MP3 player. Smartphone. Tablet. Phablet. Laptop.
Like any gentleman alive in the year 2015, you probably have at least two of the above. If you’ve been paying attention to tech news, you know that today’s developers are trying to add smartwatches to that list. We think that’s just fine; however, it’s important to be smart about one’s smartwatch purchase. That’s why we’re excited for the two new smartwatches from Vector Watch.
Vector — which is helmed by former Timex CEO Joe Santana — offers solutions to several problems facing smartwatches. Considering how new smartwatches are, they probably won’t be replacing your other mobile devices anytime soon. Until then, the smartwatch will be just another screen that absorbs your time. Vector’s efficient smartwatches, on the other hand, are designed to make your life simpler and sleeker.
Most smartwatches are also plagued by the embarrassment factor — in a recent poll, 35 percent of respondents said they would feel embarrassed or self-conscious wearing wearable technology. To this, we say, just look at the Vector watches — would you be embarrassed to wear that? These look like million-dollar watches from the future, yet they only cost $199 and $349.
The Luna boasts a 44mm stainless steel case topped with hardened mineral crystal, while the Vector Meridian has a rectangular 40.5mm case. For either watch, you can choose between a solid stainless steel bracelet, a lined leather strap, or a silicon strap.
If the sleek, minimalist aesthetic doesn’t woo you, the functionality will. Vector’s smartwatches present relevant information when you’re at work, at home, sleeping, or exercising; and can track calorie expenditures, steps, and sleep quality. These smartwatches also come with classic watch features, including a stopwatch, countdown timer, chronograph, and multiple alarms.
Both watches have an extraordinary battery life of up to 30 days — compare that with the two days of most Android smartwatches and the Apple Watch’s 18 hours. They’re also water resistant up to 50 meters, with a rating of 5 ATM. These beauties are technologically and aesthetically sophisticated, and we can’t wait to try them out.
The Vector Meridian ($199) and Vector Luna ($349) are now available for pre-order, and will be released summer of 2015.