The smartwatch world has gotten fairly a bit extra crowded ever since Pebble started delivery its wearable to shoppers back in January 2013, with units coming from Samsung, LG, Sony, Apple and extra. Today Pebble introduced two ways in which it’s preventing off this new smartwatch competitors.
First up, Pebble is releasing a software program replace that permits for exercise monitoring and sleep monitoring for all of its smartwatches. Pebble wearers can monitor their exercise within the background whereas protecting their most popular watchface up entrance.
Pebble can also be including new well being apps from Misfit, Jawbone and Swim.com. The up to date Misfit app now consists of steady exercise and sleep tracing, Jawbone is pushing out an UP app for Pebble and Swim.com permits customers to trace their distance, tempo, time, strokes and effectivity whereas swimming with their Pebble. That knowledge can routinely be synced to a telephone and the cloud.
Pebble can also be making its smartwatch obtainable in additional retailers. Those embrace Sam’s Club and Fry’s Electronics within the US, and quickly Sprint shops will supply it as properly. Pebble units will hit Dixons, O2 and Amazon within the UK in October, and they’re additionally arriving in Benelux and Scandanavia tomorrow.
Finally, Pebble’s watches are getting price cuts. The common Pebble is now $ninety nine / €129 / £ninety nine, whereas the Pebble Steel is now $199 / €229 / £179.
There’s been a number of concentrate on fitness monitoring as of late, with devoted hardware just like the Jawbone UP launching together with software program options for units just like the Samsung Gear R and Apple Watch. Pebble is preventing these watches with its personal new fitness goodies, and it’s additionally undercutting them on price, which makes it rather more engaging to potential shoppers which might be taking a look at different watches which will have greater-finish options but in addition have larger costs.
How lots of you're rocking a Pebble in your wrist proper now? If you’re not, are these new options and price cuts sufficient to get you to purchase one?