Martian Watches is a brand of smart watch marketed in the United States by SilverPlus, Inc., an American company headquartered in Irvine, California. Martian Watches allow for hands-free use of mobile phones via short distance wireless communication. Using Bluetooth and voice recognition technology, users can take calls, listen to or send text messages, see caller ID information, and send text using speech synthesis. The Martian watch is reportedly the first watch to utilize voice commands.
Martian Watches are produced in several styles, each with an analog time display, a small OLED display screen, a speaker, and a noise-cancelling microphone. The small OLED displays scrolling text which can show caller ID information, text messages, and other information such as social media notifications. In addition, the watch can be used to trigger the shutter of the mobile phone's camera. The watches utilize Bluetooth 4.0, which supports regular Bluetooth, as well as Bluetooth low energy. The analog watch portion of Martian Watches is powered by a watch battery, and there is a side mounted micro USB port for the rechargeable battery that handles the phone functions, in addition to an accelerometer.
Martian Watches was named a CNET "Best of CES Finalist" at CES 2013, and was selected for a Popular Mechanics CES 2013 Editor's Choice Award. In addition, the Edison Award for Productivity Tools was awarded to Martian Watches in April 2013.
Martian successfully launched their wireless smartphone-connected watches via the Kickstarter crowd funding platform on August 16, 2012, and the first watches were delivered to customers in early February 2013.
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