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Pebble 2

Pebble 2
alaScore 93

17 reviews

Apr, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 17 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The Pebble 2 + HR is inaccurate, outdated, and completely outclassed by other fitness bands and smartwatches.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: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Pebble 2 review

 

I like the Pebble 2 as a watch, but I don't like it as a fitness tracker.

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: Brandon Carte (toptenreviews.com)

Pebble 2 Review

 

We love rooting for an underdog, but the Pebble 2 just isn't a wise choice if you are in the market for a smartwatch. The only thing it really has going for it is impressive battery life. It doesn't track workouts as well as the competition, its voice...

The Pebble 2 has one of the longest-lasting batteries in a smartwatch.

The watch isn’t a very good fitness tracker.

If you want a smartwatch that is simple, works with both Android or iOS, can get wet and has killer battery life, the Pebble 2 could be the smartwatch for you. However, it’s screen is grayscale, it doesn’t track fitness well and its voice recognition...

Dec, 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

 

Before the plethora of Android watches and, eventually, the Apple Watch hit the market, there was Pebble. It wasn't the first ever smartwatch, but it was the first to excite the tech community with its ping-from-phone alerts and apps and was, for a...

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: (stuff.tv)

Pebble 2 review

 

A slick smartwatch brain, plus basic fitness tracking for £100? Yes please

Notifications? Not a problem ; It's got battery for days ; Light and comfortable to strap on all day

Fitness tracking is as basic as it gets ; Few first-party apps

It’s not a premium smartwatch or a pro fitness tracker, but the Pebble 2 nails the middle ground in style

Nov, 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
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