Items tagged with Pebble

Late last week, we brought you news that Pebble is set to launch its next generation smartwatch on Tuesday. Perhaps the most interesting bit of information (other than the fact that the smartwatch is supposed to be thinner and a bit wider) is that the device will feature a color e-ink display. As is typically the case with new tech products, Tuesday’s big reveal was leaked early — and it was leaked this morning by none other than Pebble itself. A mockup image of the smartwatch is still hosted on Pebble’s website, and shows a sleeker device displaying flight information on a yellow background. Just how “colorful” this new e-ink display will be is unknown at this time, but it’s definitely a nice... Read more...
It was nearly three years ago that Pebble commanded an unbelievable $10 million through its Kickstarter campaign, and it was then that we knew this company would have a bright future. Now, despite the company still being in relative infancy, it is managing to get the world curious about its next release, and it accomplishes it in a most classic way: with a countdown. Featured front and center on its official website, Pebble has a countdown that leads us to 10:00AM on Tuesday. As seen in the screengrab below, there's not much in way of a hint at what to expect. But wait - isn't that screen a light blue color? Whereas every single other watch on Pebble's site is white or black? That couldn't be... Read more...
The underlying message today from Pebble is "if you can do it with Android Wear, you can do it with Pebble." That's because the smartwatch maker just graduated Android Wear compatibility from beta to public release, thus allowing Pebble hardware to act on and respond to notifications from its monochrome display. First things first -- to prep your Pebble smartwatch for Android Wear compatibility, you need to update the device's firmware to version 2.9 and then snag the latest version of the Pebble Android app (version 2.3.0) from the Google Play Store (or just click here). Pebble said that those who beta tested Android Wear offered positive feedback and especially liked actions that even Android... Read more...
We have yet to see if the smartwatch category will truly take off and become the next big thing, though either way, one company that's enjoyed a bit of success up to this point is Pebble. Remember Pebble? The smartwatch maker doesn't garner the same kind of attention that Google does with its Android Wear platform or Apple and its unreleased Apple Watch, but that hasn't stopped the company from selling over 1 million wearables to date.Pebble chief Eric Migicovsky revealed the million-shipment milestone in an interview with The Verge, adding that it occurred on December 31 of last year. Just eight months prior to that, Pebble was sitting pretty on 400,000 smartphone shipments. According to Migicovsky,... Read more...
A month ago, Pebble announced that its app store was going to be available within its iOS and Android app, and after a delay, the Android version is now available in addition to the iOS version. You can simply snag the Pebble app store app from Google Play and use it to browse for and download watchfaces and other Pebble apps. For instance, Pebble has a few new app partners in eBay, Evernote, and Time Warner Cable. The announcement about the app store availability included a note that Pebble smartwatches now get Pebble for Android 2.0, too. Pebble Evernote app Pebble is making strong progress with its product offerings. With this release, the Pebble App Store is available on the two dominant... Read more...
Pebble’s CES announcements included a new, higher-end version of the Pebble smartwatch as well as a dedicated app store, and the upstart company is delivering on its promise on Monday, February 3rd. The Pebble app store will be the place that Pebblers can get over 500 dedicated apps, which are organized into categories such as Daily, Tools & Utilities, Notifications, Remotes, Fitness, and Games. As you can see in the screenshot, you can also just have a look at all the apps at once if you like.    Click to enlarge; App store (L) and Locker (R) The software update bringing the app store to iOS and Android devices (although the Android version is reportedly slightly delayed)... Read more...
As the wearable computing market continues to heat up, Pebble is looking to distinguish itself a bit with a premium edition of its smartwatch. While the original Pebble was somewhat sporty, bordering on cute, the Steel is designed to be a more fashionable accessory--less tech chic and more traditionally classy. The Steel is actually smaller and thinner than the original Pebble and has a Corning Gorilla Glass face with an anti-fingerprint coating. It’s waterproof up to 5 ATM and comes in a brushed stainless steel finish and a black matte finish with a matching metal and black leather wristband (your choice--both come with either version of the watch). Pebble Steel The Pebble Steel will begin... Read more...
