Physically smaller battery, probably.
Pebble has strayed further away from its hobbyist DIY roots, with the release of a new firmware that supports Nuance's voice SDK. The two Pebble watches released so far this year have both incorporated a microphone, but lacked an API to allow Pebble's thriving developer community to take advantage of it. This has just been …
I recently acquired a Vector Watch (I don't work for them and am not affiliated etc etc).
Basically it's a nice round watch with selectable faces that does notifications from your phone, is waterproof and has a 30 day battery life. That last bit seems legit, I'm on Day 22 with no charging and it says it's nearly 3/4 depleted.
There is an api forthcoming which or may not suck. So far I'm quite happy with it.
Me too the battery life is truly amazing. I can't be doing with charging every day or so. I had some connectivity issues though and have given up on it after two weeks and sent it back. After a few software updates and improvements I will definitely be buying again. I had the black round one with the black rubber strap, even without the smart watch features it was a nice looking watch and very well made.
Low cost? My Time Steel cost £207 including postage. It's rubbish. Not particularly stylish looking, especially without the metal strap which has yet to arrive. Getting the black/grey was a terrible choice as the coating marks and scratches really easily (the largest being right down the left of the massive bezel and I've no clue how I did it). It's about half as functional as an Android Wear watch although functionality may well improve over time with software updates. There's also an outside chance of someone actually producing a useful smartstrap but I doubt it (plus if anyone did it would probably cost the earth).
All in all it was a fantastically unwise purchase which I regret. Oh, I've been getting battery life of a little less than 5 days instead of the claimed 10.
I got the Pebble Time for £109, it looks OK - because I don't think it's pretending to be a posh watch.
It also does everything I need it to, I certainly don't want to be talking to it. All I wanted from it was a device to allow me to quickly check if anything incoming was needing attention or could be ignored for now. I've never bothered using the timeline thing, and the only watchface I use with it is the plain one with the giant numbers.
It's never a solution looking for a problem, because there are no problems involved.
I'm amazed that there are no "I don't see the point of smart watches" supercilousisms added to this thread yet. It usually takes them less than 2 minutes.
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