Vector Luna Watch has been officially launched, and it is a circle faced smartwatch which is totally different to many of its rivals, not at least because of its claimed 30 day battery life. It also does a good job with customization, and it showed off a host of metal and high-end leather straps, which goes a long way to make the Vector look all the more impressive.
Screen & Specialties
The first is that a non-color, non-touch display requires less power, but we will discuss battery life later in the review. The second is that Vector wants the Luna to be non-intrusive, and believes a touchscreen would be too distracting. The Luna’s display is always on, meaning you do not need to flick your wrist or push any buttons in order to see something as basic as the time and date. According to Vector, it only uses energy when something changes on the watch face.
As the display is also back-lit, you should not have any trouble using the Luna at night. The back-light is activated by pressing the middle button, and the screen remains illuminated for a couple of seconds before fading again. That is plenty of time to read the time.
The Luna is water resistant at 5 ATM, which makes it suitable for wearing while washing up, showering and swimming, but not diving. While 5 ATM translates to 50m water-resistance, Vector warns against submerging it in water. It connects with your smartphone via Bluetooth Low Energy, and is compatible with phones running iOS 8, Android 4.4 and higher, and Windows Phone 8.1 and above.
If you are an iPhone user, the oldest compatible model you can use is the iPhone 5. There is no optical heart-rate sensor, but that is not the biggest loss as they are not always accurate.
One of the biggest things going for it is simply that it is round. Let’s face it, we all know that circular watches tend to look superior to square-faced ones the likes of the Tag Heuer Monaco, Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso and Cartier Tank are the exception, not the rule. The Luna is also clean, simple and understated. Its 44mm stainless steel body characteristics a small Vector logo below the face, while three metal buttons sit on the right hand edge.
Extraordinary battery life does not make up for the clear software and tracking shortcomings.