[Chugalug] Love my Pebble wrist watch

Stephen Kraus ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 16 17:01:30 UTC 2013


I've been wondering about those, I think youve sold me Lynn
On Aug 16, 2013 12:59 PM, "Lynn Dixon" <boodaddy at gmail.com> wrote:

> So, I had been following their Kickstarter
> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/597507018/pebble-e-paper-watch-for-iphone-and-android)  a
> while back, and been loosely following their development.
>
> I chose not to buy into their kickstarter for various reasons, and I am
> kinda kicking myself for not jumping in sooner.
>
> Well, fast forward to now.  You can pick up a Pebble at BestBuy for $150.
>  The Chattanooga stores were out of the black color, so my wife was awesome
> enough to pick one up at the Turkey Creek store yesterday.
>
> I love this thing.  I have been looking for a good watch for a while now,
> and have found that most watches fell between super expensive, and super
> cheap, with no good "middle ground" that offered the features I wanted for
> a price I was willing to pay.
>
> Since I primarily wanted a good watch for tracking my flights and flight
> plans (I am a student pilot) "Pilot Watches" were my first choice, but
> found them to be gimmicky, and expensive.
>
> This Pebble with it being open-source and easy to develop for has a TON of
> awesome features that will appeal to pilots and everyone else.  They are
> well made, super lightweight and feel good on the wrist.  The display is an
> E-ink type, and looks great in full bright sunlight, and has a really
> smooth looking backlight for night ops. I just have to shake my wrist to
> get the backlight on, which is awesome if you are  flying.  There are also
> a whole slew of awesome apps and watch faces that are made by pilots.
> Bearing+Distance has been developing their Android app to take advantage of
> the Pebble ( http://bearingdistance.com/1-8-7/ )
>
> If you haven't had a chance to check one out, I recommend you take a look:
>  www.getpebble.com  they are excellent watches!
>
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