Amazon unveiled its Amazon Echo device featuring its voice command Alexa, and the voice command has taken off ever since. The company Chronologics unveiled its own CoWatch smartwatch with Alexa voice integration back in September, and former smartwatch manufacturer Pebble (who has now been acquired by Fitbit), who once had such high hopes for its Pebble Core and second-gen. Pebble Time 2, products that will never ship now (with a brand that will eventually phase out), had once confirmed that Alexa was coming to the Pebble Core.
Well, Martian also sees potential in voice command for the wrist and wrist functionality, and has decided to bring Amazon's Alexa to its own mVoice smartwatches. Alexa voice command functionality will help users control a smart thermostat, smart AC, and other home appliances eventually such as washers and dryers (Samsung has some plans in store for its Gear smartwatch series), while also being able to hail a cab by way of Uber. The mVoice smartwatch collection, so named because of the Alexa integration (hence the "voice," and the company's first letter to form "mVoice"), features stainless steel casing and offers premium materials such as leather wristbands, and three side buttons (one of which is a crown, we presume). In other words, the new Martian
Martian intends to bring Alexa to not only its exclusive mVoice smartwatch lineup but also work with GUESS to bring Alexa to its GUESS Connect lineup (which is powered by Martian). Martian says that the mVoice smartwatch lineup will cost $295 and launch on Amazon. As for when GUESS Connect will see Alexa integration, we still have little information. Stay tuned to smartwatch.me for more information as it becomes available.
Are you excited to see Martian bring voice command to its smartwatches? Do you think that voice command or AI is a relevant trend for the internet of things (IoT) market, or do you think that automation is too futuristic at this point (even in the home)?