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Topic: Pebble

Best Buy begins taking Pebble Time preorders in retail push against Apple Watch

06/22/2015, 11:06 am

U.S. retailer Best Buy on Monday launched preorders of the Pebble Time, signalling the first opportunity to buy the smartwatch for those who didn't back the project on Kickstarter, just days after the Apple Watch became available at Apple's own retail stores.

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Pebble struggling to secure new funding in wake of Apple Watch, rumor claims

05/20/2015, 02:05 pm

Silicon Valley venture capitalists are reportedly turning down requests from smartwatch maker Pebble for funding, leading to speculation that the company may be struggling following the launch of the Apple Watch.

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Apple under fire once again for inconsistent App Store rule enforcement

04/23/2015, 02:04 pm

Apple's App Store review policies have found yet another unwanted spotlight after the company allegedly rejected an iOS app update because its developer mentioned Pebble's competing smartwatch in the app's metadata.

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Pebble unveils steel version of color Time watch, announces 'smartstrap' accessory support

03/03/2015, 08:03 am

Pebble on Tuesday announced a steel version of its upcoming Pebble Time smartwatch, as well as a new expandable accessory port called "smartstrap" that could add functions such as GPS or heart rate monitoring.

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Just 6.8M smartwatches sold in 2014 at an average price of $189

02/25/2015, 08:02 am

In yet another sign that the forthcoming Apple Watch is poised to shake up the wearables market in a big way, the average smartwatch sold in 2014 for just over half of the Apple Watch's $349 starting price.

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Pebble again turns to crowdfunding to take on Apple Watch with new color display model

02/24/2015, 10:02 am

Best known for being a blockbuster success on Kickstarter, Pebble announced on Tuesday that it is returning to its roots, and will crowdfund its next-generation smartwatch with a color display and voice input, in a bid to take on the upcoming Apple Watch.

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Android Wear stumbles out of the gate with just 720K units shipped in 2014

02/11/2015, 01:02 pm

Though Google and its manufacturing partners hoped to get the jump on the Apple Watch with the debut of its own wearable platform last year, it didn't translate into blockbuster sales to consumers, according to a new study.

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Pebble smartwatch gets $50 price cut, background tracking for fitness & sleep

09/30/2014, 02:09 pm

In the wake of the Apple Watch announcement, startup smartwatch maker Pebble has countered with a $50 price cut for its entry-level and high-end Steel model, while also adding new background tracking capabilities for exercise and sleep.

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Misfit announces developer toolkit, list of more than 30 initial partners

09/05/2014, 05:09 am

Fitness tracking firm Misfit on Thursday announced availability of an expanded developer toolkit for third-party apps and devices, opening the door to interesting partnerships like integration with Walgreens' Balance Rewards points program.

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Pebble unveils new limited-edition iOS-compatible pink, green & blue smartwatches

08/05/2014, 02:08 pm

With competition in the smartwatch space heating up, arguable market leader Pebble on Tuesday took the covers off of a new fashion-focused push that will see a limited run of Fly Blue, Fresh Green, and Hot Pink versions of its original plastic-framed device made available to the public.

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Wearables come together as Misfit launches official activity tracker for Pebble smart watch

06/24/2014, 01:06 pm

Misfit and Pebble on Tuesday announced a new long-term partnership, beginning with the launch of an official Misfit activity tracking application that runs on the Pebble smart watch.

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Pebble's iOS-compatible Steel smart watch hits Best Buy with leather band-only bundle

06/11/2014, 04:06 pm

Pebble's high-end Steel smart watch is now available at Best Buy's online shop, and will hit the retail chain's brick-and-mortar locations this Sunday, both at a price of $229.99 with a leather band.

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Pebble smart watch update adds iBeacon support, iPhone volume control, menu reordering

06/05/2014, 09:06 am

Popular smart watch Pebble received an update this week adding iBeacon support, iPhone music volume controls, and the ability to reorganize the system's Launcher Menu.

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Pebble adds eBay, Evernote & Time Warner as latest smart watch app partners

03/07/2014, 03:03 pm

Pebble on Friday announced a trio of new partners for its wrist-worn platform, with official applications from eBay, Evernote and Time Warner Cable now available on the Pebble app store.

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Review: Pebble Steel finally brings style to the smartwatch

03/02/2014, 07:03 pm

The smartwatch is quickly coming into its own as each successive device brings new levels of utility, but it would be a reach to call any of them stylish. Pebble's new Steel was made specifically with design in mind and just may be the first smartwatch we would consider wearing with a suit.

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Hands-on impressions with Pebble's high-end Steel smartwatch

02/19/2014, 12:02 am

Over one year after the original Pebble shipped, the eponymous smartwatch firm is out with a second version of its device that melds the same smartphone-connected platform with looks more fitting of a traditional timepiece.

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Top selections from Pebble's new smart watch app store

02/05/2014, 09:02 pm

Pebble's newly launched smartwatch app store came pre-populated with over 1,000 apps and watch faces to sift through. AppleInsider spent a few weeks with Pebble 2.0 before it debuted on Monday and dug up a few of the most useful apps to get new Pebble owners started.

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Pebble opens doors to app store with over 1K apps and watch faces

02/03/2014, 01:02 pm

Following the launch of its "Steel" series smart watch lineup last week, Pebble on Monday rolled out a version update for its eponymous iOS app, granting the wearable devices access to a new custom-built app store already populated with more than 1,000 titles.

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First look: Pebble 2.0 update and smart watch appstore for Apple's iPhone

01/28/2014, 01:01 pm

With its new Steel smart watch shipping today, Pebble is gearing up for this week's launch of its new appstore, with major launch partners Foursquare, GoPro, Yelp and ESPN. AppleInsider offers a first look at the new storefront included in the Pebble 2.0 update.

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Hands-on: Pebble's new high-end Steel smart watch for iPhone

01/10/2014, 11:01 am

Ahead of its launch later this month, the new Pebble Steel smart watch is on display at this week's Consumer Electronics Show, and AppleInsider went hands-on with the highly anticipated new wrist-worn iPhone accessory.

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