Itâ€™s been almost three years since the original Pebble closed up Kickstarter shop with over $10 million. Now, it resurfaced just before MWC 2015 (Mobile World Congress) with its best (or smartest so far?) time gear by the name of â€“ Pebble Time. It is thinner, a stunning color display, a microphone, and boasts an overall great design. The smartwatch is just launched on Kickstarter and since then, everyone is tweeting, posting, commenting and talking about it. So, whatâ€™s in this smartwatch which took internet by storm? We have reviewed Pebble Time including features, specifications, especially at the software and hardware front. For detailed review on the latest tiny gadget, read onâ€¦
Display and Design
Unlike the previous Pebbles, the Pebble Time boasts a color e-paper display, which works at a faster refresh rate than Qualcommâ€™s Mirasol screens. Capable of delivering 30 frames per second animation, Pebble Time lets you switch at a faster speed without giving a pause to your experience. Also available with a backlight, this little gadget promises to deliver the best readable screen in daylight.
The stylish and durable Pebble Time, which is just 9.5mm (20 percent thinner than its predecessor), comes with a slightly curve body and a stainless-steel bezel front. Its Gorilla-covered display makes the tiny gadget – a scratch-resistant smartwatch. Also, its water-resistance technology makes it a perfect device that can be worn while swimming or surfing.
Battery life of up to 7 daysÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Battery life is something that every user looks up to before purchasing any gadget â€“ whether itâ€™s a laptop, smartphone or a smartwatch since battery life is synonymous to better usability. The new Pebble Time has a battery-sipping screen and that too, also a color one â€“ but still, it comes with a promise to offer battery life of up to 7-days. So, stay hooked to your Pebble Time smartwatch and keep playing without having to worry over low-battery alert as long as seven days .
Microphone and Expansion port
Reverting to notifications and short voice notes would have never been easier until Pebble Time wearable! Pebble introduced a new feature called microphone on Pebble Time which will double as a fitness tracker device. Thatâ€™s why Pebble Time will let you track heart-rate, blood sugar, and other details to monitor health condition or progresses when you exercise.
Pebble Time will also serve as an expansion port by allowing you to plug your hardware peripherals to this timepiece. This tiny wearable gadget supports Bluetooth LTE based fitness accessories, such as heart-rate monitors. So, if you like carrying your fitness gadget along, then wrap your wrist with Pebble Timeâ€“ it is definitely going to be a best pick.
A whole new OS with better accessibility
Pebble Time is based on Pebble operating system which is revamped with a new visual style and capabilities such as notifications, steps count, news, reminders. The OS contains more apps now which are organized into a stream right on your home screen. At your single click, your timeline connects to calendars, alarms and apps, organizes all important information. Â Also, the timeline enables you to recall the past, scroll back in time to see the e-mail that you missed, your step count which you forgot to keep a track of, missed events and so on.
Arenâ€™t these features enough to make Pebble Time an outstanding smartwatch and worth your wrist? If it does, then book a Pebble Time for just $199 at Kickstarter because this is the â€˜Timeâ€™ indeed to consider buying a smartwatch as MWC 2015 is nearing â€“ what you say? We need your opinion â€“ drop your comments below.