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Master Geek

# 214258 4-May-2017 07:37
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Hi all,

I'm interested in buying a Pebble Time or Pebble 2. They are fairly cheap on Amazon (because of the buy out) but checking first if there is anything local.


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Uber Geek

  # 1775378 4-May-2017 09:44
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Not quite answering your question, but I recently bought a Pebble Time Steel from Amazon US and it was delivered very quickly and quite cheaply

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Master Geek

  # 1775825 4-May-2017 19:00
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Not quite answering your question, but I recently bought a Pebble Time Steel from Amazon US and it was delivered very quickly and quite cheaply





Can I ask how much it cost you?


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Uber Geek

  # 1775846 4-May-2017 19:33
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Total cost was USD 116.68, which converted to NZD174.91


I think they were advertised at USD $119 at that time, but some tax was deducted before P&P added


They're now even cheaper - USD 87.55 - insanely good deal at that price.  I'd probably pay the extra $20 for silver though

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  # 1775913 4-May-2017 21:32
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Based on my experience with having a Pebble you're unlikely to find much locally. I wouldn't part with mine.


I've got a Steel (Black) and a Pebble 2 Heart Rate. I'd have bought the Steel 2 HR if they'd followed through and made them. The Pebble 2 is so much better battery life wise and feature wise than the Steel. That's not to say the Steel isn't bad to start with, good battery and good apps.


The Steel looks much better but the 2 does so much more. The only reason I still use my Steel is my phone doesn't currently support Bluetooth LE. The text, email, call notifications are so useful to me. At work or in a meeting I leave the phone on silent and left the Pebble let me know whats coming in. You can reject calls and send a text reply to the caller from the Pebble.


I also find the Heart Rate feature pretty good on the 2 despite what many reviewers said. It actually works quite well. You do need to be wearing it for more than a few minutes for it to read properly. Pebble Health is good too.


You won't be disappointed with either, on the balance I think I'd go for the Pebble 2 HR unless you really want the look of the Steel.

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