They let you down as soon as you need them. It's not worth the risk. I've tried so many times to love these aesthetically beautiful little things (I have 3.)
So I liked their idea and supported them on Kickstarter. However this app is crap. The battery unit often falls out of the metal holder. Then because the app gets closed by the OS (never before did I want any app to want one to stay active) the alert it was left behind never happens. It has 2 flaws the Pebblebee itself and the app that supports it. 5 rings of waste I can't give them away it's so bad.
In our family we have an iphone 6 plus, a Samsung Note 4, and a Yoga 10 tablet. Could not get either of the two Pebblebee Honeys I bought to work on any of the devices. Besides the money, quite a bit of wasted time spent on this product.
Moto 4G 2016 phone. I work as a software engineer in test for mobile QA Android. This is my QA opinion. Pros: devices are asthetically pleasing. Led and sound work great. Cons: App logs me out randomly. I suspect it's the life cycle onDestroy() but could also be a memory leak. I want to really like this product and it's innovation but if it's off when I need it, that defeats the purpose. Good luck Peeblebee...I know it's tough with so many devices in the ecosystem. P.S. if you need an alpha tester to help improve the stability, just let me know, I'd love to help. :)
-10 stars. The app is a waste of space. The Pebblebee team break promises. No open source, no IFTTT for the Honey, no tasker plugin, no API, no battery life, no product worth having. Pebblebee will not survive as a company outside of Kickstarter and Indigogo. Buyers beware. EDIT: Open source and IFTTT were stretch goal No4 and 5 of the Kickstarter campaign. The Tasker plugin was something Pebblebee said they would add in the campaign comments. EDIT: Review refresh with every new version of your software. This hardware and software combo is absolutely useless.
This is a review of the app, not the device itself. I have now discovered that the device is pretty good and does what it's supposed to - but sadly the app does not work on all devices. Well, it loads up *but* you may find (as I did) that connectivity to your pebblebee device(s) is(are) intermittent at best. I found that it works perfectly fine on an older Nexus 4, as well as the IOS version on an iPad air, but it refuses to connect reliably when running on my Galaxy S7. I am sure that this is a bluetooth BLE problem that frankly may be more a Google than Pebblebee issue - but the end result is you may find that the app is not going to work for you. Or it might. On my Nexus it's a strong 4 stars. On my S7 it doesn't work reliably so it's a 1. Overall, I'd give it a 2 and have my fingers crossed that the BLE issues will be resolved sometime soon so I can use it on my S7 - at which point I will happily update my score! *update* Yay. V487 update included bug fixes, one of which appears to have done the trick with my S7. Very happy now! Thanks guys.
v487: Bug fixes
v479: Added support for the Finder
Improved battery life and device detection