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Pebble Smartwatch (301BL) - Black

  • Model #: 301BL
  • Web Code: 10275215
  • Release Date: 11/15/2013
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Get Ready to Order the Most Anticipated Smartwatch of the Year: Pebble
The Pebble also made a splash at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January as the company announced its 85,000 pre-orders were beginning to ship. The unique smartwatch —with its battery sipping e-paper screen, growing app collection and affordable price— is now in mass production. Read more...

Overview

With the Pebble smartwatch, you don't need to fumble around for your phone to see who's calling or texting. This smartwatch pairs with your compatible Apple or Android device, so you can view notifications, control your tunes and much more, right from your wrist. With a waterproof design and easy-to-read e-paper display, Pebble can keep up with a busy, active lifestyle.

More Information

  • Compatibility: Apple iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5s and 5c, and iPod, and most Android devices with OS 2.3 or later
  • iOS 7 integration: Enables you to receive instant notifications from social media apps, Flickr, Calendar, Dropbox, WhatsApp and more
  • Bluetooth 4.0 technology: Pair your compatible Bluetooth devices to view text messages, receive notifications, control your playlist, and more
  • E-paper display: See a clear view of the watch face, even in bright light
  • Backlight: Flick your wrist to activate the backlight for viewing in the dark
  • Waterproof design: Wear the smartwatch all day, even when you're swimming, in the shower or washing dishes
  • Fitness tracking: Track steps taken, distance travelled and calories burned to help stay on top of your health
  • Silent alarm: Wake up to a vibrating alarm, so you don't disturb your partner
  • Downloadable watch faces and apps: Personalize your smartwatch with hundreds of watch faces, and download apps from thousands of developers for everything from sports to games to music and more
  • Lithium-ion polymer battery: Enjoy about five to seven days of usage before needing a charge
  • Click on the specifications tab for more information

What's in the Box?

  • Pebble Smartwatch
  • Manual
  • Power Cable

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)

