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

Who was paid to make it?

designers in California and people in factories in Taiwan

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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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