Pebble App Launches Just in Time for First Smart Watch Deliveries

The iPhone app needed to unlock much of the functionality of the Pebble e-paper smart watch is now available for download from the iTunes Store - just in time for the first deliveries of the devices.



Pebble had previously suggested that the iPhone app might not be available in time for early deliveries of the watch, which set new records for a Kickstarter project in raising over $10 million in funding.

Pebble provides a range of ways to interact with the iPhone in your pocket via Bluetooth link, including caller ID, SMS and iMessage alerts, calendar reminders, email, Facebook and Twitter messages.

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25 months ago

It's really weird you have to "plug-in" to charge.

They should have made them solar powered or induction charged. It's a hassle to keep a charging cable by the bed every night.

Otherwise neat idea. I'll probably wait for v2.0.


It's even more difficult to keep the sun by the bed every night :D
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25 months ago

It's even more difficult to keep the sun by the bed every night :D


My citizen eco-drive watches have pretty much a perpetual battery. A couple minutes of direct sunlight or 5 - 10 minutes under a lamp is all that it needs to keep it charged.

Yes, Pebble uses Bluetooth which uses more power, but Citizen has a bluetooth watch (Citizen Proximity) watch which is solar powered. Even the new GPS watches from Seiko and Citizen are solar powered.

Solar powered watches are very practical and have become the core power technology for most Citizen and Seiko watches these days...
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25 months ago
-hi, do you have the time please?

- yeah sure, one moment, which button was it, "beep/beep", oops, great timing, ok, it's twelve fif...Where did she go?
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25 months ago
I really want one of these. Don't really need a smaller device to keep me from looking at my small device. But I want one anyway.
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25 months ago
Can't wait for mine to ship. Been a long time coming, but I'm glad they didn't rush it and made sure it's a high quality product. Plus, the addition of an accelerometer is a bonus.
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25 months ago
It's really weird you have to "plug-in" to charge.

They should have made them solar powered or induction charged. It's a hassle to keep a charging cable by the bed every night.

Otherwise neat idea. I'll probably wait for v2.0.
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25 months ago
It sounds kind of cool, but why does it look like a brick?
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25 months ago
Their thumbnail images in the App Store are PIXELATED!!! That looks VERY unprofessional! :eek:
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25 months ago

How can people on the App Store be giving the app 5 star reviews when all it does is open and give you a link to help and tech support?!

Idiots!


I think the question is who these people actually are... Or who they work for/associated with.
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25 months ago

It sounds kind of cool, but why does it look like a brick?


I have to agree. I'd be interested in one of these if it didn't look like something out of the 80's. Needs to be slim and sleeker.
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