Pebble Watch is connected , like Kindle E-Paper screen and simple way without navigation touch screen, Pebble corrects many deficiencies watches connected, autonomy and ergonomics.
The connected watches that we have tested so far were quite disappointing to use. Autonomy sometimes limited by the day, pairing or sharing chaotic connection with the smartphone, navigation or use of inappropriate touch were many reasons for disappointment.
Pebble Watch intends to correct these deficiencies by relying on a simple concept: to offer a lot of features, but do it well! Thus, instead of an LCD, there is a slab E-Paper (1.26 inch 144 x 168 pixels) and greedy little sunlight readable and 4 navigation keys to replace the touch screen.
This plays Pebble discretion wrist with a weight as thick contained. With between horns 22mm, customization can also be worn on the wrist. The original silicone is correct invoice.
The finish is not great, but ultimately related to its position tariff, $ 150. No surprises
Not bad either side pairing surprise. Like its counterparts, the Pebble communicates via Bluetooth from an Android and iOS device and start as is fast and very easy to use.
A step by step guide can connect the watch to download the app Pebble on Google Play or the App Store and there are recommendations app compatible FreeCaddie for Golfers or RunKeeper for running.
A notification in center wrist
Pebble is not a watch phone; it will not respond to messages, check the exchange or post on Facebook.
However, she walks very useful to be alerted of a notification. Each mail, SMS, alert Facebook, Twitter or received call, the watch vibrates and the screen displays the contents. For voice calls, no need to talk to the shows, there is no microphone, we can only reject or stall.
Another limitation mails as SMS or iMessages are not displayed in full, no images or attachment either. Similarly, you cannot respond to these messages, it is here for the consultation.
More anecdotally, the Pebble can also be used as remote to control the music player. Again, this is very limited, previous or next track; pause or play the Pebble does not hand over the volume and offers no insight into the library.
An ecosystem to expand
The ecosystem is emerging and there are only little content. The site mypebblefaces offers some skins for the watch, thirty apps or games such Invader or Snake.
There is also a mini store available from the smartphone and a QR code allows system to expand its library by retrieving content from Mypebblefaces. Simple and effective
Pebbles watch just come mainly a way to quickly check your notifications. In practice, it is known to be useful and $ 150, the investment is not too heavy.