Pebble intros three new wearables for the active user
Pebble has introduced three new models in the wearable segment targeted towards individuals with an active lifestyle — the Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2, and Pebble Core.
For the exterior, the Pebble 2 features a rectangular Gorilla Glass “anti-scratch lens coating” display to better reinforce the device against damages. The company embedded it with a heart rate monitor so you could keep track of your activity for the whole day. It also carries a 10-day claimed battery life and is water-resistant up to 30 meters. The Pebble 2 comes with a built-in microphone for voice replies and taking down notes.
Running on an updated Pebble Timeline software, it is the company’s most affordable watch yet at only $99 on Kickstarter and will later on retail for $129.
Next up is the Pebble Time 2. Just like the Pebble 2, it has a heart rate sensor, a microphone, and a 10-day battery life. What’s different is that it is now made of premium materials in gold, silver, and black color variants and sports a color e-paper display 50% bigger than its predecessor.
It has a Kickstarter price of $169 and will sell for $199 with the same updated Pebble Timeline software.
Finally, we have the Pebble Core. This wearable reminiscent of the old Instagram logo clips to your clothes so that you may no longer bring your smartphone when you go out for a run. It basically tracks your pace and distance using GPS and provides entertainment through Spotify. It also listens to you when you need to jot down notes and works with a SIM card for functions on a cellular network.
It can be ordered right now through Kickstarter for $69 and will soon sell for $99 in January of next year.