The New Misfit Vapor Smartwatch Is Here—and It Might Give Apple a Run for Its Money
All the perks of both a smartwatch and a GPS fitness watch—and cheaper than you'd expect.
A smartwatch that can do it all will no longer cost you an arm and a leg! Misfit's new smartwatch might just give the Apple Watch a run for its money. And, literally, for much less money, considering it's only $199.
The Misfit Vapor Smartwatch checks off all the boxes for fitness tech: It can measure heart rate and track distance via GPS. It's swim-proof and water-resistant up to 50m. And it can function as a standalone music player (no phone required!) to play music through wireless headphones. The touchscreen color display makes it super easy to swipe around, and the unisex style looks super chic with a pantsuit or a pair of leggings and a crop top. (Want something even more low-key? We love this super subtle fitness tracker ring.)
And then there's the "smart" part: This Android Wear-powered watch can launch hundreds of apps right on its little screen-from Strava and Google Maps to Uber. (Use it in conjunction with Google Calendar's fitness tracking feature and your goals are guaranteed to be crushed.)
Though it's powered by a Google operating system, it's compatible with both Android smartphones and iPhones. The built-in Google Assistant also lets you maximize the watch's hands-free capability; just press the side button and say, "Okay, Google," and your wish is Google's command. Think about how handy that is! You can ask Google to find you directions to the nearest coffee shop when you're in the middle of a long run, or ask about the weather while you're laying out your gym clothes, all without having to stop and tap around on your wrist.
If you aren't already sold on the Vapor, it comes in rose gold. You can grab it on misfit.com starting on October 31 for $199.