Samsung S Pebble: MP3 Player That Links to The Galaxy S III

During the Galaxy S III announcement, Samsung made a fleeting mention of a new S Pebble music accessory. Now, we have learned that the S Pebble is actually an MP3 player that relies on the Galaxy S III to function.

According to Engadget, the S Pebble is a 4GB MP3 player similar to the Pebble MP3 player lineup Samsung introduced a few years ago. The tiny device has a clip on the back like the current iPod shuffle and iPod nano, and has a long 17 hour battery life. It comes in the same Marble White and Pebble Blue colors as the Galaxy S III.

Samsung wants users to view the S Pebble as more of an accessory than a standalone device. To reinforce that point, the S Pebble cannot sync to a PC or Mac. Instead, the S Pebble syncs to the Galaxy S III, so users have to load their music on the smartphone before they can load it on the 4GB MP3 player.

Samsung designed the S Pebble for runners, but doesn’t offer any features beyond an iPod shuffle. The device offers no GPS or pedometer. There’s no way to use the S Pebble as a fitness tracker, only as a way to listen to music on while running, jogging, or doing anything else. The one big feature it has is that it allows runners to leave their expensive 4.8-inch Galaxy S III at home while running.

Samsung hasn’t announced pricing or availability for the S Pebble yet, but we expect to see it soon. Although, we wouldn’t be too surprised if the device ends up being hard to find in the U.S.

  

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  1. Samsung S Pebble says

    I think this will finally replace giants such as the shuffle and nano. With the galaxy s3 pushing this thing it can’t fail, smart thinking on samsungs behalf for sure. Confused as to why blue and pebble white colours are available yet no black….

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