Martian Watches, one of the first players in the smartwatch space, has announced they have added Amazon Alexa cloud-based voice service to their lineup of mVoice timepieces. The mVoice offers a classic analog look, with the functionality of a smartwatch.
By downloading the Martian Voice & Alerts app enabled with Amazon Alexa, Martian mVoice watches with Amazon Alexa provide Martian Watch wearers with on the go access to over 5,000 Alexa skills. Amazon Alexa is based in the cloud, so it is always getting smarter. The more you use Alexa, the more it adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary, and preferences with new features continually added. Ask Alexa to answer questions, play music, read the news, get weather and traffic reports, control your smart home, add products to your shopping list, reorder items from Amazon, and more, all from your wrist.
The mVoice can also display push notifications from hundreds of social, news fitness, and sports apps. The timepiece also allows users to stay hands-free by pressing a command button to “read” or “send” voice to text messages, as well as making and receiving calls. The device also offers custom vibrations for various apps or contacts.
“Today, it seems like most people communicate or seek out information through their fingers- either typing, texting or emailing- and the use of voice as a core means of communication on smartphones was in a steep decline… But Amazon Alexa has made voice-first communication natural again,” says Scott Szybala, Vice President of Marketing, Martian Watches. “It is so easy to use voice to control your everyday technology, and we believe consumers will find it to be a much more real and authentic way to communicate with others through their devices. We also believe in preserving the look of classic timepieces, while providing the features a consumer is looking for in a smartwatch. Martian deepens the connection not just to personal style, but also to using voice, taking control outside of the home and on-the-go– all from your wrist.”