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Old 29-01-2013, 19:48
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As per title ....

Relevant here as they connect to phones via Bluetooth
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Old 29-01-2013, 19:55
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Yep, I am mate. Any idea on release date, stockist, price etc?
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Old 29-01-2013, 19:55
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Yep!

I pre-ordered one (I missed the Kickstarter deadline), and it will allegedly be with me in March (subject to Pebble actually ramping up their mass production...).

A review here: http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/28/39...rtwatch-review

Seems the best of the current smart watches. I've seen others, but they are either much more basic without being much cheaper (e.g. Cuckoo) or they cost more but don't sound any better (e.g. MetaWatch).
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Old 29-01-2013, 19:57
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Yep, I am mate. Any idea on release date, stockist, price etc?
The only way is to order one directly and wait. They're not heading for normal retail.

$150 pre-order: http://getpebble.com/

Mass production started earlier this month. Assuming it ramps up as intended, they'll have the initial Kickstarter orders done within the next couple of months, and will then start on the pre-orders...
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Old 29-01-2013, 20:08
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I backed via kickstarter on April 18th so im in the first half of the kickstarters ......

still going to be a while i reckon i cant see them getting through all the kickstarter orders for a couple of months. They were due to be producing 15000 a week but so far they have managed about 10% of that

Trying to decide whether to buy a Sony Liveview generation 2 while im waiting
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Old 29-01-2013, 20:16
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I backed via kickstarter on April 18th so im in the first half of the kickstarters ......

still going to be a while i reckon i cant see them getting through all the kickstarter orders for a couple of months. They were due to be producing 15000 a week but so far they have managed about 10% of that

Trying to decide whether to buy a Sony Liveview generation 2 while im waiting
IS that the Sony Smartwatch?

I was going to get one last week at 64 but its went up to 74 now on Amazon
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Old 29-01-2013, 20:20
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IS that the Sony Smartwatch?

I was going to get one last week at 64 but its went up to 74 now on Amazon
yep im sure i saw them at 64 too
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Old 29-01-2013, 20:23
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I'd get one if it wasn't for the fact that as the website says Bluetooth uses 5-10% more battery life. I'd run out of battery probably every day before I get home to re-charge.

I will probably get one (or a similar product) when smartphone batteries improve.
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Old 29-01-2013, 20:31
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I'd get one if it wasn't for the fact that as the website says Bluetooth uses 5-10% more battery life. I'd run out of battery probably every day before I get home to re-charge.

I will probably get one (or a similar product) when smartphone batteries improve.
my phone is charging at my desk anyway so battery life doesnt worry me too much ....
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Old 29-01-2013, 20:43
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see i have a lot of watches but most under about 150. I just couldnt see myself wearing anything bling
I wasn't trying to offend. Sorry
JD has kicked in and I lose control Haha
I do like the idea. Very cool. Would certainly be intersted. Thanks for informing me of it.

I do actually have a Rolex Explorer. My Gran left me a couple of grand when she died and I thought, now, I could go and buy a massive Plasma which in ten years will be defunct, or I could buy something I could remember her by and I could pass on to my Son later on. I went into my local dealer and got treated like royalty, which was nice. He let me try on some blingy Gold and Diamond Rolexs too. One was 15 grand!!
I also don't do bling though so I got a nice stainless steel black faced one. Worn it every day for 5 years and not a scratch on it. That's quality.
Just found out it's now worth 3500 second hand!! Not going to sell it though ever, obviously.
Hope you don't think I'm an arse now
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Old 29-01-2013, 20:54
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I wasn't trying to offend. Sorry
JD has kicked in and I lose control Haha
I do like the idea. Very cool. Would certainly be intersted. Thanks for informing me of it.

I do actually have a Rolex Explorer. My Gran left me a couple of grand when she died and I thought, now, I could go and buy a massive Plasma which in ten years will be defunct, or I could buy something I could remember her by and I could pass on to my Son later on. I went into my local dealer and got treated like royalty, which was nice. He let me try on some blingy Gold and Diamond Rolexs too. One was 15 grand!!
I also don't do bling though so I got a nice stainless steel black faced one. Worn it every day for 5 years and not a scratch on it. That's quality.
Just found out it's now worth 3500 second hand!! Not going to sell it though ever, obviously.
Hope you don't think I'm an arse now
lol. i didnt think you were one before

i know plenty of people who spend a fortune on watches and i can understand why - but its not for me .... i prefer variety. ive probably spent a similar amount but got a variety of watched.

