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Pebble brings iOS text replies to Verizon, adds customizable vibrations & more

04/04/2016, 03:04 pm

Pebble on Monday announced a series of service and software updates for its multi-platform smartwatches, most notably enabling the iOS text reply feature for Verizon iPhones.

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Days after Apple Watch's $50 price cut, competitor Pebble lays off 25% of staff

03/23/2016, 03:03 pm

Affordable smartwatch maker and wearable device pioneer Pebble announced on Wednesday that it is laying off 25 percent of its staff this week, citing difficulty raising capital in Silicon Valley.

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IDC expects Apple Watch to dominate wearables market through 2019

12/17/2015, 09:12 am

Apple's dominance of the growing wearables market will continue for the foreseeable future, market research firm IDC projected on Thursday, forecasting that the Apple Watch will control the lion's share of the smartwatch market through the year 2019.

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Pebble Time gains fitness tracking through HealthKit-compatible Pebble Health

12/15/2015, 05:12 pm

Pebble on Tuesday updated its Pebble Time smartwatches with Pebble Health, a feature bringing fitness tracking to its product lineup for the first time.

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Pebble Time gets beta voice & preset replies for iPhone text messages

11/24/2015, 10:11 am

Pebble has introduced a new beta feature for its Pebble Time smartwatches called Text Reply, allowing iPhone owners to send voice or preset replies in reaction to text messages.

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Apple Watch raises awareness of wearables as Pebble doubles its sales, CEO says

11/04/2015, 10:11 am

Rather than hurting sales of the Pebble smartwatch, the debut of the Apple Watch has actually helped the company, its CEO has revealed, thanks to increased consumer awareness of wearable devices.

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Pebble Time Round smartwatch moves to circular, thin design with two-day battery life

09/23/2015, 03:09 pm

Pebble on Wednesday opened up preorders for the Pebble Time Round, a new smartwatch model that not only changes to a circular face but shrinks the size of the Time to make it extremely thin and light.

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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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