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Pebble moving from Kickstarter to Best Buy
I was a Kickstarter backer for the Pebble smart watch and have been enjoying the watch for a couple months. I understand some backers still don't have their Pebbles so I was a bit surprised to see you can now order one at Best Buy and find them in stores this weekend.
While consumers won't be getting Pebbles with Kickstarter on the back, they will be buying a fantastic watch and I thought I would share some of the great things I like about the Pebble. I paid $115 for my Kickstarter Edition and Best Buy will be selling them for $149.99.
Reason 1: Call notifications
There are several basic notifications included out of the box on your Pebble and to be honest call notifications are extremely useful to me. I generally carry large phones that are carried in my pocket. Rather than having to dig the phone out every time a call comes in, my Pebble shows me who is calling and gives me the ability to send the call to voicemail by pressing in on the lower right button.
I like when smart watches like this give you information you can view in a glance rather than having to pull out your phone and be rude to people you are hanging with.
Reason 2: Replace with your own band
I originally was a backer for an orange Pebble, but the colored ones were made later in the process and after they offered to let us switch to black I took them up on it. While the rubber band that comes with the Pebble is nice, I wanted to add a bit of customization and splash of orange.
The Pebble comes with a standard 22-mm band and I found a Kevlar one with orange highlights on Amazon. I installed the band and like the look and feel on my wrist.