@Dizavid not to talk you off that three-inch ledge that is the vmp threat, but the Martian one you just got works with Alexa and Google Assistant, doesn’t it? These don’t. But they have fancier designers, potentially.
I would love a stylish, new smart watch. I’m in the market for one. Alas, these are huge, and appear to be marketed for men. Just like the majority of items on meh. Think socks.
You are missing an entire audience, meh.
I wish I knew why all watch makers decided that Brown is for boys and White is for girls. I (boy) am very fond of a white watch face and band, but they’ve all started putting “jewels” on the white ones. I’d have bought the Martian last time except for this same problem.
PS Having owned the older Martian, I can say that these really hit the sweet spot for me. A regular watch (that doesn’t have to be turned on to see the time) with notifications (so I don’t have to dig my phone out for every text or phone call) is perfect.
Good. I’m glad I’m not the only one who bought the Martian and is mildly happy with it. Although this one looks a little nicer. This one also has an activity tracker! But my Martian does email. (and boy does it. I get about 4 notifications each time I get an email. It got so bad that I had to disable the email notifier. But I digress…) Had I not bought the Martian, this would be the one. But alas, my dresser is too full for another one. So, I’m mildly depressed that this is a no for me
I know there is a market for smartwatches that look like watches but…
that’s a dumb market, get over yourself. Buy a smartwatch or buy a watch. The LED display on that thing is SILLY. Analog watchfaces on actual smart watches look really good now if it bothers you that much.
You guys bicker over these cheap “smartwatches” when you should just pay a little more for an actual android wear watch or just buy a regular analog. This middle road stuff is nonsense. It trivializes the function of a “smartwatch” while also cheapening the class appeal of an analog.
I’m one of those ridiculous people who wears devices on both arms (at times).
I have a Garmin I wear on my right wrist 24/7 to record useful activity/health info, show me all kinds of notifications from my phone (even in the shower, which is more useful that you’d initially think), and act as a timer/weekend alarm clock. It’s very light and durable, so it’s easy to wear all day every day, and its battery lasts about a week.
Unfortunately, I also love mechanical watches as both devices and accessories. So I have a mid-range titanium Tissot automatic I usually wear on my left wrist when I go out wearing something nicer than athletic gear.
I tried replacing the Tissot with Android Wear devices (Moto 360 2, Huawei Watch 1). The functionality was great, but they were bulky/heavy, and charging every night sucks, especially on trips.
There isn’t one device that covers everything I want, so I wear two sometimes. Don’t really care if some people consider it dumb or weird, it works for me.
@djslack I would hope to see something to explain the allure of that map. Someone had started a discussion about a map of swear words earlier, and that was fresh in my mind when I composed the haiku.
/image alluring map continental united States