The Pebble smartwatch’s popularity is escalating! Demand for the e-paper watch that talks to your iPhone or Android phone over Bluetooth has been so high that the Pebble team has had to put back its planned September release date.
What’s so special with the Pebble watch?
The Pebble, is an e-paper smartwatch that connects to iOS and Android devices. The watch sports a 144 x 168 black-and-white e-paper display and also includes a vibrating motor, four buttons, a 3-axis accelerometer, and Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR, which facilitates wireless connection to an Android or iOS device.
- Connection to iOS or Android phone:
Once it’s connected to your iOS or Android phone, the watch can display incoming caller IDs, notify you when you get an e-mail, provide weather and calendar alerts, and more. Android users can even view SMS messages on the watch
Pebble also comes with a few built-in apps of its own. Using the GPS on a connected smartphone, cyclists and runners will be able to see their speed, distance, and pace data on the watch. A music app makes it possible to control songs playing on your smartphone. There’s even a golf app that supports more than 25,000 courses, and lets golfers see their distance from the green.
If you want total control over the smartwatch, you can access Pebble’s open SDK to create more apps and notifications. For those of us who don’t know how to code, Pebble does offers a web-facing endpoint as well as If This Then That support so you can set up simple alerts through either service.