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Mission start — Nixon’s first Android Wear ships October 10

By Jules Wang September 14, 2016, 2:35 pm

It’s a chunky smartwatch with understated looks that’s built for action. And we’re finally seeing the ship date and price tag on it.

Let’s re-introduce you to Nixon’s first Android Wear smartwatch, the Mission. It’s one of the first to come with Qualcomm’s wearable-dedicated Snapdragon 2100 chipset along with 10 ATM (100m) water resistance. The 400 x 400 circular AMOLED screen can be used with wet fingers. There’s GPS, a microphone, thermometer, altimeter, barometer, an e-compass, gyrometer, accelerometer and a humidex sensor on this beast.

While you may shirk at the omission of a heart rate sensor or NFC, we remind you that Nixon’s grit has been made with wristwatches that action freaks wear, not necessarily health freaks. You pull a 1440°, you probably won’t care about your BPM — though Android Wear comes with Google Fit standard, so, there you go.

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So, you’re wondering about the “when” and “how much” of this rather hefty 48mm Mission watch, correct? Well, in its standard orange, gray and black trims, it’s $400. But you can customize the finishes of the case, its stainless steel bezel and the 23mm proprietary band for an extra $50. Included in that price, you can even engrave a couple lines of text if you wanted to.

Pre-orders are up now for shipment on October 10.

Source: Nixon
Via: Android Police

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