@bayportbob@phendrick@sammydog01 Back in June 2018 I joined Meh to buy a Martian watch. After a few days I noticed these weird emails showing up every day, that would bring me back to see other random things. After a few months of checking every week or so I realized that the round thing next to the buy button turned into a face if I clicked it! And after a few weeks of that I discovered the forum and realized that having an unbroken streak of face clicks was a thing…and ever since most of my family and friends have been hearing about the dumb stuff Meh was selling and rolling their eyes, not understanding the appeal of it all. I haven’t fully embraced it yet, for instance I haven’t ever tried to get an IRK, but this is my daily reminder not to take myself or life to seriously. The Martian watch has been worn once, by one of my kids on “wear a watch to school day.”
@algae1221@bayportbob@phendrick@sammydog01 I too joined Meh to get the Martian Notifier, whose bezel promptly fell off and was glued back on. It has since failed completely- won’t tell time OR hold a charge. Also got a Martian Voice with leather band, which DOES still work fine. But I forget about the voice part- my wife calls me in the car and it takes me several minutes to realize the tinny little sound of her voice is coming from my wrist. Dick Tracy, fer crissakes!
Reviews on Google Play of the app bring up an issue keeping the pairing going, which is what I also experienced years and years ago (November 2016, apparently!) with the Martian Notifier watch I also got here.
Strangely, I’m tempted anyway. After getting rid of that Martian Notifier, my daily driver watch has been a basic Casio that’s both dumb and indestructible; it’s good, but so might changing it up, and I could use a cheap step counter…
I’m extremely disappointed. They sold this on the last Mehathon for $49 and I bought one. I haven’t received it yet…I love my Fitbit Versa and Fitbit Versa 2 but after one year of use the batteries barely hold a charge for 24 hrs. I’m not prepared to shell out another $200 for one year of service.
Found a review that says it only has the sleep tracker monitoring from 8pm - 9am so if your schedule has you sleeping at other times that part won’t work for you. It was one of the main things I was interested in but turns out it’s a deal breaker.
This is a great device for the price!! I really like how it tracks my steps, I can connect it to my iPhone, and can record my heart rate during workouts. The only downside I could find is that I wish it had an “open goal” or a “weight training” option for your workout, because it’s easier to classify it for me. Otherwise though, great device and I like that you can change out the watch bands.
FWIW, the app for this seems to have killed my phone. Shortly after installing it, my phone software became unstable…frequent crashes across multiple apps, particularly when there was an incoming phone call (so maybe don’t turn on the call notification features). Uninstalling the app didn’t help. Did a factory reset and (without installing the app) everything’s fine. YMMV, I do have an older phone running Android 9.
Anybody know if this supports standard bluetooth profiles, and if there’s a way to get my data out without the app?