With wearable technology for the wrist becoming more the norm for many, manufacturers have had to start making their wares more and more durable to emulate the ruggedness of an actual watch made by an actual watch company, so what better way to trump the competition with regards to functioning just like the real deal than having an actual watch company come to the party.
The Mission is Nixon’s foray into wearable tech, and while they may not have the pedigree of Apple or one of the other major tech players, they’ve done a very impressive job of proving their seriousness. Firstly, this thing can take an absolute beating, waterproof to 100m with a changeable stainless steel bezel to protect the touch screen (and make it customisable). It also hosts android and Google apps, making anything from the Google Play store a goer, as well as a few of Nixon’s own.
It’s also pretty high-tech, sporting a splashproof microphone, altimeter, thermometer, compass, barometer, accelerometer, gyrometer, and a humidity sensor. Starting at around $400 USD it looks to be one of the best buys out there for the shopper who wants a smartwatch that won’t easily break the bank or itself anytime soon.