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Misfit has announced today the Vapor X. The brand’s lightest smartwatch to date comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform and multiple battery modes. Here’s all you need to know.
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It’s less than a year since Misfit Vapor 2 was announced and we already have its successor. Vapor X does not look all too dissimilar, but it has been re-engineered with an ultra-light case made of an aluminium alloy and additional pushers for function customisation. The whole thing weights just 43 grams. The strap has also undergone a revamp. It now has a better fit and breathable ridges for additional comfort.
Unlike its predecessor which came in two sizes, Vapor X is only available in a 42 mm diameter option. This comes with a gorgeous 1.19″ AMOLED display with 328 pixels per inch resolution.
Misfit has now added Vapor X to the select group of Wear OS watches sporting Qualcomm’s latest 3100 chip. The processor is yet to be fully utilised but it allows for low-power modes, sports watch-focused tweaks and improved always-on watch faces.
Little else has changed under the hood, which is not necessarily a bad thing as there’s already plenty to sink your teeth into. The watch comes with an accelerometer, altimeter, gyroscope, optical heart rate sensor, GPS, NFC, ambient light and microphone.
Just like the previous version, Vapor X keeps going around a day between charges. Needless to say this is not all that great. But now there’s a new battery saver mode that will bump this up by an additional 2 days. Rapid charging makes an appearance once again. This allows the smartwatch to almost be completely refuelled within an hour.
Misfit has opted to ship Vapor X with some new applications pre-installed. This includes the global streaming service Spotify, along with an app to predict and prevent heart disease – Cardiogram.
You can buy Vapor X in a number of different colour-ways. They all retail for $279. However, if you’re quick you can pick up the watch only today at an introductory price of $199.99.
“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,” says Hacker Plotkin, Vice President.
“We know we have a unique opportunity with the launch of Misfit’sVapor X to introduce our most innovative design and achieve our goals of empowering audiences.’’
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