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Author Topic: Anyone getting a Pebble Time?  (Read 2197 times)

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Anyone getting a Pebble Time?
« on: March 19, 2015, 03:33:23 PM »
I was pretty interested in the Pebble for some time, but never quite enough to actually buy one.
When they announced the KickStarter campaign for the new Time, I finally decided and backed it right away.



KickStarter - Pebble Time - Awesome Smartwatch, No Compromises

I like the fact that it don't try to do everything, but just few fundamentals things, and doing them right.
Plus the SDK is really well made, and can be used entirely from a browser.


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Re: Anyone getting a Pebble Time?
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2015, 04:12:42 PM »
So, they're kinda cute, but...

The cheapest available on kickstarter now is $179, and the retail price for one is going to be $199? I know it's pretty fancy and all, but that's a lot of cash for a watch - you can get a OnePlus smartphone, which is by no means tardy, for $299.
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Re: Anyone getting a Pebble Time?
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2015, 07:23:13 PM »
The cheapest available on kickstarter now is $179, and the retail price for one is going to be $199? I know it's pretty fancy and all, but that's a lot of cash for a watch - you can get a OnePlus smartphone, which is by no means tardy, for $299.

Smartwatches are a product looking for a market. There's no compelling reason to get one yet unless you want to feel like you are Dick Tracy or James Bond. $179 isn't too unreasonable for a smartwatch as going prices for other models from other companies can go a lot higher, but with Android smartwatches gaining functionality and becoming more aesthetically pleasing by leaps and bounds, Pebble is going to have to step up their game.

Apple will have their own competitor in the arena very soon so I might question if this the optimal time to choose a side. The wise play might be to hold back while levels of functionality increase and prices decrease.

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Re: Anyone getting a Pebble Time?
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2015, 07:18:50 PM »
I'm sure there are others out there but this is the only smartwatch I've seen that I've found genuinely attractive.

olio-model-one-front-black-970x548-c.jpgAnyone getting a Pebble Time?
http://www.digitaltr...one-smartwatch-news/

I don't like the Pebbles and the Apple watch is one ugly, overpriced piece of crap. I hope it's a massive failure so Tim Cook can fall down to earth.

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Re: Anyone getting a Pebble Time?
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2015, 06:44:39 PM »
nosh, if we want to talk about smartwatch aesthetics I really like the looks of the Asus ZenWatch. Of course, aesthetics are a subjective, personal thing.

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Re: Anyone getting a Pebble Time?
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2015, 11:02:46 AM »
I was also thinking the Pebble Time might be the one to get. I like that they are using e-ink for the display to prolong battery life.

They also seem to be outdoing Apple in considering the user experience with their "it's not a tiny smartphone" timeline approach. I think if Steve Jobs had seen the current state Apple Smartwatch he'd have rebooted the project and sent them back to the drawing board at least once already...

But I don't know - after seeing that comic I may have to reconsider.  :-\ I've done without a watch for years, so I don't really need one. But new toys are fun!  8)
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Re: Anyone getting a Pebble Time?
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2015, 04:18:36 AM »
http://www.commitstr...-about-smartwatches/

He he.

How many years 'til embedding of devices within one's body is widespread?


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Re: Anyone getting a Pebble Time?
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2015, 04:54:41 PM »
Hi,
I fell for one (version II), and expecting it in June, I'll see from there....
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