Pebble Time Fitness Smart watch RED £59.95 @ Argos
287°Expired

Pebble Time Fitness Smart watch RED £59.95 @ Argos

58
Found 16th FebMade hot 16th Feb
Less than half price, bargain.

The black one is still original price only the red one that's reduced.

I currently have the classic but I've reserved this one to collect today

Top comments

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9b/Frohawk_Dodo.png
58 Comments

Also a sinking ship

I think that's a cracking price. Yes, Pebble is on it's way out but if this has the functionality you need, then at this price it's a steal. Personally, I don't like the appearance of these, and only need the basics from a smartwatch so bought a used Pebble Steel. So far, so good!

Original Poster

May be a sinking ship in regards to future firmware updates since Fitbit bought them but still a cracking watch for the price. It does what it says on the watch and if the classic is anything to go by they are reliable

Eink display I think. In some ways a real innovation even now

What does it do? Can I run with this or bike and does it have accurate measurements like my ancient GPS watch?

no White ?

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9b/Frohawk_Dodo.png

exexpat


Yawn.....

I assume this can't be used as a GPS tracker on its own?

No gps tracking. It's a simple everyday smartwatch.

It's a smart watch. Doesn't need future support. If you want a watch with good apps, there have always been 'better' options. Would dump my Apple Watch for this if there were one local to me!

exexpat


Crikey, could you find a bigger picture to use?
Yes we all know Pebble the company no longer exists, but the watches still work fine!

We are talking about the death of a eco-system. With it dying in the near future, it will get less and less new apps supporting it, and the apps that are supporting it now, may stop doing so as they version up.

Still a bit steep considering new functionality and no guarantee of continue support oh and no warranty... Other than Argos of course

I would have tried getting one if I had not already grabbed one from eBay for £40. Good deal!

I wonder how long it'll be till someone stops paying the bill for voice recognition, that will be the final nail in the coffin.

fire_emblem

I would have tried getting one if I had not already grabbed one from eBay … I would have tried getting one if I had not already grabbed one from eBay for £40. Good deal!



​where was it please

jamhops

Still a bit steep considering new functionality and no guarantee of … Still a bit steep considering new functionality and no guarantee of continue support oh and no warranty... Other than Argos of course


Argos warranty is great, surely. Why would you need anything else? If they can't get it fixed then you'd get *all* your money back - WIN.

As for new features and upgrades - IMO you buy this phone for notifications, silent alarms and an always-on display with great battery life. If you're looking for more features then there are better smart watches anyway, but for the features above this watch is solid as a rock and I still miss my Pebble.

Oh and it's £59. Pocket change really.

The app should work for years - I'm still using apps on iOS that haven't even been properly updated for iOS 7!
Edited by: "misterleoni" 17th Feb

omgpleasespamme

I wonder how long it'll be till someone stops paying the bill for voice … I wonder how long it'll be till someone stops paying the bill for voice recognition, that will be the final nail in the coffin.


Why? It doesn't even work on iOS and it's pretty rubbish even on Android. I used it for five minutes and never even thought about it again.

It would be nice if people would stop being such negative Nancys. Yes the Pebble platform is dead as we know it, people KNOW the app ecosystem isn't going to grow and may even stop working one day. But for those who didn't even use apps and just wanted the bare bones functionality of a smart watch that gives you notifications, this is still a great watch. You still get the warranty from Argos (and a full refund if it breaks within a year and they can't provide a replacement), you'll still get notifications, alarms etc forever because they don't rely on a cloud infrastructure...and it's £59. Hardly breaking the bank even if it only worked for 6 months.

Every single Pebble thread has the same old comments.

I'm a huge fan of pebble, I use a steel time and before that had a steel.
great watches at a great price.
But seriously do not buy this! there's just too much risk involved. yes they may work for years to come, but just as easily they may stop working entirely in weeks!

Also absolutely ZERO manufacturers warranty and support. And that's now.

Don't risk it!

