Smartwatches are starting to become more and more prevalent, offering consumers a variety of form factors and design options to choose from. No longer a novelty piece of tech, they are beginning to carve out a place in the current smart device landscape especially when it comes to tracking fitness goals.
Misfit, a company that has been creating fashionable fitness trackers for a few years now, has a new offering in its product line. The Misfit Vapor smartwatch was announced at CES this past January, and after months of delays, will soon be available on October 31st.
The Vapor will run Android Wear 2.0 with access to Google Assistant and sport a 1.39" AMOLED display. The watch is 44mm with 4GB of storage, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, accelerometer, altimeter, gyroscope, heart rate sensor, ambient light sensor, microphone and water resistance up to 50 meters. It is also equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 processor and supports connected GPS, meaning you will need to have your smartphone with you to track your runs.
A standout feature of the Misfit smartwatch is its "Touch Bezel," which allows you to perform touch gestures without physically touching the screen and obscuring the display. However, the device is lacking features some may find essential like a speaker and NFC. It is powered by a 400mAh battery with an average battery life of two full days.
The Vapor comes in four different colors: jet black, rose gold, silver or gold and will be available on Misfit.com this Tuesday for $199.99. Early access will be available to Misfit vapor email subscribers. The device will be compatible with both Android, running 4.3 Jelly Bean or later, and iOS, running 9.0 or later.
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