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Pebble - Time Smartwatch 38mm Polycarbonate - Black Silicone-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 741 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed After a Lot of Research

    Posted
    AG14

    I did a lot of research on smart watches and fitness trackers prior to Christmas. The one name I kept running across was Pebble, so I found the Pebble Time, which was in my price range, and purchased it as a gift. At first, it worked great. We were really happy with the ability to customize the watch face, the step tracking seemed pretty accurate, and text messages and phone calls came through at the same time as they came through on the cell phone. However, three days after using the watch, the screen went completely black. You could see the backlight come on, and it would still vibrate when any notifications came through on the phone. After trying everything we could think of, and any tips on forums that we could find (we found on forums that this is unfortunately a fairly common issue with the Pebble Time watches) we decided to return it and exchange it for a different smart watch or activity tracker, we haven't decided on which yet. The watch was just what we needed while it worked, but very disappointed that after three days we had to return it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not for everyone

    Posted
    tekkie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I bought this watch because Pebble has a pretty good track-record with their previous watches. Well, this one seems to be a step backward. I was looking for something to replace my old Martian Notifier and need a watch with a long battery life, decent vibration, easy to read and comfortable. well, two out of four is what I got with this watch. The battery only lasts about 2 to 3 days (compared to my Moto 360, it is better, but not what I would call ground-breaking) and the screen is almost impossible to see when their is any other light source - not to mention the extremely small text. On the plus side, the vibration strength is good and the watch is lightweight and relatively comfortable (although, I cannot wear silicone-based watches - so I need to change the strap). In summary, if you do not mind the small print, terrible backlight and moderate battery, then this watch is for you.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Battery life isn't everything

    Posted
    CSchiffner
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I was attracted to the Pebble Time because of it's battery life. After using the watch for about 24 hours I decided to return it. The biggest reason for my decision was the lack of integration with my iPhone. I was aware of this limitation before purchasing but it was far worse than I imagined it would be--especially notifications. The apps were also lacking. Both in quality and what apps are available. My phone battery also drained significantly faster when I had the Pebble paired. I ended up purchasing an Apple Watch 38mm. I have to charge the Apple Watch every night but it makes it through the day. Fitness tracking is better on the Apple Watch too. Overall the Apple Watch has served my needs better than the Pebble ever could have.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Shop and Compare First

    Posted
    Mkdalton
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Pebble should have included a pair of glasses and a flashlight with this "watch" as you will need both to tell the time! The display is small and the backlight so dim it's difficult to see even in abundant light. The bezel takes up too much space which should have been reduced to expand the screen. There is a wide variety of watch faces, but again it's pretty useless if you can barely see them. The only positives of this watch is that it is light and comfortable. If you are considering purchasing a smartwatch, shop around. Take a serious look at the Asus Zenwatch 2 which is $50 to $70 less, has a large vibrant display, classic looks, a more attractive robust app selection and, a touchscreen!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    Posted
    NYISLES
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    After reading the reviews, and finding this watch on sale I decided to make the purchase. While the Pebble time is not a terrible watch, I do not think it warrants the $199 price tag. Pros The watch is compatible with both iOS and Android. The battery life is great. There are tons of watch faces and apps. Cons There is no touch screen. The OS is buggy. The interface is very juvenile. The plastic body looks and feels cheap. iOS functionality is limited. Bottom Line There are much better options out there in this price point. If the watch was say $50 it would be a better option.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    decent watch, but dissapointed

    Posted
    Calikid
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Its a bit flashy, more animated. Theres color, but going from the Pebble, and then buying the Pebble Time right as it came out. The biggest difference in the watch is really the color and the timeline feature they have. Also kinda sucked that some of the apps i had on my Pebble, all of a sudden dont work with the Pebble time. I'm going to check yes for recommending the watch, however honestly for the price of the watch and the "upgrade" from the orginial pebble, a bit disappointed in the watch

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not for iPhone users!

