Martian Passport Watch hands-on: Voice Command and Bluetooth get classy

Jan 9, 2013
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Martian Passport Watch hands-on: Voice Command and Bluetooth get classy

We've gotten our first opportunity this week to take a peek at the first Martian Voice Command Watch model known as the Passport, able to attach to both Android and iOS via Bluetooth for simple connectivity on the go. This machine was originally part of a Kickstarter project and is just ready for prime-time now, giving users in the field the ability to make and receive calls, read short text messages and reply, and read short messages of several kinds. Voice Commands are able to be made using both iOS and Android's voice command systems.

In the video here you're able to see one message being sent over wireless Bluetooth connection to the watch itself. We're also looking at the final form of the watch here, mind you, complete with its basic high-quality band and metal construction. You'll be working with a 96 x 16 pixel OLED display on the bottom section of the watch for read-back of messages of all kinds from your device while the top bit is reserved for some classy analog watch hands action.

This machine also has the ability to vibrate with each new message, this allowing you to get alerts without being rude - just take a glimpse at your Martian watch and you're back in the game. This watch is also vibrates according to which kind of notification it's delivering, with multiple vibrations for a phone call and a single vibration for a text or social media update.

This watch 1.53 x 1.46 x 0.52 inches in size, weighing in at 2.1 oz (59.5 grams) with its leather band or 2.5 oz (70.9 grams) with its silicone band - both are available to you. You'll be powering this watch up with a microUSB cord via its side under a simple cover, and the box contains the watch, a microUSB cord, and a quick starter guide. You'll be able to start ordering this device right this minute for $299 right now and the estimated delivery date is currently in-between February and March of 2013.


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