by Lucian Armasu, 11 months ago
Is it time for smartwatches yet? And are smartwatches something that the mass-market will be interested in? This is a question that Pebble, Sony, Motorola and others are trying to answer. So far, the Pebble…
When it comes to attracting attention from Android and iOS users everywhere, it’s hard to call the Pebble smartwatch anything other than a massive success. The idea of a smartwatch with its own apps and the ability to connect to a smartphone through Bluetooth is certainly compelling enough. Some of the excitement recently managed to fade a little, though, when the company announced its September launch was being delayed to some undefined point.
While an official release date has yet to be settled on, Pebble has recently posted a video demo of the smartphone UI to its Kickstarter page in order to generate some new excitement for the watch’s user interface. For those that aren’t in the know, the Pebble offers an e-ink screen that can read emails, play music, run special apps, view phone calls and, of course, works as a watch, too. The new UI is meant to not only work quickly, but is supposed to be easy to use, without a sharp learning curve.
In order to better test the UI and the capabilities of the smartwatch, Pebble Technology uses an emulator running on an iPhone in addition to a logic board connected to a laptop. The software on the Pebble seems to be very smooth and nearly complete, so hopefully that means that we will see the Pebble smartwatch launch sooner rather than later.
What do you think of the smartwatch’s UI? Losing faith in Pebble with its latest delay, or still more than excited to get your hands on this watch?