    Posted
    Vapordoll

    I pre ordered this over the apple watch because it was cheaper , and it seemed to be great. I got it and I can't reply to messages can't use the voice text NOTHING! I can't use 50% of the features. Doesn't make sense. I have googled it they blame it on Apple which okay that's fine but I also blame pebble they should only say this will fully work on the android. Very very disappointed going to return this and just wait for a watch that can do what I need it to do!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    limited on iOS

    Posted
    john

    on iOS some of it's functions are limited compared to what it can do on android. if you are simply looking for something to get notifications or control your music it works fine, but with the limitations and the iOS limitations I don't think it is worth it if you are on an iphone. variety of watch faces and the battery life are excellent though. so it is a great watch but not smart enough for the price imo. returning this in the morning.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    No further development, Pebble shutdown

    Posted
    NavstarX

    I have enjoyed by Pebble Time since it was introduced. It offers 6 days of battery life and just enough features to make it useful without being to complex for a small screen device. Since Pebble is now out of business there will be no further development and their servers may soon be shutdown. OK if you get a great price and do not expect it to work for aa long period.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with iphone

    Posted
    Mattt
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I had the old version of the pebble and was very excited to get this. I set it all up only to find out that it does not do what it is advertised to do with an iphone. I was more than disappointed so I returned it the next day and paid the extra money for an apple watch. If you have an iphone do not spend money on this.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Poor screen

    Posted
    Joey
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Great battery life! Here comes the big... BUT screen gets cloudy after being out in the heat on a regular walk, then come indoor with airconditioning. Its not worth $199.99. I returned after second exchange with this issue. Turn it in exchanged it for??? You guest it Apple watch. For an extra $149.99 was worth it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    Posted
    Attnyrnnr
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I loved the idea and the price, but it wasn't terribly user friendly and the screen was very hard for me to read. I wanted a watch to use with my iPhone while running. It functioned, but I realized that for a little more money I could get something that could do a whole lot more- and I could read the screen easily.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    IOS users get less then promised

    Posted
    Dave
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This watch is a downgrade from the first version, You loose a lot of the controls you had with the first version. I wish I would of returned mine before the 15 days was up, Now I am using a watch that can't even do things that every other smart watch can do like redial a missed phone call.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Only used for a day

    Posted
    ROCK
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    The display on this watch was sub par. I had the original Pebble and didn't mind the display that much. This seemed so much dimmer that it was hard to see a lot of time. Took it back after a day. The software experience was not too bad but overshadowed by display problems.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Underwhelmed

    Posted
    salukiTD
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I was very excited to receive this watch. When I became using it I was very underwhelmed. The backlight is NOWHERE near as bright as is shown in advertisements. Yes, I updated the firmware, but still not as bright as advertised.. Also unit scratches so easily. Will be returning.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good for beginner or kids

    Posted
    Dishwasher
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This watch was purchased for my husband, and returned. Was not worth the price!!! Several features where not up to par and the back lighting and volume where both turned up high, but still unable to really see or hear. This watch also appears to be for a female not male!!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Nice Watch

    Posted
    Techgirl
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This is a very good beginners "smart watch". The Apple Watch is far better and has a much better display. If you are looking for a simple watch with smart watch abilities, this will do the trick! If you want higher quality, invest in an Apple Watch.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not for IPhone users

    Posted
    GM3579
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Got this as a gift and it would not stay synced with my iPhone. Great theory but after having to selfie the app and resync 5 times, it was time to call it quits. May be great with android phones but no luck for me with an iPhone.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not Fully iOS compatible

    Posted
    Jrod
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    The new built in microphone does not work with iPhones. The microphone only works with android. Therefor you can't respond to text messages from the eatch with an iPhone.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    it was ok

    Posted
    attnyrnnr
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I didn't keep it. It was more like a toy than a real watch. It wasn't easy to use and had limited uses. I returned it and bought an Apple watch instead. I love my Apple watch. I wanted to love the Pebble, but I really didn't .

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend