Smart watches have been around for a while now, but their appeal and marketing has so far been somewhat limited to those who are a little more enthusiastic about technology than the average consumer. However, once big players such as Samsung and Apple bring their offerings to market, you can bet that everyone and their mother will be sporting a chunky little accessory that’s fed an endless stream of FaceSnap and Whatstagram notifications directly from their mobile device.
One of the most successful products in this category to date is the Pebble, which has had its own forum here on XDA for some time. One its most appealing features is the ease with which the device can be modified with third party faces and applications. XDA Forum Member Deoy has created a simple little app for the device called Countdown Timer to add a function that I’m sure many users will welcome.
There are no prizes for guessing what the application does. Any period of time between a second and 99 hours, 59 minutes can be chosen. And once the countdown is concluded, the device will vibrate to alert you. Quite why this wasn’t a built in feature of the device to begin with is beyond me, given that this has always been a feature of any digital watch that didn’t come from a Christmas cracker. However, those of you in need of a way to initiate a countdown on your Pebble can now do so by simply installing the .pbw files provided in the application thread.