Martian Watches, a US-based smartwatch maker, has collaborated with Flipkart, the Indian e-commerce giant, to offer its Martian Notifier smartwatch for Android and iOS users at a budget price of Rs. 9,999.
Available to pre-order from Flipkart, the Martian Notifier smartwatch will be released by October 10 this year.
The Bluetooth 4.0-enabled Martian Notifier smartwatch, as the name suggests, lets users view notifications from more than 1,000 Android and iOS apps including the major ones like Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Twitter, Skype, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Gmail and more. CallerIDs and text message support is also included in the newly launched wearable.
The app notifications can be viewed on the smartwatch's 96x16 pixel graphic OLED display, which is placed below the analogue watch dial. Users can additionally tap the Martian Notifier smartwatch's glass to dismiss a notification or snooze it for up to 5 minutes after it has been received. Furthermore, the users can scroll through notification history, remotely access the paired smartphone's camera shutter along with the 3-second timer control, locate a misplaced smartphone that's paired with the smartwatch, set alarms and hourly alerts, see the digital time display, and check local weather conditions.
Besides flaunting a stainless steel bezel and clasp, the Martian Notifier smartwatch enables users to filter apps notifications and set their vibration patterns through the paired smartphone via the dedicated Martian Notifier app. The companion app is available to download for Android and iOS users via their respective Google Play and App Store. It is worth noting that the app is compatible with Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread and iOS 7 or higher versions.
The Martian Notifier smartwatch comes with an accelerometer sensor and a Micro-USB connectivity option. Also, the Red, White and Black smartwatch can be customised with different colour bands including Orange, Yellow, Teal, Blue, Purple, Pink colour variants.
Measuring 43.2x43.2x12.7mm and weighing 52 grams, the Martian Notifier can run for up to 5 days on typical usage and for 7 days on standby mode. The watch can be charged in 2 hours' time. Notably, the analogue watch battery can run for 2 years.
"Bringing the Martian Notifier to a worldwide market, especially a major growth market for consumer electronics such as India, provides a unique opportunity to help set standards in the Indian wearable tech market with our world class quality and great value," said Jeffrey Hsieh, CEO of Martian Watches in a press statement. "Consumers in India are looking for wearable technology that melds well into their daily lives with a personalized digital experience, and we feel a smartwatch design with style like ours is just the thing they are looking for and Flipkart is the ideal partner to help make this available to them."