Don’t let people make fun of you for wearing this not-a-smartwatch, because it’s actually pretty good. If somewhat impractical to live with.
This is a
quick very long video about two “smart” watches, one which isn’t all that smart and another which is more of a phone than a smartwatch.
In case you want one for some reason, here’s where I got ‘em:
Don’t take those links as an endorsement, though I do kinda enjoy the Ken Xin Da watch for music and emergencies on the go.
Two important things before I get started: I really like the original Pebble Smartwatch. I’d probably like the Steel as well, but I haven’t tried it. I have a lot of respect for Pebble as a company. It came into being through crowdsourced funding and actually delivered the product it promised. However, after about 6 months of ownership, my watch stopped vibrating. Trying to resolve this issue was my first interaction with Pebble support, and hopefully will be my last. Their process is slow, detrimental, and offensive. You may wonder at that last one: “Offensive?” My gripe isn’t with the particular customer service person that handled my case. (In fact I’ve redacted their name from this post.) The CS … Continue reading