Misfit Vapor 2 is another Wear OS watch that doesn't have Qualcomm's Wear 3100 chip
Misfit has just announced its second Wear OS / Android Wear smartwatch in the form of the Misfit Vapor 2. The Vapor 2 looks a lot like its predecessor but offers a few important upgrades that Misfit skipped out on last year.
Although the body of the Vapor 2 looks a lot like the original Vapor, it now comes in two different sizes (41mm and 46mm) to be more accessible to people of all wrist sizes. The display is a circular OLED panel with a crown on the right side of the frame, and to make sure there's a version of the watch that matches your style, Misfit's offering the Vapor in a total of eight colorways.
The two biggest new additions for the Vapor 2 includes built-in GPS and NFC for Google Pay support. You'll also find a "swim-proof design", an improved heart-rate sensor, and 4GB of onboard storage for apps and music.
While all of that sounds great, perhaps the biggest letdown with the Vapor 2 is that it's powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100. That processor was released over two years ago, and this past August, Qualcomm unveiled the Wear 3100 with improved battery life, better ambient display functionality, and more.
If you're interested in picking up the Misfit Vapor 2 for yourself, Misfit says it'll "be available soon" with a starting price of $249.99.
Do you plan on getting the Vapor 2?
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Now that I know it's using the 2100 I won't buy it. I was seriously considering it though
I don't know why Qualcomm announced the 3100 when there were no devices coming out in the near future. now nobody will want devices with the 2100 which shoots their customers (device manufacturers) in the foot. It's not quite the Nokia burning platform memo, but still not the smartest move.
I desperately want a 3100 too but not at $1k. I'm guessing the pricey Summit 2 has some period of vendor exclusivity on the 3100 and that's why we don't see others. Though I'm not sure how long exclusivity will last.
I am due for an grade but since Huawei decided to go with their laggy OS (currently have Sport) and now this old processor I'll just hold off until something comes.
I've been waiting and waiting for a 3100 watch. I'm not sure why OEMs don't want to sell me something. But at this point, I'm seriously regretting moving from iOS back to Android due to the wearable choices Android is giving me.
That press image got me all excited — finally, a Wear OS watch that takes after the edge-to-edge design of the Moto 360! And then I saw the real renders with a double-ring metal bezel and a matte bezel under the glass. Shame.
Watch out the bezel police are awake .