Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Jan 2015 20:15 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Early December 2014, I bought the Moto 360 with Android Wear. As someone who loves both watches and technology, it seems like a great time to jump into the world of smartwatches, and see if it has evolved beyond the bulky '80s stuff that has come before. I'll first give you a concise history of smartwatches, after which I will dive into Wear and the 360 themselves.

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This review makes me feel good
by Noremacam on Fri 9th Jan 2015 11:50 UTC
Noremacam
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2006-03-08

I ended up buying a Pebble Steel instead of a google watch. Several day battery life and always on screen. None of the hassles you've described.

Round screens may look nicer, but the pebble steel looks great, especially with the metal watch band.

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anevilyak Member since:
2005-09-14

Seconded, as far as "smart" watches go, the Pebble is pretty much exactly what I want out of them. Both Apple and Google are trying to make their respective platforms do way too much given the reality of current hardware constraints. I also like how the Pebble's use of hardware buttons means there are various things you can easily do without actually having to look at it (i.e. switch music tracks).

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