I first started wearing watches during my grade school years. While I really wanted one of those nerdy, calculator watches, I settled for the “regular” kind that simply, you know, told time. Now that I’m an adult, I can pretty much choose any kind of watch I want, so that means I want my watch to be smart.
It has taken me a long time, but last year I had an oppurtuity jump on the smart watch bandwagon. Nate purchased an Apple watch and sold me his Pebble Classic for cheap.
Overall, I’ve been very happy with the Pebble Classic. It has a long battery life and is able to perform the same tasks of other smart watches costing hundreds of dollars more. It allows me to see notifications from my phone, skip to the next track of my music, and, of course, tell time.
Would I recommend the Pebble Classic for others? The answer is “maybe.” The Pebble Classic isn’t amazing, but it is still very useful. If you can get one for cheap, then why not? But, if you’ll be paying full price for one, I’d recommend saving up for one of Pebble’s other models. Both the Pebble Time and Pebble Time Round have color displays and offer additional health tracking features.
- Receives notifications from phone
- Has hundreds of apps and watch faces to choose from
- Relatively inexpensive
- Display is hard to see sometimes
- I hate the “flick” gesture
- Compatibility with iPhone is subpar