1. Andy847's Avatar
    I received a Martian Notifier smartwatch for Christmas from my sister. Nice gift, but can't get it to work with my Nexus 6. I can get notified by a vibration and see I have text messages, but can't get it to read back my text messages. I've tried multiple voice assistants, even google Commandr, but when I press to ask it to read my text messages, nothing. The watch is suppose to be able to do this. Not sure if I am setting it up right through the phone, the Martian app, or any of the voice assistants. Any help would be appreciated. I'm thinking if I had my old Note 4, this and S voice would have worked better.
    12-27-2015 04:13 PM
  2. N4Newbie's Avatar
    This?

    Note: If you receive a notification and want to ask your voice feature to read the text, first tap the watch glass to dismiss the text. Then press the top button to initiate a voice command on your device’s speakerphone. Then command your phone to read text.

    Martian Notifier Android User Manual
    12-27-2015 05:21 PM
  3. Andy847's Avatar
    Thanks, but that wasn't it. I guess you need the more expensive Voice Smartwatch for what I thought it did. So the Notifier doesn't have the capability to do what I thought it would. Just notify me of Text messages and calls, which I can look at my phone if I needed to. One of the reasons I feel smartwatches are redundant. JMO. It was a gift, so I can't complain.
    12-28-2015 02:34 PM
  4. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Thanks, but that wasn't it. I guess you need the more expensive Voice Smartwatch for what I thought it did. So the Notifier doesn't have the capability to do what I thought it would. Just notify me of Text messages and calls, which I can look at my phone if I needed to. One of the reasons I feel smartwatches are redundant. JMO. It was a gift, so I can't complain.
    Actually, I looked over the online manual for the Voice Smartwatch and it wasn't clear to me that it does what you want, either.

    As to smartwatches being redundant, I spent about two months with the LG Watch Urbane before re-selling it on eBay. It was nice but ultimately just not useful enough for me to keep at it. I hadn't worn a watch in years and the Urbane was unable to convince me that I should take up the practice again.
    12-28-2015 02:57 PM
  5. jrussell789's Avatar
    "One of the reasons I feel smartwatches are redundant."

    If they were redundant, they wouldn't be selling like gang-busters. I have a Martian Notifier and it is far from redundant for me.
    *First, most folks wear a watch on their wrist anyway, for the time (day,date,etc on some). So why not have it help you decide if you need to pull out your phone from a pocket or purse just to find, in most cases, it wasn't necessary for your attention now. This watch lets you see who's calling, what is being text, cal/task events you set, or any other app notification you have set, all with a 'silent' vibration on your wrist.
    *Second, ever miss an important call/message because you didn't here the ring or feel the vibration, then don't find out till it may be too late to respond. This watch vibrates on your wrist with each ring cadence, while scrolling the name of the caller. Vibrate intensity is settable and quite strong at its highest.
    *Third, wouldn't you like to know if you have left home, or wandered away from anywhere, and left your phone behind by mistake. This watch vibrates your wrist and scrolls "Out of Range" as soon as your Bluetooth Phone Signal is lost.
    *Forth, how often have you left your phone somewhere at home and can't locate it. You can select the "Find Phone" feature on this watch and it will ring your phone repeatedly. No more tearing the house apart when you need to leave in a hurry...with your phone.

    I could go on. Couldn't live without my Notifier, now that I have had the "pleasure" of living with it for 6mo. Hope this helps.
    03-26-2016 10:08 PM

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