David815

I'm a huge fan of pebble, I use a steel time and before that had a steel. … I'm a huge fan of pebble, I use a steel time and before that had a steel. great watches at a great price.But seriously do not buy this! there's just too much risk involved. yes they may work for years to come, but just as easily they may stop working entirely in weeks!Also absolutely ZERO manufacturers warranty and support. And that's now.Don't risk it!


For God's sake, get a grip.

There is no way on earth they'll just stop working as you say it. What do you expect them to do? Every single one of them to just go dead at the same time? LOL. When the plug does eventually get pulled on these, the vast majority of the functions of the watch will still work. Come on, you know it.

Plus it's £59. You're speaking like it's the same price as an Apple Watch.

Who cares about zero manufacturing warranty? You have 12 months' OBLIGATORY retailer's warranty as standard. If anything happens, and they can't find stock to replace it, you'll get a full refund in the first year.

Edited by: "preecey" 17th Feb

Pebble has ceased its daily operations, and is no longer producing or selling smartwatches

andymack

I assume this can't be used as a GPS tracker on its own?


No GPS built in, uses the phone for distance.
Its first and foremost a smart watch, 2nd a fitness device rather than the other way round.

Damn! Love my Classic and would love one of these. Out of stock everywhere.

MissionaryMan

Damn! Love my Classic and would love one of these. Out of stock … Damn! Love my Classic and would love one of these. Out of stock everywhere.


Still available in Grimsby!

I love my Pebble Time but for some unknown reason, I've not been getting any notification to the watch for the past 2 days- anyone else had this?

I've tried factory reset a few times now to no avail.

Been using the Huawei W1 since and can barely feel the vibration alert as that's what I tend to keep it on. No such problems on the Pebble Time.

David815

I'm a huge fan of pebble, I use a steel time and before that had a steel. … I'm a huge fan of pebble, I use a steel time and before that had a steel. great watches at a great price.But seriously do not buy this! there's just too much risk involved. yes they may work for years to come, but just as easily they may stop working entirely in weeks!Also absolutely ZERO manufacturers warranty and support. And that's now.Don't risk it!



I disagree. Do risk it if you like the watch, have your eyes fully open to what might happen, and are OK to take it on the chin should that happen. I bought another pebble steel last week. The app might stop working next week, hopefully it won't.

I used to own a Pebble and Pebble Time smartwatch. I loved it so much. However, it didn't work perfectly. Sometimes the bluetooth would just disconnect mysteriously and I wouldn't receive notifications from my iPhone until I go through the process of disconnecting it from bluetooth and pair it again. I've now moved onto an Apple Watch which last me 2 full days (heart rate monitor turned off) and it is hassle free. I can reply to iMessages, whatsapp, facebook messenger etc from Apple Watch which I couldnt do with Pebble. At first I though it would be a hassle for the display screen to be constantly off when not active. But it makes receiving notifications more private so it doesn't alert people to my attention say in a meeting for example. I am extremely let down by Pebble, who foolishly kept releasing new product within a short period and didn't focus on marketing. Everyone knows what an Apple Watch is, but not many people have heard of a Pebble Watch. You get what you pay for.

David815

I'm a huge fan of pebble, I use a steel time and before that had a steel. … I'm a huge fan of pebble, I use a steel time and before that had a steel. great watches at a great price.But seriously do not buy this! there's just too much risk involved. yes they may work for years to come, but just as easily they may stop working entirely in weeks!Also absolutely ZERO manufacturers warranty and support. And that's now.Don't risk it!



​what a load of rubbish

I have an Apple Watch currently and never reply to anything on it. I miss the week-long battery on the Pebble and frankly don't need all the bells and whistles. All I need a smartwatch for is to tell me if I need to bother getting my phone out of my pocket, tell the time and buzz my wrist for alarms and timers. Unfortunately I would lose so much money selling my stainless steel Apple Watch that I begrudge doing so, and keep hold of it for that reason (and that I don't have anything else to use). I wish my local Argos had one of these as it's a price I can justify for a second smartwatch for daily use - obviously the Apple Watch looks a bit smarter 'for the weekend'.

