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: 7.6 (3.5 stars)
CNET Editors' Rating
Average User Review
out of 9 user reviews
Starting at: $149.99
The good: The Pebble Watch is waterproof, runs a ton of apps, and works with both iOS and Android phones. A new app store improves the whole experience.
The bad: A lack of touch screen and multitasking limits the capability of apps; scratch-prone polycarbonate design doesn't feel nearly as impressive as the Pebble Steel.
The bottom line: With a major software update and new app store, the original Pebble gets a new lease on life -- a less stylish but arguably better value than the newer Steel.
July 22, 2013 12:08 PM PDT
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