Misfit, the company that pretty much kick started the fitness tracking phenomenal, has debuted a successor to its original Vapor smartwatch. The Misfit Vapor X, as it is called, boasts a newest Qualcomm made-for-wearable chipset, Qualcomm 3100 and a new lightweight, matted-finished aluminum alloy body that kept the weight at mere 43g which should come as a good news for those who hate to be burdened by extra grams.
It is a 42 mm smart timepiece which, personally, I have no affinity for. Not only it is too tiny for the gorilla wrist of mine, but the 1.19-inch AMOLED also demands that my old eyes to squint just to make out the information. I guess I do need a Pip Boy in my life.
Like many just announced Wear OS devices, it also touts multiple battery modes that enables it to push its usage to up to 2 days (in the new battery saver mode). However, unlike some of the recent smartwatches, the new Qualcomm Wear chip is backed by a modest 512 RAM, as opposed to the “flagship norm” of 1 GB.
Other notables include 4 GB storage, NFC payment (Google Pay), “best-in-class” heart rate sensor, standalone GPS, on-display call and text notifications, phone-free music player, 3 ATM water resistance (30 meters, or about 100 feet), “world class” activity tracking, and a few sensors like altimeter, accelerometer and gyro.
It is worthy to mention that Vapor X comes with a magnetic charger that is capable of taking it from 0-80 percent in 50 minutes which, looking at smartwatch’s battery life in general, is a welcome feature.
Misfit Vapor X Smartwatch is available now for $279.99. However, at press time, we noted that it is having an introductory price of $199.99. If you care, do continue reading for the official product video.