Misfit & # 39; s new Vapor X is a lightweight Wear OS smartwatch

Misfit has launched the Vapor X, which he believes is the lightest and most efficient Wear OS smartwatch. The Vapor X has a 1.19-inch AMOLED display and the 42 mm case is built with a lightweight aluminum alloy that weighs 43 grams. (The weight of previous Vapor watches is not for comparison on their respective specification sheets; we contacted Misfit for a more complete overview.)

The Vapor X has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100 processor. Misfit claims that you can expect a full day of battery power, or more if you use the new battery saving mode. The watch has the usual 512 MB RAM and 4 GB internal storage. (If you want something more powerful, Fossil & # 39; s new Gen 5 watch is an exception: it has 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage. The jury is still not out or throwing more RAM into a Wear OS device will help to solve the problems, the Vapor X is unlikely to suffer much, or not at all, for sticking to a standard spec.

The Vapor X even has a lot in common with the Gen 5. Both support GPS on the device, NFC for Google Pay, a heart rate sensor and are waterproof up to 30 meters deep. The similarities are no coincidence, since Fossil Group owns Misfit. But there are also a number of other differences. They are the opposite when it comes to style, where the Vapor X looks more casual than the Gen 5 watch. The Gen 5 has a speaker, a feature that is not on the Vapor X specification sheet, and later in the fall, Fossil plans to release an app for the Gen 5 that lets iOS users call directly on the watch record, a scoop for a Carry OS device.

Misfit & Vapor X is now available for an introductory price of $ 199.99, which is $ 80 less than the final price of $ 279.99. We haven't tested the Vapor X yet, but $ 199.99 sounds like the right price for a watch with fewer bells and whistles than the $ 295 Fossil Gen 5.