Just as I thought, I got my Pebble watch today! I’m working through some issues that are entirely on my end and should be fixed soon. Here are my first impressions!
I received the box in the mail, it was a nice, long, slender box – it told me exactly what it was. The box was clearly printed on the outside introducing me to my pebble. The box was manufactured with a nice zip strip on the side which was clearly labeled. I pulled the zip, I was in business!
As soon as I opened the box, I was nothing but excited! It was minimal and simplistic! As a WordPress fanatic I am a huge fan of simplicity – decisions, not options. The packaging didn’t include anything extra!! I just had a watch, a charging cord, and a link! The link told me exactly how to get started.
The watch, let me tell you about the watch. I’m already in love. I haven’t worn a watch in years – that has already changed! I will wear this watch quite happily until the end of time. It looks quality. It looks great! I’m so happy I went with black, it just looks classy! Everything looks, and feels, quality. The watch is very nice. The buttons feel very nice, and they are intuitive. On the left side is a single ‘back’ button. On the right is an ‘up’, ‘down’, and ‘select’ button. I didn’t need to read anything, it all just made sense!
Just below the back button is the charging hookup. This was so insanely well done. The charging blows my mind… you mac fans might be familiar with this – it’s new to me. There are 2 contacts on the watch that line up with the charger. These contacts are magnetic – they just click and connect. There is a curved tab on the charger that fits into a slot in the watch preventing you from hooking up the charger wrong.
Overall, my first impressions are that this watch is very well designed! It looks good, and it’s easy and obvious how to make it work! I’m already in love with it! I’ll have post soon about how everything actually works. I would have tht now, exceot I can’t actually make it work right. I have an old Epic 4G phone running CM10.1 – which has known Bluetooth issues. I’m able to pair my phone, but it only connects occasionally. That is an issue on my end. I’m about to switch to Verizon and upgrade my phone in a week, at that time I can post my experience with the watch.
UPDATE: I’ve reviewed my Pebble here, and even found some cool upgrades! I hope to keep experimenting and posting about what I find!
Update your phone to an iPhone and you will be mind blown away – you would not understand why you had not done it sooner.
That will absolutely, positively never happen! Even if I had an iPhone, if it was as out of date as my Android phone is (4 years) – it would be just as useless!
How long ago did you order your Pebble? I’ve been anxiously awaiting mine and havent heard anything from them. Not to mention, how light weight is it? Whats the range on the bluetooth?
I ordered mine a long time ago… I was one of the first 100 supporters to back the project on Kickstarter. It might take a bit for you to get yours yet. They just started full production and shipping. They have to fulfill all the pre-orders they got on kickstarter, then move on to website orders. I imagine it won’t take too long now that they have begun fullscale production. The watch is very light, I can weigh it when I get home from work if you like? I can’t speak to the range yet, my phone has bluetooth issues, so my results are screwy. I’m replacing my phone next week and will provide a full review of all functionality.
I just wanted to follow up with you about the Bluetooth… I don’t have any scientific statistics or hard testing done – but the Bluetooth range seems to be quite good. I leave my phone on my desk and go about my business at work. I may be in the office next door, or wandering around my work area, or up in front of a class instructing and I have maintained connectivity and get all of my messages. So far, I’m quite happy with the range.
Nice writing, thanks for sharing your impressions!
Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment! My full review of my Pebble will be up in 2 weeks! I have a new phone coming next week, I want to get that, and then use the Pebble for a solid week before giving a review. I hope you’ll stop back and read it!
I’m already looking forward for this review!
Two weeks have passed and here I am, I’ll keep looking for the new review
I will get that review up tonight or tomorrow! I got my new phone, and everything works great – so I can write that review
Just like I promised, http://vudu.me/3mg is my review!!
Enjoy your Pebble! Great to see this on our Twitter feed earlier today.
Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment! I’m loving my pebble so far – great job!