Tag Archives: Pebble

What the iWatch needs to succeed

So as some of you may well know, I harbour something resembling an intense hatred of wearable technology. Some of this stems from a stubborn predisposition against watches, and some of it comes from a logical examination of the concept of wearable technology. To summarise my feelings on the latter, I would argue that current smartwatches aren’t capable…

Best Buy to begin selling Pebble Steel smart watch starting Sunday

Original Pebble smart watch (left) and Pebble Steel (right). Pebble has announced in a blog post today that Best Buy stores will begin selling the Pebble Steel in-stores and online beginning this Sunday, June 15. The Best Buy version of the smart watch will sell for $229 and include a leather band, while Pebble’s online store sells the Steel for $249…

Why I hate smartwatches

Ever since the inception of the smartwatch, I’ve found myself looking more and more upon that abhorrent concept with disgust and hatred. I thought I’d take some time to expound a little on why I dislike them so much. I suppose my initial reaction to the smartwatch lies in my disdain for “wearables” in general. I’ve never been a fan of watches, finding…

My 5 favorite Pebble Watchfaces

Since Pebble only gives you space for up to 8 watchfaces and apps, it’s important to find a few favorites and just stick to those. If I could have 20+ installed, I would. But on the plus side, it means I don’t have anything on my Pebble Steel that I don’t really like. Here are the 5 third party watchfaces I’ve loaded on to my smartwatch, and why I like…

What’s on my Pebble

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…

Pebble Steel – The Smartwatch for Grown-Ups [Review]

When the Pebble first came to market as a publicly available and purchase-able product, around a year ago, its market was clear. It was a cool, plastic toy for nerds. It wasn’t the classiest of watches and had questionable build quality. But, its features were awesome enough that many of us tech-heads jumped up and down, got all excited, and couldn’t wait…

Overview of the new Pebble 2.0 update

Finally, the Pebble update to version 2.o has landed! But, what all is included in this monstrous update? Well, a lot, actually. Not only does this include version 2.0 firmware for the Pebble smartwatch, but it also comes with a full revamp of the application itself. No longer is it just a simple front for moving apps to and from your Pebble, but now it…

Pebble appstore is here at last!

At CES in January there were a few major talking points. John Legere got kicked out of AT&T’s party, Michael Bay walked off stage during a Samsung event, and Pebble announced its new Pebble Steel smartwatch and appstore. Arguably the coolest of these was the Steel, but the appstore is by far the most important. In a blog post today, Pebble…