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Pebble Classic Fitness Smartwatch - Black £39.95 ARGOS
Pebble Classic Fitness Smartwatch - Black £39.95 ARGOS

Pebble Classic Fitness Smartwatch - Black £39.95 ARGOS

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Read emails, texts, incoming calls and calendars and access your favourite apps. Discover thousands of apps and watchfaces to customise your Pebble Smartwatch to fit your life. Control music with iTunes, Spotify and Pandora. Rechargeable battery lasts 5-7 days on a single charge. Waterproof up to 50 metres.
2MB memory.
Connectivity

Multi-platform operating system.
Bluetooth 4 connection.
USB 2 connection.
Display information

1.26 inch .
Battery

130mAh battery capacity.
Typical usage time of up to 5 days.
Low usage time of up to 7 days.
Physical specification

Size H52, W36, D11.5mm.
Weight 38g.
Features
Water resistant.
Dust resistant.
Scratch resistant.
Answer calls.
Read texts.
Read emails.
Receive social network notifications.
View calendar.
Displays weather.
Pedometer.
Accelerometer.
Accessories included: USB Charging Cable, Quick Start Guide.

129 Comments

limited support now they have been taken over, wont be long before a real pebble will have more use

eslick

limited support now they have been taken over, wont be long before a real … limited support now they have been taken over, wont be long before a real pebble will have more use


Yawn......

I'm on my third one which is now having the same screen tearing issue. Without warranty now that they've gone bankrupt I'd stay well clear. I have just bought a second hand Pebble Time Steel though which hopefully should be a little more reliable...

BobsterLobster

I'm on my third one which is now having the same screen tearing issue. … I'm on my third one which is now having the same screen tearing issue. Without warranty now that they've gone bankrupt I'd stay well clear. I have just bought a second hand Pebble Time Steel though which hopefully should be a little more reliable...



​theyre not bankrupt! they've been bought out by fitbit.
what are you blathering on about?

Great watch, will still continue to work without 'support'.

Sambat

Yawn......



not really someone would see this and buy not knowing

waynehardy

​theyre not bankrupt! they've been bought out by fitbit. what are you b … ​theyre not bankrupt! they've been bought out by fitbit. what are you blathering on about?



Did Pebble go bankrupt? - yes, insolvency as of Dec 6th 2016.

Do Pebble or Fitbit still offer warrenty on this watch - no.

I'd say he's blathering just good sense

waynehardy

​theyre not bankrupt! they've been bought out by fitbit. what are you b … ​theyre not bankrupt! they've been bought out by fitbit. what are you blathering on about?



They were not bought. They became insolvent.

FitBit bought some of Pebble's IP and some staff. What happens to the remnants is still up in the air, but will probably be shut down or sold off to pay creditors. Nobody knows what functions of the watches, or the Android app, will continue to work.

I suspect basic notifications will be fine though. However, I suggest waiting for Pebble 2 fire sales, since the P2 does not suffer from screen tearing due to it not having a zebra strip for the screen like the classics do.

Edited by: "hukd14" 26th Jan

BobsterLobster

I'm on my third one which is now having the same screen tearing issue. … I'm on my third one which is now having the same screen tearing issue. Without warranty now that they've gone bankrupt I'd stay well clear. I have just bought a second hand Pebble Time Steel though which hopefully should be a little more reliable...


Had two separate pebbles do that luckily in warranty one close to end

BobsterLobster

I'm on my third one which is now having the same screen tearing issue. … I'm on my third one which is now having the same screen tearing issue. Without warranty now that they've gone bankrupt I'd stay well clear. I have just bought a second hand Pebble Time Steel though which hopefully should be a little more reliable...



Well, it will still have a one year guarantee with Argos, but after that you'd be stuffed.

