The Pebble Smartwatch first made headlines after smashing records for crowd funding the project, after achieving more than 100 times their original target of $100,000 to develop the project. It may be quite impressive to see a watch with a stopwatch or even a pedometer, the Pebble has promised to be significantly more than just a watch with a few extra features, and to really be the first real smartwatch.
Bluetooth Interaction With Your iPhone Or Android Smartphone
The ability to stay in touch with friends and family has been taken to a new level as smartphones are all capable of keeping up to date with Facebook and Twitter. With the Pebble, those situations where checking on the mobile phone isn’t possible can be replaced with a quick glance at the updates on the adaptable screen of the Pebble. Even text messages, emails and calendar reminders can be routed straight to the screen of the smartwatch, which makes staying in touch and knowing what is going on even easier than getting the smartphone out of your pocket.
Practicality And Style
One of the first things that you will notice when you start wearing the Pebble out and about is that the screen really reacts well in any surroundings, with a bright LCD screen that is easily read in direct sunlight. The back-light also means that the Pebble is equally visible in lower light, and it can also be customized with a wide range of different watch faces. Whether you like digital screens with numbers or words on the screen, or you prefer the traditional analogue watch face, you can quickly flick back and forth between your favourite screens.
Apps For A Watch?
The growth of the app market for mobile phones has seen a multi-billion dollar market grow for developers, and there are already developers getting involved in apps for this remarkable little watch. The application for sports and outdoors enthusiasts is only just being exploited. One of the first aspects is that the watch does have the option of being used for running and cycling, offering a real-time display of the speed and distance figures. Another of the great apps for the Pebble is a golf range finder, which is much more practical when mounted on the wrist than it is in the usual portable tool.
The Watch That Offers Everything?
There is no doubt that the Pebble is certainly a very exciting prospect, and with the interactive options to connect to your smartphone, it could be a great addition to your gadget collection. Innovative options such as the option to control the music on your phone are great. This means you can change tracks or playlists without having to dig the handset from a pocket or rucksack where it is safe and dry. Watches may have been a market which has been outdated by the smartphone, but offering a fully waterproof smart device that is really practical and innovative, the Pebble is certainly a smartwatch that will be rocking many wrists once it hits the market.