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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pebble is targeting the high end of the smart watch market with its latest wrist-worn offering dubbed Steel, sporting a more premium metal look, a scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass face, and access to the all-new Pebble appstore for new watch functions — coming later this month for $249.
Smart watch maker Pebble on Wednesday announced that developers will soon be able to list their applications in a first-party app store that will live inside the wrist-worn device's companion smartphone apps.
Smart watch maker Pebble on Wednesday announced support for notifications in Apple's iOS 7 platform, as well as a new software development kit and new partnerships with Foursquare, Yelp, iControl and GoPro.