You can still purchase a Pebble smartwatch, that much is true.
A little under a year ago, the firm that is credited with being one of the first companies to develop the contemporary smartwatch was acquired by Fitbit. Fitbit is now the sole owner of the company. The San Francisco company acquired the company’s intellectual property, software, and key staff through the acquisition, but it did not get any of the company’s hardware.
After the acquisition, the future of existing consumers was left in question, but Fitbit allayed some of these concerns and put some of these fears to rest. The smartwatches are no longer reliant on the cloud services provided by Pebble as a result of an upgrade that was issued early this year for both the iOS and Android versions of the software.
Instead of the company’s server, the watches now automatically sync with either Apple Health or Google Fit so that users can access their health data. Because of this, users will no longer have access to certain functions that are not as essential, such as dictation, texting, and weather information. Fans of Pebble watches will at least be able to use the most fundamental functions of their devices as a result of this update.
It is safe to assume that there will not be any new timepieces released, however while supplies remain, all of Pebble’s gadgets can be purchased through retail channels like Amazon.com. The best part is that you can frequently purchase them at a significant savings.
The smartwatch that put Pebble on the map connects to Android as well as iOS phones, and as a result, it is able to display notifications that have been received on the connected phone. It has a battery life of 7-10 days with a black-and-white e-Ink screen that measures 144 by 168 pixels and measures 32 millimetres (1.26 inches) in size. If you were to take it apart, you would discover that it has a three-axis accelerometer, a backlight, a vibrating motor, a magnetometer, and sensors that detect the surrounding light.
The watch has been tested in both fresh and salt water and has a waterproof rating of 5 atm, which means that it can be submerged down to 50 metres. Additionally, the watch has been tested in both fresh and saltwater, which means that it may be worn when taking a shower, diving, or swimming. A Pebble-compatible app can be found in an online app store, which distributes software from a variety of third-party vendors.
It is safe to say that the watch has a design that is a little on the hefty side, so if you are looking for something that is more on the thin side, you should continue reading.
Pebble Steel is a variation of the original Pebble smartwatch that has a steel body and was developed for consumers who desired a more refined casing. As the name suggests, Pebble Steel is a smartwatch. It was announced at CES 2014, and it features a body that is smaller, buttons made of metal, and Corning Gorilla Glass.
Both a black matte finish and a brushed stainless steel finish are available for the casing of the watch, and both a black leather band and a matching steel band may be purchased separately. The watch is virtually identical to the Classic in every other respect.
Pebble made the announcement of the Pebble Time, the company’s second-generation Pebble smartwatch, via the Pebble Time Kickstarter campaign in February of 2015. Late in the month of May, Pebble Time devices began to be sent out to backers.
The watch is an improved version of the one that came before it, using its predecessor’s components. It features a colour e-Ink screen for the first time, brighter LEDs, a coated stainless steel bezel, an upgraded silicone band and charging cable, and complete integration with the Pebble Health app. A built-in microphone for providing vocal responses has also been incorporated by the corporation. If you are a swimmer, you will want to be aware that the water resistance has been reduced to 30 metres.
The Pebble Time Steel is an alternative to the Pebble Time smartwatch that is made out of stainless steel. It comes in three different colours and metal finishes, including silver, black, and gold, and it has a band made out of either Italian leather or stainless steel.
The specifications are pretty much the same, with the exception of an increased battery life that now lasts for 10 days instead of the 7 days that are typical for most other Pebble watches. Additionally, the water resistance has been improved and now stands at 50 metres.
Pebble Round of the AD Era
In addition to being constructed of stainless steel and gorilla glass, the Pebble Time Round also comes in five different finishes, one of which is the brand-new rose gold colour, which caters to consumers who desire a more sophisticated appearance.
Pebble Round has a battery life of only 2 days, which is significantly lower than other Pebble models due to its form and its smaller size. Pebble has implemented a feature that allows for faster charging in order to compensate for the lower battery life. You only need to charge it for about 15 minutes in order to have enough power for a full day of use.
Another thing must be given up as a result of this. The watch can only be classified as having a grade for resistance against light rain and splashes.
Pebble 2 Standard Edition and Pebble 2 Plus HR
Pebble once again solicited funding through Kickstarter in May of 2016, this time with a focus on health and fitness. It should come as no surprise that the campaign was successful and was able to raise more than $12 in donations.
Pebble 2 is equipped with the same high-contrast black-and-white e-Ink display as the Pebble Classic. On the other hand, in comparison to the first Pebble watch, the new wearable is far slimmer, lighter, and more aesthetically pleasing. It weighs 31.7 grams, which is 6.3 grams less than the original. The display, which is permanently illuminated and has a more refined appearance than that of its predecessor, is marginally more compact.
Depending on how frequently the watch is worn, the watch’s battery can provide power for up to seven days. The screen’s monochrome resolution of 144 by 168 pixels undoubtedly contributes to its advantageous position in this regard in relation to the other products on the market.
This time around, Pebble is putting a greater emphasis on health and fitness. After all, fitness trackers have a significant advantage over other types of wearables and watches in terms of sales. As a result of doing this, the company has produced a product that functions somewhere between a wristwatch and a fitness tracker.
You can pick between the ordinary edition or the heart rate enabled version, which is priced significantly higher. Both versions are available.