New Delhi: Pebble launches its next generation of smartwatches- Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2 on Tuesday. These are the successors to the original Pebble smarwatch and the Pebble Time smartwatch.
The new Pebble smartwatches come in rectangular shapes and have been priced at $99 (roughly Rs. 7,000) for the Pebble 2 and $169 (roughly Rs. 11,500) for the Time 2. Both the wearables can serve up notifications, show schedules, and feature built-in activity trackers, heart rate monitors, and an updated suite of Health tools.
Pebble also revealed a new wearable, the Pebble Core, which is aimed to give the user freedom from carrying a phone. The Pebble Core can stream music from Spotify while can also syncs GPS data with Runkeeper, Strava, and Under Armour Record fitness tracking apps. The Core packs 4GB of built-in storage.
The Pebble Core has been priced starting at $69 (roughly Rs. 5,000) on Kickstarter. The company says Core's estimated retail price will be $99 and will start shipping from January 2017.
Pebble is promising the standard multi-day battery life, water resistance down to 30 metres, and e-paper displays (coloured on Time 2, black and white on the Pebble 2), and these will be compatible with both iOS and Android smartphones.
Pebble’s announcement comes after the company launched its watches in India earlier this month, including Pebble Steel, Pebble Classic, Pebble Time and Round.