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Topic # 165932 25-Feb-2015 07:30
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Just received an email touting the new Pebble 'Time' smart watch, featuring a colour e-ink display while retaining its 7 day battery life. Available in three colours and with a slightly more rounded, less jarring shape.
I find it interesting that it is being offered via kickstarter again. I would have thought Pebble was beyond this by now, or is it a way to test the market without a huge upfront production cost?




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  Reply # 1246054 25-Feb-2015 07:47
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Yeah. Interesting strategy. It looks like it is working as the pledges are rolling in. Colour epaper = good. Microphone = good. Hardware = not so pretty in the looks department.




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  Reply # 1246059 25-Feb-2015 07:55
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colour eink is cool, but the watch just looks dated, with android wear and ios watch doing so much more...

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1246064 25-Feb-2015 07:58
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how long do you have to wait before you get the watch?

Do we all remember last pebble-gate?





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  Reply # 1246093 25-Feb-2015 08:27
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They said in the video it is pretty much ready. May is delivery date. Surely it couldn't happen twice!




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  Reply # 1246101 25-Feb-2015 08:41
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Then why choose kickstarter?

It doesn't make sense to me.





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  Reply # 1246132 25-Feb-2015 09:17
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Ugly, looks like a kids watch.




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  Reply # 1246175 25-Feb-2015 09:46
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nakedmolerat: Then why choose kickstarter?

It doesn't make sense to me.


 

Because "crowd sourcing" is cool and hip at the moment

 

and fom a Company's point of view as soon as they hit the pledge amount all the cash goes to them,

 

Although to be honest I think that Kickstarter may "incentivise" some companies to use their service to increase Kickstarter's profile, I mean every mention of a a new color e-ink smart watch will include mentioning Kickstarter.....

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1246369 25-Feb-2015 13:24
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Tempted, hmmm.

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  Reply # 1246413 25-Feb-2015 14:16
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Pebble owner here. Not tempted. Have not been happy with it lately, the screen "corrupts" regularly, and it also looses the pairing with the iPhone.

Looking forward to the Apple Watch, which will be available long before this Pebble v. 2.




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  Reply # 1246431 25-Feb-2015 14:36
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The main 2 advantages for pebble is - always ON screen and once a week charge.

I think Apple watch is only rated for 2.5 - 5 hours of usage. Expect the need to charge it every night.





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  Reply # 1246435 25-Feb-2015 14:39
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nakedmolerat: The main 2 advantages for pebble is - always ON screen and once a week charge.

I think Apple watch is only rated for 2.5 - 5 hours of usage. Expect the need to charge it every night.


Just like the phones all of these watches rely on. 




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  Reply # 1246490 25-Feb-2015 15:47
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nakedmolerat: The main 2 advantages for pebble is - always ON screen and once a week charge.

I think Apple watch is only rated for 2.5 - 5 hours of usage. Expect the need to charge it every night.


Just like the phones all of these watches rely on. 


I get 1 1/2 day out of my iPhone 6 Plus.

Don't expect the Apple Watch to last more than a day though.




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  Reply # 1246529 25-Feb-2015 16:26
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jarledb: Pebble owner here. Not tempted. Have not been happy with it lately, the screen "corrupts" regularly, and it also looses the pairing with the iPhone.

Looking forward to the Apple Watch, which will be available long before this Pebble v. 2.


I had that and got mine replaced due to it being a hardware issue. They sent me a new one with in a week of reporting the issue.

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Just missed out on the early bird cheaper version but I've backed the $179 one. 

Been using Pebble for about 18 months now and it's been fantastic, can't wait for the new one!

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  Reply # 1246545 25-Feb-2015 16:42
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jarledb: Pebble owner here. Not tempted. Have not been happy with it lately, the screen "corrupts" regularly, and it also looses the pairing with the iPhone.


Sounds like a problem with your Pebble.  Assume you've been down the restoration path?  Mine has been rock solid, none of those issues you're experiencing.

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