GUESS CONNECT Smartwatch, Powered by Martian Debuts at CES

Jan 06, 2015, 16:03 ET from GUESS Watches

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CES 2015 – GUESS Watches proudly announces the launch of their new wearable tech timepiece, GUESS CONNECT.  Guess has partnered with Martian Watches, a California based award-winning developer of fashionable smartwatches, to deliver a multi-function, fashion chic smartwatch line, designed to include models for men and women.  Based on its global best-selling style called RIGOR, this boldly styled smartwatch is powered by Martian technology that is updateable and replaceable to keep GUESS CONNECT watches fresh and relevant for years to come.

Having already been distinguished as a CES 2015 Innovation Award Honoree, the new GUESS CONNECT watches Powered by Martian, will be on display at the Martian Watches booth #70843 and in the CEA Innovation Showcase, both at the Sands Expo Center during the International CES event this week in Las Vegas, Nevada.  For more information please visit

The watches will be water resistant and will incorporate Martian's Dual Mode functionality, simultaneously offering voice command functions via Classic Bluetooth while utilizing Bluetooth LE to provide hands-free and eyes-free notifications to the wrist from thousands of popular apps and programs.

The GUESS CONNECT smartwatches will uniquely house a fully-contained Martian module that sports a microphone and clear audio speaker.  It allows users to connect to their smartphone's resident voice command app, so wearers can give voice commands, talk and listen, and respond to texts directly from the watch.  In addition, using the free iOS & Android App, users can customize which notifications are received on the watch, create unique vibration patterns to distinguish between alert types, and recall the most recent notifications with just a tap of the watch glass.

While fashion still drives most watch purchases today, GUESS recognizes the value and importance of also providing smart, high-tech value on the wrists of their young, sexy, and adventurous buyers.  The marriage of this fashion powerhouse with a leading smartwatch developer may become the first fashion smartwatch to be distributed through both the worldwide fashion watch channel and the consumer electronic channel.

"The GUESS CONNECT Smartwatch, Powered by Martian, represents one of the first true marriages of a fashion watch powerhouse and a wireless technology innovator," states Cindy Livingston, President and CEO of Sequel / GUESS Watches.  "We are thrilled to move in this direction with a proven technology innovator to create smart, GUESS designs."

About GUESS Watches

GUESS Watches launched its collection in 1983 with a line of men's and women's' fashion watches.  Consistent with the GUESS image, the ever evolving watches appeal to young, fashion-driven consumers around the world.  Constant attention to new ideas and cutting-edge design keep the brand relevant to today's trends.  The GUESS Watch consumer is young, sexy, adventurous and incorporates watches as part of their accessory wardrobe.  GUESS Watches are sold in over 100 countries through a network of distributors and 20,000 retail points of sale.  Sequel AG holds the exclusive distribution rights for GUESS Watches worldwide.  Sequel AG is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland with satellite offices in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Toronto, and Norwalk, Connecticut.  For more information, please visit

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