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LRlilDaddy
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I backed the pebble and it is supposed to ship this week.

Has anyone received theirs yet? What is your experience thus far? I am pretty excited about it.

2/11/2013 8:16:21 PM

OmarBadu
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received my final shipping confirmation over the weekend - hoping it ships this week

2/11/2013 10:44:47 PM

El Nachó
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^

2/11/2013 11:11:09 PM

Talage
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Guy at work was wearing his yesterday. Was not wearing it today . Apparently it died on him twice already. He said its hard to tell if its even charging b/c the charger cable magnets are weak and there isn't a charge indicator.

2/12/2013 6:36:21 PM

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That reminds me, I have to pay for my lockitron soon. ;/

2/12/2013 7:32:19 PM

LRlilDaddy
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I guess i am in the same boat. I got the email asking me to do a final confirmation on address but not actually saying it is shipping.

I tweeted at pebble asking about the battery indicator and they said, "there are three indicators: full battery and charging (when plugged in), and low battery."

So it sounds to me like it is supposed to indicate when charging.

2/13/2013 1:07:40 PM

El Nachó
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I'm not gonna lie, I'm actually getting really annoyed at how poorly they've handled the manufacturing and shipping process thus far. I really hate that they announced January 23rd as the date that they would start shipping out to backers, and here it is almost a month later and they haven't even shipped 5% of the total orders. Meanwhile basic functionality, such as caller id, and the ability to tell when the battery needs to be recharged hasn't been implemented or isn't working. There's no publicly available SDK to play around with, and no real way of telling how far along in the shipping process your watch is, or where in line you stand if you didn't order a single black watch. This is turning into quite a clusterfuck. With all the delays this far, all they had to do was wait another month, iron out all the issues with the firmware, finish up the SDK, and release it at least in an open beta form, churn out at least 50k units, and ship them in bulk to the US and then actually have a proper launch. /rant

2/13/2013 6:27:50 PM

LRlilDaddy
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this is the first I have heard that caller ID isn't working. wtf?

2/14/2013 8:26:42 AM

El Nachó
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I read a couple of threads where some people were saying that it doesn't read your contacts properly and only displays the number. Supposedly a fix is "top priority". Whatever that means.

2/14/2013 10:04:43 AM

OmarBadu
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still no shipping details

2/14/2013 9:07:44 PM

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Kickstarter project turns out to be less than hoped, says local man. News at 11.

2/15/2013 7:24:23 PM

El Nachó
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Got mine today. Fairly underwhelming. Can't wait for the SDK to be released and there to actually be something to do with it besides pause my pandora tracks and change between 5 watch faces.

2/16/2013 5:20:46 PM

El Nachó
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After using mine for a few hours, I'm going to change my opinion from underwhelming to downright disappointing. It stops receiving alerts every time I respring my phone (which I do several times a day) it doesn't respect the Do Not Disturb feature of the iPhone, so every single email/text/facebook notification etc makes it vibrate, even if I've told my phone not to alert me, and there really isn't shit to do with it so far. I still have very high hopes of what this thing could be and most likely will be once the SDK is released, and all the bugs get ironed out, but right now I'm seriously considering putting mine up on eBay and making a quick $100 profit, and buying another one to play with in a few months when everything doesn't suck so much.

2/17/2013 12:33:39 AM

MiGZ
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^ already sold mine on eBay.


What a shit product.

2/17/2013 10:29:26 AM

LRlilDaddy
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when you say respring, does that mean your phone is jailbroken?

do you think that has an affect on it if so? I still haven't even gotten shipping notification.

2/18/2013 9:12:43 AM

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Quote :
"I read a couple of threads where some people were saying that it doesn't read your contacts properly and only displays the number. Supposedly a fix is "top priority". Whatever that means.
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The bluetooth standard for this is pretty murky, I'm not surprised some people don't have it working.

My car's headunit for example rarely worked properly with my Android 2.1 phone, but worked intermittently with 2.2. Works fine with the iPhone now.

I would bet the data-display related problems are to be blamed on the bluetooth standard.

2/18/2013 4:43:13 PM

El Nachó
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^^Yeah, I'm jailbroken, but there are tons of people that aren't that are reporting dropped connections 4-5 times a day. I'm seeing it too, even when I don't respring, it will sometimes just randomly ask me if it's ok to re-pair, which opens up the pebble app, even if you were in the middle of something else.

2/18/2013 7:57:45 PM

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Haven't gotten my pebble yet, but twitter just put me on this app that apparently solves the notifications problems on android

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dattasmoon.pebble.plugin

2/18/2013 9:37:40 PM

LRlilDaddy
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i read that pebble can get text from text messages now on ios right? What about emails?

2/19/2013 9:10:56 AM

El Nachó
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Yeah. Emails, texts and calls show up. There's also a jailbreak tweak that makes all notifications show up, so you get facebook alerts and google voice stuff or anything else that shows up on your lock screen.

Today I had someone call me and their name showed up on my pebble. Then they called back 10 minutes later and just their number showed up, but no name. It's really weird how randomly it works.

2/19/2013 8:11:31 PM

LRlilDaddy
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finally got shipping confirmation

2/21/2013 8:37:03 AM

OmarBadu
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just unboxed and immediately wish one button would mark as read and one would mark as unread for incoming messages

definitely needs some more apps

2/23/2013 2:49:28 PM

LRlilDaddy
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caller id thing is happening to me. sometimes name, most times number

2/26/2013 7:41:40 PM

El Nachó
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With the lastest update, now you can play snake on your watch.

