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Pebble 2

Pebble 2
alaScore 96

13 reviews

Jan, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Pebble 2. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Smart Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Smart Watches the Pebble 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 13 reviews)

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Expert review by: Lauren Goode (theverge.com)

Pebble 2 review: still more smartwatch than health tracker

 

Pebble is the indie band of smartwatches. Ever since the startup company of the same name launched its record-breaking Kickstarter campaign four years ago, it has attracted an enthusiastic fan base...

Accessible price ; Works with both iOS and Android ; Long battery life ; Encouraging activity notifications

Unsophisticated looks ; Inaccurate heart rate tracking ; Not a good workout watch ; Limited voice control

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Kyle Wiggers (digitaltrends.com)

Pebble 2 + Heart Rate review

 

The Pebble 2 + HR is inaccurate, outdated, and completely outclassed by other fitness bands and smartwatches.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Pebble 2 review: An affordable smartwatch with a fitness bent

 

The Pebble 2 is a basic smartwatch that brings some improved fitness features over its predecessor. The black-and-white screen and plastic housing won't win any design awards, but a built-in heart rate monitor gives and water-resistant body lend it...

Long battery life ; Water resistant ; Heart rate monitor ; Affordable ; Improved health app

Dated design ; No GPS

Even though Pebble already offered support for several popular health apps, the Pebble 2 is the company's first genuine attempt to make a more fitness-friendly device. The ability to track your heart rate, plus the addition of Pebble's new Health app,...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Pebble 2

 

Smartwatches are about compromise. Fitting everything on a tiny little wrist-gadget isn't easy. And one thing most smartwatches cut short is battery life. That's why Pebble's watches have always earned a soft spot in my geek heart: they compromise on...

Affordably priced. Five-day battery life. Swim and shower-proof to 30 meters. Always-on display. Improved software makes glancing at quick notifications easier. Built-in microphone for quick text message responses. Works with Android or iOS.

Baked-in fitness tracking is uneven, especially heart rate and workout tracking. Plastic design. Small black and white screen is sometimes hard to read. Pebble's apps and watch face options are often ugly.

The Pebble 2 doesn't win on fitness tracking, but it's still a solid pick for simple notifications and messages on a long-battery budget smartwatch.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Valentina Palladino (arstechnica.com)

Pebble 2 reviewed: Proof that a heart rate monitor doesn’t make a fitness tracker

 

$130 may get you a HRM, but that doesn't mean it's a serious fitness device.

Pleasant and comfortable throwback design. ; Clear, bold, and backlit display. ; Accurate heart rate monitor. ; Peaking notifications preview what's next on your Timeline so you don't have to manually look. ; Great battery life.

Tracking exercise on the watch only shows you heart rate and duration. ; You need to manually dismiss notifications to see your watch face again. ; Voice recognition isn't very accurate. ; Third-party apps are a mixed bag.

What makes Pebble watches unique in a world where Apple, Google, Fitbit, and others all make similar devices is the interface. The Pebble 2 is a great watch because its hardware doesn't get in the way of telling time, and it clearly and simply helps...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Cam Bunton (pocket-lint.com)

Pebble 2 review: Smart, but not fancy - Pocket-lint

 

For a £100 device, the Pebble 2 has a lot going for it. It's truly cross-platform so that you can use it with an Android phone or iPhone. It has amazing

Easy to use, waterproof, amazing battery life longevity, works well on Android and iOS

Screen is only black and white ePaper, no GPS for location tracking, design is plasticky

For a £100 device, the Pebble 2 has a lot going for it. It's truly cross-platform so that you can use it with an Android phone or iPhone. It has amazing battery life and a user interface that's very simple to use and understand.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

Pebble 2 review

 

The very slight upgrade to the Pebble Classic

Low price ; Excellent battery ; Fun interface

Too simplistic ; No GPS ; Plastic design

A neat watch from Pebble, but we expected more of an upgrade. If you're into notifications and some simple apps you'll enjoy this watch, and especially the price, but ultimately it feels like a very minor refresh of the first Pebble.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Richard Easton (trustedreviews.com)

Pebble 2

 

The original Pebble was the darling of crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, and helped springboard a whole new market for ‘smartwatches'.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Pebble 2 Review: In Depth

 

Pebble 2 review: 3 years after breaking records on Kickstarter, Pebble has released the Pebble 2. Is it an improvement on the original Pebble watch?

Great battery life ; Water resistant ; Feature packed ; Easy to use

Thick bezels ; Lacks style ; No GPS

Pebble’s newest watch retains all of the elements that made its original offering so great but enjoys the benefits of a refined, more compact design, a richer app store, water-resistance and (optional) heart rate tracking.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com.au)

Pebble 2 and Time 2 go for heart rate and battery life in a seriously affordable watch (hands-on)

 

Pebble might not be the largest name in smartwatches, but it was one of the first brands in the category, and its watches still do things that others don't: Always-on screens. Battery life that lasts about a week for most models. You can swim with...

May, 2016
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