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CES 2017: Misfit launches it’s first touchscreen smartwatch Vapor

Starting at $199 it has a Heart Rate Sensor and GPS

At CES 2017, Misfit announced the Vapor smartwatch. Not only is the Vapor the first Misfit device with a digital touchscreen, it sports many other smartwatch features that Misfit has typically foregone for the sake of simplicity.

Called Vapor — the smartwatch has a 1.4-inch full AMOLED touchscreen display, built-in GPS, optical heart rate sensors, and a two-day battery life claim. It’s running on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor and also has 4GB of onboard storage. It also packs an accelerometer, altimeter, gyroscope, optical heart rate monitor, GPS, and microphone. It is still unclear the OS it runs, though it’s okay to say it’s a forked version of Android Wear.

The Vapor’s case is made of stainless steel that’s water resistant to 50 meters, so it can track swimming exercises like it’s other wearables. The Vapor’s touch bezel lets you navigate through watch faces, apps, and notifications without obscuring the information on the digital display.

The Vapor works on both Android and iOS devices, so the watch’s software is just another way Misfit can put its minimalistic spin on its newest product.

The Vapor smartwatch is expected to ship in late 2017 and will cost $199.

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