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  • Display
  • Display Technology
    LED Backlight
  • Display Colour
    Monochrome
  • Display Resolution
    144 x 168
  • Touchscreen
    No
  • Touchscreen
    No
  • Touchscreen
    No
  • Illuminated Display
    Yes
  • Illuminated Display
    Yes
  • Connectivity
  • Bluetooth
    Yes - 4.0
  • Wi-Fi
    No
  • USB (Data)
    No
  • USB (Data)
    No
  • NFC Enabled
    No
  • NFC Enabled
    No
  • Data Syncing
    Yes
  • Data Syncing
    Yes
  • Wireless Syncing
    Yes
  • Wireless Syncing
    Yes
  • Memory Card Type
    None
  • Memory Card Type
    None
  • Other Connectivity
    None
  • Other Connectivity
    None
  • Activity Monitoring Features
  • Activity Monitoring Features
  • Calories Tracking
    Yes
  • Calories Tracking
    Yes
  • Distance Tracking
    Yes
  • Distance Tracking
    Yes
  • Steps Tracking
    Yes
  • Steps Tracking
    Yes
  • Sleep Tracking
    No
  • Sleep Tracking
    No
  • Food and Drink Tracking
    No
  • Food and Drink Tracking
    No
  • Notifications & Controls
  • Notifications & Controls
  • Incoming Calls
    Yes
  • Incoming Calls
    Yes
  • Missed Calls
    Yes
  • Missed Calls
    Yes
  • Music Controls
    Yes
  • Music Controls
    Yes
  • Voice Commands
    No
  • Voice Commands
    No
  • Email
    Yes
  • Email
    Yes
  • SMS
    Yes
  • SMS
    Yes
  • Facebook
    No
  • Facebook
    No
  • Twitter
    Yes
  • Twitter
    Yes
  • Silent Alarm
    Yes
  • Silent Alarm
    Yes
  • Vibration
    Yes
  • Vibration
    Yes
  • Illuminated Alerts
    Yes
  • Illuminated Alerts
    Yes
  • Sensors
  • Sensors
  • Accelerometer
    Yes
  • Accelerometer
    Yes
  • Ambient Light Sensor
    Yes
  • Ambient Light Sensor
    Yes
  • Compass
    Yes
  • Compass
    Yes
  • Altimeter
    No
  • Temperature
    No
  • Temperature
    No
  • Barometer
    No
  • Barometer
    No
  • GPS
    No
  • GPS
    No
  • Perspiration
    No
  • Perspiration
    No
  • Heart Rate
    No
  • Heart Rate
    No
  • Compatibility
  • Mac iOS Compatibility
    Yes
  • Mac iOS Compatibility
    Yes
  • Android Compatibility
    Android 2.3 +
  • Android Compatibility
    Android 2.3 +
  • Companion App Required
    Yes
  • Companion App Required
    Yes
  • Software/Apps
  • Software/Apps
  • Operating System
    Pebble OS
  • Preloaded Apps
    None
  • Preloaded Apps
    None
  • Compatible App Stores
    None
  • Compatible App Stores
    None
  • Approximate Number of Apps Available
    10
  • Approximate Number of Apps Available
    10
  • Power
  • Power Type
    Battery Powered
  • Battery Type
    Lithium Polymer
  • Battery Life (Typical)
    7 d
  • Battery Life (Typical)
    7 d
  • Charging Time
    2 h
  • Charging Time
    2 h
  • Charging Method
    USB
  • Charging Method
    USB
  • Other Features
  • Other Features
  • Classification
    Unisex
  • Alarm
    Yes
  • Alarm
    Yes
  • Designed for Sports & Fitness
    Yes
  • Designed for Sports & Fitness
    Yes
  • Camera Resolution (Video)
    Not Applicable
  • Camera Resolution (Video)
    Not Applicable
  • Built-in Speaker
    No
  • Built-in Mic
    No
  • Water Resistance
    5 ATM Water Resistance
  • Dust Proof
    No
  • Dust Proof
    No
  • Eco-friendly
    No
  • Physical Features
  • Case Material
    Plastic
  • Case Colour
    Black
  • Band Material
    Plastic
  • Band Colour
    Black
  • Removable Band
    Yes
  • Removable Band
    Yes
  • Clasp Type
    Buckle
  • Case Width
    3.6 cm
  • Case Thickness
    11.5 mm
  • Weight
    739.8 g
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)

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Customer Reviews

4.0 / 5
Based on 120 ratings,111 Reviews
Ratings & Reviews

Ratings in Detail

  • 5 Stars
    57
  • 4 Stars
    40
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Star
    12

Positive vs. Critical Reviews

Positive 85%

102 Reviews

Critical 15%

9 Reviews

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  • from Toronto, ON
  • Aug 12, 2014
4.0

Good for the price paid

It is simple enough to use, and delivers on what it says. I like getting texts and emails to it. Some times the screen glitches when your arm hits something, but easily resolved but pressing one of the buttons to get it to reset. The apps are not that impressive. It will definitely does what it was made for.

  • from North Bay, ON
  • Jul 15, 2014
4.0

Useful and great companion

It's handy to have while driving or using your hands as you can review texts with a quick glance. It's basic which makes it nice, alarm, do not disturb etc. downloadable watch faces are plentiful and trendy. Comfortable and affordable all around great watch.

  • from Surrey, BC
  • Jul 10, 2014
5.0

Awesome!

Awesome watch!

  • from Richmond Hill, ON
  • Jul 07, 2014
4.0

Nice

Nice and easy set up with my Iphone ! should have more free apps to work together along with the phone.

  • from Toronto
  • Jul 03, 2014
1.0

Pebble = No charge X2

I bought the watch to assist with my photography work so I wasn't checking my phone everytime it went off in-front of clients. I had the first watch for less than three weeks when it stopped charging. I went back to the store, they were out of them and had to order it from the online store. Three days later I had the second one. I brought it home, plugged it in, saw the word Pebble on the screen and that was it, the watch went dark. I brought the second one back and just got my money back. The idea is great, but the technology, I don't think, is there yet. Best Buy's return policy is awesome, the return was without hassles or questions.