One of the more affordable smartwatch options out there is from Pebble. Unlike Samsung's Galaxy Gear, which sells for $299 outright, you can snag yourself a Pebble smartwatch for $150, or even less. Pebble is offering a $20 discount on its website, a sale that it decided to extend beyond Black Friday, bringing the cost of ownership down to $130 with free shipping. Pebble also found its way to Amazon where it's being offered for a slight discount, though pay attention to the actual seller. For the Pebble smartwatches that are shipped and sold directly from Amazon, the going rate is $147.49 with Prime eligibility (free 2-day shipping for Amazon Prime members). Not all colors are in stock, and unfortunately... Read more...
The Pebble smartwatch is getting better, but it’s not the hardware that’s getting a bump, it’s the software. Pebble announced that the smartwatch is now fully integrated with iOS 7, and the second iteration of its SDK, the Pebble SDK 2.0, is coming as well. The iOS 7 integration provides a more seamless experience with the Notification Center. Any notification you get on your iPhone will pop up on your Pebble. That includes usual suspects such as calls, texts, and emails but also calendar items, social media, LinkedIn, Flickr, Dropbox, and more. The new capabilities will come via a new Pebble iOS app that the company says will be in the iTunes Store soon. (It’s still technically... Read more...
Kickstarters seem to love smartwatches, and the latest one to emerge and quickly rack up thousands in crowdfunding is the Omate TrueSmart. At first blush it seems completely uncompelling to see yet another smartwatch crop up, but this one is a completely different take on the concept, which could set it apart from the numerous competitors on the market. The Omate TrueSmart is essentially a smartphone on your wrist; almost every other smartwatch venture, from other Kickstarter-backed projects such as the Pebble to impending designs from juggernauts Apple and Samsung, is more of a second screen for your smartphone. That’s all well and good--being able to leave your phone in your pocket and... Read more...
Pretty much everybody is working on a smartwatch these days--no seriously, it’s a veritable smartwatch jamboree out there--and although some have already become a Real Thing, such as the Pebble smartwatch and Sony’s SmartWatch2 (pictured), most are still under development. However, according to Bloomberg’s multiple sources, Samsung is planning to announce its smartwatch on September 4th, ahead of IFA in Berlin. The device will be called the Samsung Galaxy Gear and will run the Android operating system. Sony SmartWatch 2 Ostensibly, the Galaxy Gear will allow users to browse the Internet, make phone calls, and use email; thus, it seems that it may act as a standalone device as... Read more...
When the Pebble smartwatch hit Kickstarter looking to raise $100,000, nobody could have guessed that it would annihilate crowdfunding records and end up generating $10,266,845 in pledges. It’s far less surprising to see Canonical’s Ubuntu Edge superphone--a smartphone with tantalizing features--rack up the dollars in crowdfunding support on Indiegogo, and in fact the Edge has beaten Pebble’s record, according to Canonical. At the time of this writing, the Ubuntu Edge smartphone campaign has generated $10,485,825--with 6 days to go. That’s a staggering amount of money, to be sure, and the fact that it’s all crowdsourced is all the more impressive. Still, there’s... Read more...
It hasn’t been all that long since the Pebble smartwatch took Kickstarter by storm, whipping up a cool $10 million in funds, but the device appears poised for genuine success. In a blog post, Pebble’s Eric Migicovsky dished out some numbers surrounding the smartwatch that bode well for its success. Pre orders for the Pebble smartwatch have reached 275,000, between Kickstarter orders as well as those taken directly from the company’s website and Best Buy stores. The company has already sent out some 93,000 Pebbles around the world, and Pebble owners have downloaded 1 million watchapps for the device. There are 29 Pebble employees, and Eric Migicovsky says they’re still... Read more...
The Pebble smartwatch has come a long way. In the spring of 2012, the team behind Pebble racked up millions in funding on Kickstarter after launching a campaign aimed at raising just $100,000. Now, the smartwatch is available at electronics retailing giant Best Buy. The device is “coming soon”, but 9-to-5 Mac found a screenshot that indicates that Pebble would be in stock as of July 7th. The $149.99 smartwatch features more or less the same design Pebble has been teasing for over a year, although the only available color appears to be black, at least at this time. Pebble has a 2x1.3-inch face and weighs 5.3 ounces, and it’s compatible with Android devices running version 2.3... Read more...
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