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Martian Watches

February 19, 2013 08:00 ET

Martian Watches Named Edison Awards Finalist

Martian Watches Will Be Recognized for Innovative Lifestyle Category Contributions at Edison Awards Gala on April 25 in Chicago

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 19, 2013) - Martian Watches has been named a 2013 Award Finalist by the internationally renowned Edison Awards™. Martian Watches is named in the Lifestyle Category, one of twelve categories honored by the Edison Awards. The distinguished awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Alva Edison, inspiring creative minds to remain in the forefront of innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.

"More than any year, this year's slate of Finalists demonstrate the enormous value of teamwork, experimentation, consumer focus, market awareness and game-changing success," said Frank Bonafilia, Edison Awards' executive director. "It's exciting to see companies like Martian Watches continuing Thomas Edison's legacy of challenging conventional thinking."

Martian "voice-command" watches allow users to get notifications and sender ID, receive text messages with text-to-voice playback and respond with voice-to-text commands, make and receive phone calls, and control their phone's voice command functions by making use of a noise-reduction microphone and clear speaker located on the watch.

"We are honored to be named as a finalist to the elite group of companies that are chosen for Edison Awards," said Jeffrey Hsieh, CEO of Martian Watches. "As a creator of the first-ever voice command watch, we feel very strongly about combining innovation and technology to bring consumers the best possible solutions that fit their busy lifestyles." 

The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards is judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the nation whose votes acknowledge the Finalists' success in meeting the award criteria of Concept, Value, Delivery and Impact. The Panel includes members of the Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG), the American Association Advertising Agencies (4As) the Chief Marketing Officer Council (CMO), the Design Management Institute (DMI), the American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC) the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Association of Technology Management & Applied Engineering (ATMAE). Also on the Panel are hundreds of past Edison Award winners, marketing professionals, scientists, designers, engineers and academics. Award winners will be announced April 25, 2013 at the Edison Awards Annual Gala, held in the Grand Ballroom at historic Navy Pier in Chicago, IL.

The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The 2013 Edison Awards are sponsored by Nielsen, Discovery Communications, Science Channel, and USA Today. For more information about the Edison Awards, Edison Universe and a list of past winners, visit

About Martian Watches
Founded in 2007, Martian Watches is an Irvine, California-based developer of unique personal wireless communication solutions 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 Watches has received numerous accolades and awards since the release of its of Martian "voice command" watches, including being named a Finalist in the CNET Best of CES Awards at CES 2013.

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    Pamela Niemi
    Director of Marketing
    Martian Watches
    (949) 727-4288
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