Trading Functionality for Battery Life with a Pebble Time

Pebble Time with Michael

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As I mentioned in my last article here, I recently changed the primary watch face on my Pebble Time. I was using DIN Time and I’m now using Cool Weather . An interesting thing has happened since I started using Cool Weather- the battery life of my Pebble Time has dropped dramatically. I used to get 4 to 5 days between charges and now I’m getting 2 to 3 days. What’s up with that? What really impacts the battery life of a Pebble Time?

Of course I regularly read on the Internet of people getting up to 7 days of battery life from their Pebble Time watches. Why do some people get such great battery life compared to what I’ve been seeing? Well, it really comes down to functionality vs. battery life. The more you use a Pebble Time, the less battery life you’ll be getting.

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Some Changes to my Pebble Time

Pebble Time with Michael

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Every time I think I’ve gotten my Pebble Time into a completely stable and unchanging condition, something new comes along that catches my eye. It may be a new watch band or watch face or wrap. It may be a new or updated app. Somehow something always seems to keep driving me to make tweaks to the set up of my Pebble Time. Well it’s happened again, and this time it involves two things: a new watch band and a new watch face.

The picture shows what I’m speaking about. The red watch band is from Hammer and it has replaced the NATO black and red watch band that I previously had on my Pebble Time. I actually backed the Kickstarter campaign for this watch band and received my new band a few weeks ago. I’m really loving it. I may even get another Hammer band in black in the near future.

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Pebble Time at the Beach

Pebble Time with Michael

photoThis past week my wife, children, and grandchildren spent time on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We rented a large house right on the beach and enjoyed sunbathing, walks along the beach, fishing, playing games, and relaxing. It was a wonderful vacation!

Of course, my Pebble Time came along with me for this trip. Did it enhance our vacation in any way? Of course it did, and here’s how:

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Using Google’s New #ToDo Service With the Pebble Time

Pebble Time with Michael

photoIn An Extremely Simple Way to Manage To-Dos on a Pebble Time I first mentioned the idea of using Google Calendar to manage To-Dos. It looks like Google has realized how handy this can be and has added a great improvement to their Calendar to better support task management. It’s now easier than ever to do so and it still works great with a Pebble Time.

In order to use this new capability, you will first need to enable this feature on your own Google Calendar. You do so by going to http://www.hashtagtodo.com. There you will find a very brief description of this new Calendar service and be able to enable it in your Google account.

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