Nixon took a step higher with its watchmaking as it unveiled the new Mission, a smartwatch powered by Android Wear, according to TechRadar.
Nixon?s new smartphone stands out from all the other wearable devices with its durability and resistance to water up to 100 meters. Aside from the Mission and its 10-ATM water resistance rating, it?s also powered up by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100, which will supposedly be one of the first smartwatches to be equipped with the new system-on-chip (SoC), Engadget shared.
Reports have indicated that working together with Nixon and the Mission have made a huge development for Android Wear since they have been ?plagued? by battery problems. According to TechRadar, the latest Snapdragon Wear 2100 is a vast improvement compared to the general Snapdragon 400 when it comes to size and performance with the new processor being ?30% smaller and is said to consume 25% less power than its predecessor.?
The new Mission also has other custom features, such as imitating Nixon?s other smartwatches: The 51-30, The Sentry, The Player, The Ranger and The Unit, Engadget reported. It also features an AMOLED display and a 48mm polycarbonate casing together with a 316L surgical grade bezel made of stainless steel ?to help with durability,? Android Authority shared.
?We?ve always pushed things that have never been done before and we?re doing it again with the mission,? Nixon CEO Nick Stowe told Engadget. ?We wanted to make our entrance into the smart category in a disciplined and purposeful way of bringing functions that are useful and true to our DNA and action sports heritage.? According to Engadget, Stow stated that the Nixon Mission is only a start of a ?family of smart products to come? in its round of incredible gadgets.
The Mission is set to be debut and be released this October at Baselword and will supposedly be selling at around $400.