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This -- on how it. First impressions -- a lot prettier than I thought it was gonna be and that is already a victory. -- so -- and you know and editing like decision -- And help close. Hollywood welcome to how -- got the show where we take -- into the real world. This to meet -- Six Flags discovery kingdom and -- they have California and we have some great products and a great location to test -- We're getting started though with -- on boxing taking a look at the martian past port Smart watch. I have been waiting for this I'm I'm boxing -- voice controlled watch that apparently stranger phone calls and your messages -- part of the poll. Smart watch craze and each one of these -- gonna have its brief moment in the sun. Until and if Apple -- just went so. Let's give it a moment to get out -- box. Comes in black gray or. -- -- I would be slightly more girly lights. Because I can't. I get -- ads. And I guess that's about as attractive as it can be considering that it's a Smart watch. About though it compared to like I'm watched. About. We -- USB charging cable here and -- is basically and it's because to watch. I mean that's really big watches go. It's actually not you know I -- -- really big watch. A little more square. But what I like about it is that it doesn't look like some kind of dumb gadget it looks like a fancy way I want so that it. Press what should we -- -- attend this thing up. It basically has a little one line screen here just because that's -- info. But I am -- flummoxed by power. -- to wheel system improvement in our. No power and USB plug power -- of the directions. Quick connect guide. I love -- love to hear watch on tap both buttons simultaneously -- -- -- -- King is dead. While I try to -- got to turn it on. I guess I'll go through the -- The martian past or watch has an analog watch face and a one line OLED display at the bottom. With a Multi Color LED notification light. There's a microphone and the speaker and the old fashioned physical buttons on the side. The top button initiates Bluetooth pairing and answers or ends calls or starts voice activated services. The -- -- -- stainless steel case and classes with an anti scratch blast crystal -- and a gray plastic resin plate on the back. Does Bluetooth four point oh and a micro USB port. It connects with serious or Android voice -- works with Android phones that support voice commands. The iPad two and later iPod Touch fourth generation and later and the iPhone 3GS for later. On Android there's a martian alerts -- that does a few more tricks -- on iOS. They can adjust vibration strength patch in notification from almost any notification ready app on your phone. And even push local time and weather information so it comes up on the OLED screen with the push of a button. The -- doesn't operate very far from your Smartphone according to our CNET editors it can only work in about ten feet away. Other features include a magnetometer and a three access excel around. The last comes in three different designs -- -- -- black and whites and various wrist bands in silicon and leather. Martian makes -- other models the circular victory and the candy colored G two G. The victory and a passport costs 299 dollars while the G -- G costs to 49. I will say first impression straight out of the box it's a lot prettier than I thought it was get a -- that is already a victory. Time -- and take a quick break when we come back we have a Smart watch -- off. And the galaxy S four active gets up close and personal with a whole lot of wildlife. Yeah you. -- Welcome back everybody now when it comes to Smart watch and there are increasingly more to choose from and of course they -- in terms of price styling and cots. I picked some of the top contenders and tested them out to see which one I like best. If any. Time for a Smart watch and shoot out this is obviously the hottest category and -- Technology right now Samsung just announced the galaxy year right before we shot this we didn't have one at press time but it sounds like it only works with the Samsung phones anyway. So I'm testing some more. Universal Smart watches the current darling of -- -- isn't that Campbell right here comparing that with the -- and passwords. I'm trying to find out of either of those can displace my Michael. So I've been testing out the martian passport Smart watch and I have to say that -- all of the Smart watches that I have seen or tried out this is. Obviously. The critics. I get tons of complements whenever I -- -- I got it and it -- lights although it does come in black but it's a really attractive it has a very sort of classic timepiece style. Look -- here and then -- small. Little LED notification screen. And notification light. -- -- -- -- It's time. The pros overall for me are how easy it's notifications are. Basically any app that can do notifications. You can get a little note down here -- -- get incoming text to phone calls tweets. FaceBook messages and emails now it's big claim to fame also. Is that it is 828 communicators and actually uses voice control when you talk to it. You're talking to -- -- to Android voice controls remind me to make a haircut appointment. That's pretty awesome and I think it's a huge selling point. Generally speaking the whole thing is is pretty simple -- like it just gives you notifications. You can talk -- -- if you want to you can play music out of it I found it pretty easy to connect via Bluetooth. So that leads me into the -- of the martian past or watch one thing I noticed with the Bluetooth connection is that it stole the Bluetooth connection from my car. So I was in the car and I had an incoming call -- wanna t.s voice control I was no longer going through the in car Bluetooth system I was only going -- the -- One other content about the slots is that it's just a little bit finicky and some of the control -- the app for confusing. For example I'm pretty sure I have it set to notify me when I get a text. But sometimes it notified me and sometimes it doesn't and I don't know really why it's decided not to Wear one it's going to. That's -- Also I find that trying to check out the notifications and see what's happening on the watch is really distracting when you're driving. I give this thing all of a sudden starts vibrating things start happening on the screen. And -- Try your hands on the wheel on the Anderson trying to look at this and -- -- -- -- a notification is scrolling across it like this. It's vibrating and things are ringing and I is now I don't know what to do here. I want. How it's. Some impressions on the pebble watch here. Now I have to say that when I first tried it on I thought that over the little cartoon. Probably because it had the Mario watch face up the seminary where my aren't sure -- I realized that look kind of cool and then that we went around -- office trying it on different people and it looked cool on all of them to. I think the design is a little bit of a slow burn but it really grew on me and now I really like especially because -- -- kind of stylish watch face one of the cool things about this watch actually. -- that has multiple