Pebble just unveiled the Pebble 2, the Pebble Time 2 and a new non-smartwatch dubbed the Pebble Core. All three are on Kickstarter, the company’s platform of choice for launching new devices.
The Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2 are relatively similar. Both feature an E-Paper display, a 24/7 heart-rate monitor, a microphone, built-in activity and sleep tracking monitors and water-resistance up to 30 meters. The Pebble 2 features a high-contrast black and white display, however, and offers up to 7 days of battery life. That device starts at $99 and ships in September. The Pebble Time 2 features a 53-percent larger color display (versus the Pebble Time) and up to 10 days of battery life. It will ship in November and starts at $169.
The Pebble Core is rather unique. “Core is a lightweight, cellular-connected clip that replaces your phone entirely. It streams music from Spotify, tracks your pace, distance, and location with GPS, and can send an emergency SOS if needed, the company explained.” It works with RunKeeper, Strava, UA Record, Mapmyrun and Google Fit. It supports micoSIM cards for cellular connectivity, or Wi-Fi for syncing music to its 4GB of local storage. It’ll retail for $99 but is available on Kickstarter for $69 and is expected to ship in January 2017.
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