Nixon Base Tide Pro Watch Review: Features, Pros & Cons

By: Wyatt Parcel on May 16, 2020
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Looking for a watch that tells you the time and the tides?

You’re in the right spot!

In this video, I’m sharing my review of the Nixon Base Tide Pro.

I got this watch a few months back so that I can always know what’s going on with the tides.

It’s originally made for surfers, since all of the tide sites are beaches, but I’ve been loving it to help plan my fishing trips.

Of course, this watch isn’t perfect, so I’ll be sharing both the pros and the cons of it.

Also, we’re not sponsored by Nixon or any other company — I got this watch as a Christmas gift — so you can be sure that this review is totally unbaised.

Check it out below!

Nixon Base Tide Pro Watch Review [VIDEO]

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Here’s a breakdown of this watch:

Features:

  • Tells you:
    • Time
    • Date
    • Sunrise/sunset
    • Tides
  • Timer
  • Chronograph
  • Alarm
  • Price: ~$150

Pros:

  • Fast access to tide info
  • Comfortable and durable
  • Works well in the dark
  • Cheaper than some of the other tide watches
  • User interface is simple

Cons:

  • Most tide sites are at the beach (it’s built for surfers), so if you’re fishing back bays, that tide site might not be available
  • Slightly large watch face

The one that I have and that I’m reviewing in this video is the Nixon Base Tide Pro.

If you want to go a little cheaper, you can get the Nixon Base Tide watch for about $100 ($50 cheaper).

The biggest difference between the pro and the standard version is that the pro version shows previous and future tides by the hour, so you can quickly get an idea of what the tides will be like for the day.

To see if your tide site is available in the watch, check out their tides list here.

And if you want to get this watch, you can get it from Amazon here.

Conclusion

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If you’re looking for a watch that can also tell you the tides, the Nixon Base Tide Pro is a great choice.

It allows you to quickly see tide information, it’s comfortable, and it’s cheaper than some of the other tide watches out there.

However, it’s built for surfers, so if you’re fishing in bays, creeks, or rivers, your tide site might not be on there.

If this is you, be sure to check out SmartFishingTides.com to help plan your next fishing trip.

Have any questions about this watch?

Let me know in the comments below.

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Harrison Prince
5 days ago

Nice. Need to look into those

Ted Springer
6 days ago

Thanks for the video! You don’t mention it, but it must be waterproof down to a certain depth. Even more useful would be a watch that uses GPS to give tide info for your specific location. I realize this would require more data points and algorithms, but it seems the right software could easily interpolate tides for any specific location to give the user real time information.

Ted Springer
6 days ago
Reply to  Wyatt Parcel

Definitely agree that the GPS feature puts them at a very high price point. Thanks for the feedback!

David Bush
8 days ago

Thanks for the review. I use a tide app on my Apple Watch and it works great. I set up a custom watch face specifically for fishing that includes complications for temperature, wind, tides, calling, and messaging. Love it.