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El Nachó
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I just can't imagine having to charge a watch every night. The biggest negative I have with my Pebble is charging it once a week or so and forgetting to put in back on the next morning. If I had a watch that I had to charge every day I would probably never remember to wear it. Next month will be 2 years with my OG Pebble and the battery still lasts 8-10 days at a time. I won't be buying another watch until I can at least get in the same ballpark.

[Edited on February 24, 2015 at 10:50 PM. Reason : Page 2 is still waiting for synapse to tell us why the Pebble sucked.]

2/24/2015 10:40:17 PM

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" but you're completely ignorant on the topic"


Your own nerdy words.

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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."


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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"


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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."


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


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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."


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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."


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"^ already sold mine on eBay.


What a shit product."


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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."


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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"


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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."

2/24/2015 11:52:35 PM

Noen
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The Pebble Time is really, really not attractive in any sense. A color screen doesn't make up for looking like a generic iPod nano knockoff. The industrial design of this thing is awful

I really like how the Pebble Steel looks, I was hoping the vnext would be along those lines instead of yet another plastic gadget touchscreen.

2/25/2015 3:12:58 AM

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^^Aren't those all mainly complaints when it first came out? I don't have one but isn't it the best selling smart watch with the best reviews? It's consistently the best reviewed watch on Amazon and most other websites. Maybe all the other ones suck? I just thought the general opinion was it was the best or one of the best options out there.

2/25/2015 11:06:58 AM

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^ If you say so. My only knowledge of this thing is this thread...I didn't go checking Amazon reviews.

Hell Nacho's last post before mine ITT was

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"Soon the Pebble will actually be worth owning. "



[Edited on February 25, 2015 at 11:41 AM. Reason : V KK]

2/25/2015 11:15:34 AM

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Yeah from what I understand it came out in 2012 and had a lot of things to overcome but in the last year it's fixed most of those issues and is now the best selling smart watch with the overall best reviews. Maybe this thread has died down because all the issues have been fixed (for the most part). You guys like to complain on TWW when there's issues not always when a products great.

I mean just Google "best smartwatch of 2014". Most websites mention the Pebble as being hands down the best smart watch available.

Again I don't own it. The new one seems appealing. It still has a week long battery life and has a huge user community and app base now. It'd be great for running. I'm always having to take my phone out to change music or check RunKeeper for stats. For $200 having a water resistant smart watch with a 7 day battery life that can let me check notifications, change music, and check my run time it sounds like a good deal.

2/25/2015 11:35:10 AM

El Nachó
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Yeah, the first year it was out it sucked. Now it doesn't. Imagine that. Something that can be changed with software updates can improve over time. What a fucking novel idea.

2/25/2015 12:59:19 PM

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By far the most interesting smartwatch you can buy today is the Withings Activité. It's an analog watchface (no damn lcd screen) with all the sensors for tracking, it's 165ft waterproof and it has an 8 MONTH battery life.

It's also a beautiful watch. The pop (plastic/rubber) version is 150 bucks, the stainless and leather version is 450 bucks.

http://www.withings.com/us/withings-activite-pop.html

http://www.withings.com/us/withings-activite.html

2/25/2015 4:31:50 PM

dtownral
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so it's not a smartwatch, just a fitbit on a dumb watch?

2/25/2015 4:39:00 PM

neodata686
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Wouldn't call that a smart watch. More of an activity tracker as you can't actually use the watch for anything by itself (other than telling the time). It doesn't even give you notifications like some other analog bluetooth watches (Citizen).

The whole point of getting a smart watch is so I can use it in place of my phone for things like music or running times.

2/25/2015 4:39:16 PM

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^Yep. Though it does track runs and distance.

I'd say it's the definition of a Smart watch. Most of the wearables today are horrible watches that try to do 1,000 other things. Most barely let you do anything without being tethered to a phone, which defeats the entire purpose. If I could *replace* my phone with a watch and still get more than 24 hours of battery life, then lets talk. But the only one that can do that to date (Galaxy Gear S, which I've used) still has a few years of iterations to go before it's even remotely worth the price.

2/25/2015 10:00:12 PM

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to me that looks like apples to oranges to me

new pebble doesn't look bad imo... considering one

[Edited on February 25, 2015 at 11:38 PM. Reason : ]

2/25/2015 11:37:22 PM

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^^ literally no one else would consider this a smart watch. It's a dumb watch with an activity sensor.

2/25/2015 11:50:29 PM

Noen
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^except for, you know, every media outlet that has reviewed it. It's also quite a step up from the Citizen watches from a year+ ago, mostly because it's reliable and passively upgradeable (sp?).

