Dan Seifert at The Verge:
But in the two years since Pebble launched its first Kickstarter campaign, the smartwatch world has completely changed. Apple just released the Apple Watch, a device that benefits from Apple’s tight hardware and software integration and has what many believe to be the best take on a smartwatch yet. Google launched Android Wear, which can be had on over half a dozen different watches, with seemingly more coming every week. No longer the only player in the game, Pebble now has to compete with these giants for the same space on your wrist.
So can the Pebble Time compete? Depending on what you’re looking for, that answer can be yes, but I couldn’t shake the feeling that I wanted more.
Pebble Time, it seems, is much better than its predecessors but just can't keep up with the current crop of Android Wear smartwatches and the Apple Watch in terms of functionality.
A more refined version of the original Pebble will please Pebble's fans, but Pebble Time is not skating to where the puck is going.
A 6.8 score (compared to Apple Watch's 7.0) seems extremely generous given the overall tone of the review, but that's a separate issue for a different day.
Source: The Verge