Gadget Review: Watch out for the Pebble Smartwatch

Don’t you just hate it when you can’t find a watch design to fit your style? Or maybe you’re just bored of wearing the same watch day after day. The solution to those problems my friends, lie with the Pebble Smartwatch.

Photo credits: Kickstarter

Photo credits: Kickstarter

This revolutionary idea of having digitally customizable watch faces tied to your smart phone first started on Kickstarter in 2012 where it launched to much success. Within 39 days the project had earned more than the projected $100,000, with the final funding amount reaching a whopping $10 million from 68,929 backers worldwide.

Photo Credits: Pebble

Photo Credits: Pebble

Now let’s break it down and see exactly what makes this Smartwatch tick. Some of the physical features include changeable straps to fit your mood, water resistance up till a depth of 5ATM and a back lighted e-paper display so you can read the time whether it’s day or night. But the coolest features lie in how the watch syncs up with your phone in real time. Track your runs, get news notifications and even activate voice-navigation from your phone at the tap of your watch face. Thanks to partnerships with the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store you might just be able to wear your favorite apps on your wrist. Better yet, you can change the digital clock face of your smartwatch anytime you want with hundreds of watch faces up for download on the Pebble App Store. Oh and did I mention that it has one of the longest battery lives. Unlike a phone that you may need to charge daily, the pebble smartwatch can run for 5-7 days before you have to plug it in for a quick charge.

Since January 2013, Pebble has sold 400,000 smartwatches worldwide and has recently launched the Pebble Steel, a new series that focuses more on a sleek and metallic design for the watch body.

Photo Credits: Pebble

Photo Credits: Pebble

So if you can’t wait any longer to get your hands on one of these sweet new watches you can head on over to getpebble.com and place your order for any of the designs which range from $150 to $249 (excluding shipping cost).

Take a look at the swanky new Pebble Steel here: http://vimeo.com/83385338