The new Nixon Mission is an Android Wear watch for surfers | The …

March 16, 2016 - running watch

When we consider “surfing” your mind substantially doesn’t go true to “Android Wear smartwatches,” though that hasn’t deterred competition watch-maker Nixon. When in doubt, paddle out?

The California-based company has only suggested a new, super-rugged Android Wear watch called a Mission. It’s a round-faced competition watch done from polycarbonate and immaculate steel, with a multi-color AMOLED arrangement that’s stable by Gorilla Glass. Most notably, it has a water-resistance rating of 100 meters (330 feet) that Nixon says is a top waterproof rating of any smartwatch on a marketplace — even some-more than Casio’s ultra-rugged Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10, that is water-resistant adult to 50 meters.

The Mission smartwatch runs on Qualcomm’s newest wearable chipset

The Mission watch isn’t meant to only lane H2O sports, though; it’s also being targeted during skiers and snowboarders, and runs tradition apps for tracking these sports. The core Mission apps are powered by Surfline, Snocountry, and Trace. Performance-wise, a Mission is one of a initial watches announced that runs on Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon Wear 2100, a new wearables-specific system-on-a-chip that’s 30 percent smaller and uses 25 percent reduction energy than a predecessor.

The Mission isn’t Nixon’s initial “smart” competition watch: its $300 Ultratide watch pairs with smartphones around Bluetooth and sends alerts when a roller is good (or bad). It also marks roller sessions, and distinct many smartwatches, claims a one year battery life. However, this is Nixon’s initial watch watch using Android Wear, that opens it adult to apps over Surfline and Snocountry.

Nixon hasn’t pronounced how prolonged a Mission’s battery life will be, only that it will advantage from a new chipset’s prolonged battery life. And no word nonetheless on how most a Mission watch will cost. It’s approaching to boat after this year.

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