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Misfit Vapor Smartwatch Announced with Android Wear 2.0 OS

By Rida | Mar 27, 2017 09:22 AM EDT

Misfit Vapor smartwatch launched recently will now run on the Google's latest Android operating system. Android Wear 2.0 OS will boost the smartwatch instead of its own OS. The company announced the arrival of latest Wear 2.0 OS on March 23, 2017. Misfit's first touchscreen smartwatch was unveiled at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 at a starting price of $199.

According to the Misfit Blog, the company claims that the Misfit Vapor smartwatch will give a world-class software experience after the watch is loaded with Android Wear 2.0 OS. Also, the smartwatch is reported to support devices running Android 4.3 or iOS 9 and higher. The Misfit Vapor sports a 1.4-inch circular AMOLED display with a vibrant color palette in 326 pixels per inch. It is powered by a Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor with 4GB of storage.

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It is equipped with an accelerometer, optical heart rate sensor, altimeter, gyroscope, GPS, and microphone to deliver world-class fitness tracking and various other smartwatch applications. The Misfit Vapor smartwatch comes with 44mm satin-finished stainless steel upper casing in Rose Gold and Black colors with water resistant feature up to 50 meters. It is reported that the Misfit Vapor smartwatch ship in late summer.

It is reported that the Misfit Vapor powered by Android Wear 2.0 enables customized watch face, an enhanced fitness experience, onboard music functionality, Google Assistant built-in and hundreds of apps at launch like Foursquare, Google Fit, Google Maps, Google Play Music, Lifesum, Google Messenger, Runkeeper, Runtastic, Strava, and Uber.

Android Wear 2.0

Google, the tech giant released the Android Wear 2.0 update in February has Google's newest and the best digital assistant-Google Assistant. The user should only say "Ok Google' or long press the power button to activate. Searching the Web, calling an Uber, or adding a reminder are few of the tasks the Google Assistant can perform.

Google Play: The Android Wear 2.0 OS accompanies another feature known as Google Play. This means the user of the smartwatch does not need a companion phone app anymore for downloading apps. Google Play store integration also makes it easy to use it with an iPhone, however, the Play Store will only show apps that are compatible with it.

New UI: A redesigned user interface for Android Wear 2.0 begins with a darker color palette. Major changes are the new notification design and a new app launcher which takes note of the fact most Android Wear smartwatches use a round screen.

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