Connectivity Meets Classic Watch Design in the New Misfit Phase Hybrid Smartwatch
The Shine and other Misfit products have been on of my favorite products I have reviewed after learning about them in 2014 at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Today to continue their success with wearable technology they announced the Misfit Phase Hybrid Smartwatch to be available on www.misfit.com to purchase starting on November 7, 2016.
The Misfit Phase Hybrid Smartwatch face is the user interface for notifications, feedback, activity, alarm and notification data using an interplay of the watch hands. It also has a small color window,vibration alerts, texting, call, app notifications, and movement reminders delivered directly to a user’s wrist.
I will be doing a product review of Misfit Phase Hybrid Smartwatch on my other site www.hi-techchic.com and will be included in the holiday guide with more in depth and usability information. Till then below is the official press release.
Official Press Release:
BURLINGAME, CA October 18, 2016—Today Misfit announced Misfit Phase Hybrid Smartwatch, an advanced timepiece that merges the design of an analog watch with the functionality of a smartwatch. Classically inspired but with cutting-edge connectivity, Misfit Phase leverages a sleek and simple design to conceal technology that is uniquely wearable.
The newest addition to Misfit’s portfolio of design-forward wearables, Misfit Phase tracks steps, distance, and sleep duration and quality using a 3-axis accelerometer and Misfit’s rigorously validated algorithms and scientific library. The watch face acts as a subtle user interface for notifications and feedback. Users can view activity, alarm and notification data using an interplay of the watch hands, a small color window, and vibration alerts. Text, call, app notifications, and movement reminders are discreetly delivered straight to a user’s wrist.
Misfit Phase also works as a remote to connect with the world around you. Use Phase to control your music, take pictures with your phone, or advance slides in a presentation, all with the touch of a button. Misfit Phase automatically updates to reflect current time zone, and, like other Misfit products, features 6-month battery life and 50 meters water resistance.
“We’re thrilled to launch Misfit Phase, which employs Misfit’s energy efficient, miniaturized Bluetooth enabled technology in a traditional watch form factor,” said Preston Moxcey, General Manager of Misfit. “Watches are the fashion-credible predecessor of wearable technology, and Misfit Phase showcases both the evolution of the wearable technology space and its convergence with the world of fashion accessories.”
Misfit Phase’s design celebrates the finest in watch craftsmanship, with an elegant polished stainless steel body secured by a rugged satin aluminum shroud. Integrated lugs enable infinite style options with any 20mm field-band, including Misfit-designed straps. The result is a modern, iconic accessory that is appropriate for any occasion.