At 11AM Pacific (2PM Eastern), Pebble is fixin’ to announce new goodies for smartwatch gurus to feast upon. Some of the details appear to have leaked out here and there, however, it all becomes official in just a few minutes.
We are hoping to see new hardware, learn more about the Pebble appstore, and hear the vision of the smartwatch pioneer for the future of wearables. Whether you are a fan of Pebble or not, they are still arguably the only smartwatch maker to date to get it mostly right. When they talk smartwatches, we tend to listen. (more…)
According to Pebble’s official blog, the smartwatch maker has “something special” to announce at next week’s Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. On January 6 at 11am PST, the company will take the stage to possibly unveil next-gen hardware, given that the original design is nearing its first birthday. Although, if it’s not hardware, it could be along the lines of the opening of their new app store. Pebble fans will just have to wait and see. (more…)
Pebble smartwatch, the runaway Kickstarter success, just keeps getting better. The Pebble team announced today their intentions to launch an official app store, which should allay worry among users that third-party hosts would become the only place to obtain applications. (more…)
Not to say that Black Friday and Cyber Monday were busts, but the deals as we inch closer to X-mas seem to be getting better by the day. For example, the Pebble smartwatch dropped $20 on Black Friday with its arrival at Amazon, but can be had today for $30 off at a couple of retailers (both Best Buy and Amazon). Better yet, if you can currently claim student status with a .edu email address, you could save an extra $30 from the already discounted sale price at Best Buy, getting you into what most would consider to be the best smartwatch available, for $89.99. (more…)
On Friday, the Pebble team pushed out an update to their popular smartwatch, bringing the software up to build v1.14. After the update, users will find a new “Do Not Disturb” setting, which is a feature that has been one of the most requested to date. With DND set, you can block notifications for a set period of time.
The update also includes an Alarms update to create multiple alarms, toggle them on or off, , edit existing, and even snooze them. You’ll find more control over notifications through a new dedicated menu, and all sorts of bug fixes. iOS users will see better performance as well.
Everything in the update can be found below. (more…)
Pebble, what can only be described as the most successful smartwatch to date, is now available through Amazon. Up until this week, Pebble was only available directly through Pebble’s site or through select retailers like Best Buy. This move, as you can imagine, is huge for the wearable startup. At $149.99 through the online retail giant, though, you aren’t seeing a deal – that’s the exact same price that Pebble is listed at everywhere else. (more…)
Still haven’t decided whether or not to pick up a Pebble smartwatch, aka the darling of Kickstarter? AT&T is giving you another location to purchase the e-paper-powered-notification-wrist-thingy in yet another “exclusive” deal. That’s right, AT&T is the exclusive carrier partner of Pebble, though we’re not exactly sure of the point there or what that means.
The watch will run $150 starting September 27, and no, there isn’t a contract anywhere in sight, which is surprising. Even with no connectivity other than Bluetooth, we’re almost shocked that an “exclusive” carrier partner wouldn’t figure out a way to lock you into something extensive during your purchase.
Our Pebble review is still around, in case you haven’t read through it yet.
Best Buy also sells the Pebble for $150, so don’t feel like AT&T is your only option.
Due to increased demand, Pebble has partnered with Best Buy to make their popular smartwatch available across the country in retail shops. The device will sell for $149.99, is available online today, and will reach store shelves by July 7. The black version (Jet Black) is the only model currently available, but the Pebble team has plans to make the red version available in August.
Be sure to read our full review of the Pebble if you haven’t yet, but are considering joining the wearable tech trend.
All of the details can be found below. (more…)