80

Lots of potential at a good price

80

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

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Critic reviews

7.5
18 reviews
  • Features
    7.4
  • Display
    7.9
  • Battery life
    7.6
  • Ease of use
    6.9
  • Storage capacity
  • Design and form factor
    7.7
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.3
  • Durability
    8.4

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User reviews

8.0
57 reviews
8.0
Engadget Jan 25, 2013

We're very optimistic for the device's future -- our chief concern relates not to the hardware, but how it will affect behavior: If you thought that friend who glances at his smartphone every few minutes was rude, just wait until he owns a Pebble.

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8.0
PC Mag Jul 16, 2013

The smart-looking Pebble smartwatch delivers on its promise of wireless notifications right on your wrist, and while there are still some bugs that need to be ironed out, if developers can get behind the platform, the potential is huge.

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8.0
PC Mag Nov 13, 2013

The smart-looking Pebble smartwatch delivers on its promise of wireless notifications right on your wrist, and while there are still some bugs that need to be ironed out, if developers can get behind the platform, the potential is huge.

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7.0
PC Mag Feb 26, 2013

The Pebble is, essentially, that small notification LCD, just wireless and on your wrist. Still, it's a useful concept. I didn't truly appreciate the Pebble's convenience until a few nights into my testing period, during a binge TV watching stint, when I was able to sort the inane WhatsApp messages...

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7.0
AllThingsD Feb 26, 2013

The Pebble is a useful accessory for a smartphone if you have a spare $150 and hate digging out your phone, or can’t easily do so, to see if you need to attend to a call or message. But I suggest you wait for it to work more smoothly.

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7.0
CNET Apr 5, 2013

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.

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8.0
SlashGear Feb 23, 2013

Whether it’s worth $150 today depends on how much of an early-adopter you are; everyone else considering dressing their wrist with some smart technology might want to wait and see how third-party apps change the Pebble experience.

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8.0
Pocket-Lint Oct 29, 2013

We like the fledgling platform that Pebble runs on and we like the fact that there is a community looking to take advantage of it. It's a fun smartwatch and it feels sophisticated where others might feel like they're trying too hard or have come to market too hastily.

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6.0
TechHive Feb 25, 2013

The Pebble works as a watch, is packed with interesting hardware, and has basic smartphone integration. But for it to be a truly smart watch its software still needs some major feature additions.

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8.0
T3 Apr 2, 2013

The Pebble might not be a truly smart watch – its features are too limited and the hardware too buggy for now - but it’s still smarter than other watches out there.

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8.0
Gear Diary Apr 20, 2013

For those desiring a customizable smartwatch to pull down all sorts of notifications, and at its $150 price point, I think the Pebble is a great smartwatch deal that may be hard to beat.

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7.0
Forbes Feb 19, 2013

The company has done well to create a device that looks pretty good, works well, delivers a good battery life and has the potential to be genuinely useful.

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7.0
Boing Boing May 7, 2013

For now, the Pebble delivers on its premise, but it doesn’t deliver very much. It's an impressive piece of hardware—the software just needs to catch up.

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8.0
Android Police Jan 29, 2013

At the moment, $150 seems like a bit much for what is basically a remote notification bar, even if you can track one down.---But as a geek myself, I love the Pebble, warts and all. If you love playing with cutting edge mobile tech and you've got the money to spare, go for it.

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8.0
DroidLife Feb 5, 2013

At $150, I wouldn’t necessarily say that the Pebble is overpriced, but I’m also not sure it’s priced to grab the average tech user. This is for early adopters and tech geeks, like myself that will have some patience as this eventually turns into the watch we all dream of it becoming.

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8.0
MobileBurn Feb 20, 2013

It's not a must-have device, but when is an accessory truly ever necessary? Pebble is not yet the elegant solution that its Kickstarter project inspired, but it's a functional timepiece well on its way to something special.

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7.0
USA Today Feb 13, 2013

Pebble should become more appealing over time as more apps become available. But all bets are off if Apple jumps into the fray.

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First Looks

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Engadget Jan 9, 2013

We spent some time with the smartwatch here in Las Vegas and came away extremely impressed with the level of polish the company's achieved. Pebble's most visually striking feature is its colorful multi-layer polycarbonate face / bezel, which looks fantastic.

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Wired May 14, 2012

While the hardware is impressive, where Pebble truly shines is in its software. Pebble will be the first smartwatch capable of connecting with Apple’s iPhone, a feature that’s helped it reach a mainstream market.

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CNET Jan 9, 2013

Honestly the gadget feels lighter and smaller than my standard analog watch. And with the ability to run custom apps and software in the future, I bet developers will soon harness the Pebble's built-in accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and other high-tech gear in no time.

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SlashGear Jan 9, 2013

On the wrist, it’s lightweight, with the rubberized strap – that can be easily switched out – comfortable. The display is clear and legible, and lacks the refresh-pause we’re familiar with from E Ink ereaders. The fact that it’s only monochrome is offset by the great contrast.

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Mashable Jan 11, 2013

Navigating through menus was a breeze, and I was able to accept a call, text, and read email pretty effectively as well. ... So, are smart watches ready for prime time? It certainly looks like Pebble is.

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AppleInsider Jan 10, 2013

After a brief amount of wrist time, I can say that handling the watch was a rare moment when a product feels like it’s worth more than what you paid for it. The UI is responsive, the text is clear and the materials are of top quality.

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Expert Reviews Jan 9, 2013

The Pebble looks fantastic. Everything from the build quality down to the way it displays the time and notifications feels well made and perfectly designed for modern smartphone usage. We can't wait to get our hands on a production model to test.

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Digital Trends Jan 14, 2013

In our quick hands-on with the Pebble, we found the watch to be extremely responsive. It boasts a speedy load time, fun app development possibilities, and...a neat companion to your smartphone for those who can’t be bothered to reach inside their pockets and constantly check for updates.

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Business Insider Jan 9, 2013

We weren't surprised that the Pebble smartwatch was a hit at CES this year. ... We were lucky to be among the first to receive a hands on demo of the watch straight from Pebble's head of operations Rahul Bhagat.

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7.0
dkillk dkillk

Has several nice features. Nice to get notifications and control music player from your wrist. RunKeeper functionality nice when riding bike. There are things that I like that there are no programs for yet, e.g. GPS travel directions on my wrist.

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7.0
Tenzen Tenzen

A decent, fun product. No killer app here. Changing watch faces is about the best reason to get it as you can be geeky and stylish, changing it to whatever suits your mood. The new iOS notifications are good but you can end up with situations where your watch and your phone are buzzing one...

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9.0
crescojeff crescojeff

I bought the Wimm One about two years ago and was delighted with it-- it was a smart device I could wear like a watch, running a pared-down Android OS! Sadly Wimm was bought out by an unknown party and so I began looking for alternative wearable and programmable smart devices. I chose the...

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9.0
whatever999 whatever999

Only had the device going for a day, but after the wait (I was a backer on the kickstarter project) I was eager to let others know how it worked out. Essentially I have found that it does exactly what it was created to do - Give me notifications to activity happening on my phone and allow me to...

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4.0
duocitizen duocitizen

Long story short, I returned it after a few days. It doesn't fit into my lifestyle and is too complicated to use and get apps for.

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9.0
durban durban

Right now, the Pebble does very little out of the box. It shows you the time through some awesome watch faces, it shows text and email notifications, and gmail shows a simple "you have one" message, you can also control your music player. That said, there is a great app for android called...

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