Smartwatch+ and SmartStatus App Review

Sunday, 15 December 2013

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.

First off, I've been using this app solely for the SmartStatus Watch face. It has everything I need on the screen for it to be an outstanding watch face. It displays the time, the date, the day, the weather, how much battery my phone has left, the temperature, my next calendar appointment and the current song I am playing in iTunes or Spotify on my iPhone.

And don't take my word for it, take a look at these screen shots, beautiful isn't it!?

And that's where my review would finish, saying it's beautiful, it tells you just the right amount of information you need 'on the fly', and that anyone that has Pebble Smartwatch should immediately download the SmartStatus Watchapp immediately...

...but it doesn't stop there. The biggest problem with this App is it CONSTANTLY losses connection to your phone, which means it doesn't update properly. I would say that within an hour of you installing the watch face on your pebble, it will lose connection with your iPhone and then for the rest of the day you'll be told information about the weather, your battery status and your midday appointment until you re-install the app again.

Now, I don't know if this iPhone 4S specific, but if it isn't, and people out there are finding this app works perfectly on the iPhone 5 and 5S, then I'd love to hear from you in the comments, and I'll upgrade my phone immediately, but until that point, can Robert Hesse who makes this app, please update it, so that it doesn't lose connection to my phone. I love the app, I really do, but please make it more useful and I'll happily give this Pebble App 5 stars!! :)

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on December 15, 2013

Absolutely beautiful looking Pebble Smartwatch App watch face, but it just doesn't update the details and loses connection to my iPhone. Needs an update.

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