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The original smartwatch. Before the Vector, there were watches that could tell you the temperature, watches that featured a compass, and watches that could measure altitude. The Vector, unveiled in 1998, was the first to do all three (and added a barometer), becoming the alpinist’s timepiece of choice and paving the way for modern multitasking wrist jewelry.