Martian Smartwatch: The Complete Guide

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The Martian Watch is the only smartwatch currently shipping that has successfully targeted the sweet spot between classic timepiece and cutting-edge wearable technology. Martian, like current market leader Pebble, started out as a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign that successfully funded in mid-2012. However, where the Martian Watch differs from the Pebble is in its design philosophy and in its intended use. The Martian was engineered to be a beautiful analog watch first that incorporates just the right amount of advanced smartwatch technology without detracting from the overall aesthetic appeal. In addition, the Martian Watch is intended to be a simple extension of the user’s smartphone and not a smartphone replacement. We feel that the smartwatch market will eventually bifurcate, with one branch cramming as much tech as they can onto your wrist without regard for aesthetics and the other augmenting traditional high-end watches with unobtrusive but useful tech. We prefer the latter, and this is why the Martian watch ranks #2 on our list of favorite smart watches.


The Martian Watch has a MSRP of $299. Although at the higher end of the price spectrum, considering the minimalist amount of incorporated technology, the aesthetic appeal and ease of use more than justify the cost of entry.

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Tech Specs

Display – 96×16 OLED; Audio – Noise-Canceling Microphone, Directional Personal Speaker; Wireless – Bluetooth 4.0 LE; External Connectors – Micro USB Data/Power; Sensors – 3-Axis Accelerometer; Power – Lithium Polymer Rechargeable Battery (2+ Hours Talk and 7 Days Standby); Haptic Feedback – “Light Touch” Vibrating Motor


The Martian Watch is compatible with both iOS and Android based smartphones.


The Martian Watch is currently running firmware version 1.64 which was released on February 10, 2014.


The Martian Watch Alerts software can be downloaded for FREE from the Apple App Store and from Google Play.


Not applicable. At this time, there are no third party apps for the Martian Watch.


No Martian Watch Reviews have yet been written.

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Jon is the Editor-In-Chief at Wear Guide and writes about wearable technology On Your Arm.  Jon has a M.S. in Computer Science, won several intercollegiate events as a member of the UCLA Cycling Team, and is currently active on the USA Triathlon circuit which provides him the opportunity to field-test wearables under grueling conditions. Jon also writes for our sister publication Send tips and story ideas to Jon at: [email protected]