  • from Planet Earth
  • Jun 25, 2014
5.0

A handy dandy Device

Do not at all regret buying it. Super handy, and easy to use. One thing a lot of people may not know is that it is water proof. So you can, if you want, take it in the shower, or swimming or whatever you prefer. The battery life is amazing. And there are even some pretty cool apps and watch faces and such you can put on it. 10 out of 10 would buy.

  • from Oakville, ON
  • Jun 12, 2014
5.0

Great Product

Performs very well, apps work great and there are tons of them! Rarely have to charge, maybe once every 6 days. Highly recommend since it's compatible with most Bluetooth phones.

  • from Winnipeg, MB
  • Jun 04, 2014
1.0

huge disappointment

Purchased first watch and started out by working good but then went to update and would not update at all. Returned it and got another. The second one just keep distorting the screen. Returned the second one and bought myself headphones instead.

  • from Calgary, AB
  • Jun 01, 2014
5.0

Pebble smartwatch

Excellent delivery service. The quality is great, and it has good apps that serves my purpose, i.e. weather, date, time,alarm, etc. I love it.

  • from Halifax, NS
  • May 26, 2014
3.0

Very Promising..

I wanted to love this watch... I had some odd connectivity issues with some apps always loading data, and notifications coming at odd times (very late usually). Very well made, but the display was little dim for average lighting areas. I'll likely try again with the next firmware. For the $ it was not enough bang for the buck.

  • from port moody bc
  • May 21, 2014
3.0

Really want to like it more. Like it plenty though

This thing holds such promise, just not a consistent connection very well. I bought this primarily to be able to track my pace and distance as I run with the Pebble version of iSmoothRun. It works exactly as designed and has already been a great help to me. Over and above that there are so many great little Apps for the watch as well as a plethora of watch faces. The Weather faces are my favorites and there are more than enough to choose from. The only problem I can find (thus far) with this great device is the spotty bluetooth connectivity. At least once, but more often 2 or 3 times a day the connectivity will drop and I will need to power up my phone to reconnect. Now to be fair, this may be an issue with iOS 7, that's what Pebble is saying. I hope it will be updated soon to fix this. Even with the connectivity problems though, you won't be getting this off my wrist anytime soon.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • May 19, 2014
5.0

Great fun to have

I bought this on an impulse. It connects quickly to your iPhone via Bluetooth. Then you can download additional apps like a weather app and one that allows you to see your calendar. Great to have when you are in a meeting and set your phone on do not disturb. You still get a vibrate notification on the watch that let's you see if anything urgent has come in. It also notifies when your next meeting is discreetly so you can begin the wrap up so you are ready to move on to the next one. Handy in my job where I have back to back meetings. Good value for the money. Glad I succumbed to the impulse to buy it.

  • from Winnipeg, MB
  • May 13, 2014
4.0

pebble watch

Great just as advertised. Warning 1st charge the phone with it shut down.

  • from Ottawa
  • May 11, 2014
4.0

Good watch

Good watch. Very Handy. My biggest complaint is that the back light is too dim for my old eyes. I need brighter. I would trade off battery life for a brighter light. Maybe a user selectable 4 level of brightness or something like that. That would be great. I cant read it in the dark.

  • from Spruce Grove, AB
  • May 09, 2014
5.0

Great product.

Awesome device. I use the alarm, the apps; calculator, and multiplication table the most. It has utility, variety, durability (water resistant to 50m), flavour , dexterity, and sweet sweet loving tenderness. I broke the screen today working outside. Boohoo. Cant wait to buy the Pebble STEAL!!!! 5 rating, I was happy with it.

