The Pebble Time is a great improvement on its predecessors! It helps cement the Pebble brand in the Smartwatch arena. At the beginning, the first edition wasn’t perfect. This model is a testament to the evolution of the brand. With its simple design, unlimited useful functions, perfect interface and geek chic the Pebble Time is sure to be up there with the greats of the smartwatch world. Pebble’s mission is “”Smartwatches for everyone”. With their release of the Pebble Time you can how they are making their mission a reality. The watch helps you do more and do what you’re doing better. With an exquisite colour e-paper display, built-in microphone, and timeline interface letting you know everything happening; Past, present and future. Pebble Time (like most other smartwatches) has entered the fitness arena. Allowing you to track your steps, hops, bites, and sleeps no matter where you go. But it allows you to do it in a much more fluid way than in the past. You’ll love wearing Pebble Time anywhere and everywhere. From the gym to the dinner table, from morning sun to the wee hours, Time keeps you connected while living in the moment. The difference between Pebble Time and the “standard” Pebble Watch are the following features: It has a microphone for composing replies to messages, A new operating software that does not limit you, but allows you to develop, timeline functionality and you can customise the smart bands!
Pebble Time works with both Android and iPhone smartphones. Whichever your device preference you’re covered. With up to 8000+ apps on the Pebble Appstore, you’re spoilt for choice. Developers like Uber, Jawbone, Misfit, and ESPN, plus thousands of independent apps, hundreds of watch faces, swappable covers, and watch bands, tailoring Pebble Time to your every need. We Love the various App combos you can out in place. A standout app is Custom watch faces. the screen resolution doesn’t allow for high-quality watch faces but that’s not to say they look terrible, far from it. You can design your own or get ones from the pebble store. This makes for a quirky modern look whenever you feel like changing things up. Some apps you may use, most apps you won’t. There’s a wide array of apps to download and ones that come with the watch but some are more useful than others. The watch can only do so much compared to other more “powerful” smartwatches. But it really is what you make it! The world is your oyster.
An example of some of the apps include:
Check out more on our app review page
A big plus for the Pebble Time must be the weekly battery life. Not like where you are plugging in your Apple watch in each night beside your phone, missing out on the sleep apps etc… Pebble Time lets you utilise every moment with battery life up to 7 days, Whether you’re into sleep tracking or trail trekking, it eliminates a lot of stress about having to find a charger each and every night.
Pebble Time incorporates fitness into its arsenal. With fitness and sleep tracking, activities like running, walking, biking, swimming etc…Track it all, 24/7. You can use the watch with tracking apps from Jawbone, Fitocracy, Runkeeper, and Misfit. All Pebble smartwatches work with Pandora, iHeartRadio, and more allowing you to control the tempo. A favourite of ours is Endomondo. You can connect to your Endomondo fitness app. Use for activities like gym work, cycling and running. It’s so convenient when cycling all you have to do is very quickly glance at the watch’s information from Endomondo. The screens visibility is outstanding for this. There are various other Apps that tell you your step count and even more complicated things like your actual sleep pattern (Something we found really addictive). The accelerometer is for measuring your daily steps, health and fitness etc and although it isn’t likely to be as good as a dedicated fitness band, it’s accuracy isn’t too far adrift. The integration between Google Fit and Pebble Health is very useful and is something that is sure to be developed further in the future… The Recent firmware includes better Fitness and Health app which is a plus for basic fitness tracking.
Out of the Box
- Pebble Time Black
- Silicone Band
- USB Charging Cable