Pebble is a pioneer among the Smartwatch manufacturers. Now comes the next Smartwatch by Pebble, which bears the name of Pebble time after the Pebble Smartwatch. The Pebble time release is scheduled for late July. In contrast to other Smartwatch Pebble opts for manufacturers such as Apple,Samsung and Sony, an ePaper display and operation with buttons. Learn about how the time of pebble in our test fails, here.
___Technische data Pebble time
In contrast to the majority of mobile phone watches the Pebble Smartwatch can be, with Android, as well as with Apple’s iOS dock. Has it only joined the watch with its Smartphone, one always keeps an overview of the time and incoming messages. Thanks to the ePaper display, the battery life is up to one week. Overall, the display of the time of Pebble can display up to 64 colors. Sounds in the first moment but little, but no big difference is.
Display of the time of Pebble
The display size is 1.25 inches with a resolution of 144 x 168 pixels. Graphics and writings are read off immediately. In direct sunlight no one can hold a candle the Pebble time, also not a Apple Watch or LGs watch urban. Thetime of Pebble is packaged in a watch design, no proper Smartwatch, buta smart watch.
Battery life Pebble time
The battery has a capacity of 150 mAh. Inside lives a ST Micro STM32F439micro controller with 180 MHz. Although the processor seems weak, he copes very well at the time of Pebble. The internal memory is 16 MB. Two sensors were used: an accelerometer 083 TS by Bosch Sensortec and a digital compass MAG3110 3D by Freescale.
Pebble time hands-on video
Comparison to the Pebble Smartwatch
The time of course noble and sporty looks compared the Pebble Smartwatch. The time is flatter and less clunky. The Pebble time Cabinet is made of textured plastic. The Gorilla glass to protect against scratches. The button layout has remained the same: top left a button on the right side three buttons. Like a normal watch, is also available at the time of Pebble no touch screen.
Pebble OS 3.0
Apps from the old Pebble watch can be easily transferred in switching overto the time. The time with the Smartphone can be connected, you must install the Pebble time app. As a whole are now 50 seats for apps available. The apps have been redesigned completely colored. Makes arrangements a lot more here. As usual, the installation of apps beyond the Smartphone. Meanwhile, around 8000 apps available are (most are free). Via Bluetooth, the apps are installed then simply via the connected Smartphone. Same wayyou installed the updates, the Pebble is available.
Play music on your Smartphone, so the title on the display of the time of Pebble is displayed. On the clock you can easily the title forward or rewind and change the volume.
Overall, a very fleet performance has the Pebble time with OS 3.0.
With a built-in microphone, you can easily record voice memos, and also respond to detailed messages. Android users can use the microphone evenwhen apps like Facebook and WhatsApp. iOS users can use the MIC currently only with Google’s Gmail app.
Also is the clock through so-called “smart straps” retrofit. These are bracelets, which in addition have GPS or other sensors (see video).
Test result Pebble time
The Pebble time really has a unique and sophisticated concept. So none of our tested wearables could surprise. Of course, manufacturers such as Samsung and Apple have a stronger color screen, can’t keep up with but nevertheless in Sunshine with the Pebble time. In terms of battery life, we need not even begin. The time scores with his maturity, ease of use and innovative ideas. Even Apple user can safely access at the time, because you can be connected with an iPhone.