Pebble: the company that popularised the Smartwatch.
When the original Pebble came out, techies all around the world applauded the innovation that went into it. The original Pebble didn’t do much by itself, but the developer community took to creating simple (yet amazing) Pebble apps. This really fuelled the smartwatch revolution. The Pebble Steel, Time and Time Steel are all great watches, but none could stand the popularity of the Apple Watch or Android Wear.
So why then did Pebble not stop making smartwatches? Because there are a few reasons the Pebble is far far better than other smartwatches. The biggest ones: battery life and cross-platform compatibility.
And today, they presented to us their third Kickstarter campaign - a new Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2 and a completely new device called Pebble Core. Watch the video to know more about each of them.
In brief, let’s discuss the biggest new features of the new Pebbles.
All Pebble devices are compatible with both iOS and Android, although some features work only with the latter OS, family due to restrictions placed by Apple. Either ways, the new products are here to bring some neat new features to the wrist.
Am I getting one? Having used the Pebble Steel for 2 years now, I am a loyal Pebble’r. And while I wait for the next generation Apple Watch, I bought the Pebble Time 2 as the first smartwatch for my dad. So yes, I am getting one, and I am one of those first thousand backers who pushed Pebble to cross their 1 Million dollar Kickstarter goal. Kudos Pebble for raising that huge amount in under 2 hours!
You should definitely consider buying the Pebble Time 2 if you are new to the smartwatch market. I can’t wait to use one myself!
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