  • from Kingston
  • May 08, 2014
5.0

Pebble Smartwatch

I really am enjoying this watch, it is like have your smartphone's screen right on your wrist. Love the apps available and the battery life. I like the way you can change your watch faces to suit the occasion so you can wear it even for more dresser occasions.

  • from Okotoks, AB
  • May 06, 2014
4.0

Great watch

Great watch , love the ever growing apps. The battery life is only 3 days for me if I am using it a lot with apps like run keeper etc. which is okay!

  • from Calgary, AB
  • May 02, 2014
5.0

No Regrets

I hesitated at first on dropping $$$ on an accessory. What I didn't count on, however, was the number of ways that this product enhances and aids everyday life in such a simple but effective way. Impressive battery life, comfortable and well-designed low-budget wrist strap, fast response times between connection with iPhone. The buttons feel solid and exactly like an ideal button should, and the overall construction of the unit is sturdy and relatively light. Being waterproof is also a great addition to the growing list of pros. If you're on the fence about dropping the bucks on this product, BUY IT YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT.

  • from Landmark, MB
  • May 02, 2014
5.0

Great watch

This is a great product, especially when it's on sale. I picked it up on line. The app store/iPhone app is a little laggy but it functions pretty well and has a decent volume of apps and watch faces. I think smartwatches, as a product line, are still in their infancy. They will get better soon as the technology gets better, especially if Apple makes one. But the Pebble is probably the best all-around offering right now for most users. The Hotwatch is intriguing too but I think it will be worth the wait for version 2.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Apr 18, 2014
4.0

Great Watch!

I bought this watch for my wife - now I want one too! Handy tools amongst available watchfaces. B&W only, but that's really OK! Easy iOS set-up. Great battery life - typically 5 days. Bluetooth connectivity to my iPhone only limited to about 25 feet, but, the key is that you hardly have to pull out your smartphone anymore to see what's going on. Overall, I wish BestBuy had more colours available - why only black?

  • from Lethbridge, AB
  • Mar 31, 2014
5.0

Great watch

Love this watch. Very durable and waterproof. Battery lasts about 5 days on a charge. Would recommend getting a screen protector for it though.

  • from Woodbridge, ON
  • Mar 31, 2014
4.0

Pebble Smartwatch

This is all you need in a watch. Works nicely with my iPhone 5. Love the multiple watch faces and the fact that it is waterproof. There are a lot of possibilities to explore with this watch given the apps that are available. For example your watch can easily be switched to a pedometer, GPS or a remote for phone to take picture or answer a call. Love this watch, it's a good purchase.

  • from Winnipeg, MB
  • Mar 23, 2014
4.0

Great watch

Really great watch. I recommend the black watch, as the displays blends well with it. The battery life is really good, it lasts for a few days before needing a charge. I had concerns with scratching the watch face, but it's quite resistant. No scratches yet, considering.

  • from Edmonton, AB
  • Mar 17, 2014
4.0

pebblewatch

love it! great for my business

  • from Regina, SK
  • Mar 15, 2014
5.0

Best thing since sliced bread

Got the Pebble during Kickstarter promo. Have not been disappointed. Bought two more for Xmas gifts. Software updates keep the Pebble new with new apps. No bugs or issues. Love the messages on the wrists. Have probably sold a dozen to interested observers. Battery life execellent and reminders to recharge. Would not be without..

  • from St Catharines, ON
  • Mar 15, 2014
5.0

Nice partner!

This watch is a nice partner to my BlackBerry Q10 using Talk2Watch app on BlackBerry World.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Mar 15, 2014
5.0

Great Watch

I bought this watch for my husband for his birthday. He loves it and has not taken if off since he got it. Finds it perfect for home and work. It looks great and so far seems durable. Overall, a great product!

  • from Regina, SK
  • Mar 05, 2014
1.0

Battery life

I was impressed when i heard battery would last 7 days. Mine would not even last 4 days on standby. Very dissapointed!

  • from Hamilton, ON
  • Mar 02, 2014
4.0

Still testing, but so far thrilled!

