I have had my Pebble for a couple of months now. And so far I am loving it. A (very) quick review of it:
At first, when you take it out of the box, it does look a trifle big. However, once you strap on your Pebble, that feeling goes away quickly. Somehow it feels just right. Do note that if you wear business shirts it will be hard to hide the Pebble under your sleeve (though I see no reason for doing that). The buttons are big and easy to press but sometimes the top right button seems to offer excessive resistance (as if the button is stuck in its plastic groove). The bezel surrounding the screen is also quite large. I presume if there is going to be a Pebble 2, this would be reduced. The strap is plain and ordinary, but easily replaceable. I love the fact that the Pebble is water proof up to 5 ATM; hopping into the pool is no issue.
It’s awesome that the Pebble team decided to use a magnetically attaching charger, but it still irks me that I need to have a separate cable for this. Also while charging it’s hard to keep the cable attached while pressing any buttons as there is no groove for the charger to slot it. Charging is fairly quick.
I can say there is a lot of space for improvement. A lot of things are being reported but what really annoys me is the battery level indicator. The way it is currently supported, leaves me occasionally dry as I am not aware that I am low on juice. The watch faces currently are limited as the full SDK has not been released yet, but I am pleased to see the various options available so far – my favourite being the text clock. One of the most useful features of the Pebble is to receive phone notifications on it. This is great for office as you don’t have to glance at your phone as it buzzes in your pocket. However, one big limitation is that it shows you only the latest notification – if you receive multiple SMSs , you will see only the latest. The most useful application that I find for the notifications, when I receive bank OTP SMSs. No more unlocking the phone to read the PIN; now you can get your OTP without taking off your hands of the keyboard.
So there you have it: The Pebble is money well spent. The only downside is that it will be very hard for me to switch to back to regular watches.