After wearing the Pebble 2 for about a week, I’ve made a conclusion on what kind of review I give it.
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This video is my review of the Pebble 2 smartwatch. I really want to like this smartwatch because of its extended battery life- that’s my son in the background- and its supreme waterproofness, with seven days battery life and up to 30 meters below water you can swim with it. I really like that. It does have some features I like. It has weather on it in a really easy way for me to view. I really like that. It really suffers largely because the software is much more awkward that I was expecting it to be to use. I had some weird settings, it seemed like it was almost buggy.
I’m not sure how much of it was my inability to use the interface and how much of it was when I turned off a certain setting for one thing, it turned off a setting for something else. Getting it to be in the proper level of settings that I wanted was a major issue for the notifications, which I get deluged by. Benjamin, hold on please. I get tons and tons of notifications, which is one of the flaws here. I can’t get the right amount of notifications. If I want to turn those notifications off my text and incoming calls notifications don’t seem to work. I really don’t want to spend a ton of time figuring out my watch. Sorry. Figuring out how to use my watch. I feel like it should be a little bit more seamless.
Maybe that’s why that they were bought or … I’m not sure if kind of half went out of business and half were bought or just were bought by Fitbit. I believe they will discontinue selling this. I’m not really sure. I think it’s uncertain at this point. I don’t think that that company could continue at the current way. For some reason, I’m not sure why, maybe it just wasn’t turning out to be as popular as they’d hoped. I really liked the idea. I just think that the execution was pretty poor in some areas, especially with the interface and it seeming buggy.
That doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t wear it. I’ve seriously been considering trying it, giving it another shot for a while in order to see. It does have a very good automatic heart rate detector and the softwares good. There’s a lot of third-party apps that I haven’t tried yet. There’s just a pretty big community for that. That could help. If I could get the notifications figured out, but they’re not going to be really making new updates so I feel strange investing my time in a line of watches that is not going to really have a future.
In that spirit, I don’t think I could really recommend the Pebble 2 as a smartwatch. I’m looking for a better one. So far the Gear Fit2 is actually my favorite, but that’s only for Android and it’s more of a fitness tracker with some smartwatch features than a smartwatch. Anyway, please like this video. Thanks for watching. Bye.