I’ve been a long time advocator of the Pebble Smartwatch and have carried one for several years. For the price and what its worth, it’s a good entry level smartwatch. The Pebble Time has a nice ring to it too — Pebble took what they did best, and added new features to it. On the other side of the fence, the Apple Watch is Apple’s first smartwatch. So why choose one over the other?
The Pebble has long been praised for its outstanding battery life. Seriously, the battery can withstand anywhere between 5-7 days on a single charge. The battery charges from 0-100% in less than an hour. Plus it’s the first device where a 20% warning means, “Meh, it’ll last the rest of the day, maybe even tomorrow too.”
The watch is also water proof with a water resistance rating of 5 ATM. According to this document, the Pebble should be able to withstand “Surface swimming, shallow snorkeling and similar activities”. On the surface, this sounds insane considering this is a technology device. But, from my experience, I was able to shower with the Pebble on a daily basis. I also took my Pebble on vacation and was able to take it in the pool for a swim. Continue reading this post ->