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CES 2017 | Misfit introduces Vapor touchscreen smartwatch

Misfit Vapor smartwatch with touchscreen display
Misfit Vapor
This Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100-powered smart wearable is Misfit's first one with a touchscreen display and promises to launch later this year for a price of $199 USD.

Although Android Wear 2.0 is expected to become a very popular wearable platform later this year and quite a few smartwatches that would soon launch with it on board were unveiled this week, Misfit is choosing a different path. The upcoming Misfit Vapor is the first touchscreen smartwatch of the popular fitness tracker company, but will not use Google's operating system for wearables.

Misfit Vapor is similar to many Android Wear smartwatches, having a 44 mm stainless steel case that houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC, 4 GB internal storage, and a 1.39-inch round AMOLED touchscreen display. The battery charges with a magnetic cradle and promises up to two days of autonomy on a single charge.

In addition to the above, this smartwatch also comes with water resistance up to 50 meters, an optical heart rate sensor, gyroscope, GPS support, microphone, as well as WiFi connectivity. The color options will be Rose Gold and Jet Black. While the price of $199 USD is apparently official, the launch date is not public yet. For now, Misfit only says that Vapor would hit the market "later this year."


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Codrut Nistor, 2017-01- 5 (Update: 2017-01- 5)