I got the PTL02 in a FUKO and it works fine. The app is weird, it alternates with a pic of a VW bus with the words “Get Lost” and then a pic of a woman wearing a martian watch flipping through a stack of vinyl records with the words “I Like To Party” and there’s no apparent reason and no apparent way to change them.
Speaking of buying up stock from companies that are closed/closing, any thoughts of getting some of Toy R Us stock? Might be kinda crazy fun. (Also would love to get something like Lego Dimensions, another product that was cancelled, but still WAY useful.)
“For one thing, you can’t extrapolate any old trend lines in a linear way. That’s why, even though you were 21 inches long at birth, doubling to three foot six in kindergarten, you didn’t stand 112 feet tall at 30.”
That’s not linear, it is exponential. y = 21 * 2^(x/5) where x is the number of years passed and y is your height.
meh is setting a dangerous precedent here; of selling things you still don’t want days after you begrudgingly bought it the first time, for less money. Really erodes the fundamental principle behind this website…
In for one (AE02). Like, but don’t love, my Notifier. But at this price, these watches are a no-brainer. I do check the weather before going out with it on, but shortcomings aside, I’d rather spend $29 for a cool watch than $299.
The real kicker came while watching NASA-TV, and noticed an actual aerospace engineer wearing a Martian watch…
I bought on on the 8th for $39, knew I should have waited! Seriously, I had a Notifier for years until the minute had fell off and I couldn’t fix it. I have had my AE02 now for several days and love it. My only problem is with the companion APP. The Notifier APP was pretty standard and lacked class but it was readable and useful. The mVoice APP, is a better done app in it’s layout however, the color scheme on the menus make it nearly impossible for my eyes to use and not place to change it.!
@aetris I bought an mVoice when they first showed up (like a sucker, at pre-extinction event price) and an mVIP last week. I really like big watches, so these were already my style. But the quality of materials and construction seems quite good…better than most of my straight-up analogs at similar prices. I also have a FitBit Blaze, but the Martians fit more comfortably and, IMO, look much, much nicer.
Unfortunately, the mVoice seems to be having issues on the analog side, and, when I contacted Martian, I got no response. Guess I know why! Too bad I didn’t wait a few months on that, I would have gotten it at half the price with an actual functional warranty.
Well bummer! I hesitantly bought the Aviator watch last time…it was more than I want to spend for sight unseen (it really is a big watch), but I really wanted a smart watch, so I did it. And now, it’s $10 cheaper! Sigh!!!
I borrowed my coworker’s Aviator from the last sale and tried it with my Samsung S8 this afternoon. Notifications worked great for everything EXCEPT phone calls! When I would get a call the watch stayed completely silent, no message, no vibrating.
Well CRAP!. The battery that runs the (analog) watch died and there were no instructions on how to replace it. Being the type person that I am (… a guy…) I decided, “well, how tough could it be…?”
Took out the 4 screws holding on the back plate
Popped off said back plate (careful, the battery for the smartwatch is attached to it by thin wires…)
Moved the gasket out of the way
Found the battery in question (an SR521sw aka 379) but you can’t get to it yet…
Took out the retaining screw for the electronics for the smartwatch
Moved it aside (entire assembly comes out allowing the connected back plate (see above) to be moved aside with it.)
Tried to pop out the battery for the watch, this caused the electronics to pull up from the face of the watch and … the fucking minute and second hands fell off…
Tried to pull off the face plate but it won’t come off due to the stem works still being attached to the knob through the case.
Tried to ‘unscrew’ the set knob from the stem
Broke the knob off.
Picked up all the pieces and tossed my favorite watch in the trash.
Moral of the story… Take it to a watch repair shop to get the battery changed if your watch battery dies.
Guess I will try to revive my old Martian Notifier…