New Martian mVoice watches puts Alexa on your wrist

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We’ve reviewed quite a few smartwatches including ones from Martian (see related links at the end of this post), but this is the first smartwatch that I’ve heard of that has Amazon Alexa cloud-based voice service built-in. Like the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot, the Martian mVoice watch can be used to ask Alexa to answer questions, play music, read the news, get weather and traffic reports, set alarms and timers, control devices in your smart home, add products to your shopping list, reorder items from Amazon, and more, all from your wrist.

The Martian mVoice is a smartwatch with just the right amount of smarts baked in. Instead of featuring a touch screen display with apps that you have to manage, this watch has a traditional analog face with a small LCD below it that displays push notifications from many of your favorite social, news, fitness and sports apps so you can check the alerts with a quick glance of your wrist instead of swiping, tapping and getting sucked into playing with your watch when you should be paying attention to your friends and family.

The mVoice watch allows you to stay hands-free and press the command button to “read” or “send” voice-to-text messages, or place and receive calls. You can even assign custom vibrations to individual apps or contacts within the Martian app so you can prioritize important communications.

Martian mVoice watches are available at MartianWatches.com, starting at $295.00.

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  • Carroll Gotcher December 6, 2016, 2:37 pm

    I REALLY like my Martian Notifier watch for all of the reasons you outline…it is not TOO smart. The only real problem I have with it (and the reason I am not wearing it) is the lack of a second hand. This watch has that – as does the more expensive-at-the-time Martian Aviator. It is great to have the “watch” part work for a year on its own battery. The “smart” part can go several days on a charge, as well. I wish that these watches were not quite so “plasticky” and had a little better water resistance.

    I will be ordering one soon, regardless.

  • yeppers December 7, 2016, 9:17 am

    I don’t get it…does this phone have a speaker to hear Alexa read the news, tell me the weather etc? If not, then why not just speak to Alexa instead of your watch??

    • Julie Strietelmeier December 7, 2016, 9:21 am

      As far as I understand, the watch has a microphone and a speaker built into it. I just uses your phone for the data connection.

  • BettyW December 8, 2016, 9:04 pm

    I’ll have to keep this one in mind when my Pebble Time eventually loses support. Do the Martians work with iOS, or just Android?

    • Julie Strietelmeier December 8, 2016, 9:07 pm

      I believe the Martian watches are compatible with both iOS and Android. Janet reviewed a couple of their early models and she was/is an iOS girl 🙂

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