Smartwatches have been on the market for quite some time in our country. But not many have been able to attract as much fanfare as the Pebble smartwatch.
Pebble has finally arrived in India and is selling from Amazon's online stores. The Pebble Classic and all other models including the latest Pebble Time Round are finally up for grabs.
Here are the best reasons why Pebble will put a dent into the smartwatch market, especially for its contender on Android Wear.
The best battery life in the industry
The Pebble smartwatches provide up to 7 to 10 days of battery life. Competitive Android Wear watches provide just 2-3 days worth of juice to carry out all your activities. Pebble has always been a hit in the Kickstarter projects just for this reason.
Compatible with both Android and iOS devices
The Pebble smartwatch is one of the few quality products that are compatible with both Android and iOS users. Unlike Android Wear and Apple Watch which are exclusive to their devices, Pebble has gained an upper hand in this aspect.
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Customizable e-Paper Screens
The Pebble watches have a technology that no other competitive smartwatch currently has. E-Paper has been incorporated in all their models, and the screen sizes vary from one device to the other. However, it is this screen that contributes to the long battery life.
Be part of Pebble Health:
The smartwatch also features Pebble Health, which is its proprietary software that in included in its products. The data collected can also be synced to Google Fit as well as Apple HealthKit. Unlike the competition, even if you move from an Android to iOS device, your data is accessible seamlessly across all devices.
Read it all....right from here
There are many apps that have been incorporated in the Pebble services platform that enable you to read your texts and messages directly from the watch. Android Wear devices require you to either dictate your reply (which are not always accurate) or would then force you to pick your phone to read the entire message.
Pebble simplifies this with easy scrolling. The Pebble has a feature called Timeline which brings muted notification all in a feed from the latest update. Android Wear forces you to keep scrolling from one card to the other and you cannot skip to the last.
Light on budget...yet stylish
The Pebble smartwatch is available for as low as Rs 5999. And at such price points, features like an E-Paper display and a battery life of 7 days are non-existant. With the arrival of Pebble, Android Wear devices in the market will soon face stiff competition and may be forced to further reduce their prices.
The smartwatch has the ability to receive notifications from various third-party apps as well which include Facebook, Instagram etc. Your emails can also be read directly from the watch with ease.
Water resistant...and slim:
Unlike the bulky Android Wear smartwatches, the Pebble is light and slim. It fits perfectly on the wrist. The watch is also water resistant. So there is no worry if you accidently drop water on it.