Gadgets and More
Gadgets and More

Pebble

When you think of Pebble what comes to your mind. Well, for my wife it is pebble ice which is her favorite. But that isn’t what I think of. Why would I think of ice? Not sure. But I think of the very first smartwatch I had. Of course, I had one.

History

In 2012 Pebble, started a Kickstarter program and it raised $10.3 Million dollars, yes, that is correct. They sold 1,000,000 units by Dec. 31, 2014.  When it first went live on Kickstarter it hit several milestones, like:

  • $100,000, within 2 hours 
  • $4.7 Million with 30 days left
  • $10,266,845 by 68,929 backers when it closed
  • Held the record for the most money raised at that time.

No I didn’t get on the Kickstarter, wish I did due to the following.

  • $99 for the first 200 backers
  • $115 was the price it was on Kickstarter

The Watch

The question you have to ask yourself “Are smartwatches the future?” In my holy opinion, yes , they are or will be the future.

When they first started out they only have 8 slots for apps or faces, Can you image that. I was painful. They moved to up to 50, which was nice.

They didn’t have

  • Sound
  • Camera

The Pebble works with iOS and Android Operating System (OS). You could get the following from your phone on the watch:

  • Get Alerts for
    • E-mail
    • Texts
    • Calendar Reminders
  • Control your music on your phone
  • Create reminders
  • Different Watch faces

They said that the battery could last up to 7 days and possibility 10 depending on the usage.  Which is nice for a smart phone.

Best Buy started to sell this in July of 2013

My thoughts

Of Course you are going to have my thoughts, since I am talking about this, right. I still have mine, however, it is boxed away.

My wife got me the Pebble for Christmas, I was surprised, she knew what to get me. It was like awesome, I love gadgets so it was nice.

I mean I could just look at my wrist when I got a call or a text  and I could respond only if I needed too.

I thought that the battery could have been better, it could last up to 2 days at max, not what was advertised like the 7 to 10 days. Maybe it depended on what you used it for. I know it was very active, you know all those calls and text messages and my calendar notifications I got.

In 2015, it started to come out with some cooler watch faces, granted it wasn’t color, but still some cool things.  Like

At the time it was a crowd-pleaser when it came to a smartwatches.

Issues

The buttons stopped responding, like they were stuck and was hard to push. If a call or text came in, that would stay on the screen until I could get the buttons to respond.

The Pebble Classic, that is what I had, was a great watch. With the buttons being stuck would I upgrade to a newer Pebble?


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