Misfit Path is the smartwatch maker’s smallest, most elegant hybrid yet

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Misfit has announced a new hybrid smartwatch at CES 2018, the Misfit Path, a smaller, slightly tweaked version of last year's Phase watch.

While the Path shares the same DNA as the Misfit Phase, there are a few notable differences including the round markers around the face and the fact it lacks the Phase's colored wheel for signifying different notification types. Its case also measures just 36mm wide, making it the smallest hybrid smartwatch from Misfit so far. The Phase is 41mm wide.

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It does still support notification alerts through vibrations and hand movements, and you'll be able to customize these in the accompanying smartphone app. You can also set movement reminders and vibration alarms as well as auto-update time and date features.

One of the side buttons can be dedicated to a special smart feature of your choosing, like remotely controlling your phone's camera or calling your phone when you lose it down the back of the couch. This is a feature we've enjoyed using on other Misfit and Fossil watches, and is particularly useful for controlling music playback.

The Path is water resistant to 50 meters too, a nice added bonus, and your basic step, calorie and sleep tracking are all there. One of the best features of hybrid smartwatches is their battery life -they often run on a single replaceable coin cell battery - and Misfit says the Path should stretch to six months.

The Path starts at $149.99 and comes in four color options: Stainless steel, rose, gold, and a stainless steel version with gold tone accent. All of the bands can be swapped out for any 16mm strap of your choosing too.

We'll be getting our hands on the Misfit Path at CES 2018, and will be sure to let you know what we make of the new hybrid.

Misfit Path is the smartwatch maker's smallest, most elegant hybrid yet

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