Wasnt dissing your decision though

The Pebble just struck me as a fun toy. I like watches. I like gadgets. Why not combine the two

The Liveview doesnt look quite as fun but ive waited about 9 months for my Pebble and I just want my toy now
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Old 29-01-2013, 20:54
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my phone is charging at my desk anyway so battery life doesnt worry me too much ....
Yeah, I charge my phone every day or two anyway, so having a bit less battery left each day isn't an issue for me. Hopefully it will improve once it starts using Bluetooth 4 (I think it supports it but doesn't yet use it?).
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Old 29-01-2013, 20:55
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Yeah, I charge my phone every day or two anyway, so having a bit less battery left each day isn't an issue for me. Hopefully it will improve once it starts using Bluetooth 4 (I think it supports it but doesn't yet use it?).
yep the bluetooth 4 hardware is there but they arent enabling it on Day 1.
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Old 29-01-2013, 20:56
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I backed via kickstarter on April 18th so im in the first half of the kickstarters ......

still going to be a while i reckon i cant see them getting through all the kickstarter orders for a couple of months. They were due to be producing 15000 a week but so far they have managed about 10% of that

Trying to decide whether to buy a Sony Liveview generation 2 while im waiting
The Pebble just struck me as a fun toy. I like watches. I like gadgets. Why not combine the two
Exactly!

I just wish I'd backed it in time. Wouldn't have saved much, but would at least have got me higher up the queue... although as you say the queue is going to still be very slow anyway!

Hopefully it won't take them too long to ramp up...
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Old 29-01-2013, 20:58
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yep the bluetooth 4 hardware is there but they arent enabling it on Day 1.
Ah, good. Soon, hopefully.

As it is it already looks really cool, but it'll be even better once they start the (alleged) regular updates... Plus there'll be 3rd party apps too.
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Old 29-01-2013, 21:13
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lol. i didnt think you were one before

i know plenty of people who spend a fortune on watches and i can understand why - but its not for me .... i prefer variety. ive probably spent a similar amount but got a variety of watched.

Wasnt dissing your decision though

The Pebble just struck me as a fun toy. I like watches. I like gadgets. Why not combine the two

The Liveview doesnt look quite as fun but ive waited about 9 months for my Pebble and I just want my toy now
Yeah, I wouldn't actually spend that kind of money on a watch normally. The funny thing is though, you DO actually get what you pay for. Somehow it looks like real quality, people ask me about it all the time. I've worn it every day for 5 years, even doing manual farming type work and it still looks like new. The Saphire crystal has not a single hairline scratch on it even though I've banged and scraped it against various things including a concrete wall. The 18/10 stainless steel is barely marked either.
This IS going to sound gay, but you do sort of feel special wearing it and I would be the last person to say so. Since I'm going to hand it down it's probably one of the best things I've ever bought.

Back on topic.....
Yeah, I might get one too now. Pretty neat toy as you say.
Right, I'm off to check it out some more.
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Old 30-01-2013, 11:47
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Seems like the Liveview 1 is truly appalling - the Liveview 2 is rather better.

I was hoping to be in the first couple of weeks of Pebble production but it seems things arent going as quickly as they thought
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:59
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IS that the Sony Smartwatch?

I was going to get one last week at 64 but its went up to 74 now on Amazon
back down to 65 .....

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-Generat.../dp/B006RJR62I

tempted just as a plaything
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:07
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I couldn't be bothered having to charge my watch every 3 day...

As for the pebble it has promise but I think I will wait for the second gen.
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Old 02-02-2013, 14:57
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Ooooooo!!! To get or not to get.......
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Old 02-02-2013, 17:23
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What's a pebble watch?
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Old 02-02-2013, 18:11
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What's a pebble watch?
http://getpebble.com/

made famous by being a hugely popular kickstarter funded build.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20961434
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Old 02-02-2013, 21:17
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Ooooooo!!! To get or not to get.......
It's very tempting ...

Picked up the original (well second gen?) SE bluetooth watch, the Fossil designed MBW-150. Got it for a good price, and its a good looking watch - doesn't look like a gadget.

And now that the OLED screen has faded to almost nothing, it is just a watch. I knew that older OLED screens could fade, but this is to the point of being barely visible at nighttime.

The vibration was never strong enough to be felt when i was cycling, and being able to read text messages or check incoming calls was a nice idea, but really of little use.

Pebble could be a little more interesting, wish they'd gone for an e-Ink screen.
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Old 02-02-2013, 21:26
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It's very tempting ...

Picked up the original (well second gen?) SE bluetooth watch, the Fossil designed MBW-150. Got it for a good price, and its a good looking watch - doesn't look like a gadget.

And now that the OLED screen has faded to almost nothing, it is just a watch. I knew that older OLED screens could fade, but this is to the point of being barely visible at nighttime.

The vibration was never strong enough to be felt when i was cycling, and being able to read text messages or check incoming calls was a nice idea, but really of little use.

Pebble could be a little more interesting, wish they'd gone for an e-Ink screen.
i believe that proper e-ink screens didnt allow fast enough refresh rates for what they wanted to do.
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Old 02-02-2013, 21:26
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Saw the pebble but still loving this one

http://cookoowatch.com/
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