watch bases built in that you can scroll through. Now -- all I have definitely found this watch pretty easy to use it has a lot of buttons as you can see the ones on the side of scroll through things and bring up -- basic menus -- And it's really simple pairing is very easy and then the button on the left here -- -- basically a home button. To back out of menus -- get -- back here watching one thing I don't like is that the -- unfortunately has a proprietary. Charging cable. The martian watched charges over my grey USB so you can use it with any charges you already have a home -- you forget the charger on this guy you're in trouble. So one interesting thing about the pebble watch is that apparently it's water resistance now I have found over and over earth -- water resistant does not -- waterproof. However am hoping that it will give me a little peace of mind for basic tasks such as. Washing my hands and paying you know I was it'll splashed into it and can go also go -- there. Don't generally like the surgeon lives like all the way to sell clothes and -- -- so -- -- I mean -- around. I'm never gonna take a shower -- let me let this thing but I do appreciate that I can leave it on your mind -- -- I do like about this big screen is that of a long email comes in I can press the buttons on the side and actually scroll through it. So I can read the whole thing that has proven pretty handy a couple times. I've also noticed that the Bluetooth range on this watch seems to be really good in fact it was working for -- -- one point. Thirty or forty feet away from my actual phone -- our reviewers have said that the martian Smart watch only works more like ten or twelve feet away. Now the pedal because it has an SDK available has some apps. I haven't tried to many of them because they are almost all four page. But from browsing the various apps in the App Store -- it does seem like they're somewhat limited. As far as -- go for this -- and the other in fact I found the notification the very inconsistent sometimes I can get text messages to come throughout all. Other times I would get only taxes and no email. What other possible content that just -- so far has been hard to. Get it only costs -- 150 dollars which is a really good price compared to something like the martian. But because it's gonna kick starter some of the fulfillment spent a little bit slow hopefully they'll improve on that -- but you might have to wait awhile to get a couple. I have to say going into this I thought the martian passport is going to be the clear winner because I liked the design so much but. The -- won me nowhere with its simplicity and the potential for all that functionality not to mention this nice big screen. However. I'm gonna have to say that neither of these is actually a -- for me because that's still not sold on Smart watches. It's annoying. I don't need that much about coming in all the time. No thank you. Except my favorite kinds of products to Georgia tests are the ones I can take into the great outdoors now we recently -- -- the galaxy S four active which is the one exposed to be shock proof and dust proof and waterproof. Well we thought we would find out if it's truly rugged after all time for a torture test. Time -- -- test of the galaxy S -- active now I get a ton of email from people asking me to torture test devices with animals. In some way. So we're taking that idea to the extreme as we like to do on our show so we're here at discovery kingdom and we're gonna start off but the waterproof -- now. I have heard this thing has some problems being fully submerged. I already have some good animal pictures on here that I don't want to -- -- try to take it in the water. See how it doesn't -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- the phone come on. His salt water and that could be partly what happened -- 2000 possible -- -- gonna strap on here. Does anyone of these that it might it -- back -- -- a little bit. But I have to say I have man in the -- -- -- Like less than two minutes and I haven't even got to put any content in the -- -- Saturday. -- It brings down after I had. Before we move onto -- other -- -- -- does is completely underwater that's -- I have to say I haven't. -- my good friend. This should not be billed it as an underwater capable phones. However we're gonna continue with our structural integrity test -- on the elements. So. That is -- like to play -- phones are just putting things in our hands on the -- I'm actually -- -- told that -- dolphins like to -- things -- like to break things that -- that is -- I think that she's gonna prove that it's not -- drop events we think it is all right we'll just announced okay. Can -- you can all have fun and both think it'll scale back you know like and it just hold your hand out the back. Plug in this -- down. Them aren't. And I see that she hates this it's only saw a lot of volume I mean Bob and -- area. Rob -- about how that there isn't damaged yeah we'll went negative though only have -- -- however. Concert Harold they hungry and I'm not saying there's like a little bit of scratching -- aren't Valery how do you think you're gonna have to try harder than that that yeah. We did get -- it all right hold things you can -- it doesn't like it and I'm here. Got a little bit them to -- corner there. -- -- from green is still totally intact -- -- water comes out of those every time. This is like -- is also form a drying it out. -- -- -- Good well. Now that's awesome that's fantastic and it's still totally fine other than the waters streaming -- -- even know where all that water would go off lets bloggers tale. Some of its voters. Right now and I'm soaking wet and covered with elephant bloggers -- -- thought -- was the obvious thing to have a step on it -- enough for -- there. -- You know -- -- my favorite animal. People. Okay so we're gonna try this stuff it's -- -- -- them how much is rosy hue so -- weighed about -- under. Hundred pound client you know we've had a 14100 pound boulder on a MacBook Pro. It would okay -- okay let's see how -- an active handles that a little hair on your screen -- down okay. Good luck to. -- You can -- -- -- -- -- Provide Smart enough to avoid an obstacle. And they need. All -- the okay good -- who. Or yes. I think I heard some cracking. They get -- had a little bit crap if I put a little hope -- -- -- -- He -- to -- the last album we have touched down. Brandon -- might -- a draft is standing right on top. -- -- -- -- You know he acts. Bahrain -- and did all the damage. You might expect it is 15100 pound drafted it. This could be that cracking that I heard that that this was a flat side down there's some obvious scratching and step back here it. I think now we know the limits. Of the galaxy S four active screen. I mean granted it's -- pretty high limit. Put this in the. I and it's time to read some of your mail a great email this week it says Molly have been a fan from the beginning of the show. I appreciate all of your segments but I think the reason segment about online learning. Is one of the best yet it was very informative and even inspiring. 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