Wearable Device makers Misfit have paired up with Swarovski and introduced their Swarovski Shine Collection. What exactly is a Swarovski Shine Collection? Well, it is a fitness tracker which can be worn as an accessory. Now you might be thinking what is so different about this as compared to other fitness trackers (except of course the aesthetics)? This fitness tracker does not need any recharge. And I do mean absolutely zero recharge, in its entire lifetime ! The solution to this battery life problem turned out to be 'Crystals' or rather the ability of crystals to concentrate light for charging solar panels. Solar panels need perpendicular light to charge their cells. It's not really convenient for us as users to stand under direct sunlight everyday to charge our wearables. However, with crystals, this need gets eliminated. Now simple sunlight would do, or even strong indoor light, just for 10-15 minutes at that. The crystals in the Swarovski Shine have been cut to bend and capture the light in the most efficient manner. Ingenious, isn't it? How did this come to happen? "When it comes to building wearable technology, other tech companies have been “trying to think like a man," says Joan Ng, Vice President of marketing for Swarovski. (Just for that comment I'm adding another Swarovski crystal to my collection.) The Swarovski Shine Collection has nine accessory collection which includes bracelets, watchbands and pendants. It has two wearable, one with purple crystal which needs no recharging and one with clear crystal, which will need battery replacement after four months. Both are water-proof and it can keep count of a user's steps, measure calories burned and even keep tabs on sleep patterns when used with the Swarovski smart phone app. It can also most importantly, tell time. While some people may think this as a simple fashion accessory, I believe that this piece of "fashion accessory" will be a game-changer for wearables.