My experience with the Pebble Smart Watch
by Lisa Wilson
Since the early 2000s, watches have slowly been falling out of favor. This conversation, in a scene from the movie Finding Sarah Marshall, is a case of art imitating life:
“How long you lived out here?
Man, I don’t know. I quit wearing a watch when I moved out here.
Wow, that’s so cool.
No, like my cell phone has a clock on it, so I don’t really need it.”
I’ve had similar conversations with friends, the gist being ‘who needs a watch, when I can check my phone.’ According to an industry expert, quoted on MarketWatch.com, “Wearing a watch was deemed not only unnecessary but uncomfortable for tasks such as typing on a keyboard.” The article also stated that the only increase in watch sales was in high-end watches, worn simply as a status symbol.
With the Pebble, it makes sense to wear a watch again. It goes beyond the label of time-piece, and it’s so much more than just a status symbol. I love how my Pebble is both watch and personal assistant! I sync it to my iPhone, load some apps, and ‘Presto!’, it becomes a personal assistant! I love how it tells me the time, the weather, the date, controls my music, and alerts me to incoming texts and phone calls.
Here are a few things I can do with my Pebble –
1. Get ready at the Starting Line
2. Sync with the weather so I’m prepared for anything.
3. Download a new watch face just for fun.
4. Track my Blood Alcohol Level after some celebratory beers!
Pebble tracks my workout, without having to switch to a GPS watch, maps my journey, and even guides me back to my car. I can track sports action without begin stuck in front of a TV, download new watch faces to keep things interesting ,and after a few celebratory toasts, a Pebble app can even estimate my blood alcohol level.
I can quickly change or customize the watch face, so Pebble is perfect for any occasion. No matter what app I’m using, the convenience of the Pebble translates not only to my everyday life, but to the race course, as well. The Pebble puts the fun in function, and makes the Pebble possibilities endless! So, go get your own Pebble, and make awesome happen!