Martian Notifier smartwatch alerts discreetly and with style
Martian Notifier smartwatch alerts discreetly and with style
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Martian Notifier smartwatch alerts discreetly and with style

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[MUSIC] [MUSIC] Say hello to the new Martian Notifier Smart Watch. Say hello to the new Martian Notifier Smart Watch. Based on looks alone I bet you assumed this handsomely styled time piece is your average analog watch. Based on looks alone I bet you assumed this handsomely styled time piece is your average analog watch. You'd be very mistaken because as its name suggest the Notifier channels smartphone alerts and other useful info right to your wrist. You'd be very mistaken because as its name suggest the Notifier channels smartphone alerts and other useful info right to your wrist. Hi, this is Brian Bennett for CNet. Hi, this is Brian Bennett for CNet. Lets find out what this gadget is all about. Lets find out what this gadget is all about. Priced at $129, the Notifier is relatively affordable. Priced at $129, the Notifier is relatively affordable. At least, compared to fancy smart watches, such as the metal Pebble Steel, which clocks in at $249. At least, compared to fancy smart watches, such as the metal Pebble Steel, which clocks in at $249. To me the Notifiers classic watch face also looks more sophisticated than the original Pebbles Classic construction and e-ink display. To me the Notifiers classic watch face also looks more sophisticated than the original Pebbles Classic construction and e-ink display. What gives the Notifiers smarts away are a tiny dot-shaped light in the corner. What gives the Notifiers smarts away are a tiny dot-shaped light in the corner. Along with a thin OLED screen running along the bottom of the watch face. Along with a thin OLED screen running along the bottom of the watch face. The Notifier connects to both Android and iOS devices via companion apps and a wireless Bluetooth connection. The Notifier connects to both Android and iOS devices via companion apps and a wireless Bluetooth connection. Right out of the gate, the Notifier app is configured to provide warnings. Right out of the gate, the Notifier app is configured to provide warnings. For incoming calls, texts, calendar appointments, email and staple social media events. For incoming calls, texts, calendar appointments, email and staple social media events. The watch's software is also aware of what applications are installed on your phone. The watch's software is also aware of what applications are installed on your phone. You can then turn on alerts for these apps, or even better, add them as your device app roster grows. You can then turn on alerts for these apps, or even better, add them as your device app roster grows. Another interesting feature in the Notifier's arsenal are vibration patterns. Another interesting feature in the Notifier's arsenal are vibration patterns. Essentially you can have the watch buzz almost Morse code style distinctively to match each type of message. Essentially you can have the watch buzz almost Morse code style distinctively to match each type of message. For example, vibration patterns like long short long means you have a call, long short short means you have a text, and so on. For example, vibration patterns like long short long means you have a call, long short short means you have a text, and so on. The Martian Notifier does have it's drawbacks. The Martian Notifier does have it's drawbacks. For one, while it's splash proof, it's not fully water resistant. For one, while it's splash proof, it's not fully water resistant. That means no showering or swimming with the notifier strapped on. That means no showering or swimming with the notifier strapped on. You charge the device through a micro USB cable and port located under a flap. You charge the device through a micro USB cable and port located under a flap. Unfortunately, the charging contacts are dug in really deep. Unfortunately, the charging contacts are dug in really deep. So you can only charge the watch with the Notifier's USB cable and it's oddly long tip. So you can only charge the watch with the Notifier's USB cable and it's oddly long tip. I'm Brian Bennett at CNET and you've just taken a first look at the Martian Notifier. I'm Brian Bennett at CNET and you've just taken a first look at the Martian Notifier. [MUSIC] [MUSIC] Say hello to the new Martian Notifier Smart Watch. Say hello to the new Martian Notifier Smart Watch. Based on looks alone I bet you assumed this handsomely styled time piece is your average analog watch. Based on looks alone I bet you assumed this handsomely styled time piece is your average analog watch. You'd be very mistaken because as its name suggest the Notifier channels smartphone alerts and other useful info right to your wrist. You'd be very mistaken because as its name suggest the Notifier channels smartphone alerts and other useful info right to your wrist. Hi, this is Brian Bennett for CNet. Hi, this is Brian Bennett for CNet. Lets find out what this gadget is all about. Lets find out what this gadget is all about. Priced at $129, the Notifier is relatively affordable. Priced at $129, the Notifier is relatively affordable. At least, compared to fancy smart watches, such as the metal Pebble Steel, which clocks in at $249. At least, compared to fancy smart watches, such as the metal Pebble Steel, which clocks in at $249. To me the Notifiers classic watch face also looks more sophisticated than the original Pebbles Classic construction and e-ink display. To me the Notifiers classic watch face also looks more sophisticated than the original Pebbles Classic construction and e-ink display. What gives the Notifiers smarts away are a tiny dot-shaped light in the corner. What gives the Notifiers smarts away are a tiny dot-shaped light in the corner. Along with a thin OLED screen running along the bottom of the watch face. Along with a thin OLED screen running along the bottom of the watch face. The Notifier connects to both Android and iOS devices via companion apps and a wireless Bluetooth connection. The Notifier connects to both Android and iOS devices via companion apps and a wireless Bluetooth connection. Right out of the gate, the Notifier app is configured to provide warnings. Right out of the gate, the Notifier app is configured to provide warnings. For incoming calls, texts, calendar appointments, email and staple social media events. For incoming calls, texts, calendar appointments, email and staple social media events. The watch's software is also aware of what applications are installed on your phone. The watch's software is also aware of what applications are installed on your phone. You can then turn on alerts for these apps, or even better, add them as your device app roster grows. You can then turn on alerts for these apps, or even better, add them as your device app roster grows. Another interesting feature in the Notifier's arsenal are vibration patterns. Another interesting feature in the Notifier's arsenal are vibration patterns. Essentially you can have the watch buzz almost Morse code style distinctively to match each type of message. Essentially you can have the watch buzz almost Morse code style distinctively to match each type of message. For example, vibration patterns like long short long means you have a call, long short short means you have a text, and so on. For example, vibration patterns like long short long means you have a call, long short short means you have a text, and so on. The Martian Notifier does have it's drawbacks. The Martian Notifier does have it's drawbacks. For one, while it's splash proof, it's not fully water resistant. For one, while it's splash proof, it's not fully water resistant. That means no showering or swimming with the notifier strapped on. That means no showering or swimming with the notifier strapped on. You charge the device through a micro USB cable and port located under a flap. You charge the device through a micro USB cable and port located under a flap. Unfortunately, the charging contacts are dug in really deep. Unfortunately, the charging contacts are dug in really deep. So you can only charge the watch with the Notifier's USB cable and it's oddly long tip. So you can only charge the watch with the Notifier's USB cable and it's oddly long tip. I'm Brian Bennett at CNET and you've just taken a first look at the Martian Notifier. I'm Brian Bennett at CNET and you've just taken a first look at the Martian Notifier.

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