LAS VEGAS — Wearable maker Misfit is finally jumping into the smartwatch game.
The company, which was acquired by watchmaker Fossil in 2015, introduced its new Vapor smartwatch, which will be the company’s first wearable to have a touchscreen.
The company, which up until now has been more focused on fashion-forward fitness trackers and “hybrid” watches, plans to release the $ 199 watch later this year.
Misift didn’t skimp on specs for the Vapor. It has has a round 1.39-inch AMOLED touchscreen display, which is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 processor, and has two-day battery life. It’s also equipped with a heart rate sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope and altimeter. Read more…
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Amazon is sitting pretty on top of the smart home with its Alexa voice-controlled Echo devices, and Google will close in later this year with its own Home assistant device. But what about Apple?
While iOS 10’s much-needed Home app for controlling all your HomeKit-compatible smart home devices is a step in the right direction, the company may need an Echo rival of its own.
Apple is reportedly working on an Echo-like smart home device according to Bloomberg.
This report corroborates a earlier one from The Information earlier this year that Apple was developing its own Echo-like product based around Siri. Read more…
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