The Smartwatch for 21st Century
Ever wanted to know who is calling you or reading a message or e-mail without taking out the phone out of your pocket? Yes, your dream came true, Pebble watch for Android and iPhone users brings you the watch for 21 century, priced $150 USD. The Pebble watch pairs with your smartphone using Bluetooth and accessing your phone’s GPS and show you your speed, distance & pace data.
The watch is made of polycarbonate casing, great for cycling, swimming, running or changing your music track on the go using the watch buttons. Pebble smartwatch is 5 atm waterproof so, you can even wash your dishes with the watch on your hand. Pebble watch for Android and iPhone also comes with a vibration motor built-in & vibrates for any incoming notification. You can grab one from getpebble.com You need to pre-order now to get it for summer 2013.
You can install the Android app or iOS app in your phone to connect with the Pebble watch and manage it the way you like it. Plenty of customizations can be done with the Pebble watch from your phone. Get all your notifications, caller ID, messages, e-mails from Gmail or other IMAP services, Facebook notifications and plenty more. The watch is highly customizable and Pebble has an open source SDK (Standard Development Kit) where you can do more development with your watch, create new apps or service the way you want your phone or new watch faces. With a full charge you can continue using it for about 7 days without any charging.
List of Notifications You Can Get
Plenty of notifications you get on the screen of your watch and having a backlight you can use it at night without any problem. You can dismiss any notifications by shaking your wrist and easy to disable all your notifications. Cool, isn’t it? You also can manage notification settings from your phone,notifications you will receive in your watch’s black & white screen is:
- Incoming Caller ID
- Email (Gmail or IMAP)
- SMS on Android and iPhones
- iMessage (iOS only)
- Calendar Alerts
- Facebook Messages
- Weather Alerts
- Silent vibrating alarm and timer
- Speed, Distance & Pace data
There is ongoing development on this watch for more notification and services, expect more in future like finding golf courses, check-ins for Facebook etc.
The Pebble watch comes with a lot of functionalities which is great for our everyday life, saves your time and energy.
- Display: Black & White E-Paper
- Dimension: 144 x 168 Pixel
- Buttons: 4 Buttons (Menu, Select, Up & Down)
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR and 4.0 (Low Energy)
- Vibrate: Vibration Motor Built-in
- Motion Sensor: 3 Axis Accelerometer with Gesture detection
- Color: Jet Black, Arctic White, Cherry Red, Orange & Grey (the band is replaceable)
- Battery Life: 7 days
- Water Resistance: Waterproof Rating 5 (not suitable for diving)
- Charging: USB Charging cable with magnetic attachment with the watch
The watch is compatible with any Android phone running Android 2.3+ and works best with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). There is some problem connecting this watch with some Android smartphone by Samsung, Pebble is waiting for Samsung to fix this issue. The watch also works with iPhones (Minimum iPhone 3GS and iOS version 5+). While cycling you can strap your watch with the handle and it will show you plenty nice information by getting data form your phone.
Pebble watch will not work with any Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Symbian OS, Bada OS, WebOS; these operating systems are not compatible yet.
This is a very nice and cool gadget to have now to make your everyday life easy and comfortable. Planning to get one by end of next month as I can’t wait to get my hands on and customize this nice Pebble watch. I will post more info about this watch and maybe a video when I get it in hand.