I would guess that you might possibly also have a case for a refund from argos if all the apps are pulled within a year since they are in the description as a selling point.
Edited by: "melted" 26th Jan

Firstly not voting hot or cold, and I guess its hot if it's what you after after doing some research.
However "Fitness Smartwatch" - does it have a GPS - no, so it counts your steps.
Does it track your swim yes using swim.com but doesn't have the features that say the Sony smartwatch does ( its just £30 more) Swim.com compare the features of all the watches that they support.
Does it play music while you run ( eh, only if you lug your phone too).

hukd14

They were not bought. They became insolvent. FitBit bought some of … They were not bought. They became insolvent. FitBit bought some of Pebble's IP and some staff. What happens to the remnants is still up in the air, but will probably be shut down or sold off to pay creditors. Nobody knows what functions of the watches, or the Android app, will continue to work.I suspect basic notifications will be fine though. However, I suggest waiting for Pebble 2 fire sales, since the P2 does not suffer from screen tearing due to it not having a zebra strip for the screen like the classics do.



The problems will come with system updates on the phones I would guess. As how they chance notifications they'll need to be handled in a different way that won't be updated in the app.

waynehardy

​theyre not bankrupt! they've been bought out by fitbit. what are you b … ​theyre not bankrupt! they've been bought out by fitbit. what are you blathering on about?


They have been bought out but support/warranty is no longer valid. However with a reputable seller like Argos you will still have a consumer warranty with Argos.

I was looking forward to the pebble 2 HR. Gutted they are gone

You can get the pebble 2 HR though. It's the Time 2 models that will never be released now

If anyone seriously wants a proper fitness smartwatch rather than something that pretends to be then they should invest in another discontinued product, the Microsoft Band......yes its unwieldy, but at least it is a fitness smartwatch, gps built in, skin sensors and heart rate monitor.

The pedometer has always been the most useless 'fitness' tracking device in the fitness world.

bought one in August from Argos, screen now tearing and pebble have responded by saying they no longer offer support.

I won't call the Pebble Classic a fitness smartwatch, but it works incredibly well as an extension to your phone. I got a cheapo used from Ebay and don't use my Moto 360 at all. The Pebble's beauty lies in its simplicity. The battery lasts well over a week compared to the 30h I get from my Moto, and the display is always on which is a huge plus. At this price, even if it lasts a year, I'd take a punt.

As someone here has commented, FitBit have not given any commitment to Pebble going forward. They purchased Pebble's IP and staff/devs, and are free to do whatever they want with it/ them. Best assume that Pebble is dead unless FitBit announces otherwise, however basic watch functionality (time, phone notifications etc) that doesn't depend on Pebble servers should continue to work.
Edited by: "hcc27" 26th Jan

[quote=rmtheatre]bought one in August from Argos, screen now tearing and pebble have responded by saying they no longer offer

If you're within the one year guarantee period, just take it back to Argos and demand a refund/ replacement. Your contract is with them, the law says they need to sort it out on your behalf.
Edited by: "hcc27" 26th Jan

cicobuff

If anyone seriously wants a proper fitness smartwatch rather than … If anyone seriously wants a proper fitness smartwatch rather than something that pretends to be then they should invest in another discontinued product, the Microsoft Band......yes its unwieldy, but at least it is a fitness smartwatch, gps built in, skin sensors and heart rate monitor.The pedometer has always been the most useless 'fitness' tracking device in the fitness world.



I'm sure I've read that the wrist band heart rate monitors are pretty inaccurate too.

My father has a pebble classic, he bought it to use to tell the time and for sms notifications, at both those functions it excels, the display is always on, really clear and readable in bright sunlight yet with an acceptable battery life, and the pebble is lighter, thinner and easier to read than even his basic old casio watch.

