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Pebble Boosts Smartwatch Game With Appstore

Pebble pushes hard for developers' attention with plans to launch a dedicated application store early next year.

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Thomas Claburn
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12/19/2013 | 4:16:59 PM
Anyone used one?
I'd be curious to hear what the app experience is like? I can't really see the need for a smartwatch or watch apps myself.
Marilyn Cohodas
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12/19/2013 | 5:32:52 PM
Re: Anyone used one?
I'm with you, Thomas. Right now the whole idea f a smart watch just seems too gimmicky. Maybe having a wearable watch would prevent some of those random pocket calls I somestimes make... But it's not something on my gift list for anyone this year... Next year, perhaps!
anon4112079621
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12/19/2013 | 6:00:59 PM
Another New Smartwatch
Another tech-company offering an innovative smartwatch is Smart Devices, which introduced the world's first tablet with a built in DLP projector - winning a prestigious 2013 CTIA E-Tech Award; and now its Smart Q  Z-watch is gaining notice for its features and design and compares to the Pebble smartwatch but with features more on par with Samsung's Galaxy watch at nearly half the price.  

The SmartQ Z-Watch($155) officially launched December 1st and offers a full color touch screen display with one of the highest resolutions currently available, and features a powerful 1Ghz processor, along with twice the battery power of most other models on the market; plus Bluetooth 4.0 with low energy use & WiFi connection--

The SmartQ Z-Watch works with Android smartphones to handle phone calls and sync and display messages, contacts, and schedule; plus features an MP3 Player & Voice Recorder, a walking/jogging pedometer and sleep analyzer, and world Weather forcast -- a software update is expected January for the watch to work with Apple iOS devices as well.

Tab l e t Sp r i nt -- is one of the first U.S. resellers offering the SmartQ Z-Watch  and also adds in premium earphones and an extra watch band strap as part of an introductory promotion.
Kristin Burnham
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12/20/2013 | 8:06:27 AM
Re: Anyone used one?
I agree. I'm interested to see if smartwatches take off with consumers, or if they''re just one of those cool ideas in theory.
Marilyn Cohodas
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12/20/2013 | 8:22:37 AM
Raise your hand of you asked Santa for a smartwatch for Chritmas.
Seems like a good time to take a quick pulse of the audience about wearable watches. Post yay or nay in the comments. Did you ask Santa for a smartwatch? My vote: NAY! What's yours? 
anon5427153617
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12/19/2013 | 11:18:36 PM
App Store
I think an app store will make downloading apps both safer and easier for Pebble users http://smartwatchforiphone.com/2013/12/20/pebble-getting-app-store/
Ron..58
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12/20/2013 | 2:27:51 PM
Have a pebble and like it
I have had my pebble for over 3 months. The things I like are:

I not only have the time on my wrist, I have the outside temperature and weather.

I get my text messages on it and my gmail messages.

I can respond to text messages from the phone with several predefined messages. Examples: OK, later, etc. I define these on the phone.

 

I can turn off the sound on my phone and still know of text messages and gmail messages because it buzzes me on the watch.

Also, it buzzes me and shows me who is calling when I hava an incoming phone message. 

I can change the watch face.

The thinks that would be nice are:

Touch screen controls

I got one for my son for christmas. By the way I am 65.

 

 
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