I’ve needed a new watch since late last year when I finally wore through the strap on my old watch and decided to replace the entire watch rather than just the strap (for various reasons). Last week I stumbled across something about Pebble and I got to looking into smart watches. After a trip to Best Buy (since they actually have said watches in-store) I settled on an original Pebble (I like the screen, it fits my wrist without looking ridiculous, and the battery lasts a week).
Naturally, one of the first things I did was download the SDK and start playing with designing my own watch faces. My first pass was just a modification of the binary-encoded watch that came as an example in the SDK to remove the seconds display (for battery life) and change the encoding (see wikipedia for the difference between binary-coded decimal vs sexagesimal clocks). Here was the result, which I’ve been using since last Friday:
Now that my watchface is configurable (linked to here) I’m happy enough with it to publish it on the Pebble app store. This isn’t an official link, but the Pebble store doesn’t seem to be available outside their phone app so I’ll settle for a third-party site that makes it easy to install the app from the web: