My Pebble Watch: First Week Using and Coding

One of my gifts for Christmas was a Pebble “classic” smart watch. I’ve wanted one for a while because the idea of smart watches and other wearable computing devices is interesting to me, but having never had any experience with one, it was hard for me to determine if I’d actually like it. The Pebble Classic is cheap enough ($109 here in Canada, generally) that it’s worth the risk. I’ve had my Pebble for a little over a week now and here are my thoughts.

The Concept

The million dollar questions is why would anyone need yet another device to tell them when they have an email or a text message? It’s a good question and part of the reason why I was not 100% sold on the idea, but here’s what I thought the advantages would be and so far it has worked out as I expected.

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Pebble: Moving Beyond the Basics

I’m into month two with my Pebble Classic and in that time I’ve gone through almost every app and watch face in the Pebble App store. That has enabled me to gain a lot of insight into how I use my Pebble and the surprise ending is that although notifications are a big part of its usefulness, I use it for much more than that.

I decided to write this post after reading David Breger’s post on LinkedIn about why he does not wear his Pebble any more. I tried to comment on the post but the Submit button would not enable for me, so I ended up thinking about his post and about how my experience with the Pebble so deeply differed from his. I finally came to realize that David’s post solely focuses around notifications and he has completely missed, or at least did not talk about, the rest of the Pebble ecosystem. So I aim to fix that.

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