According to Wikipedia, A smart watch, is a computerized wristwatch with functionality that is enhanced beyond timekeeping, and is often comparable to a personal digital assistant (PDA) device and this where the pebble comes. We have already done its unboxing and now its time to test it.
When you first open the box of the smartwatch, you will be greeted with a smartwatch on top and an usb charging cable hidden beneath it, hence showing its simplicity. Although it has a very very compact hardware, but this little smarty thing is able to handle 8 apps in it, ranging from games to watchfaces, and can run anything available on its app store. Being made up of plastic, the screen is a fingerprint magnet and easily gets scratches too, however you can barely notice any of them.
The e-ink display works well even in the brightest light and all the buttons work very well. The company also claims it to be water resistance and you can use it while taking shoower too! Although we did not take this risk, but yes we tested it in the rain and guess what, it passed the test.
The pebble smartwatch runs its own OS and an SDK too which has very basic UI but is powerful enough to run all of its tasks. The UI is very easy to use with simple navigation through different apps and menus. You can also easily change its watchfaces with the click of a single button. The games that we tested on it were flawlessly running on it. The ability to customize it on your own makes it a perfect smartwatch for a developer who knows the C language.
The company’s own app store of it will eventually increase its popularity all the way more than current. All the notifications are visible on it but sometimes you may find that some apps like WhatsApp or twitter do not work with it while using it with android ( in iOS it works fine).
Although there are many things that need to sorted out but there are many other good things on the other side that make it a good companion till date. With the availability of the App Store of its own, users will be able to download there own apps and with the OS 2.0 , many new things are on the way. At $150, Its a good value for money. If you are looking for something more smart and think that there should be more powerful watch for your needs, then you may have to wait for a while. But, if you want a smart watch that’ s solid enough to handle some of the tasks or if you want a smart watch thats not expensive, then this is the one thats made for you.[ew_style_box stype=”red”]A smarty watch that will change the way you interact with your phone![/ew_style_box] [ew_style_box stype=”green”]
Hardware : 4/5
Software : 4.5/5
Looks : 4.5/5
Overall : 4/5
Value for money : 4.5/5[/ew_style_box]