Pebble Watch

80
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Score
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Pebble smartwatch review

Summary

Pebble is already an excellent value, but new features will increase the appeal.

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Pros
  • Easy setup
  • Stable performance
  • Android / iOS compatibility
  • Waterproof to 50 meters
Cons
  • Limited app selection at launch
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Pebble smartwatch raises $100,000 in two hours

What is Kickstarter? The answer you'll hear, as long-winded as it may be, will likely touch on Pebble. If it doesn't, you'll probably want to ask someone else -- with more than $10 million pledged, the people's smartwatch catapulted past the crowdfunding site's records and the startup's own expectations. It achieved a $100,000 funding goal in two hours, and it was clearly a favorite among our readers. Of course, there were doubts that Eric Migicovsky, the company's founder, would deliver such an appealing and seemingly powerful product for $125, but following our first look during the company's CES press conference, that dream became real.

So, what is Pebble? It's not a smartphone for your wrist, as we've seen attempted before. In fact, it's far less sophisticated than you might expect -- the lightweight device reads out basic text, lets you skip through music tracks and, of course, displays the time. It's hardly the greatest achievement of our generation, or even the device of the year. It's become incredibly popular, sure, but despite the hype, you certainly don't need to own one. Yet, somehow, even the most technologically inept people in our lives have heard it mentioned on morning talk shows, FM radio stations or from pre-teens anxious to impress their friends. Having a smartphone alone isn't enough anymore. Or is it?

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Scores

Engadget

80
 

Breakdown

Design and form factor
7.6
Ease of use
7.0
Battery life
7.6
Durability
8.3
Display
7.8
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Specs

Watch

Form factor
Other
Operating system
Other
Camera (integrated)
no
Storage type
Internal storage
Maximum battery life
Up to168 hour
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Specs

Watch

Form factor
Other
Operating system
Other
Camera (integrated)
no
Storage type
Internal storage
Maximum battery life
Up to168 hour
View Full Specs
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