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Future Shop Brings the Martian Notifier Smartwatch to Canada

Award-Winning, Retro-Chic Martian Notifier Line of Smartwatches Allows Personalized Alerts From 1000s of Apps via French and English Menus

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/18/14 -- Martian Watches™, a California-based, award-winning developer of fashionable smartwatches, today announces its stylish new analog Martian Notifier™ line is now available in Canada through an exclusive partnership with Future Shop, Canada's leading destination for consumer electronics and lifestyle goods.

Through the partnership, Future Shop will offer an exclusive launch of the Martian Notifier in Canada at an MSRP of $149 CDN. The Martian Notifier is available online now at futureshop.ca and launching in retail stores on June 20th.

"We're thrilled to offer our Canadian customers this feature-rich, fashion-conscious smartwatch that we believe consumers will love," said Phil Johnston, director of portable electronics, musical instruments, Future Shop. "FutureShop.ca is currently the only authorized dealer to sell the award-winning Martian Notifier smartwatch in Canada, and this exclusive partnership is a great way for us to introduce this hip technology to our region."

Tweet This: .@MartianWatches Stylish #MartianNotifier #Smartwatches available exclusively at Canada's largest electronics retailer @FutureShopNews.

The Martian Notifier was designed for the fashion-conscious consumer who wants a notification-enabled watch that brings real-time alerts offered by thousands of lifestyle apps available in the App Store and Google Play Store. No SDK required! The watch also features an industry-first -- "Smart Notifications," a combination of alert filters, customized vibration capabilities, notification recall and history review, so you can know what's happening on your smartphone without even looking at your phone or watch.

The free Martian Notifier App allows the "smart notification" support: it first lets you filter the notification types you want sent to the watch, so you receive only those that are most important to you. Secondly, it allows customized vibration patterns for each type of alert, letting you know if you've just received, for example, an email, text message or news alert without even looking at your watch, let alone your phone. Finally, you can recall the most recent message with just a tap of the watch face, or scroll through multiple past notifications for a quick review.

The Martian Notifier line features an integrated OLED readout that delivers real-time alerts and notifications from the convenience of your wrist including Caller ID, Calendar, Weather, texts, email (POP or IMAP), Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, favorite games, bank alerts, fitness stats, news headlines, sports and all other alerts your smartphone allows such as StubHub, ESPN SportsCenter, Runmeter, Foursquare, Words with Friends and others. This feature-rich app enables numerous other features such as accurate world clock, local weather, silent alarms, wireless leash, remote smartphone camera control and more.

"Future Shop is the leading provider of consumer electronics in Canada, and we are excited to partner with them to introduce our smartwatches to the region," said Stan Kinsey, President of Martian Watches. "The Martian Notifier makes the perfect gift for the style-conscious, on-the-go, tech-enthusiasts."

Compatibility, Price & Availability
With the Martian Notifier line, iPhone users of iOS 7.1 or higher now have the ability to receive every notification that is shown in the iPhone's Notification Center. Android users can receive notifications from any app that is installed on their phone and provides a push notification.

The Martian Notifier is offered at $149 CDN.

Martian App and Watch menus will support English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Chinese and Korean. Texts and emails will appear on the watch in almost any language in which they are sent (Western languages and most Asian languages).

In addition, Future Shop also sells the award-winning Martian Voice Command line of smartwatches -- the world's first voice command smartwatch for $299 CDN. This sophisticated Bluetooth-enabled watch allows avid smartphone users to get notifications, use voice commands and make and receive calls through the Martian Watch while making a definitive style statement.

About Martian Watches
Founded in 2007, Martian Watches is an Irvine, California-based developer of fashion-focused smartwatches that are reshaping how we communicate with friends, family and the world. The Martian engineering team has an extensive history in Bluetooth development, having created the world's smallest system-on-chip solution for Bluetooth wireless systems. Martian is best known for their two award-winning lines of smartwatches, Martian Voice Command and Martian Notifier. For more information on Martian Watches, please visit www.martianwatches.com.

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Martian Watch is a trademark of Martian Watches. Apple iOS is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. Android is a registered trademark of Google Inc. All other marks are trademarks of their respective companies.

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