When I saw the Pebble Time pictures came out yesterday, I thought, “Very nice! But a little late…”.
We’re weeks away from the release of the Apple Watch will cost a fortune and be iOS only, we’re in the the lull between major Android Wear versions – but new hardware will be undoubtedly coming throughout the year anyway.
Before the iPad, I remember dreaming of the color Kindle. I don’t know the specific technology behind the color screens in the Pebble Time, but if it is lasting seven days with always on functionality, then, that’s pretty good1. I forget about charging things like my own Fitbit Charge on the seven day timescale.
So that will be the tradeoff for now: a bulkier, funnier looking, but ultimately longer lasting and natural charging cycle, or the cutting edge, hipster, charged once every 36 hours device.