Thank you to Misfit and Statusbox for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
Let’s first say: I am not tech-savvy. I leave the gadgety stuff to my husband, who enjoys it more than I do. When it comes to the technical side of blogging, I do a lot of internet searches. That’s me.
So smartwatches were not exactly on my radar at all, as popular as they are. But when I had the opportunity to review Misfit’s new Vapor smartwatch, I got excited to get a little out of my comfort zone and try something new.
Again, this is my experience, coming from a non-tech, hoping it will just make my life a little easier perspective. Here’s what I think:
Because I don’t know a lot about gadgets, setting up the Vapor was a challenge for me. Not only was I going through the manual, but I also had to check out the set-up guide on the website. Which I found (surprise!) through internet searches.
It involves downloading apps, and connecting to your phone and your wi-fi. Also, just figuring out the cord was a challenge for me, since it doesn’t have an actual plug. (It plugs into a USB, guys. I know, I know.)
After that, it just involved a lot of playing with it and figuring it out. If you have any tech-sense at all, it shouldn’t be too hard for you. Also, once it’s set up, you’re pretty good to go.
A charge lasts over 24 hours, depending on usage. I charged it from dead to full one afternoon, and the next morning it still had 66% battery life. A full charge takes maybe an hour?
I LOVE the look of this watch. It’s rose gold, and came with blush pink straps – a win for me. But it’s perfectly customizable. The straps and watch face can be changed to your preference.
The screen is big, which is good in that it’s simple to read your messages, and easy to get around. The downside is that it feels heavy and bulky at first. It took some getting used to.
What It Can Do
This thing has so many great features. It alerts you to messages and calls on your phone. I appreciate that, because it means I can get the alert, check the message, and get back when I can, rather than diving into the rabbit hole that is my phone when I pick it up.
It tracks fitness and steps in a day. I’ve never had anything like that, so I enjoy this feature too. Plus apparently it can withstand sweat and swimming up to 50 meters. It’s a perfect running, walking, or swimming mate. It also can play music through wireless headphones, so you don’t have to mess around with cords.
I’m just impressed it can stand up to my kids. Even with it’s size, and how my kids have attempted to knock it around, I can’t find a scratch on it.
It has plenty of other apps and features I have yet to explore as well. These are the things that are most useful to me at the moment.
I love the look of the watch, and the simple features. It took some time to set up and get used to. It’s handy, and I like it for now, but not sure if it will take the place of my simple analog watch or not. Time will tell.
Are you into gadgets? Do you have a smart watch? What features do you like about it?