About a month ago I came across a funky watch called the Pebble smart watch. Seeing as it’s a watch, I guess I should tag it under “menswear” but this isn’t any old watch. The watch is able to connect to your phone allowing you to control things such as answering calls, read your notifications and control your music player among many other things.
The design of the watch is very basic and simple it consists of a single white rubber strap which fits firmly and is adjustable, I opted for the 'Arctic White' colour as it matches my current phone, it comes in many colours ranging from; orange, red, black and grey. It consists of only four buttons for up, down, select and back. The watch can also be worn in the shower making sure you won't miss an important text while showering.
A feature I like most about the watch is the alarm. The watch will send a vibration to your wrist ensuring it wakes you up in the morning (this is perfect if you struggle to get out of bed in the morning and need something with a little more oomph). The watch connects with both iPhone devices and Android, and has a battery life of 5 days. It has the ability to control your music too. You may be wondering about my 'Time Traveller' watch I reviewed a while back. Well I love having more than one watch and will be wearing that one on formal occasions such as weddings.
The watch also features an app store where you can download additional watch faces/apps, one of my favourite apps has to be the 'UK Transport' app where I can find out the bus/train times straight from my phone this is really handy for them spontaneous trips. One of my favourite watch faces has to be the Doctor Who watch face, this watch face shows each doctor for each hour (pretty cool right?)
The watch only weighs a mere 38g and only uses 5% of your phone's battery. I've owned this watch for about 4 weeks now and have noticed that the Pebble takes about 10% of the phones battery but it's worth every percent because you can sneakily check your notifications when you have a strict lecturer, you know them ones I'm on about. :)
Pebble have recently released a stainless steel version of the watch, which definitely caught my eye and may be one for the future.
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I would definitely recommend this watch to anyone, it does exactly what its supposed to and looks good while it does.
Thank you. Till next time, Adil.