Smartwatch for the experiment-curious
The Pebble Watch is now available at Best Buy, if you can get your hands on one. It's not a perfect smartwatch, but the iOS/Android-compatible watch receives notifications and can download custom watchfaces, and it's waterproof to boot. Those who want to make their own watchfaces or apps might find the Pebble a watch worth tinkering with, but the full experience isn't fully baked yet. Of all smartwatches currently out there, the Pebble's probably your best bet.
- Overall score: 6.9 (3.0 stars)
CNET Editors' Rating
Average User Review
out of 6 user reviews
Starting at: $149.99
The good: The Pebble Watch has a lean design, multiple watch faces, standalone timekeeping, and downloadable apps. It's water-resistant.
The bad: Currently limited feature set; unpredictable battery life due to unclear battery indicators; plastic look and smaller screen feel a little dated; getting notifications set up in iOS and Android can be confusing.
The bottom line: The Pebble Watch has solid basic smartwatch functions, but until promised apps and features arrive, it’s more a tinkerer’s tech toy than a must-have timepiece.
July 22, 2013 12:08 PM PDT
Photo by: Scott Stein/CNET
| Caption by: Brian Bennett, Scott Stein
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