Nixon Unveils New Nixon Mission Variant, Steel Band Included

October 12, 2017 - Written By Manny Reyes

Nixon, an American apparels and watch manufacturer which launched its Mission smartwatch with a silicone band earlier this year, has just introduced a stainless steel model of its smartwatch. Called the Mission SS, the new smartwatch variant comes at a price of $425, which is $25 more expensive than the original model. The new variant ships in three color options namely, gold, black and silver, with a custom 23mm stainless steel three-link bracelet. Although the smartwatch itself still sports polycarbonate + metal build, this new smartwatch comes with a stainless steel band, instead of the silicone one the original features, which makes the watch both look and feel more premium.

The Mission SS includes generally all the features from the original model, such as the 1.39-inch fully-circular AMOLED display with a resolution of 400 x 400. The smartwatch is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor and packs 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage under the hood. There’s the presence of an Ambient Light Sensor as well as other features including a built-in GPS, thermometer, altimeter, barometer, e-compass, gyrometer and accelerometer, though the new model still does not ship with a heart rate monitor. It also comes with a built-in microphone sans a speaker, a vibration motor and a magnetic charging cable that juices up its 400mAh battery. The wearable device also supports Voice Search. On the connectivity side of things, the smartwatch features both the Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. Other features of the Mission SS include the 10ATM rating, which means the device can be submerged as deep as 100 meters.

The Mission SS packs a host of preloaded apps for keeping track of surf conditions, thanks to the Surfline technology that has been integrated into the smartwatch, as well as monitoring mountain conditions courtesy of the Snocountry built-in feature. It also includes the Nixon Trace App, which lets you monitor surf and snow sessions with the help of the Trace technology. Keep in mind that while the Mission SS works with both Android and iOS devices. There you have it, the Mission SS is essentially the same as its predecessor, save for the band, and it’s a bit more expensive because of it.