Martian smartwatches have been around for years. The company’s latest smartwatch, the mVoice G2, has several unique features though. The biggest stand-out feature for me is that it has analog hangs with a digital face. Yep, it has both the face of a regular watch and modern smartwatch. Martian is always innovating and trying to find good ways to merge the old with the new, and I think they’ve done it with the mVoice G2.

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Martian is launching the mVoice G2 on Kickstarter with orders beginning today. Backing starts at $119, but the mVoice G2 actually will have an MSRP of $245 once the crowdfunding is over.

The mVoice G2 has many unique features besides melding analog with digital. For starters, mVoice G2 works with Siri, Google Assistant, and even Alexa. Through the accompanying G2 app from Martian, you can log into your Alexa account with Amazon for full access to the Amazon Voice Services. This means that you can use Amazon’s full Alexa voice services on the watch, which is both unique and awesome. If you’re operating system agnostic, this could be a great option for you as then you can choose to use Amazon’s voice service instead of Google’s or Apple’s.

When it comes to the actual looks of the watch, here’s what Martian has to say about mixing the analog with digital:

mVoice G2’s smart display is overlaid with 3D minute and hour markers and mechanical hands that provide users with the current time for up to 60 days per one charge. Easily activate voice calling, voice commands and the notification status with a flick of the wrist.

With the two-way communication between the watch and the phone, you can reply to texts and even set alarms from your mVoice G2. You can also use the smart crown on the side of the watch to navigate through different menus, the last 20 messages, and more.

When it comes to notifications, Martian has an awesome way of dealing with them. Basically, there are custom vibration patterns as well as LED colors you can set depending on the notification you receive. Martian has more to say on their “VIP notifications”:

Discreet VIP notifications are provided via LED and vibration alerts, customizable within the App to allow users to assign up to five colors to five groups of either people or Apps. Users will then know who the alert is from based on color of the LED notification, and can chose when and how to respond at their convenience.

The mVoice G2 is also IP67 water resistant, meaning you’ll be able to have the watch submerged up to 1-meter for 15-20 minutes before it starts to get damaged. I never recommend swimming with peripherals like this on, however. It’s more for just making sure if it gets wet while washing dishes or in the shower, it will not just die.

The Martian mVoice G2 is available starting today on Kickstarter for $119 with multiple options available. Funding began today and is already well over 100% of their $30,000 goal. The mVoice G2 is set to ship to backers in April of 2018.

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