Now that the Pebble appstore has been out and developers have had time to push some apps to the store, I finally have the apps on my Pebble that I find the most useful and interesting. I currently have 7 of the 8 slots available on Pebble filled with different watch faces and apps that can all be found in the Pebble appstore.
1. Modern Longlife (Black)
First things first, watchfaces. This is the watchface that I use on the daily. It is simple, easy to read, and has the information I want right on it in clear view. It doesn’t have a seconds hand because seconds hands will actually kill the battery faster because of the constant refreshing of the display. It also has a small battery indicator that gives the battery life of the Pebble, a Bluetooth indicator to show that it is connected to your device, and last but certainly not least, it has the current day of week and day of month at the bottom. Everything I need at a quick glance. It is a watch, after all. This also comes in an inverted white option if you’d rather.
2. Mac System 3 Chicago
This one is more form over function and brings out my geeky side. I own a 1984 Macintosh, so once I saw this it was a no brainer. It is just a watchface that looks like you are running a miniature Macintosh on your wrist, with the time, day of week, month, and day of the month. If you are into retro looking things like this, go ahead and load this on your Pebble.
Evernote. Every one knows the name, and you either love it or you hate it. I had been trying to find a use for Evernote for what seemed like an eternity (maybe a little exaggerated), and finally with the Pebble app I have. I find it great for things like shopping lists or just quick notes that you know you’ll need to quickly access. If you’re already a big user of Evernote, I’m sure you could find a good use for something like this.
Calling all Starbucks fanatics, go download this Pebble app. Using this Pebble app, you can view your current Starbucks account balance by inputting your information and even see how many more until a free drink, etc. Something else that’s awesome? You can type in your Starbucks card number and it will generate a barcode which will be shown on the watch and actually works with scanners at Starbucks. Pay with your phone? No, pay with your watch.
5. Battery Monitor
This does exactly what it says. It is a battery monitor so you can quickly check the battery life of your Pebble, and it also shows whether it is discharging or charging, etc. While the watchface has a battery indicator, this just gives a little more specific information.
6. 7-Minute Workout
I’m not a huge fan of the whole health-tracking trend, but never did I say it isn’t great that there are apps to help you with working out. I just don’t need to take my heart rate or something like that. If you don’t have much free time in a day, 7-Minute Workout is a great little app that you can put on your Pebble and it does exactly what the apps for your iPhone and other devices do, except on your wrist. It vibrates when you switch between workouts and, from my experience, is easier than having to keep up with a device, instead having it running directly on your wrist.
Last but not least is a nice timer application that is aptly named Timer. I use this mostly for when I am cooking because, as those that cook know, timers come in handy quite often. You can change the timer to be accurate to the minute if you need to do some random time, and it vibrates your wrist once it is done. Simple, to the point, easy to use, and that makes it great.
Why do I not have the 8th filled? Because I’m impatiently awaiting the launch of the ESPN Pebble app that was said to be coming, but has yet to materialize. If you don’t have a Pebble but want to get one, head over here: getpebble.com. Cam and I both have given our thoughts on Pebble, and we loved it.
What do you think? What apps are on your wrist? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle. I would love to hear recommendations!