Misfit, a sub-brand of Fossil has launched a new smartwatch which goes by the name of Vapor. The device sports a premium build and has an ergonomic feel to it. With this product, the brand aims to compete with the likes of Moto 360 series, Samsung Gear S3, and the ZenWatch 3 by Asus. The smartwatch bears a price tag of Rs. 14,495. The brand will sell the watch exclusively through Flipkart.
The Misfit Vapor is the first smartwatch from the brand that runs on Android Wear 2.0 out of the box. The watch may also receive the Android Wear Oreo update in the coming months, however, there has been no official statement by the company regarding this. Despite being an Android Wear device, the smartwatch will be compatible with both Android as well as iOS mobile phones.
Coming to the external design of the watch, it has a premium build quality featuring a metal bezel around its 1.39-inch circular display. Impressively, the Vapor doesn’t have a notch on the display to house its sensors, similar to the Moto 360 (and the iPhone X). The AMOLED display on the watch, however, has a virtual bezel for software navigation. The watch is packed in a 44mm stainless steel case and is compatible with all 20mm straps. In addition to that, the watch is also waterproof, thanks to the build quality of this product.
Underneath its hood, the watch is powered by a Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor. This processor is custom designed by Qualcomm for smart wearables. In addition to that, the watch also packs in 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. The watch also sports a decent amount of sensors which include an altimeter, GPS, gyroscope, accelerometer and an optical heart-rate monitor. To add to its prowess, the watch also offers support for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. With this additional functionality, the device is capable of making and accepting voice calls, thanks to the built-in loudspeaker and microphone.
Misfit has claimed that the watch should last through a day with its inbuilt battery pack. The watch comes with a bundled wireless charger (magnetic cradle) to power up its battery. With this smartwatch, the company seems to have checked all the right boxes for its first smartwatch. What are your thoughts?