the U.S. only.