Lying in my bed I hear the clock tick,
And think of meh
Caught up in circles confusion–
Is nothing new
Almost left behind
Suitcases of memories (and speaker docks),
Time after time
Second, we don’t have any reason to expect that will happen. But who knows? Maybe a server bill goes unpaid somewhere in the next couple months, and your Martian watch can’t do its notifications thing anymore. Systems are complex. Life’s unpredictable. Excrement transpires. So we’ve cooked up a nutty warranty scheme to help assuage your worries.
In addition to a **standard four-month Mediocre warranty on regular hardware-type issues, we’re offering four months of coverage, starting today, against sunsetting of the “smart” functions on these watches.
If, within a month from today, your Martian watch software fails, unsupported by its no-longer-existent manufacturer, we’ll give you four $10 coupon codes for use at Meh (or other Mediocre stores).
If it happens in the second month, we’ll send you three such codes.
If it happens in the third month, we’ll send you two.
Fourth month, one.
what… so if buy this at $19 and then the “smart functions” go down in 1 month you will give me $40 in meh coupons?
I liked visiting Meh much more when there seemed to be a timing pattern, like speaker dock Friday and two for Tuesday. Now it’s just random timing for some abandoned inventory. Meh, please use these Smart Watches to be smart(er) again.
I bought a Martian mVoice Active on June 3rd for $49.50 at Morningsave. I just checked over there and the Meh Warranty is covering Morningsave Martians as well. Thank you!
The 3 Martian Notifiers I already own/treasure/adore all are working perfectly app-wise. Hoping the same will hold true for the other models.
Martian had the best customer service. Instead of repairing a watch that was under warranty, they would swap the broken one for a new one. All done quickly with emails updating each part of the return process.
Hate the company is no more. (sigh)
@FeMaster Time travel to the rescue! Leap ahead to the day it gets delivered (wait a minute, why do I suddenly think that “deliver” means to forcibly remove someone’s liver? Never mind) and then return to the present, watch in hand.
Anyone buy one of these that is a smartwatch regular? The vibration motor seems a little ‘sluggish’ compared to what i’m use to. Like it’s not rotating very fast. Was just wondering if this is normal for the mvip.
Mine came today, can’t get any of the notification features to work properly. The watch keeps connecting and disconnecting, the app gets confused, and the watch randomly vibrates and flashes red, green, and blue lights at me with no predictable rhyme or reason. Pretty disappointed.
@krmtdfrog Instructions say to double tap the top of the watch to put it into pairing mode. I guess it’s an accelerometer based gesture thingy. Then the watch LED will begin to alternate while it awaits a connection. Did you do this?
@krmtdfrog@matthews1977 and, did you get the right app? There are like 5 versions of this app, I installed three different ones before I found the right one. The instructions say it should be the white one, not quite right, there is a very white version, and a pale white, almost grey version, that is the one that worked for me.this is the name of the one that worked for me.
Martian mVip Alert_v2.0.33_apk
@krmtdfrog If it did nothing, the battery may be stone dead. What happens when you attach it to the charger? The LED should light red for charging and green when full. First charge took a while for me. These closeouts sit on shelves for a long time. Sometimes the batteries get so low they go into a deep sleep state. It could sit on the charger for 24 hours before it snaps out of that.
@krmtdfrog@matthews1977 I sure think that is the right one, looks right. But, when I tried to download it from there web site, I got nothing. I had to find it on a third party web site. I think I am not allowed to name the actual web site, I seem to remember something about that in the Meh terms, but it is a web site that promises there APK’s are Pure…
If that helps any…
Got mine today, very nice looking watch,worth the price without any smart watch function, took a while to find the app, not a long time, had to side load it, no biggie… works very nicely. quite happy so far. If it annoys me in the next week or two, I will update the comment.
Mine also paired, tracked steps for one day, then unpaired. I have re-paired it twice but it won’t stay paired and it doesn’t track steps or sleep activity at all. It is a nice looking watch all by itself but it keeps flashing the blue light, which probably means it is too far from the phone, but I can’t seem to get that to turn off either, which will probably shorten the battery life a little bit. Oh, well.
So when you’re on vacation and your hosts ask if you want to take “a short hike” and three hours later you’re halfway up a literal goddamn mountain and you’re blundering through the goddamn woods like Boris Goddamn Karloff because your goddamn arthritic knees are acting up and meanwhile your hosts who are twice your goddamn age are leaping effortlessly from rock to rock and you’re dragging a goddamn piece of a goddamn moose with you because your hosts think it’ll make a nice goddamn souvenir . . .
. . . you’ll be glad you wore your Martian mVIP so you’ll know exactly what time it was you succumbed to heatstroke.
A bit of thread necromancy to say that mine is actually working better - connecting and staying connected to my phone more reliably - after surviving a car crash and getting rained on in a field for two days. So, y’know, life hack for anyone who still has one of these.