The Misfit Vapor wearable straddles the boundary between smartwatch and fitness tracker without really excelling at either, but the company is coming back for a second bite of the cherry.
The second-generation Misfit Vapor 2 has been rumoured for a while, but now the device has been revealed in all its glory on multiple retail sites ahead of an official announcement.
A now-deleted listing on Best Buy in the United States already had the Fossil-made devices for sale, as did the retailer Cool Blue in the Netherlands (via Android Police).
From the listings we can glean that this year’s model will have a pair of display size options available. Whereas the original offered 44mm AMOLED display with a 326ppi pixel density, the sequel will in 46mm (454-pixel) and 41mm (390-pixel) offerings. The cases are still pretty chunky at 12.9mm/12.4mm respectively.
Unfortunately, the Wear OS device is only listed as having 512MB of RAM, which means its likely the Vapor 2 will be powered by the Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, rather than the newer Snapdragon Wear 3100 which brings significant battery life improvements into play.
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The specs also include a 3ATM rating (with 30-metres water resistance), along with a heart rate monitor, NFC for Google Pay and on-board GPS. The case is still a chunky 1.3cm thick, as was last year’s device.
It appears there are a number of colour options, with Jet Black, Rose Tone and Stainless Steel appearing in the listings. There’s also a number of 20mm band options to pair with the various colours. Both of the sizes cost $249 in the US, which translates into £192 in pre-Brexit quids.
Misfit is yet to officially acknowledge the launch, despite the listings going live on Monday, but we’ll keep you posted.
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