When it comes to smartwatches, the round case is starting to pick up steam, thanks to Motorola and the Moto 360.
Pebble Smartwatch: Reviews, Specs, Apps, Features & News
At the tail-end of February, Pebble, the company that kickstarted the smartwatch revolution, announced a brand new wearable: the Pebble Time.
Pebble is one of the most popular names when it comes to smartwatches, especially considering the company has sold more than 1 million units since its launch. Now, something exciting and new might be right around the corner.
Pebble is not shy about adding new features to its smartwatch, the wearable that effectively sparked the revolution many companies have jumped on board.
Smartwatches, it seems, are all the rage. Heck, we’ve featured them numerous times recently on Android Beat. Partly because they’re tech and cool, but also because they work really well with Android smartphones. The OS is flexible enough that a connected smartwatch can, in principle, do almost anything. You’ll have gathered that you can (cough) tell the time(!), see email and messaging notifications, perhaps even get a basic weather forecast, but there are other benefits that only become apparent when you actually start to use a smartwatch.
Continuing our series of articles looking at Android-connected wearables, the Pebble devices seem perennially popular, not least because their battery life on a charge is at least a week and because they’re 100.0% effective when you’re actually mobile, outdoors in the sun. However – which Pebble do you go for? Two models, each which very different look and very different strap options, meaning that a direct comparison here – and an insightful compromise – may well be very helpful for new buyers.
When Pebble launched, it did so with plenty of colors available to wrap around a wrist. But Pebble knew there could be more, so they asked fans to request what they wanted to see. Thousands of colors offered, and here we are with three new, limited time choices.
We don’t apologise for the wealth of smartwatch coverage on Android Beat recently – with smartphones themselves plateauing to a degree, the next big usability enhancement is to take some of the more mundane things you do with your phone and put them on your wrist, on a watch. Dating from a couple of years ago, the Pebble is the best known and most successful smartwatch in the world, but it’s a rapidly expanding area and you’ll have detected a lot of enthusiasm from Rita and I for Android Wear – so roll on a direct comparison!