It’s nearly absolutely no coincidence that Misfit’s recent smartwatch bears more than a passing resemblance to the Fossil gadgets announced a week or two abet. The one-time modular effectively being startup has been segment of the Fossil family since 2015, introducing its first tubby-on smartwatch two years later.
The traces possess persevered to blur between the manufacturers, and the recent Vapor X shares a range of superficial and interior characteristics with the recent Eighth gen Fossil gadgets. That’s no longer unhealthy from a product standpoint — love the Fossil branded product, the X brings both the recent Snapdragon 3100 chip and the newest version of Wear OS.
Google’s stagnant wearables offering can even at final be deciding on up some steam on the abet of its shut work (and IP acquiring) relationship with Fossil. Whereas Apple became as soon as off making its cling smartwatch and OS and Samsung became as soon as in actual fact forking Tizen for its cling needs, Google had largely been counting on third parties for hardware.
The three button invent furthermore replicate Fossil’s efforts, though Misfit’s tool is being positioned because the company’s “lightest and most overjoyed.” Both are components that are sadly in overall lost sight of in wearable invent. The 42mm case, meanwhile, is tiny and sure more accessible for more wrists.
It looks Fossil is the exercise of the Misfit line to head after the target market Fitbit has had latest success with through its Versa gadgets. And indeed, the Misfit mark has traditionally had some success taking on more casual users having a see for one thing barely easy but aloof celebrated.
The Vapor does fall rapid on pricing. The “limited time introductory tag” of $200 sounds substantial, but after that, the MSRP bumps abet up to $279. That’s $20 decrease than the Fossil, and $Seventy 9 more than the Versa. The sub-$200 tag point in point of fact feels love the sweet insist for these gadgets.
The Vapor X is readily accessible through Misfit’s build of residing starting in the present day.