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