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Unboxing the Misfit Vapor X Smartwatch

Misfit Vapor X Smartwatch

 

This is the unboxing of the Misfit Vapor X Smartwatch.  This is an Android Wear smartwatch.  It was initially released in August of 2019 and according to the tech specs I’ve found was intended for women.  However, I don’t know a woman that would want such a large (42mm) watch – smartwatch or otherwise.

The Watch has 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage.  It supports Bluetooth 4.2LE; but does not support Bluetooth calling, so you aren’t going to talk to your watch like Johnny Sako and his Flying Robot (or Giant Robo, in Japan).  There isn’t an LTE option, either.  However, the device is water resistant to 5ATMs or 165 feet, or 51.66 meters.  However, I wouldn’t keep it submerged for very long; and I wouldn’t do it very often, either.

The device supports alerts and notifications for the following system events:

  • eMail
  • SMS Alerts
  • Call Alerts
  • Event Reminders
  • Weather
  • Third Party apps

The device will track the following fitness metrics.  

  • Steps
  • Floors Climbed
  • Heart Rate
  • Calories
  • Distance
  • Swim Tracking – Water resistant to 165 feet or 51.66 meters
  • Preloaded Sport Modes (whatever that is)

The device has the following sensors

  • GPS
  • Accelerometer
  • Heart Rate Monitor (HRM)
  • Gyroscope

The device supports MP3 and MP4 audio and will stream music, supports Bluetooth music and has a microphone.  You should be able to transfer audio and take your favorite playlist on the road when you jog, run or go biking; or to a gym (if one is currently open in your area during the COVID-19 pandemic).  You should be able to pair it will a headset so you can listen to audio, though it doesn’t have a loudspeaker. The device does support NFC-based Google Pay; and microphone assisted “Hey Google” voice commands.

Its battery is good for 2+ days on standby and should provide about 18 hours in mixed use. Meaning, that it should last the day; but will require charging at night. Since it doesn’t support sleep monitoring, this shouldn’t be an issue.  The device also charges quickly going from 0% to full charge in about 1-2 hours.

This is a basic smartwatch kids. There’s not much here that’s special.  At all…

This is yet another reason why I’m glad I picked it up for $15 bucks. This, in my opinion, is definitely NOT worth the $279.99 MSRP.  Amazon doesn’t have the Vapor X listed at ALL. However, they do have the Misfit Vapor available for $115.49, used, from a third party partner. 

I’m going to wear it for a day or two (if I can make it that long) and then will likely pass it on to my oldest boy, whom I know is wanting a smartwatch.

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