Pebble

  • Myriam Joire AKA tnkgrl Is Out At Pebble

    Myriam Joire AKA tnkgrl Is Out At Pebble

    Myriam Joire, evangelist for the wearables company Pebble, has been fired from her position. She was Tech Evangelist at the company and spoke at a number of events, including an event in Amsterdam and another in London this week. “Wow! I just found out that I’m no longer with Pebble,” she said in a tweet. Read More

  • Pebble Gets A Permanent Price Cut, Plus Background Sleep And Activity Tracking

    Pebble Gets A Permanent Price Cut, Plus Background Sleep And Activity Tracking

    Smartwatch pioneer Pebble is hoping to make its platform accessible to more people with a permanent price drop of $50 and $30 for both the original Pebble and the Pebble Steel, putting them at $99 and $199 respectively. Pebble is also further iterating on its platform, with new added activity and sleep tracking features, both of which can run in the background, albeit at a slight cost to… Read More

  • Pebble Launches Limited Edition Watches In Three New Colors

    Pebble Launches Limited Edition Watches In Three New Colors

    If you’ve been considering a Pebble smartwatch but don’t like the current color options, a new limited edition release might just change your mind. Packing the same internal hardware and exterior design as company’s regular plastic watches, the release brings three new colors: Fresh Green, Hot Pink, and Fly Blue. Read More

  • How Real Will Wearable Games Be?

    How Real Will Wearable Games Be?

    Wearables, primarily smartwatches, are in many ways a compelling idea. Yet do the actual wearables we’re seeing offer anything like that? From a gaming standpoint are they really that big of a deal, or are they more a case of high-hopes and maybe-one-days? Read More

  • Mobile Ad Startup TapSense Announces Support For Wearable Apps, Starting On Pebble

    Mobile Ad Startup TapSense Announces Support For Wearable Apps, Starting On Pebble

    If you’re building apps for the Pebble smartwatch and other wearable gadgets, startup TapSense hopes to bring you into the wonderful world of mobile advertising. The company announced today that its mobile ad exchange will support wearable apps, beginning with those in the Pebble appstore. You can see a video demo of an ad below. Read More

  • Pebble Teams Up With Misfit For Standalone Activity Tracking App

    Pebble Teams Up With Misfit For Standalone Activity Tracking App

    Smartwatch maker Pebble aims to be a lot of things to a lot of people, and today it’s deepening its appeal thanks to a new partnership. The hardware startup is teaming with another young gadget company: Misfit, maker of the smart activity and sleep tracking wristband Shine. Misfit has created a Pebble app for the smartwatch that can track a user’s activity – independent of… Read More

  • The Anvil Problem

    The Anvil Problem

    Over a decade ago I was a happy man. In about 2002 I bought an Archos Jukebox. It was 6GB monstrosity, clad in metal and full of huge batteries, and it contained a clicking, whirring 2.5-inch hard drive. I used it to listen to music and even hacked it to run a home-brew operating system complete with games and media controls. For a while I was quite content with my crazy MP3 player and… Read More

  • Pebble Founder Emphasizes Multi-Year Lead On Android Wear And Google’s Smartwatch Ambitions

    Pebble Founder Emphasizes Multi-Year Lead On Android Wear And Google’s Smartwatch Ambitions

    Pebble is one company that came to mind when Google unveiled its Android Wear smartwatch (and eventually, other wearables) development platform. The small startup has been creating smartwatch hardware for years now, first as the Allerta inPulse smartwatch for BlackBerry devices, and then reinvented as the Pebble, the Kickstarter success that proved to the world smartwatches could be more than… Read More

  • Pebble Gets Its Tamagotchi With New Hatchi Game Launch

    Pebble Gets Its Tamagotchi With New Hatchi Game Launch

    Virtual pets are a natural fit for the wrist-borne Pebble smartwatch, and it was only a matter of time before a Tamagotchi-inspired app made its way to the platform. One of the new games debuting for Pebble at GDC this year is Hatchi, which is exactly that. The app originally appeared on iPhone, and on both platforms it features a pixelated pet for you to play with, though on the watch the… Read More

  • Pebble Kicks Off An Online Hackathon To Find And Reward The Best SDK 2.0 Smartwatch Apps

    Pebble Kicks Off An Online Hackathon To Find And Reward The Best SDK 2.0 Smartwatch Apps

    Pebble is launching an online software challenge, powered by ChallengePost, which begins today – right now, in fact. Developers who are interested in participating can submit new or existing apps designed for Pebble’s recently launched version 2.0 software development kit, and have two weeks to get those apps in. Once Pebble has collected all the submissions on March 23rd… Read More

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