From the time I started carrying a cell phone at all times, I haven’t worn a watch. I didn’t really need one but lately I have been on this wearable technology kick. So when AT&T provided me with a Martian Notifier Smartwatch it was like Ba-Bam! All about the watch!! I was excited to try the Martian Notifier and as I got to know the watch I discovered some things that were unexpected.
First, let’s start with observation. How does it look and feel?
The Martian Notifier Smartwatch is a man’s watch, no doubt about it. Large, bold watch face with both analog and digital time keeping abilities. The wristband is comfortable, flexible and light weight. It did ride a little low on my wrist probably because I have a small wrist. It is sleek and classy and comes in 3 color choices. The presentation was not overly intrusive so I felt OK wearing it even though it is larger than I would normally.
Now let’s talk application. How is it applicable to me?
I really wanted the watch to have a fitness monitor, it does not. I also would have loved a timer/stop watch and it doesn’t have that either. What is does have is a rhythmic vibration alert that you can personalize to each application such as Facebook alert with 3 short buzzes, phone call with 1 looooong buzz and so on. You control this function and can turn most app notifications off if you do desire. Now, the range for this watch is small; I could come and go out of the room where my phone was located and buzz out of range, then turn around and buzz in range, so while I am tootling around my house I’m buzzing all day long. It also buzzes as out of range if you cover the watch face. I learned this as I was enjoying a movie while my phone was sitting next to me and the Martian Notifier Watch went in and out of range if I leaned over the watch face.
My unexpected delight came from the caller id and the receiving phone call notification. I can’t tell you how many phone calls I miss even when my phone is in my back pocket. It ridiculous and drives my husband bonkers with a constant “If you are not going to answer your phone, why do you have one?” come back to my “Oh sorry Hun, I missed your call”. Nothing beats somebody tapping you to say “Excuse me, your pocket is ringing” and in this case Smarty Marty provides marital relief with a quick buzz to my wrist.
Some more fun things I loved playing around with was the voice feature. I could say, “Call home” and it would relay that to my phone and call home.
Overall, with its basic functions, it’s a pretty smart watch, easy to use and fun to wear. I can say that I honestly enjoyed the Martian Notifier. It does the job it was designed to do and that is to notify you so you don’t miss a beat. The price range is right on! Priced at $130.00 but on sale right now for $99.00 at AT&T. Visit AT&T to learn more and grab one while you’re there.