I have decided this week to start looking at some of the Pebble Smartwatch apps out there and whether they are worth the download or not, and there seemed no better place to start than with the Smartwatch+ and SmartStatus watch face created by Robert Hesse and available directly from iTunes here:
I have been using this Pebble App for around a month now, and I both love it and hate it. And not in a marmite type way, but in a "It's really good" type way and in a "It's crap and needs more developing" type way.
Sunday, 22 September 2013
It had a goal of $100,000 to reach and well, it reached that almost immediately and ultimately went on to reach just over $1.5 million of funding. This had better be one good watch!
Posted by Blogger at 12:32
Thursday, 19 September 2013
The era of wearable computing has come. The I'm Watch consists of a shiny, 0.39-inch thick metal frame, aluminium material wrist strap. It weighs 3.17-ounce and consist of a power button on the right, which also works as a wake button, emergency power-off button and back button. The watch turns its screen off after a interval of inactivity (15 sec to more than 20 min), but you can't make it to sleep manually with a button hit. The left side has a 3.5 mm jack, and there are speaker/mic framework on both sides.
Posted by Blogger at 11:37
Saturday, 14 September 2013
The Pebble Smart Watch, was, and still is probably the most high profile smart watch to date. The main point to note about the Pebble is that it was really the first ever smart watch to be released into the main stream market.
The Pebble started life on crowdfunding website Kickstarter and is one of the biggest products to come out of the crowdfunding media sites with the biggest cash value backing. And this isn't faint praise to hand to a humble watch, with good reason, the Pebble is a brilliant smart watch all on it's own.
Posted by Blogger at 23:37
Thursday, 5 September 2013
Samsung are the latest company to throw their weight into the fledgling market with their first Smart Watch, the Galaxy Gear. Designed to pair itself simply and easily with any Samsung Android phone, could this be the killer Smart Watch to dominate a brand new tech sector?
It certainly looks good on the surface. Up until now the only Smart Watches that have been released on to the market have been ones from new 'pop up' tech firms like Pebble, Kreyos and IM Watch. But now we have a huge powerhouse like Samsung throwing their weight into the ring, which should heat the competition up a lot. Especially since Apple has been hanging us out for YEARS waiting for the fabled 'iWatch' to appear.
Posted by Blogger at 23:05