The clock of the 21st century arrives that has already thousands of fans, even if not yet in production. It's called Pebble, uses e-paper technology and connects to iPhone and Android smartphones via Bluetooth. A truly unmissable object. Call it a reductive watch only. Thanks to the many Apps and customization possibilities it becomes a (…)
The clock of the 21st century arrives that has already thousands of fans, even if not yet in production. It is called Pebble, uses e-paper technology and connects to iPhone and Android smartphones via Bluetooth. A truly unmissable object. Call it a reductive watch only. Thanks to its numerous Apps and customization possibilities, it becomes a companion for everyday life.
Eric Migicovsky and his team have already created in Pulse dedicated to Android and Balckberry systems. Now to please the millions of iPhone owners and offer more to the Androidians, they have taken a step forward. Pebble still a prototype, although fully functional, but its developers are optimistic and after three years of work, they are ready to attack the market with a large-scale production. Anyone wishing to contribute to the project can do so by pre-ordering one or more copies on KickStarter.com.
How does it work. By connecting to your smartphone, Pebble alerts you, with a silent vibration, when there is an incoming call, a message or an e-mail. Agenda, twitter and Facebook messages, can also produce the same alert. And just shake your wrist so the notification stops. Android users can also receive text messages directly on Pebble.
The downloadable applications, and the many watchfaces, really satisfy everyone. Its e-paper display (144 x 168 pixels with night-vision lighting) can be infinitely changed based on the occasion or mood. It's already tons – its creators say the reasons created to always wear the most suitable watchface.
In addition to the notification and clock functions (the display in this mode is always active) Pebble accompanies you in the most diverse daily activities. Do you love cycling? On your wrist you will have a mini-computer that, through the GPS of your mobile phone, will allow you to view speed, distance and pace. The same is true if you choose to take a good run. In the meantime you can listen and manage the music on your phone.
The possibilities are almost endless and their creators are already working on other dedicated applications: rangefinders for golf players, times of the first bus leaving, push notifications from mobile phones, sleep data, etc.
Not compatible with Blackberry, Windows Phone 7 and Palm, supports iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S with iOS 5 or any iPod Touch with iOS 5. It also supports Android devices with OS 2.3 or higher and works very well with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) .
It is recharged via USB and battery life of about 7 days. The phone on the other hand will lose a 5-10% charge per day to power the connection to Pebble
The colors currently available (but anyone can vote for new ones) are Artic White, Jet black and Cherry red. The price? $ 115 for the Black, 125 for the other two colors.