Pebble’s New Smartwatches Get Serious About Your Fitness
Today, it’s also launching Pebble Core, a new non-smartwatch product.
Because its Pebble, therefore, you know it’s launching on Kickstarter.
Know More About Pebble’s New Smartwatches
Pebble 2 is focused on fitness and being touted as the company’s “most affordable” smartwatch.
The design is reminiscent of the original Pebble though the sides are a little more tapered.
It has an e-paper display and weeklong battery life.
It’s also waterproof and has a built-in microphone for voice replies and notes.
It’ll retail for $129 when it starts shipping this September, however Kickstarter backers can buy it for $99 only.
Also launching on Kickstarter today is Pebble Time 2, which is Pebble’s attempt to compete with Android Wear/Apple Watch.
It is about the same size as the Pebble Time, but its screen is 50% larger.
The resolution is also higher, with 80% more pixels.
It has a built-in heart rate monitor and microphone and the battery life is rated at 10 days.
It’s available in black, gold and stainless steel. It will retail for $199 when its shipping starts in November, however you can get it on Kickstarter for $169.
What about Pebble Core?
The idea behind Pebble Core is to separate the smartwatch from your phone.
Core is a tiny, screenless, square-sized object that easily fits on a keychain. It can decouple some of your phone needs from your watch.
The device can stream Spotify and store playlists for offline playback and has a built in GPS.
It also has a built-in microphone. You can also send emergency text messages to your family or friends at the tab of a button.
It can also be programmed to work with Pebble apps with one tap.
It charges wirelessly using the Qi standard and has a battery life of 9 hours for playing back music and using GPS.
The Core has a headphone jack or syncs to your Bluetooth earbuds.
It is priced at $69 on Kickstarter and will sell for $99 when it starts shipping in early 2017.