I only picked this watch up today so I am still getting used to how it functions and how it is. But my first impressions of the watch are very good! I was surprised to see how small this was compared to the Galaxy Gear. Within just minutes of buying it, I had the watch fully set up and updated on the newest firmware. The price was also much better than what I paid for the Gear. I have been heavily using it since I bought it and I have only used up approx. 10% of the battery, where as the Gear would be dead by now. The vibration motor in the watch is also much stronger than the gear so you will without a doubt know when you have a notification. Yeah, I has no camera, colour screen or microphone/speaker for calls and "fancy apps" but it does what it does very well so far. Plus the fact that the screen is view-able in all lights compared to the Gear which turned off only seconds after you turn it on is great. Will be making a second review after some more extensive testing.

  • from Winnipeg, MB
  • Feb 27, 2014
5.0

Great Watch

Love this watch. I no longer miss alerts, appointments or phone calls. With my phone on silent, all alerts go to my rest, and I can determine which calls or emails I need to answer right away. Plus, it is waterproof, so I miss nothing while taking a shower. It is my favourite tech product in ages.

  • from Edmonton, AB
  • Feb 22, 2014
5.0

Pebble Smart Watch

The Pebble Smart Watch is totally worth it. The screen may be small, but all the text is easy to read. I haven't had any issues with my device or any apps that I have installed in it. I definitely RECOMMEND this watch, you won't find anything else like it.

  • from Cobourg, ON
  • Feb 19, 2014
5.0

Holy crap

How much do I love this watch. I spend countless hours trying out new watch faces and apps. Amazing.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Feb 19, 2014
4.0

Mr

Nice little watch, bought it on sale, sms and phone call alerts works as expected. Battery life is not good when you use it for sports because backlighting turns on upon motion. I played Tennis wearing this watch and the battery did not last too long. If you live in Canada and with the cold weather we have been experiencing (-15degC) for the last few weeks the LCD is not visible outdoors in the cold temperature. Don't go jogging in the cold at night with this watch. Pebbles require that you set up user account to get updates - another way of collecting private info .. not cool.

  • from Edmonton, AB
  • Feb 16, 2014
5.0

Very good gadget

The first thing I want to mention is this device is great for people that receive lots of messages. Every time you get a notification on your phone and even if you know from who it is (by a custom ringtone or led color, it does not mean the message is important ). I used to ignore messages during certain times depending on who was sending the message but that is not accurate as I missed enough good messages based on this rule. This device solves a lot of issues in which you cannot get hold of your phone. 1) social situations in which you cannot see you phone or keep phone in silence. Like meetings, you are always on the loop. 2). Showering, doing dishes, raining, etc. You would keep phone safe. 3) you left phone charging in room nearby and you got a phone call/email/text, etc. You can read your message on your watch and determine if it is necessary to go to your phone to reply. 4) you are hiking/walking/running outside in cold weather. It's a nuisance to reach your phone. No anymore, you see you watch. 5) you can subscribe to free services to receive news directly on you watch trough your phone (news, sports game updates, alerts, etc). Like cbc news and ifttt.com. Having these messages on your phone is a nuisance as they are not that important but since you have your watch, it's easy to read them there. This device also works on blackberry running bb10. This device works great if added to a Bluetooth Headset like the avantree sold here.

  • from Summerside, PE
  • Feb 15, 2014
4.0

Pebble watch

Great product, love it. Shipping was fast and easy

  • from Bedford, NS
  • Feb 15, 2014
5.0

Love this watch.

I love my Pebble. I was an original backer of this kickstarter project. Unfortunately I smashed my first one. But, because of its simple to use, great features I couldn't be without one. The best feature for me is that it is waterproof. Great for the boat or the beach.

  • from London, ON
  • Feb 12, 2014
4.0

Pebble Smartwatch

Still getting familiarized with smartwatch. Once you know how to use it, smartwatch gets easier to use. Only drawback is it really drains cell phone battery. Can't wait for new apps to be launched this year.

