smartwatches are, well, smart but not so smart in the fashion department as far as your favorite tuxe is concerned. honestly, stuff like I’m Watch or the InPulse does look kind of out of place in any formal attire. so, if you are all over Bluetooth watches, perhaps the Martian Passport Watch will be a more fitting match. instead of some fancy touch display, it has a ‘traditional’ analog watch occupying roughly 60% of the watch face and beyond that, it features Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology for talking with your smartphone and a built-in rechargeable lithium polymer battery good for over two hours of yakking, or seven days of standby. to this end, you’d be glad to know the aforementioned battery life only applies to the watch’s phone capability; the analog watch will still run for an additional 30 days. charging is, naturally, via USB to computer or a power adapter and it takes just two hours to completely juice the Martian Passport Watch.

the watch is powered by Japanese quartz movement and at a glance, it looks just like a regular watch, complete with crown for time adjustment. however, upon closer inspection, you will find a 96 by 16 pixel OLED display for displaying contact names of the incoming calls, as well as scrolling new text messages. also built into the watch are vibrating motor for discreet notifications, RGB LED status/notification light, a three-axis accelerometer, magnetometer, a noise-cancellation microphone, directional personal speaker and of course, a micro USB port. with so many hardware and features packed into it, it is little wonder why it has a fair bit of thickness to it, which is 13.34mm or 0.52 inches thick. the device is not water resistant, but splash-resistant property and an anti-scratch glass comes as standard, and is offered with genuine leather strap for the white face models, and sporty silicone item for the black face unit. you can pre-order yours today for $299 a pop, with delivery expected to be in March-April 2013.

Published by Mike chua

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