Nixon has finally launched its “action sports” smartwatch, the Mission. It is a fully waterproof, up to 10 ATM, and user customizable watch that runs full Android Wear. The watch was unveiled earlier this year and it’s finally available for pre-order on its website. The watch retails for $400 but goes up to $450 with user customization included.
The watch has some impressive specs as well, a 1.39 inch AMOLED display with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100, which should result in snappy performance and excellent battery life. It also houses a built-in GPS, thermometer, altimeter, barometer, compass, gyrometer, accelerometer and humidity sensor. The 48mm case is made of polycarbonate and stainless steel, and comes with a magnetic charging cable.
User customization on the Mission is limited to a few options for the case, bezel and band as well as a few options for a design on the back plate. There are enough choices there for anyone to make a stylish and unique watch that truly stands out, however, so no worries there. The watch features a fully waterproof design thanks to it’s ‘MicLock’ which seals the microphone port behind a two-stage lock to keep it protected even in deep water. It does add some chunk to the side of the watch, but it’s one of the only real sacrifices Nixon seems to have made with this watch. It otherwise ticks pretty much every box for a premium smartwatch today.
The Mission looks to be a excellent choice for the active user, and a great alternative to the Moto 360 Sport, especially when it comes to customization options. It may be a bit chunky and heavy for most people, but for someone looking to get outdoors while staying connected, the Mission is definitely looking to be a strong option.