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Pebble Time

Pebble Time

from  $56.98+
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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.

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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

Reviews

75
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 8

85
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 6
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Specs

Key Specs

Form factor
Other
Operating system
Other
Maximum battery life
Up to 16820
Form factor
Operating system
Maximum battery life
Other
Other
Up to 16820

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

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

90
Hiram4000
The Pebble Time is one of the most anticipated smartwatches of this year. On...read more
70
winterjoey
Pebble are one of those small startup competitions that I really want to see...read more
80
murrayustud
Well mine seems to have issues with phone calls, sometimes it displays calls...read more
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