Pebble bets on simplicity

Things have changed a lot in the four and a half years since Pebble first took to Kickstarter to help fund its first device. Apple’s entered the space, Samsung has released about 200 different devic

Kickstarter is breaking down assumptions about where innovation can occur

While it’s easy to point to products like the Pebble Smart Watch as a sign that crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter are gaining ground against traditional institutional financiers and angels, th

Pebble update gives users more info at-a-glance and quicker actions

Pebble is getting ready to start shipping new hardware, including the Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2, but first it has something for both iPhone and Android based device owners. The new Pebble software

Latest Pebble campaign snags third-most-funded slot on Kickstarter

Time for a 12-million gun salute, as the newest Pebble Kickstarter campaign closed its doors with $12.8m raised from almost 67k backers, becoming the third-most-backed crowdfunding campaign on the pop

Pebble’s new Core pocket computer will ship with Alexa voice integration

Sure Pebble put its best forward when it launched not one but three new products the other week, but a startup’s got to stagger a little bit of news to keep us interested ahead of launch (though jud

Pebble announces two new watches and the Core, a pocket computer for runners

“This is Pebble Core,” Eric Migicovsky says with a smile. “It’s our first non-watch product. The simplest way to explain it is that it’s a computer that fits on your keychain. It’s a t

Pebble revamps its health software and text responses

The weather’s finally starting to look like spring here in New York City, and it’s time to really put those fitness trackers to good use. For those who rely on a Pebble watch to keep track of thei

Smartwatch firm Pebble lays off 25% of its staff

Smartwatch pioneer Pebble is laying off 25 percent of its staff amid increased financial concerns. This situation has been coming. Last year, we reported the company was in some trouble and had turned

Pebble just cut the price of the Time and Time Round smartwatches

Pebble’s latest smartwatches are now a little less cash. The Time Round is $199 and the Time is $149. At these prices, the Pebble sits more comfortable among its competition. Fitbit’s new

A Quick Tour Of Wearables In 2015

Wearables had a varied year in 2015, with a lot of hype and a few big winners streaking ahead of the field, leaving plenty of also-rans struggling to stand out. It's fair to say that the entire catego

11 Fantastic Gifts From Cool Hardware Startups

It's no secret, we love startups. And yet, finding the perfect gift for a startup lover is challenging. The great thing is that some of our favorite startups are now making cool hardware products.

A Few Days With The Pebble Time Round

I’ve never worn a Pebble smartwatch for an extended period of time before. In fact, I’ve never really worn a modern smartwatch for an extended period of time, either. So when my colleague

11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

It was a big week in tech, including everything from Disrupt SF 2015, the launch of the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus and a big Oculus announcement. But before we get into the top stories of this week, a

CrunchWeek: iPhone 6S Madness, Telling Time, And Instagram’s Growthsplosion

Hello internet aliens, and welcome to another episode of CrunchWeek, TechCrunch’s weekly roundup show where we talk the biggest things in tech. As you can tell from the show, we spent the entire wee

The Story Behind The New Pebble Time Round

Pebble has a new watch, the Pebble Time Round. <a href="">Announced this morning</a>, Pebble

Pebble Debuts Its First Round Smartwatch With The Pebble Time Round

Pebble, the company that arguably sparked the whole smartwatch trend with a $10M Kickstarter back in 2012, is shifting things up today. After years of sticking with square-faced displays, the company

Martian’s New Smartwatch Hides The Power Inside An Unassuming Package

The Martian Voice Command Envoy tries hard make you think it’s not a smartwatch. The model I tested, a black faux diver with a non-working bezel and quartz movement, looks more like a drugstore

Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky Will Join Us At Disrupt SF

Imagine you’ve just run the most successful Kickstarter campaigns of all time. What do you do next? If you’re Pebble CEO and founder Eric Migicovsky, you come back and do it all over again

Pebble Time Pre-Orders Kick Off At Best Buy And

The Pebble Time has already been percolating out to backers of the record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, but now anyone can pre-order the wearable. In the U.S., pre-orders are routing through Best Buy

Report: Xiaomi Now World’s Second Biggest Seller Of Wearables Behind Only Fitbit

In a sign that the market for wearable devices remains nascent, China's Xiaomi has risen from nowhere to become the industry's second largest company responsible for one-quarter of all shipments in th
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