Thursday, April 12, 2012

A watch that connects to iPhone, Android phones

If you find yourself caught between a rock and a hard place in terms of finding a suitable smartwatch, perhaps you could look at the Pebble.
From the folks behind the inPulse smartwatch for BlackBerry, comes an iPhone- and Android-compatible model. The Pebble smartwatch connects via Bluetooth, and is able to display notifications on incoming calls, messages and emails. The shatter-resistant screen is an e-ink panel, which is readable under direct sunlight.

Pebble Tech is currently developing proprietary apps for running, cycling and music control, but developers can also use the open software development kit (SDK) to create their own.



Currently listed on angel-investor site Kickstarter, a US$130 donation gets you a Pebble in black, while the white and red versions each cost US$10 more. The project has already exceeded its US$100,000 goal sevenfold, and with more than a month to go before funding closes, we think that's likely to increase further.

The generous support is likely due to the fact that there isn't a similar product on the market right now--although we have previously seen the Proof Kickstarter project, and LunaTik range of devices, that turn the iPod nano into a watch.

The Pebble is compatible with a wider range of devices than the aforementioned products--smartphones running Android 2.3 and above, as well as any iPhone and iPod touch with iOS 5.


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Source From CNET

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