Magazine article Journal of Property Management

Sync Up with the Pebble Watch

Magazine article Journal of Property Management

Sync Up with the Pebble Watch

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THE PEBBLE WATCH 10 AVAILABLE FOR $150 FROM GETPEBBLE.COM

Like many people, I stopped wearing a watch when I purchased my first smart phone. But, watches might make a comeback after I learned about the new Pebble Watch.

As the most successful Kickstarter.com funding project, the Pebble Watch raised over $10,000,000 in less than one month, selling more than 85,000 watches, which far surpassed its original goal of raising $100,000. (To learn more about Kickstarter.com, read the "Gadgets" article in the Jan/Feb 2013 issue of JPM[R].)

So, what does the Pebble Watch do? It's a smart watch that communicates with your smart phone--allowing two-way communication between the two devices. Caller ID, text message, e-mails, social media alerts, weather updates and calendar alerts appear on the watch, allowing you control your phone, leaving it secure in your pocket, purse or briefcase.

I have found the Pebble Watch most helpful during meetings--when my phone rings on vibrate, the watch also vibrates. The caller ID instantly appears on the watch face to show who is calling. I can surreptitiously hit a button on the watch to either answer the call or send it to my voicemail. …

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