Recently, Apple has made quite a remarkable entry in the market of SmartWatch with its brand new iWatch. On the other hand, Pebble Technology Corporation launched its Pebble Smartwatch and new Pebble Steel. Therefore, the company is really looking forward to the future.
The Pebble Smart Watch released as a $10 Million Kickstar campaign, which means funding of nearly $100,000. The campaign was considered as the second highest funded campaign in the history of KickStarter. The company has launched an upgraded version of this watch known as Pebble Steel. Pebble is a smart watch which is connected with the phone.
Design of Apple watch and Pebble Watch:
Pebble’s first SmartWatch was not that stylish therefore next year the company launched a newer model with amazing design. Pebble Steel has a metal design along with two bands, one manufactured with steel and the other with black leather. Pebble Steel seems relatively better than the original Pebble Smarrtwach. However, it still cannot compete with the design of iWatch that Apple flaunted on the 9th of September.
Apple intended to ship two sizes with several colors and designs. This kind of variety will certainly attract a lot of buyers. On the other hand, Pebble is successful in appealing man and women who have large wrists. People who look for function more than the style will surely find Pebble SmartWatch and Pebble Steel more alluring.
Whereas, Apple Watch is pretty large and thick for the people who have small wrists. But still the design of Apple is way better than both the smart watches of Pebble.
The Apple Watch still seems bulky and thick for people with petite wrists. However, the smaller watch design will fit better than either Pebble design.
Apple offers three versions in more than two sizes along with various colors and materials.
- Stainless Steel
- Silver Aluminum
- 18-Karat Yellow Gold
- Space Black Stainless Steel
- Space Gray Aluminum
- 18-Karat Rose Gold
Besides these six material designs Apple provided multiple watch bands
These band styles will positively go with the material of the watch.
- Link Bracelet
- Sport Band
- Leather Loop
- Classic Buckle
- Modern Buckle
- Milanese Loop
Apple has released a new way rather than the conventional one of fastening the watch. Instead of pinning the user merely have to slide in strap into the exact place.
The company has introduced three styles of Watches: the basic Apple Watch, the Watch Sport and Watch Edition. It signifies that buyers have a wide choice of 18 different models. In Contrast, Pebbles offers only a steel watch and the original SmartWatch. The Pebble presented the original design with some vivid colors and named it as FreshHotFly.
The original and new Pebble follows the traditional way of connecting the bands. Therefore, the user can mix and match with any other conventional watch band they have that means user have an endless possibility in Pebble.
The Apple Watch buyer will merely get the one that Apple offers due to its proprietary connector. Although third- parties are planning to design new bands for Apple Watch but the company has not given them permission yet.
Both the watches are quite different in terms of control keys. The Pebbles comes with a button on each side which allow user to scroll screen roll move up/down. Whereas, the Apple Watch includes a touch screen and the digital crown, a scroll wheel and button on the side of the watch.
Battery life of Apple and Pebble Watch:
Pebble provides at least three days and maximum seven days battery life. As far as the battery life of Apple is concerned, People are still unaware of it.
The fundamental function of the two watches is quite similar. Both of them can connect with a phone and inform you about your notification on the watch as well. In short, wearers would not have to look into their phone during exercise, driving or working. It will give a silent alert to the user on his wrist instead of the ring on his phone.
The two watches allow the user to install apps which expand the function of the watch. Pebble offers more apps on the Pebble store as compared to the Apple since it is in the market for a year. Therefore, do not expect Apple to present you a large number of apps because it is new.
The Pebble and Apple watch give users the opportunity to change watch faces. The Pebble store is full of pebble’s watch faces, whereas Apple will also ship the Apple watch with several faces.
Both the companies allowed the developers to manufacture new watch faces. However, the colors vary since the Pebble only uses black and white e-ink display, while the Apple Watch uses a color display.
Apple pay is a new service of Apple that will definitely alter the technique through which people pay for their goods. Apple has included this feature in Apple Watch as well. Pebble doesn’t contain any feature that allows users to pay with the help of their watch. Apple has offered this feature both in iPhone and Apple Watch.
Furthermore, Apple introduced a feature through which Apple wearers can interact with each other directly from the watch. It will permit users to reply to the text message and even communicate with the help of drawings and vibrations. Pebble Store contains numerous apps which will send stock responses on text, but still it would not let wearer reply through drawing and vibrations. Moreover, the wearers of Apple watch would be able to talk by means of the watch, a feature which pebble doesn’t have.
Both the two companies Apple and Pebble offer fitness tracking in watches. However, Apple has also included a heart rate monitor that has sensors placed on the back of the watch. In addition, users can also share the heart rate with other users through the watch. On the other hand, Pebble depends on third party apps for the majority of its fitness tracking features.
Apple Watch and Pebble on Compatibility
It is very easy to compare the two watches. Pebble runs on both iPhone and Android. The Pebble app can function on any iPhone or iPad that works on iOS 6 or later. The Android app work on Android Phone which runs on 4.0 or higher Android version.
The Apple watch merely works on iPhone 5 or any other latest model of iPhone. People who have Android Phone or previous models of iPhone cannot use an Apple Watch. Therefore, they have to choose Pebble if they do not own an iPhone.
Cost of Apple and Pebble Watch:
As far as the price is concerned, the vote goes with Pebble. Apple announced that the Apple Watch will come at a price of $349 that will certainly be very heavy on the pockets. Whereas, Pebble original smart watch or the new Pebble SmartWatch comes at a reasonable price of $150. Even the price of pebble costs is less than the cheapest Watch of Apple.
However, Apple has not declared the entire price list of its watches which means some of them definitely cost more than $349.
The buyers with limited budgets would prefer with any one of the 8 Pebble Smartwatch or spurge $100 for the Steel one.
Apple is not planning to ship Apple Watch before 2015; therefore people cannot decide which watch is better. The people who cannot wait until 2015 can get hold of Pebble Smartwatch or Pebble Steel watch through the official page of the company. Several other retailers are also offering the new Pebble SmartWatch.
The people who are more concerned about their fitness should have a look at the fitness feature of Apple watch. For Android phone users this watch is useless, therefore they have limited choices.
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