Just got my pebble in (4 days ago) , thought I would do a quick review for all those eagerly waiting..
The menu navigation is extremely fast (no lag), the latest firmware does a nice job of organizing the new watch faces.
Limited to 8 watch faces - not a big deal for me I really only use 1 or 2 but as apps come along I am concerned of how much internal storage will be available.
I have had zero issues with the pebble dying randomly or disconnecting from my watch (within reasonable circumstances, of course if you walk ..id say 20+ feet away it looses signal)
Only complaint I have software side is the need for an always on battery indicator, not knowing where my battery life stands can be annoying
All my notifications have worked with no issues which is completely unexpected.
While I haven't scratched mine, its coming.. if you are rough on your watches you will want to consider a screen protector (mine came with plastic on the watch face so, for now I will keep that on)
In daylight I can see everything on the screen crystal clear no issues at all, I am pretty impressed with the ePaper/eInk/LCD screen :)
You can see pixels, it is not enough to bother me and I don't think the average user will have any issues but its worth noting if you are like me carrying around all these retina/hd devices
Back light works and makes text readable at night, no complaints, had no issues with bluetooth.
I have gone 4 days uncharged and I have not seen the low battery sign in the menu, looking good.
I thought I would put this one in its own category because I feel this really is where pebble team dropped the ball on quality. The band is absolutely awful (sorry pebble team), it is not the thick band shown in the kickstarter video, it is very thin, looks cheap, doesn't form to your wrist well and honestly hurts to wear sometimes. Prob cost them 2 cents in china. You will need to find a new band if not have one ready when the pebble arrives (22mm).
Absolutely love getting text on my watch, only issue is I cannot reply to them. I think a predefined list of responses would be nice. Suggestions would be - OK, YES, NO, CALL YOU LATER, ON MY WAY.. even some user defined ones would be nice. I bet this is already in the works but just a suggestion.
I would imagine that Pebble 2.0 will have a mic, thus allowing Siri functionality, not sure how battery life would workout but would add tons of functionality to the watch.
<rant> Flat out, the communication from this company was horrible from the time that they realized they couldn't delivery to the time I received the item was unpleasant. It was about a 1 year journey that I will never do again with another product</rant>
I would give this watch a 7/10 - Being able to reply back to text and upgraded strap would put it to a 9, if it had all that and a mic for Siri (dreaming) it would be a 10. Id like to note I gave a 1 point reduction for the strap, although it should probably be more and I would give another 2 point deduction if we factored in communication/delays from the company but this is strictly a device rating.
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