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Misfit Unveils Vapor Budget Smartwatch

Paul Rubens - January 5, 2017 - 11:36 AM
Misfit Unveils Vapor Budget Smartwatch
Misfit's Vapor wearable device features an AMOLED touchscreen display with a 'virtual bezel' and costs just $199.

(CCM) — Misfit, a little known maker of wearable devices that was acquired by Fossil last year, has joined the ranks of the Apple and Samsung by unveiling a touchscreen waterproof smartwatch called Vapor. The watch features a 1.4-inch always-on AMOLED display, built-in GPS, optical heart rate monitors, an accelerometer, an altimeter, and a gyroscope; it has also claimed a two-day battery life. It also packs 4 GB of music storage (which compares favorably with the Apple Watch's 2 GB) and is equipped with a "virtual bezel" around the face. This acts like an iPod touch wheel or Samsung's Gear bezel, allowing a user to control certain functions by moving their finger around the circumference of the watch face. The Vapor includes Bluetooth connectivity, but Misfit has not stated which mobile operating systems it can work with or whether it can receive email, text, and other notifications.

Misfit has not specified the operating system used by the Vapor, but some observers have commented that it looks like a variant of Android Wear, Google's open source operating system for smartwatches and other wearable devices. The company says that it expects the Vapor to ship later this year, priced at just $199.

Image: © Misfit.
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