Summer is in full swing! After a restful, double-whammy Canada Day + 4th of July weekend, we’re back with updates to Pebble’s watches and phone apps.
We’re excited to announce that Pebble Time Round claimed Top Winner honors in the 36th annual International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA). Bestowed by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), Pebble Time Round was recognized this year among a field of over 1,700 designs from more than thirty countries.
Top Winner designs go on to compete for Gold, Silver, and People’s Choice IDEA Awards, which will be unveiled during the 2016 IDEA Ceremony at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI on Wednesday, August 17.
Vote for the IDEA People’s Choice Award!
Pebble Time Round is also in the running to win IDEA’s 2016 People’s Choice Award.
Welcome to the home stretch!
Less than 30 hours remain before the campaign for Pebble Core, Pebble 2, and Time 2 wraps up on Kickstarter. While this chapter comes to a close, the project is far from over.
Your support has brought Pebble’s next generation of wearable technology to life. After tomorrow, things really kick into high gear 🙂
Enjoy this last update while the campaign is live, with behind-the-scenes views of our Kickstarter video shoot mixed in (shot with love by our very own Meiguro on Flickr).
Cooler Than The Coolest?
The Pebble community continues to amaze. This time around, you’ve carried our project to over $12 million from more than 63,500 backers. Your support means Pebble Core, Pebble 2, and Time 2 is now the #3 All-Time Most Funded project in Kickstarter history.
Only a few hours remain to snag the #2 spot from The Coolest Cooler, but we are within striking distance! There’s a few key ways you can get us passed The Coolest on Kickstarter, right behind last year’s Pebble Time.
When we kicked off this project, we promised the campaign would showcase the entire Pebble lineup for 2016. Letting you pick the best mix of our new wearables in one place makes total sense.
The feedback from Pebble Time Round fans has been awesome. You’re eager to see something cool for it during this project. We hear you loud and clear!
Thanks to you, we’re bringing our lightest, thinnest, and most stylish activity tracking smartwatch to Kickstarter with a pair of Pebble Time Round Special Editions.
Pebble watches are still the only non-Apple wearables that can reply to received iOS Messages. It’s part of the work we do to deliver a rich, fully-featured integration with iPhone that keeps getting better. From being able to filter which apps send notifications to your wrist to integrating Pebble Health with Apple’s HealthKit, making the Pebble iOS experience the best it can be is how we roll.
Actionable notifications like Pebble replies to texts and emails are a bit easier to implement for Android users, thanks to that operating system’s more open philosophy, but we’re always hard at work to make the Pebble experience on both mobile platforms as consistent as possible. The new features available for iOS Pebble users today have been available to Android users for some time now.
iOS Text Reply Sneak Peek for UK, Australia, The Netherlands, and T-Mobile US
“Big things have small beginnings.”
Pebble’s dedicated wellness ecosystem got its start when Pebble Health launched last year with step and sleep tracking, and we’ve worked tirelessly to evolve it further.
Today, we’re introducing our vision for a world-class suite of services for developing and nurturing healthy habits. No matter where we are in our fitness journeys, we can all use help in living healthier and happier—whether that’s by managing stress, staying active, getting the right vitamins and nutrients, or taking time for reflection.
Introducing Open Health for Healthier Habits
Health’s place in the world of wearable technology is still uncharted territory—there’s much to discover and many questions to answer. No one yet knows exactly which services will work best for people, or how to best deliver a tailored, personalized experience that goes beyond cookie-cutter “solutions.” As part of our mission to pioneer and build the best wearable experiences imaginable, we’re making the Pebble Health platform more open and collaborative than ever.
In the midst of the excitement and work going into our Kickstarter campaign for Pebble Core, Pebble 2, and Time 2, the team continues to bring regular updates to our current watches and apps.
Version 3.13 of Pebble’s firmware and mobile apps includes a clearer, more accurate Pebble Health experience; an official Weather app; a new emoji; and a fix to keep the iPhone app’s file size down.
A major highlight of the Pebble journey so far is the friends we make along the way.
Pebble Projects We Love
Our vision for wearable technology became a foundation for others to expand upon and be inspired by. All the credit in the world goes to those who have used Pebble to improve the lives of those with lifelong conditions like diabetes and Parkinson’s; assist teachers in the classroom; start successful businesses; express their creativity; or learn to code and crowdfund their own projects.
We love doing right by the people who love us by supporting and loving them back. On that note, check out some recent projects we love. We’re excited to see these ideas coming to life.
In 2012, you put smartwatches on the map during the original Pebble project, raising over $10M on Kickstarter. In 2015, you made crowdfunding history again with Pebble Time, supporting our second campaign for over $20M. They say “good things come in threes,” and “everything’s better with friends,” so we’re inviting you to join us for our latest adventure.
Let’s make wearables great again 🙂
Pebble Time 2 ($169 on Kickstarter) delivers the ultimate pro smartwatch with a larger, color e-paper screen and heart rate monitoring.
Pebble Core ($69 on Kickstarter) takes lightweight, phone-free fitness tracking, GPS, and music from dream to reality.
Bringing delightful, affordable wearable technology to the world is the puzzle Pebble lives to solve. Our latest vision for the future is almost complete. We’re back on Kickstarter for the most important piece…You.
Ready for the most complete smartwatches we’ve ever made? Psyched for a hackable ultra-wearable that keeps you on course and connected without a phone? If the answer is “yes,” then join us for the ride and be the first to welcome Pebble’s most ambitious wearable lineup starting this Fall.