Always accurate watch that never needs to be set, not even for daylight saving time.**
Never forgetting to turn my phone off or down in a theater, meeting, house of worship, etc., because I can leave it always set to complete silence and get notified of calls and messages by subtle wrist vibration.
** I do have “atomic” watches that also do this, but not as quickly. They are especially difficult to use in a place like Manhattan NYC , where I was living when the Pebble Kickstarter took place.
@simplersimon sorry, air line employee. From Minnesota. Who has gotten calls from people upset that they have ticket the wrong airport. Portland, Maine is the worst. I’ve had people calling me because they already flew to Oregon, and angry at us for ruining their trip.
Ha, ha, I do! ORD when I think of Chicago. Also, I may not know which cities are the capitols but I can tell you what the major airports are. Sad (esp. since I’m NOT an airline employee - but a road warrior…)
@hchavers that what Martian aims for. It’s a smartwatch for people who don’t care about the world knowing they have a smartwatch. It’s a smartwatch that puts being a watch first. No, I can do this; time to go full marketing mode. It’s not another ugly smartwatch. It’s your watch, smarter.
Imagining myself setting it up when it arrives, putting it on the charger overnight, forgetting about it for a couple days, before wearing it… A red LED comes on and I’m stuck trying to remember if I coded red for calls from high-priority callers or from telemarketers… Meanwhile co-workers are wondering why I appear to be staring at the bottom of the watch as opposed to the dial…
Slightly off kilter of topic…I’ve been looking for a replacement for my (no longer around) dad’s Skagen 433lslb. They seem to be $44 dollars and more. About 2x the price of the watch. It’s a crazy world.
The only good thing about the Martian watch Meh sold about two years ago was the built-in LED flashlight. Other than that, complete piece of crap.
Is Martian still in business? I thought they died a year ago.
I got the stainless steel band version of this watch from Morningsave a few months ago. It’s a really classy looking watch and a good size for a female wrist. The notifications and step count work great, but the photo function works so inconsistently it’s not worth the effort. The app shows your steps but doesn’t communicate with anything else on your phone or integrate with Apple health kit. Overall, I think it’s worth $40. It’s a nice looking watch that also counts steps and lets you know when someone’s contacting you on your phone.
Stay awaaaay, you guys. I got an mVIP the last time Meh sold them, and it’s craptacular crappy crapballs McCrapkins crapulous crap.
I tried syncing it with my work phone, an iPhone 6. There are typos all over the app, including the home page. (Do not distube!) Not a good sign.
The iOS app’s registration process is fully broken. You have to be registered to enter a support ticket. Given the company’s already evident half-assedness, I didn’t try to track down support through other means. I tried using it without registration.
The notifier LED is supposed to be color coded. You create groups of people or apps, and assign each a color. So you do that, and also disable notifs on all the other ass-random apps that are enabled by default. Then you watch in wonder as the damned thing blinks red or blue several times an hour for no discernible reason.
It claims to have Step Count and Sleep Tracking functions, but you have to use the app to change modes. So it’s really Step Count or Sleep Tracking.
I wish I could comment on the Android app just for the benefit of the community, but since the watch is actually slightly less useful than my Timex, I’ve already misplaced it. /shrug
Mine just sucks, but it sounds like yours doesn’t even “work” and the vendor isn’t honoring their warranty. I’d contact Meh. Hopefully they can make it meh for you, instead of the crap crap crappydance stupidsauce crappypants situation you have now.
I don’t usually do reviews on products - good or bad - however, I feel I need to put my 2 cents in on this product.
I purchased one of these mVIP watches and I am not at all happy with my purchase. The watch won’t charge, the alarm didn’t work, the LED notifier doesn’t work, I tried to switch to sleep mode but I couldn’t get that to turn on, even after turning off the step counter like you were supposed to do, (how am I supposed to count my steps when I get up and walk around in the middle of the night??) and now it won’t even connect to my Bluetooth. I wore it 2 days ago and it didn’t count steps while I was wearing it but managed to count steps while it sat on the charger all day yesterday (wtf??). And it STILL isn’t charged!!
I have contacted MVip twice now and have not heard anything back. What I have is really just a glorified watch (at least it still manages to keep time), which is not at all what I thought I was purchasing. I think I will just go back to my basic, reliable little fitbit. I don’t really need to know what time it is. Everyone always expects me to be late anyways.
I wish I would have read the previous reviews before I hit the purchase button. I could’ve saved my money and took the family out for dinner instead. SAVE YOUR MONEY!!! Next time they are on sale here “LOOK AWAY, LOOK AWAY, LOOK AWAY”!!
Hmmm can’t get my to stay connected to my phone… (still in the initial pairing step!) … Will send a note to support too, but anyone know if this Martian warranty will be honored??
1 Year Limited Warranty
Martian Watches warrants the Product, and only the Product, against defects in materials and workmanship under normal use for a period of THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-FIVE (365) DAYS from the date of purchase by the first purchaser (“Warranty Period”). Only products purchased directly from Martian Watches or from a Martian authorized retailer are warranted.
Will never buy again. Very disappointed. Could not get it to connect . After a week later it magically connected but then the notifications wouldn’t work all the time even when in close proximity of the watch. Waste of money.