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Nixon Mission waterproof smartwatch coming later this year

Nixon Mission rugged smartwatch
Nixon Mission
This rugged smartwatch is the first Android Wear wearable in the world powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC and will come out later this year offering multiple customization options.

Although there are a few rugged smartwatches already on the market, they usually target active users who do not take many risks during their daily routine. For example, the Moto 360 Sport aims runners, while the Casio WSD-F10 is the ideal time piece for hikers and others who enjoy spending their time in the great outdoors. On the other hand, the new Nixon Mission targets more active people, since it offers full protection from water and the elements.

Nixon Mission has a circular AMOLED display and has been certified to carry a 10-ATM water resistance rating, thus being able to survive underwater for up to almost 330 feet. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC, the Mission runs Google Android Wear "features a suite of custom applications tailored to action sports," such as Surfline, SnoCountry and Trace.

The new smartwatch will come with a very rich set of customization options, including up to 15 bezels and over 20 different bands. Some pieces of information like battery capacity and autonomy are not public yet, but there is plenty of time to check them out. Nexus Mission is expected to hit the market later this year for a price around $400 USD.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-03-16 (Update: 2016-03-16)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.