Fitbit acquires the Vector smart watch startup from Romania

2017-01-10

“The magical smartwatch with 30-days battery life”, “luxurious design”, “elegant timepiece”, “stylish product with a tech spin”. These are just a few ways in which customers, have referred Vector Watch, a great startup from Romania, since their launch in 2015.

Vector Watch announced on an official company post that they are joining Fitbit, the leader in the connected health and fitness market! The company will start building other new products, features, and experiences, incorporating their technology and knowhow with Fitbit’s experience and global community.

Vector watch has announced that no impact will be made upon existing customers and that their smartwatches will maintain functionalities and features, however, new product features (software and hardware) will not be added.

In November Fitbit acquired a pioneer in the smart watch space, Pebble, with all its talent team.

Vector Watch makes smart watches with an e-Ink LCD screen that have a 30-day battery life and a smartphone control app which worked across iOS, Android and Windows phones. It also created its own smartwatch operating system, and released an API to developers, allowing them to create their own apps and faces for the watch.

The watches themselves looked fantastic and the LCD screen even mimicked a real watch screen from a short distance. With a fully stainless steel case, hardened mineral glass and 50m water resistance. The watches also came in Rose Gold, Champagne Gold, Stainless Steel, Black Plated with leather, stainless steel or sport straps.