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Pebble SmartWatch Hands-On Video: It's Finally Here

Authored by: Steven Blum — Jan 10, 2013

Pebble has announced it will be shipping to Kickstarter backers starting on January 23rd, and the company gave visitors to CES an exclusive look at the hardware and software on its smartwatch. Scroll on for a hands-on video with the device.

In addition to a number of watchfaces, the smartwatch can connect to any Android running version 2.3.3 or higher via Bluetooth 4.0. When someone text messages your phone, the text message appears on your wrist instantly. You can either dismiss the text message on your own or it will dismiss itself after a moment.

Unlike many of the other smartwatches on the market, the Pebble watch actually has a long battery life. Owners can expect at least seven days of battery life on one of these babies. Additionally, the e-ink display means better visibility in the sunlight.

Because Pebble focuses on doing a few things well – like displaying the time, text messages and your music library – it comes across as having a much cleaner interface than, say, the Sony smartwatch. Other stand-out features include vibration, a backlight and ambient light sensor.

Pebble smartwatches are currently available for pre-order over on the website GetPebble.com. You can order one for $150.

 

Source: BBC

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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  • Anna F. Jan 10, 2013 Link to comment

    I'm so looking forward to getting this watch! I'm just afraid the bluetooth connection is gonna drain my phone's meager 1600mAh battery....:(