Pebble Watch

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The Pebble Watch is a digital watch that can be connected via bluetooth to a mobile phone. As well as telling the time, the Pebble Watch can also display text messages, activate music, monitor fitness, show calendar events, and do many other things by downloading various apps.

Where and how is it used?

It fits on your wrist, and by pressingthe function keys (on the side of the watch) it can display a variety of information. I often use it when I'm cycling to check for text messages, I would never use my phone while on my bike!

What did you or someone else pay for it?

I got it from ebay for £60

Why do you want to add it to the museum?

The modern wrist watch was invented for use on the battlefields of the First World War. Wrist watches existed before this time but they were traditionally worn only by women, men used pocket watches. When the modern smart phone was invented lots of people stopped wearing wrist watches because they could tell the time from their phone screens. A very successful Kick Starter campaign launched the Pebble Watch into peoples imaginations. It could tell the time, and gave you interactive information from your mobile phone. I think the Pebble Watch deserves a place in MoCC because it has not only re-established wrist watch wearing, it has also inspired the development of wearable computing, and it prevents people from always having their mobile phone in their hand!


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Materials & Making

Who made or produced your commodity?

Pebble Technology, Corp., Pebble Devices, Corp in California

Who was paid to make it?

designers in California and people in factories in Taiwan

What skills does it take to make it?

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Where was it made?

https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Pebble+Teardown/13319

What does it cost to make it?

probably about £12

What is it made from?

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Buying & Owning

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Total times valued2
Positive (↑)Convenience
Negative (↓)Empathy
Overall Positive143
Overall Negative-66
Controversy38.75 (0 = most controversial)
  

What do these numbers mean?

This data that we have collected over time in our database means nothing without interpretation. A relational database, which we are using here, is technology that enables designers of websites and software to compare, contrast, interrogate and infer relations within data. The act of designing a database is not objective but driven by the agency of its creators and owners.

Within the MoCC Collection data is used to help think through the relations between values, commodities and data. Can we describe our values using sliders and numbers? How do we infer meaning such as controversy from data?

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  • Controversy Score:
    (Total Positive Values) + (Total Negative Values)

    The closer the value is to zero the more controversial it is in relation to other commodities. Used to infer that values associated with one commodity divide opinion more than another.

  • Average Value Score (used in the sliders):
    (Total Positive for Value + Total Negative for Value) ÷ Total Times Valued

    Used to infer a collective value associated with a commodity.

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