Recently, Pebble released firmware version 4.0 for the Pebble Time, Time Steel and Time Round with some very cool features on board. After updating, we spent the last few days checking out all the changes made to Pebble’s software and we thought we’d share some of our favorite updates and changes with you.
Picking a smartwatch today can be a laborious task. There’s 20 different watches one can look at while at Best Buy alone, and the search only gets more confusing as you get caught in the weeds comparing specs. As a former member of the Android Wear team and the owner of a smartwatch watch strap company, I personally own every Pebble, Android Wear and Apple Watch – except the Apple Watch Edition, $17k is a little much for something other than a Rolex… Working with these watches everyday for the last 2 years, I’ve slowly come to the conclusion that the Pebble Time is the best smartwatch money can buy.
To prove my point, I’ve compiled a list of 4 reasons why the Pebble Time is the best.
I’m new to the Pebble world. I received my Pebble Time Round in rose gold just last week, and I’m hoping to help other new owners through their first steps with their shiny new purchase. I love all things tech, but the farthest I’ve gotten into the smart watch world is a Fitbit Charge, and that doesn’t really count as a smart watch at all. I used my Fitbit faithfully for almost a year, but the boring look and the need to press a button every time I wanted to see the time wore on me after a while.
When I saw that the latest Pebble watches had a very slim profile, a great new color coming out, and it could take the place of my Fitbit by tracking my steps and sleep, I was sold. The last thing I wanted was to look like I was wearing a calculator watch circa 1992. The Time Round seemed like a genuine step toward smart watches that don’t interfere with daily life; they simply enhance it. That’s exactly what I was looking for.