  • from Scarborough, ON
  • Feb 11, 2014
5.0

best watch na

this watch shows me my texts. best watch would buy again 5/5

  • from Toronto
  • Feb 11, 2014
4.0

Love the Pebble

I have been using since Christmas so I have a good feel. Took a a week or so to understand completely. I will tell you my main use of my Pebble. Being able to get all the notifications from my phone without taking it out of my pocket and putting it back again. It's great. Got a call? It will show you who it is. New email? Will show up on your Pebble. I strongly recommend an App for both Android and IPhone called Glance. The thing I use the most is Music Boss. Allows me to go to next track, and adjust the volume from my watch. And of course there are hundred of watch faces but I recommend Glance. Great watch.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Feb 11, 2014
4.0

You should get one too!

Really pleased with this watch! Great looking watch and serves the purpose perfectly!! Good value for the money.

  • from Edmonton, AB
  • Feb 10, 2014
5.0

Proud Owner

The Pebble watch is great! It worked out of the box with my Nexus5 and I have had no issues since! The charge lasts five days, the notifications are fast and all third-party apps that I have installed on my phone are working flawlessly with it. I'd buy one for anyone who loves gadgets and would like to have a satellite device to view notifications. This comes in handy during meetings, while driving or for any other time when you can't/shouldn't be looking at/using your phone.

  • from Edmonton, AB
  • Feb 08, 2014
4.0

Functional and great value

Had mine for over 3 weeks and really impressed. Reliable and much improved with OS 2.0.

  • from Calgary, AB
  • Feb 07, 2014
4.0

Worth it - but keep I mind first gen

Generally my experience with this product has been positive. It's a great looking watch so I get lots of compliments. The watch faces are functionl. The link to iPhone is very easy and works well. However, because this is a first gen watch there are a few bugs. The battery lasts a few days, not all the smartwatch apps work, but other than that the watch is great! I love it and I would recommend to tech savey early adapters.

  • from Halifax, NS
  • Feb 06, 2014
4.0

Solid Smartwatch

The Pebble's simplicity is what makes it a great performing smartwatch. While you can get loads of apps and watchfaces to do a myriad of things it is foremost a flexible and configurable watch as well as a notification companion to your smartphone. It does both of these tasks well and the b/w screen (which may be a turn off for some) allows it to have great battery time. Good product that will only get better over time.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Feb 05, 2014
5.0

Replaces all other watches

I got this to try out alongside my other watches. Once I put it on however, I can't take it off. The functionality takes watch wearing to another level and every other watch falls short. Love the notifications, love the customizability with the watchfaces, love the apps. Highly suggest!

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Feb 05, 2014
5.0

Dopest watch ever!

Works better than I had originally expected!!! Beats the Samsung Gear by far!!!!

  • from Victoria, BC
  • Feb 05, 2014
4.0

Yup its a keeper

works as per marketing, a great notification system, use my phone 60% less. saves phones batterys and no missed text's!

  • from Richmond, BC
  • Feb 05, 2014
5.0

Good

I like it a lot. Does everything it's supposed to do. Works very well with my Note 2. Pebble Tasker makes the watch more useful.

  • from Regina, SK
  • Feb 03, 2014
3.0

Like the watch but pebble support is non existent

Really like the watch. We bought 2. Unfortunately one quit after 2 weeks. After trying pebble support 3 times by there contact email and only getting automatically generated responses which said someone would contact me I gave up on there help. Thankfully after a week of nothing from pebble I called best buy online help and they took care of me right away and offered me the option to return it for a refund. Thanks best buy I am now wondering wether to buy another one or not. I really did like it but am somewhat skeptical of the pebble product.

  • from Calgary, AB
  • Feb 02, 2014
4.0

Great wearable tech

Great smartwatch. Links perfectly with my iphone and the battery lasts over 5 days. With the software and app store coming, this watch is only going to get better.

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