pebble time round

I am now a Pebbler....almost

Alright now, I have taken a leap of faith and finally got into the world of smart watches! I have ordered the Pebble time round last week and I cant wait to have that delivered to me so that I can try it out. The reason for choosing Pebble over all the other smart watches was that its really a minimalistic smart watch which looks really good but having said that I will have to try it out with iOS and see how it works and what does not.

Right now, I am just waiting for Pebble to actually ship my watch which seems to be taking longer than expected I guess, the website says its in stock and usually the items they have in stock ship quite fast but mine seem to be taking time and when I contacted the support they informed me that my watch is due to be shipped in the next cycle but did not tell me when is that dam cycle gona come! (annoyed..) I have selected UPS as the shipment method which they say takes 2-5 days from the time the watch has been shipped but since its not even shipped that does not even count!

It would be nice if the customers are kept more informed about the status rather than sitting and guessing when the watch will be shipped, so that's one feedback I have for Pebble and hope they work on improving that in the future. So until then I need to keep a close eye on my email and wait for the message from Pebble stating that the watch has  been shipped!


To Pebble or not to Pebble...

I had promised myself that I will not think about getting a smart watch ever, because I felt that its just too much  technology happening in one's life. I mean you have your phone without which you cant live in today's time and then add to it a smart watch?! Never!

So when the Apple watch came out and I was like what a piece of garbage! the way it is designed and looks is absolutely ridiculous, so I was like you know I don't need one of those "smart watches"... but as time passed and when I saw the Huawei smart watch which actually looked like a real watch I got mildly interested but again wasn't convinced that I needed one.

The other day when I saw the pebble time round, I was like "woah i need that one!", it looks great and stylish plus its not really a full fledged smart watch because I am on iOS and the compatibility is just minimum to the extend of only getting notifications on the watch and that is exactly what I need. I don't want a health/fitness tracker or for  that matter an internet machine or something, the entire idea of a smart watch to me is to be used as a notification machine and it doesn't make a difference even if I cant respond to them via the watch since when using the pebble you cant do that with iOS.

So that's how I feel about smart watches and I may end up getting the Pebble since its so minimilistic and does not have all the functionality which an Apple watch has but its looks and probably feels a whole lot better than the garbage which is the Apple watch in its present state! I have always maintained that in 2 years Apple will change the design and make  round face watch but that's then but at the moment I want to get a Pebble and see if that makes a difference to my life!