Nixon Regulus Expedition Watch

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Smartwatches are great when you can park them in their charging dock each night. But they’re possibly not the best choice when heading out on a multi-day excursion into the backcountry. The Nixon Regulus Expedition Watch however, with its two-year battery life, built-in compass, altimeter, barometer, and thermometer, is the ideal tool for getting lost in the wilderness without ever actually getting lost. 

Housed in a super tough but lightweight TR-90 thermoplastic and stainless steel case, the watch has 100 meters of water-resistance and extreme protection against bumps and bangs. At 47mm, it’s a substantial timepiece that only looks burlier with the addition of a double-prong buckle and textured, injection-molded silicone strap. The display is a high-def MLCD screen that uses a miniscule amount of power compared to an OLED screen, allowing the Regulus to deliver crucial information long after a smartwatch has run out of juice.  

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