With Apple releasing their new Apple Watch many other smartwatch companies are likely taking notice of the powerhouse entering their market with what looks like an impressive entry. Pebble which came out with its Pebble Smartwatch and, not long ago, the newer Pebble Steal, is not doubt one of those companies paying close attention to what happens next.
The Pebble Smartwatch launched as a $10 Million Kickstarter campaign that blasted past its funding goal of $100,000 and finished up as the most funded campaign on Kickstarter up to that point when the crowdfunding campaign finished on May 18, 2012. Even today it still ranks as the second all-time highest funded Kickstarter [...]
Pebble shipped their new Pebble Steel watch earlier this year, but it only came with app support for the iPhone and iPad. That changed when they finally pushed out their update to the Google Play Store making it compatible with Android phones. The new app comes with some interesting new features and partners.
The most interesting part of the update is the new Pebble App Store. Now creators of Pebble apps can submit them to Pebble instead of waiting for Apple or Google to curate them. Owners of either of the Pebble watches can load hundreds of apps on their watch.
In our review of the Pebble Steel we recommended a number of cool new apps including a timer for speakers, [...]
The Samsung Galaxy Gear will get some new competition for potential smartwatch buyers this Friday. AT&T says that on that date, it’ll begin selling the Pebble Smartwatch in its stores.
In a statement elaborating on both the device, AT&T says that it’ll offer the smartwatch to users for $150. That is the same amount that users can purchase the device from local Best Buy locations. Although, AT&T will sell the device as an add-on accessory for users looking to enhance their Android and iOS experience and thus won’t require a two-year contract for the device, AT&T says that it has signed an exclusivity agreement with Pebble, and is the only carrier that can [...]
Both the iPhone and Android RunKeeper apps now feature support for the Pebble smartwatch, giving runners realtime information about their runs on their wrist.
After installing the update users just have to launch the RunKeeper app on their iPhone or Android smartphone to start syncing data to their smartwatch. The smartphone app will launch a companion app on the Pebble which will display run information in realtime. The Verge shows the companion app can sync the time of a run, the distance the user ran and their average speed.
Unfortunately for users, the companion app only displays data and doesn’t seem to relay any data back to the smartphone app. [...]
The Pebble SDK is now available, giving developers a chance to create their own apps or watch faces for the smartwatch.
The new Pebble SDK opens the Kickstarter smartwatch to anyone who wants to create their own app for it. Those apps can include something mundane like a new watch face for the small e-paper display, or something complicated like a game. The watch has a 144×168 1-bit display, a 3-axis accelerometer and a Cortex-M3 ARM processor that developers can take advantage of.
Read: Pebble Watch Review
New apps may take a long time to get onto the watch depending on how ambitious the developers are, but the first ones should start coming out soon. [...]
The much-anticipated Pebble Smartwatch has arrived! The popular Kickstarter project, now available for pre-order, precedes the rumored Apple iWatch. But should buyers wait? Or get the Pebble?
The Pebble watch promised users a cool smartwatch that connected to iPhone or Android phones. Apps were promised to extend phone control to the wrist for music, to receive notifications and get buzzed when there was a call. The user could keep their phone in a pocket, bag or purse.
However, after reviewing it, the promise seems largely unmet for now. The included “apps” do very little and third-party apps are nonexistent on iOS, with only a few on Android.Pebble [...]