Following a number of leaks, Misfit Vapor 2 is finally official. The smartwatch comes packing GPS and NFC and throws a smaller, 41mm size, into the mix. No Snapdragon 3100 chip, though.
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A listing for the device appeared on Best Buy earlier today confirming the price and earlier leaked specs. Last week the watch showed up on Dutch online retailer called coolblue.nl and US retailer Nordstrom.
There are two different iterations to choose from – a 46 mm and a 41 mm variant. This makes the wearable a more viable option for people of all wrist sizes.
Both versions feature a round, full-touch AMOLED display (resolutions 454×454 on the 46mm and 390×390 on the 41mm), the usual fitness tracking sensors including an improved heart-rate sensor, 3 ATM water-resistance, 4 GB of on-board storage for music and apps, built-in GPS and NFC for payments on the go. The last two are pretty much the most important upgrades from the original version.
Battery life is hovering around 24 hour mark, the same as the previous generation. This is perhaps explained by the fact that Vapor 2 is another watch that comes with the old Snapdragon 2100 chip. Qualcomm has launched its new 3100 chip last month, which is said to give Wear OS watches a battery boost.
All in all, the device represents a healthy upgrade over last year’s model. Poor battery life and the old chip are a little disappointing, though.
Vapor 2 retails for $249 on misfit.com and comes in a choice between black, stainless steel and rose tone. The watch is also available on Amazon (check price) with delivery scheduled for the end of this month. Coincidently, this is the exact same day of the launch of the first generation device last year.
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