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Pebble Time

Pebble Time
alaScore 93

162 reviews

Jan, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 162 reviews of Pebble Time. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, 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 Time is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pebble Time

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Pebble Time from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Smart Watches on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Malarie Gokey (digitaltrends.com)

Pebble Time review

 

The Pebble Time is waterproof, has a sun-friendly screen, and sports 4-day battery life, but it cannot compete with Android Wear and Apple Watch.

Pebble is the grandfather of the modern smartwatch, and it’s starting to spout gray hairs. Long battery life, water resistance, and a display that you can read in the sunlight may be have been great selling points years ago, but Android Wear and the...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Pebble Time review: an underdog among smartwatches

 

Pebble needs to distinguish itself from its Android Wear and Apple rivals in order to stand out, and it does so with the Time. Its color e-paper technology results in an always-on display that looks great under bright sunlight, plus battery life that...

Impressive battery life ; Works on both Android and iOS ; Always-on color e-paperdisplay ; Display looks great under direct sunlight ; Large app library ; Unique Timeline interface reduces app clutter ; Voice replies ; Potential for more features via...

iOS functionality is limited ; Voice function doesn't extend to Google Now or Siri ; Can only choose one app for activity tracking ; Pricey for what it offers

No, the Pebble Time won't win any fashion contests with its toy-like design and cutesy animations. And no, it won't win over those who yearn for tons of high-end features in their wearables. But if your idea of a smartwatch is that it should be more of...

May, 2015

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Pebble Time review:

 

The Pebble has been my favorite smartwatch for over a year, despite more advanced contenders. What other smartwatch can last more than a few days on a charge? Can be worn while swimming? Has an always-on screen? The Pebble always had that appeal ; it...

Always-on reflective color display; water resistant for showers or swimming; battery life lasts more than three days between charges; added storage holds dozens of apps and watch faces; works with iPhones and Android phones; most apps are free.

Display sometimes hard to read in dim light; fitness apps aren't as polished as on other premium smartwatches; apps and watch faces are plentiful but very mixed in quality; lack of touchscreen limits interactivity with some apps.

The Pebble Time adds a few key improvements and a color screen compared to previous Pebble watches, but owners of previous Pebble watches may not see a need to upgrade yet.

May, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Pebble Time black

 

I've been wearing Pebble's latest, the Pebble Time, for a week. It lands in a world of Apple Watches and Google watches , and is finally being shipped to those who supported it on Kickstarter. For those who didn't, it'll cost $199 (UK and AU prices not...

Always-on reflective color display; water resistant for showers or swimming; battery life lasts more than three days between charges; added storage holds dozens of apps and watch faces; works with iPhones and Android phones; most apps are free.

Display sometimes hard to read in dim light; fitness apps aren't as polished as on other premium smartwatches; apps and watch faces are plentiful but very mixed in quality; lack of touchscreen limits interactivity with some apps.

The Pebble Time adds a few key improvements and a color screen compared to previous Pebble watches, but owners of previous Pebble watches may not see a need to upgrade yet.

May, 2015

Expert review by: Brandon Russell (technobuffalo.com)

Pebble Time review: Can the Time withstand competition from Apple and Google?

 

When smartwatches were only a dream, Pebble came out of nowhere to introduce a watch that actually had a brain. And for the past few years, Pebble has quietly been the most well-rounded wearable company out there, offering a strong lineup of devices...

There are a lot of alternatives on the market, which means the $199 Pebble Time has more competition than ever before. But longtime Pebble fans will find that the Time is a great tool to get notifications, and that market-leading week-long battery...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Daniel Bader (mobilesyrup.com)

Pebble Time review

 

The last year or so has seen an unprecedented amount of interest in wearables, and smartwatches in particular.

Always-on screen ; Excellent sunlight readability ; Industry-leading battery life ; Big software improvements over first-gen Pebble ; Timeline is a great way to navigate a smartwatch ; Some decent apps and watch faces

Feels cheaply made despite its $199 USD / $249 CAD price ; Lacks mainstream developer support compared to Apple and Google ; Poor contrast when displaying colour ; Low-resolution display ; Buttons feel low-tech compared to touch and Digital Crown

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Michael Fisher (pocketnow.com)

Pebble Time review: function over form

 

The new smartwatch from the company that pioneered the category is here – and it's not quite what we expected. Join us for Pocketnow's Pebble Time review!

So far, Pebble’s head start in the market and its savvy marketing have kept the company growing even in the face of some fierce competition. Pebble’s fanbase, plus the dollars of underdog-loving contrarians, will all but ensure the economic success of...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Will Shanklin (gizmag.com)

Review: Pebble Time smartwatch (Kickstarter version)

 

Pebble has been something of a pioneer in the smartwatch space, becoming a Kickstarter darling in 2012 and following through with what was arguably the first successful wearable. But with heavy hitters Apple, Google and Samsung now leading in the...

, and more like a better version of those older Pebbles.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Pebble Time review: Is this the ultimate Apple Watch alternative?

 

It's geeky, charming and has an impressive 5-day battery life

Excellent battery life ; Unashamedly geeky ; Comfortable

Looks outdated next to rivals ; Large bezel could bother some

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Rik Henderson (pocket-lint.com)

Pebble Time review: A smartwatch stepping stone - Pocket-lint

 

Full colour e-paper screen (albeit 64 colours to play with), up to seven days battery life, lightweight design, simple in operation, waterproof to 30 metres, works with both iOS and Android

Cannot filter notifications – it’s all or nothing, microphone and voice functionality is underutilised, backlight is too dim, plasticky finish for the price

The Pebble Time is a highly versatile device that is the product of experience, one that gets the fundamental basics right. It's small and comfortable-to-wear footprint delivers unparalleled battery life, while a vast selection of watchfaces and...

Jul, 2015