There is no Microsoft Band 3 in the works, but Vector hasn't given up on the Windows Mobile platform. The company just released a major update for its Vector smartwatch Windows Phone app for Windows Phone users. The company whose smartwatch was discounted 20% nearly a year ago is back to add more functionality to its smartwatch capabilities. With Bluetooth being the only connectivity allowed with this wearable, it makes sense to update the app and increase the functionality. After all, devices with limited functionality tend to stay on the shelf or never get bought.
The new Vector app update brings the OS version to 1.7 and adds features such as 1) watch app compatibility with apps such as Find My Phone, Calendar, Agenda, and Uber, 2) improved app compliance with Evernote and Activity Tracking, 3) watch timeout customization, 4) Daylight Savings Time and Timezone compatibility, and 4) long text notifications. Finally, Vector brings the usual bug fixes and improvements.
All these features enhance what has proven to be an enjoyable experience for some users, and Windows Phone users have few smartwatches and smart wearables they can turn to (after all, Fitbit has said that its Fitbit Blaze won't provide text and call notifications for Windows Phone). With that said, Vector is doing a great thing to keep the app updated so that Windows Phone users need not miss out on the smartwatch revolution because Windows Phone isn't necessaily the world's most popular mobile platform.
For those who have a Vector smartwatch, headed over to the Vector app and update to install the new features. If you're a smartwatch user who's looking for a new smartwatch to experience but don't necessarily care for Windows Mobile), you can be encouraged: productivity app Doo for BlackBerry 10 now has Vector smartwatch compatibility, so you can keep your BlackBerry and embrace Vector's smartwatch with its 30-day battery life.