Review: Martian Notifier Smartwatch

Review: Martian Notifier Smartwatch
September 07 09:45 2014 Print This Article

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Over the past few months, I’ve been testing out the Martian Notifier Smartwatch. I first saw the Martian Notifier at CES 2014 and I immediately fell in love with it but it wasn’t available yet, so I did a review on the Martian Passport.

I suggest reading my Martian Passport review, as it goes in depth and both watches are pretty much the same (I don’t really see that there’s a need repeating the same review), excluding that the Martian Notifier is not a voice controlled smart watch, I wish it was.

The USB cable is now proprietary to the Martian Notifier, which I just don’t understand why Martian had to go this route. There is also no A2DP streaming with the Martian Notifier, one feature which I loved in the Martian Passport.

The notifier shows you all application notifications from your mobile device and you are able to change the vibration pattern of each notification. Apparently the Martian Passport is supposed to get this update, the big question is “when?” All the notifier does is notify you.

I found that the band of the Martian Notifier gave me a rash. When contacting Martian’s PR folks, they told me they have had very few reports about this and it isn’t a much reported issue. I do wish though that Martian had a leather band that came with every unit instead of this rubber that I found to be low quality. Please trash the low quality plastic bands, it just makes the product look cheap.

My suggestion is, stick with the Martian Passport, it’s another $170 but it has way more features and looks more elegant than the Martian Notifier. For $129.00 though, if you can’t stretch your budget another $170 for the premium upgrade, then get the notifier {rating}

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Jonathan Yaniv
Jonathan Yaniv

Jonathan is the founder and editor-in-chief of TrustedNerd.com. Covering major tech shows such as CES, Jonathan is always there for the latest tech news. Want your gadget to be reviewed or have a release you’d like to be considered for publishing? Send Jonathan an email, jonathan [at] trustednerd.com

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