Another timepiece company called Nixon enters into a mission to acquire smartwatch market, that too with surfing and snowboarding features. Smartwatches these days tout activity tracking and sporty looks, but Nixon is somewhat looking forward to offer more higenic treatment to its gadget, who like to take the action outdoors. More details on this new Nixon smartwatch can be found right after this conclusion.
Officially, the watchmaker Nixon jumping on the Android Wearable bandwagon with the $400 Mission. With a specific action of a 10-ATM water resistance rating, the new comer can hold up in depths of up to 100 meters. According to Nixon itself, this is the highest rating for any smartwatch till now.
To put it into designation to the test, the Mission offers both surfers and snowboarders/skiers in real time to date info on condtions around the globe through a pair of pre-loaded apps.
Under the heart, the Nixon Mission smartwatch is radically powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100 below a round AMOLED display occupied the space by Gorilla Glass. It comes equipped with a suite of software powered by Surfline and Snocountry and it comes with exclusive Mission and Trace apps.
The outer bezel of the Nixen smartwatch is purely stainless steel around a polycorbonate and stainless steel shell with a silicone band that aims at both comfort and durability. What’s more interesting with Nixon Mission is, that it is taking similar approach to customization as Motorola did with its MOTO 360. Wearers will be able to transform the finish and also turn both bezel and band colors to make a unqiue color scheme. Although it didn’t stop that either, as you can also set the Mission’s digital display to mimic the look of the company’s other timepieces like the 51-30, The Sentry, The Player, The Ranger and The Unit.
- 1.39 inch (400 x 400) AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass
- 48mm polycarbonate case
- 316L surgical grade stainless steel raised bezel
- Android Wear
- Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 system-on-chip (SoC)
- 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage
- Water resistant upto 10ATM/ 100M
- Shock resistant
- Compatible with Android smartphones running Android 4.3 or higher and iPhones running iOS 8.2 or higher.
The Nixon Mission wearable bands comes with over 20 options and there’s more than 50 bezel choices such as Cerakote, Stainless Steel, Gunmetal, Gold etc. Customization options will be provided via nixon.com site. Available to buy in October and the same price-tag aforementioned.
Nixon CEO Nick Stowe says. “We wanted to make our entrance into the smart category in a disciplined and purposeful way by bringing functions that are useful and true to our DNA and action sports heritage.” Stowe also said that Nixon has a “family of smart products to come,” so we’ll be hearing more about connect gadgets from the company in the future. As for the Mission, the smartwatch is making its official debut at Baselworld before going on sale this fall.