Pebble: A Watch That Syncs with Your Smartphone
We are head over heels in love with the Pebble. It's a watch, a smartphone satellite, and a sleek piece of arm candy all in one. As customizable as your trusty iPhone or Android, the Pebble is a watch designed with the 2.0 generation in mind. Best of all, it's on its way to becoming a reality thanks to Kickstarter!
First, how does it work? The Pebble connects to iPhone and Android smartphones using Bluetooth, alerting you with a silent vibration to incoming calls, emails, and messages. No more carrying your phone awkwardly everywhere you go (especially if you're a gal without pockets who doesn't feel like carrying a purse), and you can forget about being the rude dude who keeps his phone on the dinner table.
Plus, the display is made using electronic paper (similar to the Amazon Kindle) so it's totally readable in bright light, and avoids that piercing screen feeling you can get from looking at your phone too much. And if you do need to view it in low light, simply press the backlight just like a regular old digital watch!
Next, Pebble's got a whole host of apps. If you're a cyclist or runner, you can use Pebble to access the GPS on your phone to display speed, distance and pace date.
If you use your phone for music around the house, use the Pebble as a wrist-size remote control and skip over those Celine Dion tracks that always tend to show up when you choose Shuffle All.
And the Pebble is beautiful. With tons of digital watchfaces, the Pebble can be easily customized to your personality, mood, outfit, etc. It currently comes in Arctic White, Jet Black, and Cherry Red, and is compatible with any 22mm watch band. Its internal battery lasts up to 7 days, and it charges via USB on any computer.
So what are you waiting for? Go to the Kickstarter page and help make the Pebble a reality (and get a Pebble in the process)! What other apps would you like to see on this innovative watch? Send us your thoughts on Twitter.