What apps do you recommend for the Pebble watch?
I was able to snag a pebble watch today during a flash sale, got a pretty good price.
Now as I wait for it to rocket to my doorstep, I have been looking further into apps and watch faces, but the selection seems to be a bit daunting.
Do you have any recommendations on pebble apps or watch faces I should look into?
If it's an Android, an app I can't live without is Pebble Notifier. In fact, without it, my Pebble wouldn't have nearly as much value. It'll let you push notifications from ANY app on your phone, not just what the official Pebble app supports (calls, SMS, email, Facebook, WhatsApp (WhatsApp notifications are in beta and aren't as good as the ones from Pebble Notifier), Hangouts, Google Voice).
Many apps will automatically just connect to your Pebble watch if it is connected, like RunKeeper. This does not require you to do anything; it'll just activate that feature in the app.
I also look forward to using it for golf GPS this season (with Freecaddie), which is natively supported. To me that was worth the price of the watch alone!
I did mess around with glance, music boss and a few other apps, but found them tricky.
Overall, I'm super happy and getting a good 5 days or so battery life. Although I found certain apps impacted battery life, also be sure to check the ambient light setting to ensure its checking for darkness before illuminating on movement.
There's also a watchface maker app, Canvas, that is pretty cool.
The one thing I havent messed with much is fitness. I really think they should have a native pedometer, but wonder how it impacts battery.. I guess RunKeeper does most of this and I should try using that for fitness motivation (ala fitbit..)
I also saw there was sleep monitoring, this would be cool for them to include natively.
I found the storage space very limited. (8 watchfaces or apps) Hopefully they increase it.
Also, don't forget SNAKE!
I have the Nexus 5... FTW
(sorry for the long post)
What excites me most about the smart watch is:
- the main function is its a WATCH
- discreet notifications
- integration with apps such as golf gps and runkeeper
- music player integration, such as Pandora
- customize-able faces to an extent (doubt Apple does this)
- Weather and forecasts
- sleep monitoring
- great battery life (5 days or so)
Pebble does most of this.
The Samsung watch priced itself out of the market for this type of extension to the phone/device. Also the battery lasts about a day... And, you don't NEED to talk into your wrist or snap spy photos like Dick Tracey, no matter how bad you want to.
Here's an idea Apple, ship the watch with an array of say 2-4 hot-swappable rechargeable batteries so theres always one charged and people can just grab and go. Your watch on your wrist should not have to come off to charge..