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.
- 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
- 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
- Critic Reviews (8)
- User Reviews (6)
- 75AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE8 ReviewsEngadget80Pebble Time review: an underdog among smartwatchesSure, 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.Wired60Review: Pebble TimeI want the uncluttered and productive idea Pebble is selling. But I don’t want the watch.TechCrunch80Pebble Time ReviewI recommend the smartwatch for Android users looking for a wearable, and for platform switchers who want something they can use with both; Pebble’s latest, despite its flaws, is bursting with utilitarian charm for those who enjoy its quirky looks.CNET80Pebble Time review: The utility vehicle of smartwaThe Pebble Time adds a few key improvements and a color screen compared to previous Pebble watches, but owners of previous Pebble watches may not see a need to upgrade yet.The Guardian80http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jun/04/The Time is the Casio of Android-compatible smartwatches – small, light, discreet, and the easiest to live with. And, yes, it’s better on Android than with an iPhone.The Verge70Pebble Time reviewSmartwatches haven’t really broken out ... because for most people, getting notifications on your wrist isn’t worth wearing a $200 thing that looks like the Pebble all day long. And while it looks and works better than ever, the Pebble Time doesn’t do enough to change that.Forbes70Pebble Time Smartwatch Review: The New Coke Of SmaThe Pebble Time feels like the smartwatch for the Swatch generation, and I’d expect it to find that market given time. But it’s not the step forward that Pebble was hoping for that would allow it to rise to the challenge of Android Wear and Apple Watch.Stuff80Pebble Time hands-on reviewThe Pebble Time adds more geek cred and will become a conversation piece when it shows up on your wrist. But it’s not in the league of Apple’s Watch or the tried-and-tested round-shaped LG G Watch R.
- 85AVERAGE USER SCORE6 ReviewsEngadget Reader90September 8, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90August 20, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Having had this smart-watch for a little more then a month. I'm happy to say that it has performed very well. My everyday consist of me working though the day and having the watch on me meant that i was able to be connected to the on-line world whist not being distracted by having to pull out a large device.i had no issues with the Bluetooth although sometimes it can be difficult to reconnect so i would advice others to try and stay close to your phone or tablet. other then that everything performs well.Engadget Reader90July 14, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Love the watch. Big improvement over ver. 1. It's not as fancy as the Android watches or the Apple Watch but it is FAR more functional. I can see it in all light. Battery is great. Looks good on my wrist. Does everything I want it to do.Engadget Reader80July 10, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Well mine seems to have issues with phone calls, sometimes it displays calls other times not, other than that it's great! It's comfortable, battery lasts & lasts!winterjoey70July 1, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Pebble are one of those small startup competitions that I really want to see succeed next to the big corporations like Apple. With current software restrictions, it's very difficult for them to take on Apple with software features alone, but the battery life is very admirable, the use of e-paper for the screen makes total sense, and considering this product was made by a recent startup, this product is impressive. Unfortunately, it doesn't quite live up to its expectations, but maybe that could come with smart straps and more apps.Engadget Reader90May 6, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The Pebble Time is one of the most anticipated smartwatches of this year. On Kickstarter alone, Pebble received over 78,000 backers who raised over $20 million to contribute to the development of the watch itself. Pebble Time is a totally different smartwatch from the previous two Pebble watches. It has a e-papered colored display which is 1.25 inch, with over 60 different colors and 30 frames per second on the animations. The sensors are upgraded tremendously, with a 3D accelerometer, a light sensor, microphone, and also a built in GPS. The battery s better than ever, with a 7-10 day battery per charge. You wouldn't be going to the outlet for a while. It uses Bluetooth 4.0, which Pebble has said you can be away to a max of 50 meters and still receive signal from your smartphone. The watch is water proof, sweat proof, and can be used in extreme temperatures. The watch will be shipping to Kickstarter backers at the end of May this year, and will be sold in retail stores for $199 at the end of 2015.