Want to check incoming emails, texts, etc. without having to pull out your smartphone? Then the Pebble watch might be right for you. Announced last year, it’s about to launch.Want to check incoming emails, texts, etc. without having to pull out your smartphone? Then the Pebble watch might be right for you. Announced last year, it’s about to launch.
This accessory will have a 144 x 168 pixel display with black-and-white ePaper. It will feature Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR, and will have four buttons on its sides, a vibrating motor, and a three-axis accelerometer.
The Pebble can be connected to a smartphone running Android 2.3.3 and up, and iOS 5 and up. A free app will soon be released in the Apple App Store and Google Play store.
Users can control music, read incoming emails, texts, iOS iMessage, Facebook, Twitter, calendar, and weather alerts, as well as be notified of and reject incoming phone calls.
Pricing and Availability
The Pebble has been available for pre-order via Kickstarter for many months. Speaking at CES today, Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky said that production has begun on the accessory, and will start going to those who pre-ordered on January 23. It’s going to take about tow moths for the company to get all the pre-ordered units shipped.
Those who are interested and haven’t placed an order can do so on Pebble’s website for $150.