My two Pebble Kick Starter Edition has arrived – one DOA


One DOA – dead on arrival. One alive and well!

Looks nice on my wrist, but needs a more classy black leather strap.
Looks nice on my wrist, but needs a more classy black leather strap.

I got my two Pebble watches today. I have been waiting and waiting for them. And now – at last – they arrived. For years and years since I had a FOSSIL watch that replicated with my IBM Lotus Notes, I have longed for a new one that had more or less same functionalities.

Now, that they arrived, guess if I was excited to open the boxes!

Opened the box, connected the charger, turned on the Pebble, a flash on the screen. And then nothing. Except from some stripes on the screen. No menus. No nothing.

Turned it off. Turned it on. Reset. Follow all the advice in the manual. Nothing but stripes on the screen. Saw the Pebble on my Bluetooth setting on my iPhone. But it would not connect. Shit!

It is deadly cool to get text messages and emails directly to your wrist watch!
It is deadly cool to get text messages and emails directly to your wrist watch!

On to the other one. Beautiful! Everything worked! Installed nice and smooth. Connected to the iPhone smooth as melting butter in the sun. Upgraded the firmware. Set up the alarms.

Tested. Everything works. Changed time display. Set up my medical alarms. Set up text message alarms. Set up email alarms. Everything OK. Just as expected. Nice.

Now back to the DOA. Tested some more possibilities. But no. Nothing helped. So I sent email to the Pebble guys asking for advice. Do I really have to send the DOA Pebble all the way back to Singapore?

It was a gift for my son. He is a gadget freak like me. Even more than me. If possible..

While waiting for response from Pebble, I will enjoy the one that works. It is really nice. Too nice for the rubber strap that comes with it. That strap will have to go and be exchanged with one in real black leather. Exclusive style!

It is beautiful on my wrist. It is a real show off. And I will show it off. Next week doing presentations on a roadshow to the biggest cities around Norway, I will ask my listeners to post questions to my wrist watch! How cool is that?

Yeah!

Pebble comes in a nice box!
Pebble comes in a nice box!
The Dead On Arrival Pebble!
The Dead On Arrival Pebble!
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