- 10 ATM(100M) water resistance with patented MicLock
- Touch screen watch face
- Shock resistant polycarbonate case
- Ultra-tough Corning Gorilla Glass crystal
- Surgical grade stainless steel raised “roll cage” bezel
- Syncs with Android Wear App on Android or iPhone
- Syncs with Nixon Mission App for real-time surf and snow conditions
- Syncs with Trace to display your session data live
- Compatible with iPhone and Android phones
- GPS Support, Maps, Say “OK Google” for Voice Search, Google Fit, Music Control, Weather Updates, Track Flights, Commute Conditions
What We Like:
The Nixon Mission is a beast of a watch. It looks rugged and has a strong bolted in wrist band. It uses strong allan key bolts rather than cheap pins like most watches. This give you confidence that it won't pop off while you are surfing with it on.
The touch screen feature is very slick. You can swipe between screens and apps easily. This allows Nixon to have only one button on the watch, which we liked. Less buttons equals less confusion.
There are a ton of Google driven apps that any tech head will love. The fitness tracker is native in this watch so you can track your steps. This watch also has a mic for voice commands and when you are paired with your smart phone, you can pull up a ton of info from your phone to your watch.
Pairing The Mission to the Trace
is awesome. You don't get all the Trace data that you see on the Trace
app, but you will get your wave speed, times of session, distance and battery life of your Trace displayed on the Nixon watch. The Trace
unit is sold separately.
The Mission watch lasts about 12 hours on a fully charged battery. If you turn down the brightness, don't sync it with your cell phone and do all the battery saving stuff you can you could get 24 hours out of one charge. For heavy tracking and app use, we found that the battery lasts about 6 hours. Keep your charger close by because you will need it.
The mic lock on the side needs to be close before you get in the water. We just kept ours closed and did not use the voice commands that much so we didn't inadvertently leave it open.
We tested this watch on a surf trip to Nicaragua and in the mid-day super sun, the watch face was dim and difficult to read. You can change the face to get different displays but we found it hard to read at high noon in direct light while we were surfing. All other conditions, the color display and watch face seemed bright and rich with color.
Why you want The Mission:
This is the first true surf oriented smart watch. It looks cool, works well and seems built to last. It has a lot of cool smart watch features and teaming up with Trace was a great call.