The Misfit Vapor has finally received a launch date, as the Android Wear 2.0-powered smartwatch will be released on Oct. 31.
The device was first announced in January at CES 2017 and was later given an expected launch within the summer. Successive delays made many customers think that the Misfit Vapor will never be released, but those doubts are now shattered.
Misfit Vapor: All The Details You Need To Know
When the Misfit Vapor was unveiled at CES 2017, it was crowned as one of the best smartwatches to have been featured in the annual event, and it was easy to see why.
For a price of $199, the smartwatch features a 1.39-inch circular AMOLED display, with waterproofing up to 50 meters, built-in GPS, and the usual fitness tracking functions. The main selling point of the Misfit Vapor, however, was that it was powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and had its own operating system. This meant that its wearer does not need to keep the Misfit Vapor connected to a smartphone to function, as the device is capable of standing alone.
The operating system of the smartwatch, however, was eventually changed to Android Wear 2.0. With the wearable device operating system, the Misfit Vapor also supports Google Assistant, installation of apps directly from the Google Play Store, and compatibility with Google Play Music or Pandora.
In addition, the Misfit Vapor simply looks so good and is arguably one of the better designed smartwatches in the market. Customers will be given color options of gold, silver, rose gold, and jet black when purchasing the device.
Misfit will likely start selling the Misfit Vapor through its own website, but it would not be a surprise for the device to also appear in listing from physical and online retailers. One possible destination is Amazon, which already carries several Misfit products. Preorders for the Misfit Vapor, meanwhile, are already open.
Android Wear 2.0 Lives On
Earlier this month, the Android Wear section of Google's online store suddenly disappeared just after the company unveiled several new devices, including the Pixel 2 smartphone.
With Android Wear devices vanishing from the Google Store, there was speculation that Google was abandoning the wearable operating system. However, it was later confirmed that the disappearance of Android Wear devices on the online store was due to Google's decision to only offer Google-made hardware.
The pending arrival of the Misfit Vapor further proves that Android Wear 2.0 is here to stay.