The initial design featured a silicone band, and, while rugged, didn't feature a smarter equivalent. That's all set to change, though, with the new Mission SS model coming in black, gold and silver and priced at $425 - slightly more than the original device.
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The 23mm stainless steel bands will feature double-locking clasps, with the smartwatch itself offering a shock resistant polycarbonate case and the face encased in Corning Gorilla Glass crystal.
And as for the specs, the Mission SS will offer a 1.39-inch, 400 x 400 AMOLED screen, while a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip will sit under the hood. Of course, Android Wear 2.0 is the operating system running the show, and the device still features GPS, an altimeter, barometer, gyrometer, accelerometer, thermometer, a compass and a humidity sensor.
One of the smartwatch's headline features, the 10ATM water resistance, is also present. And, like its other Wear equivalents, the device will be compatible with both iOS and Android smartphones.
With Nixon yet to dip into the hardware scene so far this year, giving a new look to its existing line is a move that makes sense. And while there's no spec upgrades or additional features over the original, shifting across from silicon to stainless steel is enough to make this feel like a fresh device.
We look forward to getting one in to find out if it looks as nice as it does in the pic above.
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