Another hybrid smartwatch, a.k.a. smart analog watch has landed in the headlines, this time from one of the original wearable technolgy makers, Misfit.
It’s called the Misfit Phase and brings all the essential connected features as well as looking like a classy timepiece.
Misfit’s latest wearable comes in a variety of colors and a 41mm case made from stainless steel and satin aluminium. A versatile design allows you to easily to swap out the 20mm straps thanks to a simple button closure. The strap buckles are also versatile and can be swiftly changed thanks to a quick-release spring bar system.
The Misfit Phase keeps track of your steps taken, distance walked, calories burned, and sleep quality – light and deep stages, and sleep duration.
To switch from watch mode to activity tracking a button on the side of the case is pressed and the clock hands spin to show your activity goal progress. Frederique Constant has also adopted this method of showing fitness goals with their new smart analog watches.
The Misfit Phase also has a vibrating alarm which can used for reminders, getting out of the sack, movement reminders, or whatever else you do.
When connected via Bluetooth to your smartphone, the shiny Misfit will vibrate when you receive an incoming call, text message, email or app notification. In addition to the vibration, a small LED built into the display will blink different colors for different notification types.
The Misfit Phase is compatible with the Link app and features a Smart Button. This means you can use the watch to control your phone’s camera and music, plus all types of IoT devices such as smart lights around your connected home.
All of Misfit’s fitness trackers are water-resistant enough to take for a swim, and with a 5 ATM rating their debut hybrid smartwatch is no different.
The very cool Misfit Phase uses a replaceable coin cell battery that lasts up to 6 months and never needs charging.
The Misfit App is compatible with iOS 7 + / Android 4.3 + / Windows 8.1 +. The Misfit Link app is compatible iOS 8.0 + / Android 4.3 + / Windows 10 +.
Price and Release Date
The Misfit Phase has a price tag of $175 USD and £165 in the UK. Pre-orders open on November 7th, 2016. Head over to Misfit.com to find out more.