TechnologyMisfit’s Vapor X smartwatch is now available for $200

00:35  15 august  2019
00:35  15 august  2019 Source:   bgr.com

Misfit's Vapor X smartwatch boasts longer battery life and Spotify

Misfit's Vapor X smartwatch boasts longer battery life and Spotify The latest smartwatch from Misfit is hoping to overcome the pain of limited wearable battery life. Enter the Vapor X, which offers a more power efficient processor and a battery saving mode to keep it going for longer. The Vapor X uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset, an ultra low power platform to extend battery life. Other power efficiency measures include a battery saving mode and a rapid charging feature which means the smartwatch can be almost completely charged in one hour. This should mitigate one of smartwatches' biggest annoyances -- constantly low battery levels.

Now the Misfit Vapor is finally ready to go. It’ s up for pre-order from the Misfit website for $ 200 , and the watch should start shipping on Halloween. Misfit had originally planned to launch the Vapor smartwatch using its own operating system, but in March the company announced that it ’d ship with

The Misfit Vapor X is available for purchase from today on Misfit .com for the introductory price of 9.99 in five colorways. The watch will retail for 9 at a later date. $ 200 isn’t bad for what you’re getting here — a smartwatch with the latest Qualcomm processor, a good display, and plenty of

Misfit has launched its newest smartwatch as a follow-up to the Vapor 2, which packed in all the features you’d expect, like built-in GPS as well as a heart-rate sensor, but didn’t rely on the best processor. The brand’s new Vapor X, meanwhile, is built around Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform and is a Wear OS by Google device, with the company promising that this is Misfit’s lightest and most comfortable watch to date.

Misfit’s Vapor X smartwatch is now available for $200© Provided by Penske Media Corporation misfit

Its headlining features include a new battery saving mode, applications like Spotify coming pre-installed, and rapid charging, which allows the smartwatch to be fully charged in less than an hour. And it’s available starting today for an introductory price of $199.99 via Misfit.com, though the watch will normally retail for $279.

Misfit’s new Vapor X is a lightweight Wear OS smartwatch

Misfit’s new Vapor X is a lightweight Wear OS smartwatch It’s available now for $200, an introductory price

The first Misfit Vapor was nearly vaporware. Its successor, the Vapor 2, tried to fix the original smartwatch ’ s issues but was ultimately hindered The 3100 was technically available at the end of 2018, but so far we haven’t seen it in many watches. Right now 3100 watches are limited to the Fossil

Misfit Vapor review. Misfit pulls out all the stops for its first full touchscreen smartwatch . £180. Misfit has just about outgrown its name, though, because now it makes wearables that look quite a lot like those of the big players. Looking to try Android Wear 2.0 for under £ 200 ? You'll want to read on.

“Misfit has long stood for creating wearables that introduce fans to the latest technology the market has to offer while allowing them to express their personal style through our innovative designs,” said Misfit vice president Hacker Plotkin in a statement about the launch. “We know we have a unique opportunity with the launch of Misfit’s Vapor X to introduce our most innovative design and achieve our goals of empowering audiences.”

Updates Misfit has brought to the Vapor X include an ultra-lightweight aluminum alloy case, plus what it promises is a best-in-class heart rate sensor, standalone GPS, NFC, and the watch also launches with several colorways. They include navy, lavender and green. You also get Misfit’s re-engineered Sport Strap+, with “better and breathable rings” for added comfort, plus other pre-installed apps like the heart health digital companion Cardiogram.

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Misfit has officially launched its latest smartwatch -- the Misfit Vapor 2 and it comes with a few new features. In addition to heart-rate tracking, the Vapor 2 comes packed with built-in GPS, NFC support, and runs Google's latest The Misfit Vapor 2 is now available for purchase from Misfit ’ s site .

Misfit Vapor 2 on BestBuy.com. Original article, October 23 at 9:00 a.m. ET: 2017’ s Misfit Vapor smartwatch was a bit disappointing. The watch didn’t come with NFC for contactless payments, and despite what we were originally told, the Vapor didn’t have a built-in GPS either. Now Misfit is trying

Misfit’s Vapor X smartwatch is now available for $200© Provided by Penske Media Corporation misfit

Other specifications for the brand new smart wearable device:

42mm case size

24+ hours of battery life, based on usage, plus 2 additional days in battery saver watch mode

Sensors: Heart Rate, NFC, GPS, Altimeter, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Ambient Light, Microphone

Workout and Activity Tracking with Google Fit™

Contactless Pay with Google Pay™

Hands-free help from the Google Assistant

Along with the launch of the watch, Misfit kicked off a new brand campaign called “Dare to be Different” that’s led by self-proclaimed “Misfits” like Molly Johnson (a model who moonlights as a carpenter) and actor and model Sahara Ale. The company says the campaign is about helping people “embrace who they are, say no to the status quo, stand out from the crowd and dare to be different.”

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