Pebble Smartwatches – Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2 And Pebble Core
Pebble has been trying to compete in the smart-watch segment for quite some time now. But, with the likes of Apple, Samsung or Fitbit already dominating the market, it is still trying to find a stronghold for itself. After having enjoyed two of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns, the smartwatch manufacturer has launched another line of products, via Kickstarter again. This time along with smartwatches, they have come up with Pebble Core, a handy little fitness tracker which can help you forget your phone while you are out for a jog.
Smartwatches first -
Pebble and Pebble Time smartwatches have their sequels coming up in later this year. The pre-orders have begun on Kickstarter and update essentially includes one of the most required features in modern day fitness tracker, heart rate monitor. Pebble 2 has a Gorilla Glass 3 covering its black and white display. Besides, a heart rate monitor and Gorilla Glass, not much has changed in this iteration. You still have a week long battery life, water resistance up to 30 meters, a microphone and compatibility with Android and iOS.
Pebble Time 2 is essentially a larger and heavier version of Pebble 2, much like their predecessors. The color E-paper display has a pixel density of 202 PPI. The battery life is expected to last 10 days and other features are pretty much similar to Pebble 2. You have black, silver and gold variants available for Pebble Time 2 and lime, black, aqua, flame and white color options for Pebble 2. Early Kickstart adopters can get Pebble 2 for $99 which will carry a retail price of $129 and Pebble Time 2 is available for $169 on pre-orders and $199 after they launch it in November.
Core Capabilities: -
Pebble further launched, well, a pebble looking, box-like, all-in-one smart button which is as small as a keychain and clips on to your pocket and lets you track fitness levels, control music and perform host of other such features. The accessory doesn’t have a screen, but it is 3G enabled to let you stream songs from Spotify. It comes with 4 GB of memory to load your playlists and you can play them via either 3.5 mm headphones jack or Bluetooth 4.1. The two buttons on the device are configurable via the app and lets you call Uber, or send emergency text, or even opening a smart lock. It also comes with GPS and is essentially a smart watch in a different outfit. You can either connect it with your Pebble smart watch or use it as a standalone device. The magnetic clip at the back helps you to attach it with your keychain or waist belt. It runs on Android OS and is open to third party developers. The battery life of 9 hours should be sufficient and you can charge it wirelessly using any Qi wireless charger. At $69 (for Kickstarters, $99 otherwise), it can be a fancy accessory to replace your iPod while you are jogging.
Picture courtesy – pebble.com
by techtalks @TechTalks August 17, 2016 6:13 AM UTC