This isn’t some precious piece of nerdware you need to be gentle with. Billed as the world’s first action sports smartwatch, the rugged Mission is designed to take a few hits and was built with surfers and snowboarders in mind. The Android-powered device flashes real-time condition alerts, tracks your fitness, checks messages, controls your music and will listen to your voice commands, unlike your disgruntled significant other. $400, nixon.com.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.