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Have you ever received a call or text and wished you didn’t have to pull your phone out of your pocket to see who it was? Or worse, have you pulled out your phone only to find that you had just been imagining it was vibrating? If so, Pebble, an e-paper watch for iPhone and Android, could be the product you’ve been waiting for.
Launched with more than $10 million raised from Kickstarter, Pebble ($150 preorder on www.getpebble.com) brings sleek, simple, and customizable design in the form of a watch—beating Apple’s long-rumored counterpart to the punch by a long shot. It comes in a variety of colors, and you can download a variety of watch faces.
We found the watch easy to set up—a quick installation of an app on your iPhone or Android is all you need to make Pebble send you alerts, reminders, calls, and texts via Bluetooth. Pebble is also a great tool for controlling your music player and monitoring your cycling or running pace. Yes, there are still a few kinks that need to be worked out, but this device will improve as developers continue to polish it for release.
“Now every time your wrist is vibrating, your social life is validated,” says “Terrier Tech” host Warren Towers. “Oddly enough though, it’s never been easier to check your wrist and blow someone off.”