Misfit has launched the Vapor X, which it claims is its lightest and best Wear OS smartwatch. The Vapor X has a 1.19-inch AMOLED show, and its 42mm case is constructed with a light-weight aluminum alloy that weighs in at 43 grams. (The weight of earlier Vapor watches isn’t listed on their respective spec sheets for comparability; we’ve reached out to Misfit for a extra full rundown.)
The Vapor X options the Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100 processor. Misfit asserts which you can anticipate a full day of battery energy, or extra should you use its new battery-saving mode. The watch options the same old 512MB of RAM and 4GB of inside storage. (If you need one thing extra highly effective, Fossil’s new Gen 5 watch is an exception: it has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. The jury remains to be out on whether or not throwing extra RAM at a Wear OS-based gadget will assist to resolve its points; the Vapor X in all probability received’t endure a lot, if in any respect, for sticking with an ordinary spec.
In reality, the Vapor X has quite a bit in widespread with the Gen 5. Both assist on-device GPS, NFC for Google Pay, a coronary heart fee sensor, and are waterproof as much as 30 meters deep. The likenesses aren’t a lot of a coincidence, contemplating that Fossil Group owns Misfit. But there are additionally a lot of different variations. They are opposites on the subject of type, with the Vapor X trying extra informal than the Gen 5 watch. The Gen 5 contains a speaker, a characteristic not indicated on the Vapor X spec sheet, and later within the fall Fossil plans to launch an app for the Gen 5 that permits iOS customers to select up calls proper on the watch, a primary for a Wear OS gadget.
Misfit’s Vapor X is on the market now for an introductory worth of $199.99, which is $80 lower than its eventual worth of $279.99. We haven’t examined the Vapor X but, however $199.99 appears like the suitable worth for a watch with fewer bells and whistles than the $295 Fossil Gen 5.