CES 2014: Martian Notifier smartwatch is an analog timepiece with smart features
Thus far we have seen smartwatches that have digital display but deep down our hearts we were longing for a smartwatch that looked more like an analog watch with the goodness of a notification display. Martian Watches seems to have caught on that wish and made a very fashionable smartwatch dubbed as Martian Notifier. Compatible with iOS and Android devices (Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology) the smartwatch is showing at CES 2014 and to be frank is quite impressive. Bringing the essence of a stylish analog watch to the forte it amalgamates all the elements of a good smartwatch into one wristwatch. The integrated 96 x 16 pixel graphic OLED display shows everything from notifications, emails, text messages, fitness stats, bank account alerts and even triggering camera’s shutter remotely for taking selfies or group shots. Notifier can also initiate voice commands on your phone’s speakerphone which is a good feature.
Martian Notifier lets you choose the kind of updates that you want to be notified of on the smartwatch, for example if you want to receive only text message notifications and don’t want to be disturbed by email notifications then you can toggle the settings. Even the notification buzz or vibration can be toggled according to your liking for different application for example different vibrating pattern for Facebook notifications and Twitter alerts.
Martian Notifier smartwatch weighs just 52 grams and measures 1.70 x 1.70 x 0.5 inches (height, width, thickness respectively). The smartwatch is loaded with two separate batteries for smartwatch function (lasts 5 days on one charge) and watch function (runs up to 2 years). The watch has quartz movement and made from anti-scratch acrylic crystal material for scratch free look even in case you use it in the most rugged manner. It is all set for sale in the second quarter of 2014 and the expected price is going to be around $130.