[Chugalug] Love my Pebble wrist watch
jnylen at gmail.com
Tue Aug 20 01:45:18 UTC 2013
Yep I want one now. This is a watch I might actually wear.
On Fri, Aug 16, 2013 at 1:01 PM, Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>wrote:
> 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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