World_news Misfit announces Vapor X smartwatch with newer Wear 3100 processor, available today for $200 – Android Police

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Misfit has several Wear OS watches under its belt already, and today, it’s adding another to the lineup. The Vapor X packs a lot of nice-to-haves, like a rotating crown, two programmable buttons, a heart rate sensor, and most importantly, Qualcomm’s Wear 3100 chipset.

You get your choice of a number of finishes on the aluminum alloy body, which can be mixed and matched with several colors of silicone strap. NFC capability means the Vapor X can be used for in-store payments with Google Pay, and, Misfit being a fitness-oriented brand, the watch’s heart rate sensor helps log more data about your workouts. It’s also capable of offline music playback and GPS navigation, sans phone. The half gig of RAM is a bit of a letdown, though, especially considering the fifth-gen Fossil Q comes with a full gigabyte for an MSRP that’s only a touch higher than the Vapor X’s.

Overall, the watch looks very similar to last year’s Fossil Sport — which makes sense, as Misfit is owned by Fossil. You can get a Vapor X available starting today. Its full retail price will be $279, but Misfit is currently offering a hearty discount — you can pick one up for $200 for a limited time. Check out Misfit’s website to learn more or order one for yourself.

MISFIT LAUNCHES VAPOR X, ITS FIRST SMARTWATCH ON THE QUALCOMM


SNAPDRAGON WEAR 3100 PLATFORM, IN DARE TO BE DIFFERENT CAMPAIGN

Misfit Vapor X is the lightest, most comfortable wearable from the brand to date


August 14, 2019—Richardson, TX

It is with great excitement that Misfit announces its


latest version of its touchscreen wearable: the Misfit Vapor X Smartwatch. Boasting


the newest Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ 3100 platform and powered with Wear OS


by Google™, this smartwatch features several new updates including a re-engineered


ultra-lightweight aluminum alloy case, making this the most efficient and comfortable


Misfit smartwatch to date. Vapor X is bringing exciting upgrades to a wearable portfolio


already packed with best-in-class heart rate sensor, standalone GPS, NFC, battery


saver mode and more, equipping you with everything you need to stay connected,


active and stand out from the crowd.

Misfit Vapor X launches with five colorways, including navy, lavender and green, a 42


mm case size, additional pushers for function customization, and round 1.19” stunning


display. The new aluminum alloy case makes this the brand’s lightest smartwatch ever


and boasts countless color combinations, which fans of the brand have long used to


express their individuality. Additionally, Misfit Vapor X is offered on the brand’s reengineered


Sport Strap+ with better fit and breathable ridges for additional comfort.

Housing the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform for optimal efficiency,


this watch extends battery life to keep you connected to your everyday world without


missing a beat.

Additionally, with integrated sensor processing, heart rate, GPS, and NFC capabilities


on the platform, the Misfit Vapor X continues to bring a rich set of features to the


market. Rapid charging allows the smartwatch to be almost completely charged within


an hour, helping power users from day to night. All watches will come with new


applications auto-installed, including the most popular global audio streaming


subscription service, Spotify, and digital companion to your heart health, Cardiogram.

“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. We know we have a unique opportunity with the launch of Misfit’s


Vapor X to introduce our most innovative design and achieve our goals of empowering


audiences,’’ says Hacker Plotkin, Vice President. “Alongside this watch we are


launching our ‘Dare to be Different’ campaign. The heart of the campaign spotlights


individuals that represent who the brand is at its core — innovators who have fun, dare


to push boundaries and embrace what makes us all different. Being a Misfit means to


be unique and unafraid in the best possible way, and we believe there is a Misfit inside


all of us. We are so excited to be a part of their stories, and share them with our


audiences around the globe.”

The watch is part of the new campaign which represents Misfit’s core brand identity:


Dare to be Different. Led by self-proclaimed Misfits, the campaign’s mantra champions


fans of the brand to embrace who they are, say no to the status quo, stand out from the


crowd, and dare to be different. The campaign features a variety of artists, athletes, and


creatives:

● Armed with power tools, when Molly Johnson has downtime from modeling she


moonlights as a carpenter. That’s why Molly is a Misfit: because rules are for


squares, and if she’s gonna break the model mold, it’s going to be with a


sledgehammer.


● Wheelchair basketball player Zach Blair has worked diligently to reach the top of


his game. He prides in his Misfit mentality, where limitations are laughable, “no”


isn’t an option and “work” is his favorite word.


● Lucille Brown is on a whole other level, where unusual is the new normal and


there’s no time for the status quo. In a world where negativity can take


precedence, she spreads positivity with a passion that cannot be contained.


Actor, creative director, and model Sahara Ale prides herself on being a


sounding board for people to spill their life story and refusing to put anyone in a


box, rather choosing to embrace them for who they are. That’s what makes


Sahara a Misfit: it isn’t easy to approach opposing viewpoints with open arms,


but she is bold enough to do it daily through her creative work.


● Theater geek and rockstar, artist and politico, badass and sweetheart — Justin


Labosco fits in all of the above. Between pounding the drums, practicing


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, working with English Mastiff rescues, and owning a recording


studio and restaurant, this Misfit’s drive and “I don’t quit” attitude is undeniable.


With this new generation of watch, Misfit presents the next evolution of their


touchscreen smartwatch that has everything you need to stay connected and fit your


busy, active lifestyle.

Features include:

● Aluminum alloy topring and pushers


● 42mm case size


● Stunning touchscreen digital display


● 24+ hours battery life (based on usage) + 2 additional days in battery saver


watch mode


● Interchangeable straps and bracelets (20mm)


● Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ 3100 Platform


● Sensors: Heart Rate, NFC, GPS, Altimeter, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Ambient


Light, Microphone


● Powered with Wear OS by Google and compatible with iOS 10+ and Android™


4.4+ (excluding Go edition). Supported features may vary between platforms and


countries.


● Connect via Bluetooth® technology


● Wireless syncing + magnetic charging

This watch retails for $279 and is available for purchase today at a limited-time


introductory price of $199.99 on www.misfit.com.

Wear OS by Google, Google Fit, and other related marks are trademarks of Google


LLC.

Qualcomm, Snapdragon and Snapdragon Wear are trademarks of Qualcomm


Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries.

Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its


subsidiaries.

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