Ultratide Smartwatch Lets You Know When the Surf’s Up

Ultratide Smartwatch Lets You Know When the Surf's UpNixon

There are smartwatches for on a regular basis life, for runners and for bikers, however what about surfers? California-based mostly Nixon hopes the wave-driving group will spring for its Ultratide, a smartwatch that gives actual-time information on tides, wave peak, wind, water temperature and a variety of different elements each surfer must know. The watch will get all its knowledge from the a lot-used Surfline service, and allows you to not solely verify in on circumstances, but in addition get alerts once they meet sure standards. Use the companion iOS app to arrange mixtures of location, wave peak, wind course and so forth (or simply when issues are "epic" by Surfline’s estimation), and the watch will let you understand when it is time to seize your board.

In contrast to different smartwatches, you will not be receiving texts, getting instructions or enjoying video games on the Ultratide. It is all enterprise — or moderately, no enterprise allowed, simply what’s related to getting in entrance of a wave. The watch is designed to be rugged and, in fact, waterproof, and though the battery will die after a yr or so, you possibly can ship it again to Nixon to get it changed free of charge. The Ultratide goes on sale later this month for $300.

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—Devin Coldewey
First revealed April sixteen 2015, 2:33 PM