2/26/2015 1:58:24 AM

El Nachó
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Saying that watch up there is a smartwatch is like saying a StarTAC is a smartphone because it has a calculator. It just ain't.

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"except for, you know, every media outlet that has reviewed it."


orly?

http://www.cnet.com/products/withings-activite-pop/
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"People also have wondered, have I given up on smartwatches?"


http://www.slashgear.com/withings-activite-review-smart-gets-stylish-25370351/
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"Rather than a smartwatch, how about a watch that’s simply smarter?"


http://www.engadget.com/2015/02/25/withings-activate-review/
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"nor are they full-on smartwatches"


http://www.theverge.com/2014/12/26/7438345/withings-activite-review
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"It’s not the future of smartwatches — it’s not even a smartwatch. It’s just a watch, with more in common with century-old chronographs and calculator watches than the Apple Watch"


http://mashable.com/2015/02/07/withings-activite-pop-review/
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"it doesn’t have a digital screen and it isn’t pulling in notifications like smartwatches do."


I mean, if you're going to be hyperbolic, at least don't do it in a way that can be crushed by a 3-second google search of the product name and clicking on one of a dozen links.

2/26/2015 2:09:47 AM

neodata686
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Yeah definitely not a smart watch.

2/26/2015 12:39:25 PM

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Is Nacho an actual child, or does he just play one on the internet?

2/26/2015 12:42:53 PM

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Really the only reason I'd like a smart watch is for things my phone can't do. Tracking hiking, skiing, running, biking, temps, altitude, barometric pressure, etc. For those things I'd get a Suunto or Garmin. They handle those things far better than any smart watch currently on the market and you can get them shock and water proof with a Sapphire screen.

So I do agree with Noen that I really want a separate device that isn't reliant on my phone. If either the Suunto Ambit 3 or the Garmin Fenix 3 had a cellular option so I could listen to Pandora, etc then I'd get one right away.

I really could care less about getting emails and texts on my wrist. That would be a huge distraction. I already have to turn off notifications and sound on my phone while I'm at work so I can actually get work done. Then after work I really have no desire to be connected anymore. A smart watch would just ruin the peace and quiet I get after a day of meetings and shit.

2/26/2015 1:08:16 PM

El Nachó
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"Is Nacho an actual child, or does he just play one on the internet?"


What? So I'm just supposed to let people be wrong on the internet?

2/26/2015 4:52:26 PM

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> are you coming to bed honey?
> I CAN'T I'M PROVING SOMEONE WRONG ON THE INTERNET

2/26/2015 5:18:18 PM

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the caller ID and quick reply text notifications on the new pebble seem pretty nifty

2/26/2015 10:32:23 PM

neodata686
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http://techcrunch.com/2015/03/14/pebble-time-kickstarter-drew-167-more-money-per-hour-the-day-after-apples-event/

Figures.

3/14/2015 5:16:49 PM

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http://slickdeals.net/f/7728785-pebble-smart-watch-80-maybe-60-after-edu-coupon-bestbuy

3/16/2015 3:50:26 PM

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Finally going to jump on the smartphone wagon but was curious about what everyone thinks about the future of Pebble/FitBit.

I don't really like the Apple Watch from what I've seen. I have an iPhone, and all I really care about are the fitness tracking and notification/texts without pulling out my phone. The Pebble 2 seems great for this, but with the merger it sounds like they Pebble services may be shutting down in the next year or so. Fitbit has announced they are going to make a new one including all of the technology they have bought.

Amazon has the Pebble time (no HRM) for about $70, and the P2 for $130.

I'm OK with basic fitness tracking, I'm not a marathon runner or anything. I think the Garmin watches may be overkill.

For those of you that have one, what do you use?

[Edited on February 1, 2017 at 11:01 AM. Reason : .]

2/1/2017 11:00:55 AM

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I have the Fitbit Charge 2 and love it but I don't consider it a smartwatch nor do I wear it all the time.

2/1/2017 1:23:58 PM

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^^the fitbit blaze covers my basic fitness tracking and text/notification needs. that, along with a week and a half of battery life, is really adequate if that's all you want.

2/1/2017 5:04:41 PM

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Think it might be worth waiting to see what the next Fitbit offering is because of the Pebble purchase? I feel like there could be a great happy medium in there somewhere.

2/6/2017 8:13:13 AM

V0LC0M
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completely agree

also the blaze is currently $150

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/fitbit-blaze-smart-fitness-watch-large-black/4854905.p?skuId=4854905



[Edited on February 6, 2017 at 12:55 PM. Reason : on sale]

2/6/2017 12:42:51 PM

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