April 11th 2012 10:49 am

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Criteria Comments Rating
  • Features Still waiting for the dev kit; expecting good things as the apps start to show up. good
  • Display Love the e-paper display. great!
  • Battery life USB rechargeable...I've let it go five days without recharging & it was still going strong. great!
  • Ease of use No comments great!
  • Storage capacity No comments great!
  • Design and form factor The watch body itself is great, but the band is pretty low-end. Plus side, easy to replace. $20 on Amazon & it looks much more stylish than out-of-the-box. good
  • Portability (size / weight) It's a watch. Hard to screw this one up. I have relatively narrow wrists & this still looks fine. great!
  • Durability No comments great!
Detailed review
With the add-on Pebble Notifier, you can forward any alerts from your Android phone to this watch. This solves a number of problems for me...and combined with Tasker and a little bit of time, it gives me a fairly robust wrist-worn alert management system for any number of purposes. Even out of the box, it was great...I can leave my phone silenced during the work day but know that I'll still get key alerts right on my wrist...and glancing at your watch is much less obtrusive than pulling out & unlocking a smartphone countless times throughout the workday.

I actually miss fewer of my calendar pop-ups with this watch than I do on my full desktop. The apps they promise (& show on the website) aren't all available yet; looking forward to app integration that'll let me use this to control Runkeeper or Endomondo...but even without the add-ons, I find it surprisingly useful as a remote notifier.