The target audience for the Nixon Mission is surfers and snowboarders, so the watch has a rather aggressive design. The frame of the device is made of carbon fiber, the body and bezel are made of stainless steel, and the round display is covered with shock-resistant Gorilla Glass. The watch is water resistant and can withstand immersion to a depth of 100 m - a record among all modern smartwatches. In addition, the display of the device reacts to touches even when wet - so you can use them, for example, just emerging from the ocean.
The watch is also shock-resistant - and you have to pay for this in ergonomics: the Nixon Mission is significantly thicker than all smart brothers, and the case diameter is 48 mm. For comparison, the largest version of the Apple Watch is 42mm.
The watch is powered by a Snapdragon 2100 processor, Qualcomm and Android Wear. They have a complete set of all possible sensors: GPS-module for navigation, thermometer, barometer, electronic compass, accelerometer for measuring acceleration, altimeter for determining altitude, hygrometer and humidity sensor. According to Nixon, a 400 mAh battery will last for "a day or more" of battery life.
Dedicated watch dials are capable of showing brief information about weather conditions. If the weather in the selected area is ideal for boarding, the watch will alert you with a notification. In addition, Mission comes preinstalled with two dedicated apps - one for snowboarding and one for surfing. During skiing, the programs will collect detailed information (distance, average speed, number of descents and ascents, and so on), and at the end of the training it can be carefully studied. At the same time, there is no need to take a smartphone with you: thanks to the GPS module, Missions can work independently.
On the company's website, you can customize the appearance of future watches to your liking: they offer 12 different bezels, three case colors and 24 straps. The back of the watch can be engraved.
The cost is $ 400. The Nixon Mission will go on sale October 10.>