Have one of these original Pebble watches. Use the All-In-One watch face and it saves me taking my phone out of my pocket for many notifications, calendar reminders, texts etc. Sure, the display gets scrambled occasionally (I see that some people are describing it as tearing), but I just press a button or two and it soon sorts itself out - so no biggie for me. If it gets too bad towards the end of the 1st year, then I'll take it back to Currys for a refund

melted

I'm sure I've read that the wrist band heart rate monitors are pretty … I'm sure I've read that the wrist band heart rate monitors are pretty inaccurate too.i have a microsoft band and the heart rate monitor is spot on, got it cheap when band2 came out, absolutely love itMy father has a pebble classic, he bought it to use to tell the time and for sms notifications, at both those functions it excels, the display is always on, really clear and readable in bright sunlight yet with an acceptable battery life, and the pebble is lighter, thinner and easier to read than even his basic old casio watch.


darthvader666uk

I was looking forward to the pebble 2 HR. Gutted they are gone


They were/are a good watch, I got my pre order a few weeks before they stopped shipping. But with the lack of support looming I sold it on ebay, more than what I paid for it, I guess they are already in demand.
But it wasn't an amazing watch, just a slightly updated version of the classic here on this thread.

rmtheatre

bought one in August from Argos, screen now tearing and pebble have … bought one in August from Argos, screen now tearing and pebble have responded by saying they no longer offer support.


But you have a 1 year consumer (minimum 1 year on electronics) warranty with Argos. If you still have your receipt take it back there.

rmtheatre

bought one in August from Argos, screen now tearing and pebble have … bought one in August from Argos, screen now tearing and pebble have responded by saying they no longer offer support.



​There's a simple fix for it on reddit. Unscrew the back and put some tissue or sponge to push down on the black taped area. Be careful not to rip the ribbon when you take the back off or the vibration will stop. Common issue and fixed screen tear on mine.

KrazyPonk

Have one of these original Pebble watches. Use the All-In-One watch face … Have one of these original Pebble watches. Use the All-In-One watch face and it saves me taking my phone out of my pocket for many notifications, calendar reminders, texts etc. Sure, the display gets scrambled occasionally (I see that some people are describing it as tearing), but I just press a button or two and it soon sorts itself out - so no biggie for me. If it gets too bad towards the end of the 1st year, then I'll take it back to Currys for a refund



​See my reply above.

Can't make my mind up if I want or even need a smart watch but for this price why not? Can upgrade at a later date.
Cheers op heat added

melted

I'm sure I've read that the wrist band heart rate monitors are pretty … I'm sure I've read that the wrist band heart rate monitors are pretty inaccurate too.My father has a pebble classic, he bought it to use to tell the time and for sms notifications, at both those functions it excels, the display is always on, really clear and readable in bright sunlight yet with an acceptable battery life, and the pebble is lighter, thinner and easier to read than even his basic old casio watch.



I am not disputing the fact they can work just fine as a smartwatch, I am disputing the fact that pedometer based fitness trackers are any good. No fitness tracker is claiming 100% accuracy, but I would put more faith in a heart rate monitor and gps than something that attempts to track your steps.

This Pebble watch after all is marketed as a 'Fitness Smartwatch'
Edited by: "cicobuff" 26th Jan

Very happy with mine still, and I paid £99, so this is a steal. Even without a warranty at £40 I wouldn't mind if it only lasted a year anyway.

How does this hold up as regards a fitness watch is the software good and reliable and sought after

is it as good as fitbit, jawbone up2 , 3 does it have a heart/pulse meter ???

cicobuff

I am not disputing the fact they can work just fine as a smartwatch, I am … I am not disputing the fact they can work just fine as a smartwatch, I am disputing the fact that pedometer based fitness trackers are any good. No fitness tracker is claiming 100% accuracy, but I would put more faith in a heart rate monitor and gps than something that attempts to track your steps. This Pebble watch after all is marketed as a 'Fitness Smartwatch'




I wasn't disagreeing with you, just pointing out is one of the few really practicable smart watches. I don't think the website my father bought one on even mentioned fitness, as if it had it would have probably put him off.

Would I be able to connect my wireless bluetooth sony earphones and run the music off of the watch?

mancmackem

​See my reply above.


