So as I had a year to anticipate the watch I also had a year to find the perfect watch strap. I’m a fan if wider cuff style watch straps. The skinny pebble watch didn’t suit my wrist. So I found a great fossil watch that met my vision perfectly.
Once I slapped it on my wrist I immediately wanted to protect it from scratches so I ordered some skins. And took the opportunity to play with the color as well. I picked up a silver look. So enough about how it looks. How does it work.
After I paired the pebble to my iPhone 5 it immediately started displaying all my SMS messages and call display. I had read the email notifications are a little quirky from iOS so I played with that and expected it to be intermittent. But all in all it did what I had hoped. It allows me to at a glance see how urgent the notification is on my phone. Do I really need to pull it out and respond or just make a mental note and carry on focusing on the task at hand. I even had a comment from my wife that I was less distracted with her and my kids. That’s huge for me.
I’ve always been a watch user so this is for me the perfect marriage between a watch and my phone. Sure you can cram more features into a watch but at expense of battery life or size etc. The Pebble suits me perfectly. Great kickstarter experience. Glad I was apart of it.