Misfit Vapor Android Wear smartwatch is launching 31 October

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Sure individuals, we lastly know when the Misfit Vapor smartwatch is touchdown. You may decide up the Android Wear-running wearable from the Misfit web site on 31 October.

The delayed Vapor can be priced at $199.99 and can after all be appropriate with iPhones (iOS 9 or greater) and Android 4.3+ operating smartphones.

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It has been an extended and winding path for the Vapor, which we initially noticed at CES again in January. Again then it was operating on Misfit’s proprietary OS, however later within the yr the corporate switched to Android Wear. Cue the Vaporware jokes.

It additionally eliminated the once-promised built-in GPS. The Vapor will as a substitute use “linked GPS” which means you will must have your cellphone on you to make use of it. For sure all of this has knocked our confidence within the Vapor somewhat, however we actually just like the design, and price mentioning that Misfit has saved its fingerprints on the software program with some customized apps. There’s additionally a nifty touch-sensitive bezel for navigating menus.

The Vapor comes with a 1.39-inch AMOLED show, 4GB of reminiscence, and is water-proof to 50 meters. The 44mm watch can be obtainable in jet black, rose gold and gold finishes with a chrome steel casing.

For health, a giant a part of Misfit’s agenda, you will have an optical coronary heart fee sensor on the again. The addition of Android Wear means you will even have entry to Google Assistant, too.

The query is whether or not it is all a bit too late from Misfit. We had been offered on the design and the prospect of its personal working system. However that has since modified and we have misplaced built-in GPS within the course of too as effectively. We’ll be getting one in to check out very quickly to seek out out if the Vapor was well worth the wait.