[Chugalug] Love my Pebble wrist watch

Chad Smith chad78 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 20 03:47:48 UTC 2013


da frak is a "watch"?

*- Chad W. Smith*


On Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 8:45 PM, James Nylen <jnylen at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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