So I’ve been using the Pebble Smartwatch for a week now and I must say I’ve never seen anything quite like this.
That would most likely be because up until this point no one had put as much effort into making a watch. Now that Pebble is here shaking things up, we’re hearing rumors of Apple, Google, and others starting to develop their own wrist time pieces. Apparently Pebble woke up a long-dormant area of the watch market. Either that or they started to pave the way where others feared to tread.
Until the competition chimes in with their smartwatches, Pebble has quite a bit going for it. Let’s take a look.
Pebble: The Looks
If I were to describe the watch in one word it would be…sleek. The watch has a polished plastic finish(this would be the face of the watch) with a metallic body. It has a total of 4 buttons. One on the left and 3 on the right.
Included is a rubber watch band (which can be replaced with any 22mm band.) My only issue with the band is that it can either be adjusted to be too tight on my wrist or not tight enough. It’s a little bit of a nuisance but I typically keep it on a looser fitting and slider it further onto my forearm. Hey, it provides room for my Jawbone Up.
Of course, we can’t forget the 144 × 168 pixel LCD ePaper display. It’s low powered which, in combination withe the low powered bluetooth module, allows for the 5-7 day battery life.
Pebble: Watch Functionality
The functionality of the Pebble smartwatch is pretty straightforward. Out of the box there are 4 functions listed in the main menu: Music, Set Alarm, Watchfaces, and Settings. Oddly enough, what’s not listed are SMS and calling