@awk Because cengland was already taken when I tried to create an ID on gmail. I then tried cengland1, cengland2, cengland3, all the way to about 20 and they were all taken. But cengland0 was available so I took that one and been using it everywhere since.
@2many2no I don’t recall if it was in a book I read, or a movie I watched recently, but one of the tacti-cool ex cop/military characters kept referring to “oh-ten-hundred hours”. STOP IT DAMMIT! There is no 010:00!
I am the buyer of these watches for Meh and we have tested the watches for several months before making a large purchase. While nothing is perfect, we really had very few issues as long as you download the Mvoice app not the Martian Notifier app. Hope the updated reviews online help anyone that has concerns about the quality and functionality of the Mvoice watches.
It’s Wednesday the 18th of January in 2018, 1/18/18 and this was the best you could do? At $68 I expect better, where is the Bluetooth, the wireless charging, the headphones for the love of god where is the candy corn or valentines candy? You won’t get my money today but I hope that I can give you my money tomorrow.
@bleedmichigan Wednesday? How about I get the lottery numbers, you buy lottery tickets and we split the $ tomorrow (Thursday). Sorry - couldn’t help it. Oh wait - your were reading this yesterday. I’m confused.
@hey_zeus normally I’m on the east coast I happen to be on the west coast. Watch said midnight 18th didn’t even think about the time change. Oh well I stand by my original comment with Wednesday changed to Thursday.
@Kyser_Soze I assume it works like the notifier watch (different model, same brand). 2 separate batteries. Watch disk one lasts for months. The notifier one was cheeply built and eventually fell apart.
After spending 20 hrs trying to get the olio model one, that last POS meh smart watch said to be valued at $1500, to pair with my iphone I think i’ll take a hard pass this time. But good luck yall. My nonexistent children might be done with college before you get the damn thing working.
Thank goodness, finally a bluetooth item… I was starting to get worried about you meh.
also after checking over at the zon looks like even the ‘built in’ alexa requires some martin app be running on your smartphone so… not sure what they mean by built in… but… it does appear to work with siri and google assistant on your phone as well so maybe a upgrade from the old notifier?
Well shucks, I had already purchased 2 of these as Christmas presents. One for my son (PTL01) and one for my wife (different style than is offered here). So far so good. I was actually really surprised by how loud the speaker is. For now, I’m still sporting my Microsoft Band 2. Stupid Microsoft for discontinuing it…mumble mumble…
@comics360 according to one amazon reviewer, it does: The best smart watch out there I was looking for a Smat watch that can send notification, speakers, voice commend, flash light, play music, weather, track my phone but still have the look and the feel of an actual watch but I could not find one until I find the Martian mVoice smart watches.
@RedOak Yes it does look possibly fakey… How about this, from the Martian watches website: The Martian mVoice PTL 02 is a “smart” watch disguised as a retro airman’s analog watch. It features a small OLED display that shows SMS text messages, emails, incoming calls, and other info. Other features include making and receiving calls directly through the watch, a notification LED that can be used as a flashlight, a remote camera shutter button, stopwatch, phone finder, and a leash feature that alerts if you accidentally walk away leaving your phone.
I’ve never felt a need to use these voice-activated assistants.
I used to wear a Martian Notifier; the bezel fell off and I got the whole watch replaced under warranty; then the crown fell off, and I didn’t bother to replace it again. So I don’t have great confidence in build quality. Thus, meh.
That being said, even my cheap Martian Notifier was great while it lasted - and got a lot of stylistic compliments for being “cheap-looking”. I’d be curious about a cheaper (sub-$50) simple notifier watch with better build quality than the Martian Notifier and a not-rubber strap, but I’m not holding my breath.
you aren’t allowed to be an adult and wear a plastic watch, no matter what it does. Those are the rules.
I’d love to meet the person who bought a Fitbit or running watch for style. That’s the whole point - functionality.
Aapparently you do not understand the purpose of a Fitbit. It isn’t simply for “the gym”. The entire point is to monitor and encourage general health and activity. You have to wear it all the time for the full benefit.
@RedOak you got me, you’re right. In a non-joke reality, it takes a stoic individual, like yourself, to point out that adults, may indeed, wear plastic watches and that there truly are no actual rules against terrible fashion choices. I admit I don’t actually believe there is a rule for adults to not wear plastic watches. As an adult, you may whatever ugly item on your wrist you like, plastic or not. No one can stop you. Thanks for clearing that up.
I don’t actually believe there is a rule for adults to not wear plastic watches. As an adult, you may whatever ugly item on your wrist you like, plastic or not.
I can’t even begin to tell you how many people I see in public wearing some iteration of the Casio G-Shock watches. I own mine because it’s a durable tool which serves me well when I’m hiking or mountain biking, but there are many people who use them as a fashion accessory. In fact, Casio has capitalized on this with an entire series, called the Baby G aimed at fashion conscious women.
Please be tolerant, and don’t forget: just because it’s not to your taste, doesn’t mean it’s in poor taste.
Excellent timing. My Martian Notifier’s analog battery died a couple weeks ago. No matter what the YouTubes say, don’t try and replace the that battery yourself. Removing the circuit board from the face of the watch popped the minute hand off. Let’s just say that an analog watch is worthless with “hands free” operation.
I see that the manual for this one indicates that battery replacement “should only be done by an authorized MARTIAN WATCHES representative.” Yeah, that’s why.
@laurict That’s weird, mine just died and I accessed the battery by taking the BACK off (4 tiny screws). The back is actually connected by wires, and the 377 batt is awkwardly buried, but it is quite doable, with good tools, a bright light, and some caution. The watches hands are in the front…?
@MrNews Same here – removed four screws to take off the back (keeping the digital battery attached), slid the gasket off, and then popped the board out to get to the tiny analog battery. Doing so popped the minute hand off the spindle, so while the hour hand was mounted at the center and pointing at 3 o’clock, the minute hand was off to the side between the 9 and 6. D’oh!
@laurict I managed to get the battery out without removing the board, using a jewelers screwdriver. Getting a new one back in there was a bear though, as there is a tiny clip holding it in place, on the OPEN side of the space. Somehow managed to wiggle it in and close it up (after my wife found one of the near-microscopic screws that had migrated to the floor, LOL).
Glad I didn’t buy. I just read that the Alexa app will soon accept voice commands. That was something that appealed to me with this watch; to be able to issue commands from anywhere in the house even if I’m not near an echo device. Now I’ll just use my phone to tell her to increase the temperature in the house while I’m on the toilet.