Health tracking has long been touted as the perfect function to fit the smartwatch form, which makes it all the more surprising that Pebble lacked a true pedometer. Luckily, that shortcoming was remedied this week through a partnership with fitness company Misfit, makers of the Shine.
As part of the agreement, Misfit has released an app on the Pebble store. It is pretty barebones at the moment – it merely displays your activity and steps – but Misfit hinted that capabilities like sleep tracking would come in future updates. As you’d expect, any information recorded by Misfit can be synced with the companion app, letting you to set workout goals and track your progress.
Pebble has ambitions that extend beyond the app – it said this is just the beginning “in an ongoing partnership and collaboration between Pebble and Misfit.” For fitness enthusiasts, that is great news.