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Misfit, known for its line of affordable fitness tracking devices and smart watches, today announced the launch of the Misfit Path, its latest smart watch.

The Misfit Path is Misfit's smallest smart watch yet, allowing it to look much like a traditional analog watch while also providing smart features.

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Misfit has designed the Path with a stainless steel case that has a matte finish, and it comes in four colors: Stainless Steel, Rose Tone, Gold Tone, and Stainless Steel with Gold Tone Accent. Each watch also features a silicone sport strap in matching colors.

Like all of Misfit's smart watches, the Path tracks health metrics like steps, calories burned, distance traveled, and sleep duration using its built-in 3-axis accelerometer. It is not as advanced as devices like the Apple Watch as it has no heart rate monitoring function.

It does have smart watch functionality, though, alerting users to incoming calls, texts, and emails through an iOS app. Path also includes a smart button that serves as a remote control, allowing users to do things like ring their iPhones, control smart devices, snap pictures, and more.

Path is swimproof and water resistant up to 50 meters, and it does not need charging because it uses a standard watch battery that lasts for six months before needing to be replaced.

Path is priced starting at $150 and it will be available from the Misfit website starting in the spring of 2018.

Article Link: CES 2018: Misfit Announces New 'Misfit Path' Hybrid Smart Watch
 

AlphaHumanus

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How exactly does it “alert users through an iOS app?”

Path is not showing on misfits site either. I’m watching...

Edit: an excerpt from digital trends:
“Similar to the Skagen Signatur T-Bar hybrid smartwatch we had a chance to test out, you can set each number on the watch to a specific contact or app. When you receive a notification, your watch alerts you by vibrating and the watch hands go to the specific number -- between 1 and 12 -- that you assigned.”


So this might be a go for me.
 
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jayducharme

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The design is nice, but I'd hardly call this a "smart watch". Apparently all it does is vibrate. If you don't have your phone handy, it's pretty much useless (from the little we know at this point). And if I have my phone handy, why would I need this watch? I guess if I want to go out jogging with a pretty watch and leave my phone at home, it would make sense. But a cheap Fitbit would work just as well.
 

DogHouseDub

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Martian Notifier - widely available for under $40, does all of that and has a discrete, monochrome, single-line display that can provides a text preview.
 

tubular

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See, Apple? Watches are round. Until your watch-like object is also round, count me out.
 
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