Product Review – Pebble Smartwatch

Smart watches – watches that have functionality                                              BeFunky_images.png
beyond simply timekeeping – have been around since
the 1970s. One of the most recognizable examples
was the Casio calculator watch every kid wanted
on his wrist during math class. Smart watches
from then bear little resemblance to the modern
day variety, and the Pebble E-Paper Watch is the
most advanced one to date.

Let’s take a look at some of the features

The Pebble Smartwatch, available in white, black, and red colors, connects to Android or iOS smartphones using a Bluetooth connection. In addition to displaying the time in a plethora of different programmable watch faces, the Pebble can display email alerts, text messages, incoming calls, Twitter feeds, weather alerts, and much more. A wide variety of apps can be downloaded onto the Pebble, including running and biking apps that use GPS to track distance and average speed, golf range finders to help land that perfect shot, music programs to control the songs coming from your device, and many more. The Pebble’s code is open-source, and new apps are being released almost constantly.

How Much?

The Pebble Smartwatch costs $150. It is schedule to be released in either April or May.

Things We Like About Pebble Smartwatch

Initially, it seems redundant to have a watch that merely displays information a smartphone already does, but actually using the Pebble eliminates that thought almost immediately. The watch has a vibrating motor inside that shakes to inform wearers of alerts, incoming calls, and more. The fact that it operates on open source code is excellent as that ensures huge variety in apps, and high quality as many people troubleshoot them. The convenience and functionality the Pebble offers really is unmatched by anything on the market today.

Things We Did Not Like About Pebble Smartwatch

If anything, the Pebble’s aesthetics are not terribly impressive. It’s fairly plain on the outside, though it makes up for it on the inside.

Who Would Buy Pebble Smartwatch?

Techies are at the forefront of the smart watch boom, though they are by no means the only people interested. Anyone who feels tethered to their smartphone will love the Pebble.

Guarantee?

The Pebble carries a limited 1 year warranty covering all defects in workmanship and materials.

Is Pebble Smartwatch Worth the Money?

While $150 may seem like a lot, it’s a fraction of the cost of more expensive, luxury watches, and those only tell the time. With the current functionality already available, and the potential for unlimited expansion, the price is very much justified.

Where Can I Buy Pebble Smartwatch?

The Pebble is currently only available for purchase through the company’s main website. They are currently accepting preorders scheduled for shipping in April-May. The Pebble Smartwatch should also be available at major retailers like Best Buy and online at Amazon.

More Customer Reviews for Pebble Smartwatch

Pebble was funded by the single most popular Kickstarter fundraiser in the site’s history, raising over $10 million. So far, over 85,000 preorders have been purchased, and everyone who has had the opportunity to try it has offered rave reviews!

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