California smartwatch manufacturer Martian is back with its own Active smartwatch lineup for men that keeps both formality and functionality in perfect sync. The Active collection, as this set of Martian smartwatches is called collectively, consists of three different types of smartwatches: the Martian Envoy, Martian Aviator, and Martian Alpha.
Breaking down the Martian Active smartwatch trio
The Martian Envoy is for men who enjoy a very active lifestyle and want a smartwatch that can provide rugged durability when it’s needed the most. The Martian Aviator is, as the name suggests (“Aviator”), for those who favor old pilots’ watches and want something of a timeless, retro appeal. The Martian Alpha is for those who want a military-designed smartwatch with all the high-tech appeal that you would demand from a watch that’s crafted according to military specifications.
The Martian Active smartwatches now have a speakerphone and microphone for calls
Outside of design, the Martian Active smartwatches are as cross-platform as their predecessors, allowing you to utilize Martian’s hardware with both iPhones and Android smartphones.
Martian Active smartwatch pricing and availability
The Martian Active smartwatch collection pricing starts at $249 and goes up to $299, which places it in as competitive a price range as Samsung’s latest Gear S2 smartwatch. $299 seems to be a sweet spot for pricing, with even Apple discounting the Apple Watch Sport in an effort to create a $299 price tag for a smartwatch that has been priced at $349 since it was announced one year ago. Samsung’s Gear S2 Classic model, which would line up with the Martian Aviator smartwatch, perhaps, will cost $349, however – so you’re paying for the rotating bezel and the genuine leather wristband, along with Tizen and Android access. If you have an iPhone, it would be best to go along with the Martian, if not the Apple Watch.
The fact that Apple’s Apple Watch Sport deal only applies for those who live in Massachusetts and California, however, may move many to step on Martian’s deal. It’s curious, but Martian is a California manufacturer, so for California residents, you have your pick of which local native manufacturer (whether Apple or Martian) you choose from.
If you’re interested in purchasing the Martian Active collection or a single smartwatch within its lineup, you can buy these smartwatches at Martian’s online retail website or visit a local Bloomingdale’s store near you. And yes, there is an Electra lineup of Martian smartwatches for women.