All other negatives are forgiven.

3/18/2013 10:22:51 PM

LRlilDaddy
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^ how?

3/20/2013 10:32:18 PM

El Nachó
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Just download it from the iPhone/Android app. it's one of the "watch faces" but it shows up at the bottom as a standalone app on the pebble menu.

3/20/2013 11:20:28 PM

LRlilDaddy
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i'm diggin the new update.

snake is pretty fun too.

3/27/2013 8:33:06 PM

El Nachó
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Ever since the update, I've been getting about 2 days of charge at a time. Supposedly this is a known issue. But God damn. Wish I would have heard about this before I took a 3 day trip to Atlantic City this past weekend. Ended up wearing a blank watch on my wrist for the entire last 24 hours of my trip.

3/27/2013 9:19:09 PM

LRlilDaddy
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I just bought one of the USB chargers that has 2 outlets so anywhere my phone charger goes, so does my pebble charger. Battery life has significantly reduced since update. No Bueno señor.

4/2/2013 12:05:45 AM

Ashes
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my coworker has it and seems to love it i'll have to show him this thread and see what he has to say

4/3/2013 10:07:52 PM

LRlilDaddy
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apparently there is a developer using the SDK and made tetris.

I'm ready for tetris on my pebble

4/18/2013 10:05:14 PM

El Nachó
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What are you waiting for?

4/19/2013 8:40:48 PM

LRlilDaddy
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just waiting for the next time i put my pebble on and it tells me to update

4/24/2013 9:06:50 PM

El Nachó
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You're really weird.

4/24/2013 9:17:58 PM

LRlilDaddy
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thanks man

i don't wear it every day, just on the weekends mostly. I have a work watch that isn't so.... ummmmm.... how do I say....... idk

4/24/2013 9:25:43 PM

LRlilDaddy
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el nacho, is there a way to load more of these watch faces up on the phone and then sync which ones i want to the pebble?

it's a pain in the ass that I can only download to the pebble's memory constraints

[Edited on May 4, 2013 at 2:34 PM. Reason : wow]

5/4/2013 2:32:39 PM

El Nachó
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a lot of people are suggesting using Dropbox and saving the pdw files there, and then they sync locally to your phone.

Personally I just send all the files to myself using Gmail. You can do a search for Pebble or pdw or whatever, see all the files you've sent, and then load them straight into the Pebble app. Of course that does require an internet connection, but I don't foresee that ever being an issue.

BTW, it's not memory contraints that are the limiting factor. The Pebble developers have just decided that they are going to limit you to 8 watchfaces even though there is enough memory to support way more than that. They said they might up that limit in the future, but have no current plans to do so. Sounds like a dick move to me, but whatever.

5/4/2013 2:43:37 PM

El Nachó
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For anybody with a jailbroken iPhone and a Pebble: http://smartwatchplusapp.appspot.com

It's a pretty neat little hack. Adds the ability to see the weather, current GPS location/speed/distance traveled, stock info, control the volume, and remote access of the camera shutter along with some other stuff.

5/12/2013 9:13:36 PM

OmarBadu
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sounds like i need to jailbreak

5/12/2013 10:34:48 PM

LRlilDaddy
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thanks for the suggestion on using dropbox for the files.

works great

5/15/2013 8:04:36 PM

El Nachó
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VP of Google, Sundar Pichai wearing a Pebble at todays I/O event.

5/15/2013 11:33:12 PM

LRlilDaddy
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I never use that watchface.

I am primarily using Big H now

5/18/2013 8:50:48 AM

El Nachó
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Soon the Pebble will actually be worth owning.

1/29/2014 9:08:07 PM

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I could see myself using a Pebble. I already had a small wrist... device? FitBit Force, which has the watch element along with the smart functions as well. It's convinced me that I could be interested in a device like this that still looked "good" or at least sleek.

1/31/2014 9:45:27 PM

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http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/6/5276698/pebble-steel-launch-interview-ces-2014

Peddle Steel looks pretty awesome:

2/2/2014 12:55:15 AM

neodata686
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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/597507018/pebble-time-awesome-smartwatch-no-compromises?utm_campaign=ks2&utm_content=hero&utm_medium=web&utm_source=getpebble.com

26k backers and 5.5M dollars as of 3:30 est and it stared this morning. New watch does look pretty cool!

2/24/2015 3:31:02 PM

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So the first watch sucked and their followup has the fastest funded project ever?

2/24/2015 3:56:09 PM

neodata686
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How did their first watch suck? It started the whole smart watch revolution and it's still the best selling and best reviewed smart watch. It was a huge success.

2/24/2015 5:34:01 PM

El Nachó
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"How did their first watch suck?"


Seriously good question. In fact, in my opinion, it's the only smartwatch to be released thus far that DOESN'T suck.

It's far from perfect, but you're completely ignorant on the topic if you just straight up dismiss it as sucking.

2/24/2015 7:55:27 PM

OmarBadu
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i love my original pebble still - nothing has made me consider making a change yet - maybe apple watch but i won't be pre-ordering it

2/24/2015 9:17:17 PM

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