nixon-surf-smartWhile plenty of attention has been focused on that of the Apple Watch in recent times, one ought to remember that there are still different kinds of timepieces available in the market. For instance, avid surfers might want to check out the Nixon Ultratide Surf Watch, and the whole main point of this particular timepiece would be to inform you as to when your local surf spot is going off.

Out later this month, the $300 Ultratide Surf Watch is not the only model from Nixon, and neither will it be the last. Ultratide works by picking up real-time data from Surfline, where it will then show off the current surf conditions at any beach that happens to be your favorite haunt. Do bear in mind that Surfline has been doing this for the longest time – three decades, in fact, and hence it does not have much room for error when it comes to detailing local condition reports in addition to 48-hour surf forecasts.

To get the Ultratide Surf Watch, you can pair it with your smartphone via Bluetooth using Nixon’s Ultratide app (iOS only at the moment though, as the Android version will arrive later this year). Surfline collects live data from more than 2,700 locations worldwide, so there is very little margin for error from them.

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