Another successful purchase from Kickstarter arrived the other day. I finally received my Pebble Time Steel, with Dee-Anne having received her Pebble Time a couple months earlier. Watching her use a new watch while I have been unable to has been unbearable, but I can finally get in on the action now. With a colour display, 10-day battery life and revised user interface, there’s certainly a lot to love and get used to.
The first thing I noticed was it has a good weight on my wrist. Thanks to an all-metal design and presumably glass on the top, compared to an all-plastic design previously. I also have a leather strap on the watch currently, but there’s a link bracelet in the mail, just waiting on it.
I love the new interface, it’s very intuitive and looks great in colour.
It has the same button placements as the first generation, but they are of course more solid feeling, like the rest of the watch. There’s also a mic hole that can be used on Android but unfortunately not yet with iOS. It’s also cool to see my “Champion” status on the back of the watch when I take it off. I have this instead of simply “Kickstarter Backer” because I also backed the first watch.
Of course, the possibilities of watch face are endless.