Pros Waterproof, easy to read, motion activated screen light, very customizable, robust dev community
Cons screen prone to scratching (get a protector), recharging connector a little unstable (but not even close to being a major issue), not the most attractive watch, lack of good band alternatives.
Summary Hands down, the best option out right now for a smartwatch.
Pros The screen looks great outdoors. Battery life is good (5 days), bluetooth connection is solid and an open SDK gives the Pebble tons of potential. The black Pebble blends in with whatever your wearing unlike other bulky smart watches.
Cons Full app SDK has yet to be released, but with what the community has created so far using very little this will not be a problem for long.
Summary The Pebble smart watch is a light weight smart watch that works. It has a solid bluetooth connection that doesn't drop. Battery life is good, and the screen looks good outdoors. The company is focused on getting a good product out to consumers and you can expect them to update and tweak the software to continue making it better. In the near future their will be tons of cool apps. If your looking into a cool way to avoid having to pull your phone out of your pocket or backpack every few minutes this is the product to get.
Pros lightweight. no complaints about the hardware.
Cons lots of bugs. with a january release promised for the 2.0 app, they still dont have an android app. im sure my moeny was well spent on the ios developers.
Summary i should have bought a smartwatch 2.
Pros syncing with phone's music is GREAT! While driving I can advance music which makes listing very handy. The phone/text alert has also impressed me. The range of the signal surpasses 20 yards.
Cons cord is specifically designed for the watch - replacement can easily be found on ebay for 5 bucks
Summary All in all I enjoy the watch....
Pros -Good battery life (5-7 days is accurate with normal use)
-Easily and consistently connects to phone
-3rd Party Apps (On Android, completely changed the experience)
-Can change out watch strap
Cons -Stock setup leaves a lot to be desired
-Only 8 3rd party apps allowed to be installed
-A tad bulky for my tastes
Summary I've had my Pebble for a month now and the experience has been great. I like tinkering with my devices and this has been very enjoyable for me. I could see how someone that just wants something to simply work could be disappointed.
Out of the box Pebble is fine but it only scratches the surface of what it is capable of. On Android there is a growing market of 3rd party apps that really enrich the experience. Canvas, Pebble Notifier, and Music Boss are a few of my favorites apps.
The hardware itself is quite nice. The build is a bit bulky for my tastes, but it is solid. I added a clear screen protector to avoid scratches. I usually get 5 or 6 days on a charge. The more animations your watchface has the quicker the batter will drain, so I suggest not using a face that tracks the seconds. And don't be afraid to take this in the water either. It have used it in the shower many times (I like being able to control my music) with absolutely no problems.
My experience with the watch has been great. Having notifications and information readily available has completely changed my habits. Just a quick glance at my wrist and I move on with my life, opposed to stopping what's happening to discover what's on my phone. While it sounds like a small thing, it really adds up to a simpler and smarter way to be connected. At home I just leave my phone out anywhere in my apartment. I'm no longer tied to making sure it's in my pocket fearing the world will pass me by. At work and social events I'm able to keep my phone in my pocket and I don't have to take it out every time I get a notification. This has actually resulted in me getting a better battery life on my phone simply because I'm not draining the battery by turning on the screen so often.
Overall it hasn't been perfect but it's been great.