Thanks, I'll look into that fix.

ameerahmed

Would I be able to connect my wireless bluetooth sony earphones and run … Would I be able to connect my wireless bluetooth sony earphones and run the music off of the watch?


You would pair your Pebble and Earphones to your mobile phone, then you can pop your phone in your pocket and control the playback of music via the Pebble watch (play/pause, previous/next, volume up/down etc) and it will show the track details on the watch. Does that make sense?

villageidiotdan

Did Pebble go bankrupt? - yes, insolvency as of Dec 6th 2016.Do Pebble or … Did Pebble go bankrupt? - yes, insolvency as of Dec 6th 2016.Do Pebble or Fitbit still offer warrenty on this watch - no.I'd say he's blathering just good sense



Argos offer warranty though.

I've had mine a year... Fantastic watch but unfortunately buttons are not responsive anymore and screen issues...

KrazyPonk

You would pair your Pebble and Earphones to your mobile phone, then you … You would pair your Pebble and Earphones to your mobile phone, then you can pop your phone in your pocket and control the playback of music via the Pebble watch (play/pause, previous/next, volume up/down etc) and it will show the track details on the watch. Does that make sense?



This is exactly what I do with my pebble time and I love it. The Pebble isn't really a "fitness" smartwatch, it's a smartwatch full stop.

I personally don't use apps all that much on mine, but I do have a custom watchface and use it as a notification device as well. Fitbit have committed to all pebbles still working fully until the end of this year but beyond that is up in the air.

Work has already started on a community-led app store though, which is promising.

cicobuff

I am not disputing the fact they can work just fine as a smartwatch, I am … I am not disputing the fact they can work just fine as a smartwatch, I am disputing the fact that pedometer based fitness trackers are any good. No fitness tracker is claiming 100% accuracy, but I would put more faith in a heart rate monitor and gps than something that attempts to track your steps. This Pebble watch after all is marketed as a 'Fitness Smartwatch'



It's not a pedometer based fitness watch, it's a phone dependent one. It functions just as a display for the fitness apps on your phone, such as Runkeeper or Endomondo which both support it very well.
It uses the GPS and all functions on the phone, which is why for other purposes the later pebbles are slim and light with a long battery life.

Pebble were about to release the Pebble Core before they went bust, which would have had the GPS etc functionality on a little clip on button and would have freed a user from needing a phone with them.

I always have a phone with me on long runs and bike rides anyway, so it's not really relevant to me.

androoski

It's not a pedometer based fitness watch, it's a phone dependent one. It … It's not a pedometer based fitness watch, it's a phone dependent one. It functions just as a display for the fitness apps on your phone, such as Runkeeper or Endomondo which both support it very well. It uses the GPS and all functions on the phone, which is why for other purposes the later pebbles are slim and light with a long battery life. Pebble were about to release the Pebble Core before they went bust, which would have had the GPS etc functionality on a little clip on button and would have freed a user from needing a phone with them.I always have a phone with me on long runs and bike rides anyway, so it's not really relevant to me.



I think my whole point is it being advertised as a fitness smartwatch when clearly it is not, if it does not have unlike even the budget "fitbit" a pedometer then it is even worse. I am not disputing for a smartwatch (even a discontinued one) that it is a bad deal, I am disputing the fact that as a fitness smartwatch it is an extremely poor deal compared to the discontinued Microsoft Band which is a great fitness smartwatch with poor smartwatch features.

cicobuff

I think my whole point is it being advertised as a fitness smartwatch … I think my whole point is it being advertised as a fitness smartwatch when clearly it is not, if it does not have unlike even the budget "fitbit" a pedometer then it is even worse. I am not disputing for a smartwatch (even a discontinued one) that it is a bad deal, I am disputing the fact that as a fitness smartwatch it is an extremely poor deal compared to the discontinued Microsoft Band which is a great fitness smartwatch with poor smartwatch features.



​and extremely poor build quality. avoid the MS Band.
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