I never experienced the bluetooth issues you mentioned with any of my old Pebbles - from the classic, the steel and through to the Time Steel. My Time Steel unfortunately broke so I had to get a refund on it and haven't owned a Pebble since.

The way people are talking on here it's as if they're going to all spontaneously combust on February 28th or something. There are certain price points where things are worth buying, even if the long-term prospects aren't there. Some people (like me) really enjoyed their Pebble and are disappointed that every manufacturer is moving to OLED screens and basically trying to make smart watches into mini phones. I lose more than £59 by buying Smartphones and selling them on a few months later so £59 for something that I might only use for 6 months and then keep for nostalgia value doesn't seem bad to me. All the claptrap about it having 'no warranty' is laughable - do people honestly think that Argos would turn you away 5 months down the line if it broke? They'd be breaking the law.
Edited by: "misterleoni" 17th Feb

I backed this one on kickstarter. It's a really nicely made watch, but as far as an iOS user goes, all it really does is vibrate for alerts and give you a snippet of that on your wrist. I barely ever wear mine, but it is nice and the strap is one of the best I've had on a watch.

As usual Out of stock Nearby..

misterleoni

​what a load of rubbish



I'm giving my advice based on my own real world experience, Having tried to get accessories after buying and support.

tin

I disagree. Do risk it if you like the watch, have your eyes fully open … I disagree. Do risk it if you like the watch, have your eyes fully open to what might happen, and are OK to take it on the chin should that happen. I bought another pebble steel last week. The app might stop working next week, hopefully it won't.



​yeh I agree with you, my post was very strongly worded, but it needed to be to make sure people were open eyed about the severity of the situation they may find themselves in.

David815

​yeh I agree with you, my post was very strongly worded, but it needed to … ​yeh I agree with you, my post was very strongly worded, but it needed to be to make sure people were open eyed about the severity of the situation they may find themselves in.



Severity. Hilarious.

afrocleland

I backed this one on kickstarter. It's a really nicely made watch, but as … I backed this one on kickstarter. It's a really nicely made watch, but as far as an iOS user goes, all it really does is vibrate for alerts and give you a snippet of that on your wrist. I barely ever wear mine, but it is nice and the strap is one of the best I've had on a watch.



Worth mentioning that they're standard fit straps too, so you can buy any 22mm strap

preecey

For God's sake, get a grip.There is no way on earth they'll just stop … For God's sake, get a grip.There is no way on earth they'll just stop working as you say it. What do you expect them to do? Every single one of them to just go dead at the same time? LOL. When the plug does eventually get pulled on these, the vast majority of the functions of the watch will still work. Come on, you know it.Plus it's £59. You're speaking like it's the same price as an Apple Watch.Who cares about zero manufacturing warranty? You have 12 months' OBLIGATORY retailer's warranty as standard. If anything happens, and they can't find stock to replace it, you'll get a full refund in the first year.



​you are obviously correct, but I say may stop working. and that is clear, it may do.
Who is to say what might happen when the app stops getting updates, it may start being buggy with any new OS updates. you might find you can no longer connect to the app with your phone, remember pebble relies on the app to connect, not the android built in app. So it is 100% valid to say it MAY stop working ENTIRELY.
I was mearly warning potentially buyers of the risk.

I personally was also annoyed with things like not being able to buy genuine accessories anymore etc.

I'm sorry if I went OTT, but I feel anyone buying these new have a right to know fully what the situation may be soon.

I'm speaking like I wouldnt want a reader to spend £59 not knowing the risk. it's not pocket money for a lot of readers, as you are making out.

misterleoni

Severity. Hilarious.



​Glad I made you laugh, always nice to get nice feedback on a comment.

Even now, people are still creating watchfaces for the Pebble. One was released two days ago inspired by the watchface in Resident Evil 7 Biohazard and it's free!

My Pebble Time Steel will stop working once I can't charge the battery anymore.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text