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Pebble’s Next Step

NOTE: This post has been updated to clarify refund timing for eligible backers receiving pledge reimbursements from Kickstarter.

Dear Pebblers,

Thank you all for being such loyal supporters and champions of the Pebble community and brand. You helped start something fantastic when you backed our first Kickstarter project (and shout-out to the first inPulse users). Since then, we’ve shipped over 2 million Pebbles around the world!

However—due to various factors—Pebble is no longer able to operate as an independent entity. We have made the tough decision to shut down the company and no longer manufacture Pebble devices. This news has several major implications, and we hope to answer as many questions as possible here, in Kickstarter Update #17, and on our Support site.

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What you need to know

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Pebble 2: Fit & Smart

Pebble 2, the most complete wearable experience we’ve ever developed, is ready for your wrist!

Meet the Pebble 2 + Heart Rate family.

Meet the Pebble 2 + Heart Rate family.

The original Pebble put wearable technology on the map in 2012, inspiring others to follow our lead as we explored how wearable technology fits into our lives best. Pebble 2 is the ultimate expression of our approach to wearables: first-class fitness features coupled with the essential smartwatch experience we pioneered.

Pebble 2 is a long-lasting, water-resistant sports watch that’s thinner, lighter, and stronger than the original Pebble. It’s a focused, fun wearable that makes staying active, sleeping smarter, and nurturing healthy habits easier.

Pebble 2 + Heart Rate unifies the two experiences our community wants most: fitness tracking and time-saving convenience. No other band or smartwatch comes close to blending fit and smart together so beautifully for only $129.99.

Whether you’re psyched to live healthier or want to bring order to your digital life, Pebble 2 passes the test with flying colors.

Put Your Heart Into It

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The Secret to Happiness

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What makes you happy? When are you most energized and productive? We all have vague notions about the answers to these questions, but what if data could provide us deeper insights to help us be happier and more successful versions of ourselves?

This June, Pebble launched the Happiness App, an experimental app that enables users to record their mood and energy levels throughout the day. In the days following the Happiness App release, nearly 10k users installed the app and started logging their responses!

So what makes people happy?

For most people, happiness was a tank that was slowly filled throughout the day, with a happiness peak at lunchtime and then a sharp peak in the evening at 7pm. This is the hour when people are most likely to be spending quality time at home with loved ones, or hanging out with friends and decompressing from the day.

Read more on the Pebble Research Blog »

Vote for the Pebble-inspired Smarthole Hoodie on Betabrand

Smarthole Hoodie

We’re excited to share a special fashion design project with Pebble wearables in mind. Created by Pebble’s very own Head of Industrial Design, Mark Solomon, The Smarthole Hoodie is live now on the Betabrand Think Tank.

Vote for the Smarthole Hoodie on Betabrand »

With your votes and input, you can help improve the final product, unlock special savings if the project makes it to the crowdfunding phase, and earn early access to Smarthole Hoodie prototypes and first editions.

Meet The Smarthole Hoodie

Smarthole Hoodie Design

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Happiness App

How to be Happy: Experiments in tracking mood and energy

Last year, Pebble introduced built-in activity tracking as the foundation of our new Health app. But health is so much more than steps and sleep. For the past several months, we’ve been brainstorming about what’s next for Pebble Health. I’d like to share with you the results of our first internal experiment: The Happiness App.

Our motivation behind this project was to understand how our mood and energy levels fluctuated throughout the day. Was there a natural pattern or weekly cadence? Could we visualize our personalities based on these fluctuations?

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Pebble Sleep Data Demonstrates Biological Phenomena

Do you bounce out of bed happily with the morning sun, or do you hit the snooze button 5 times before zombie-walking to the shower? Asked another way… Do you think that the early bird gets the worm, or does the second mouse get the cheese? The correct answer is… It depends! It depends on your chronotype. So what is chronotype?

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