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78
Engadget
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Review

Pebble needs to distinguish itself from its Android Wear and Apple rivals in order to stand out, and it does so with the Time. Its color e-paper technology results in an always-on display that looks great under bright sunlight, plus battery life that lasts up to seven days. It also boasts a brand-new Timeline interface that promises to reduce app clutter and make it that much easier to get at the information you really need. A mic adds the ability to offer quick voice replies and memos, although full voice-command capabilities are lacking. Sure, it doesn't offer the same degree of sophisticated style and high-end features as the competition, but the ability to add more functionality over time with its smart accessory port might prove more useful in the end.

Pros
  • Impressive battery life
  • Works on both Android and iOS
  • Always-on color e-paperdisplay
  • Display looks great under direct sunlight
  • Large app library
  • Unique Timeline interface reduces app clutter
  • Voice replies
  • Potential for more features via smartstraps
Cons
  • iOS functionality is limited
  • Voice function doesn't extend to Google Now or Siri
  • Can only choose one app for activity tracking
  • Pricey for what it offers
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Scores

Engadget

78
 

User Reviews

90
Hiram Jiang
The Pebble Time is one of the most anticipated smartwatches of this year. On...read more
70
Joseph Shambrook
Pebble are one of those small startup competitions that I really want to see...read more
80
Charles Murray
Well mine seems to have issues with phone calls, sometimes it displays calls...read more
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Design and form factor

70
 

Features

71
 

Storage capacity

80
 

Ease of use

83
 

Durability

76
 

Battery life

97
 

Portability (size / weight)

80
 

Display

65
 

How It Stacks Up

82

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82
 

Critic

88
 

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83
 

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90
 
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74
 

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81
 
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How It Stacks Up

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