Notifierby Martian

  • Notifier
  • Notifier
  • Notifier
  • Notifier
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
Recommended, but seriously flawed. There are probably better alternatives.
71%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The Notifier is a simple device to pair and set up using either an iOS or Android smartphone.
  • The classic analog design looks right at home in formal or casual situations--not like a geek's toy.
  • Bluetooth works reliably, and leash mode sounds an alarm if your phone gets out of range.

CONS

  • The Notifier uses a tiny OLED display and a proprietary USB charging cable.
  • The watch is splash resistant but not waterproof. .
  • The analog watch is difficult to read due to missing markings at the bottom of the watch.
The Martian Notifier looks like an attractive analog watch, but it contains built-in messaging and notification from your iOS or Android phone. As a starter smartwatch, the Notifier does few things, but does them well. With a reliable Bluetooth connection, the Notifier sends text to a 96-by-15-pixel display and triggers customizable vibration patterns. An LED flashes blue for notifications, red for low power, and green while charging. You can trigger your phone’s camera remotely from the watch, and leash mode sounds an alarm if your phone gets out of range. A standard watch battery runs the analog movement for two years. Notifications use a rechargeable lithium battery that charges with a proprietary USB cable.
NameNotifierPeakSurgePebble TimeM1 Smartwatch
ManufacturerMartianBasisFitbitPebbleMeta
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89%

The biggest drawback, save for the setup, is the Notifiers microUSB charging port, which requires their special version of the plug.

The biggest drawback, save for the setup, is the Notifiers microUSB charging port, which requires their special version of the plug.

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80%

It does one job - alerts - impeccably well and you won’t be ashamed to wear one in public.

It does one job - alerts - impeccably well and you won’t be ashamed to wear one in public.

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80%

It's main skill is notifications but the additional features like remote camera control are handy.

It's main skill is notifications but the additional features like remote camera control are handy.

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80%

The Martian Notifier could be the baby step that’s needed to get people into high-tech watches.

The Martian Notifier could be the baby step that’s needed to get people into high-tech watches.

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70%

Unlike many recent attempts at watches linked to smartphones, the Notifier's clean, conservative appearance pairs equally well with sober bu…

Unlike many recent attempts at watches linked to smartphones, the Notifier's clean, conservative appearance pairs equally well with sober business attire and relaxed weekend wear.

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70%

If you want to dip your toe into the smartwatch waters, and you aren't looking for much more than notifications, the Martian Notifier is a s…

If you want to dip your toe into the smartwatch waters, and you aren't looking for much more than notifications, the Martian Notifier is a solid choice.

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60%

if you want an elegant and affordable wrist companion that's a watch first and alert center second, the $129 Martian Notifier is a good choi…

if you want an elegant and affordable wrist companion that's a watch first and alert center second, the $129 Martian Notifier is a good choice.

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40%

Even taking the extremely limited smartwatch features into account, it still does not make any sense why the Martian Notifier costs as much …

Even taking the extremely limited smartwatch features into account, it still does not make any sense why the Martian Notifier costs as much as it does.

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The Martian Notifier watch is a good smartwatch to break into the wearable technology trend, especially with its features being so useful an…

The Martian Notifier watch is a good smartwatch to break into the wearable technology trend, especially with its features being so useful and the watch itself being so stylish.

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Rather than just vibrating every time something happens on your phone, though, you can select exactly what will trigger a buzz on your wrist

Rather than just vibrating every time something happens on your phone, though, you can select exactly what will trigger a buzz on your wrist

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In all, the Notifier may not be a game-changing device for the wearables market, but it highlights the direction we believe smartwatches and…

In all, the Notifier may not be a game-changing device for the wearables market, but it highlights the direction we believe smartwatches and other similar tech should be headed.

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The Martian Notifier looks like a watch and is priced like a watch ($130), yet it has one key “smart” feature: notifications. Anything that …

The Martian Notifier looks like a watch and is priced like a watch ($130), yet it has one key “smart” feature: notifications. Anything that triggers an alert on your Android or Apple phone triggers a vibration on the Notifier ...

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