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Irvine, Calif. – Martian Watches continues to expand distribution of its voice-controlled smart watches, adding Amazon to its list of retailers.
The company’s $299 smart watches, available in two styles and multiple colors, are already available through AT&T.com, select AT&T stores, BestBuy.com, and Martianwatches.com. More brick-and-mortar retailers are in the works, a spokesperson said.
The two styles are the Martian Passport, positioned as an upscale executive watch, and the Martian Victory, a more casual looking watch. Both $299 smartwatches feature a microphone and speaker to conduct voice calls through a Bluetooth-paired Apple or Android phone. Users can also read or hear text messages, and they can use the voice-command functions integrated into their smartphones to respond to emails from their wrists, set calendar notifications, control music, search the web, and set reminders and calendar appointments.
The Martian Watch face contains an OLED with a scrolling readout that displays caller ID or an incoming text messages. The watches also feature vibration and LED alerts.
With the Martian App for both Android and iOS, users can customize incoming notifications from Facebook, Twitter, Weather, and email. An on-board accelerometer allows users to send an inconvenient incoming call to voicemail by shaking their wrist. The watch also remotely controls a smartphone’s camera shutter.
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