I was awakened at 5am this morning by a burning sensation on my wrist. I felt my wrist and my Pebble watch was burning hot. I took the watch off as fast as I could, but it left burn marks and blisters on my wrist:
I had had the watch for about two months and was really enjoying it. This is disappointing.
I have loved my Pebble watch. I love the information it gives me, I love the contact with my iPhone. But this watch is dead.
I'm wondering if the battery in this watch has the same problems that have been identified with the Samsung smartphone recently..... or if the new iOS10 for my phone has done something to sabotage my Pebble watch (I really doubt this).... or if the Pebble firmware upgrade was flawed.
It turns out, though, that I'm not the only person to have experienced this problem [see this]. It is apparently a rare event. But of course I'll be a bit wary of using my Pebble watch again. And yet I don't really want any different watch, like an Apple or any other watch that needs recharging on a daily basis (my Pebble held its charge for about 5 days).
Meanwhile, here's hoping Pebble makes the replacement/exchange go as smoothly as possible.