Nixon Supertide Watch
Think of it as a super moon—this watch is bigger, brighter, and also has a lot of control over the ocean's tide. Well, maybe not control, exactly, but the ($200) sure can read the tides: it syncs your own movement on the water with that of the waves around you and then displays the waves' movement, including time and actual tide-height predictions on an easy-to-read to screen. While the watch is big, we're fond of its function and design alike. The soft silicone band feels comfortable, and tucks in nicely beneath a wetsuit. The home screen, meanwhile, displays day, month, year, time, and a graphical representation of the tide, but other screens display sunrise and sunset times (essentials for surfers and sailors alike) and an alarm. We could read the time both in the water and after dark. One thing this fancy machine doesn't provide, however, is a stopwatch—after all, you're surfing, not jogging.