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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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Pebble 2 on Kickstarter

Release Notes: Pebble Firmware (v4.1) and Mobile Apps (v4.1.1)

We invite all current Pebble users to update their Pebble apps to 4.1.1 from Google Play or the iTunes App Store. Pebble Time, Time Steel, Time Round, and Pebble 2 users can update their watches to 4.1 from the Pebble app: Menu » Support » Update Your Pebble.

For more help with Pebble’s 4.0+ software updates, visit our Support page

Follow us and keep in touch on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, Snapchat, and our new Pebble Forum about what you’re loving and what you want to see next.

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Smart, Snazzy, and Active: Pebble Time Round Special Editions Come to Kickstarter

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.

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Pebble Time Round KS Editions

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Open, Collaborative, Crowdsourced: Meet the Pebble Health Wellness Platform

“Big things have small beginnings.”

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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.

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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.

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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 Algorithm

Opening the Black Box: Publishing Pebble’s activity-tracking algorithms

This is a guest post by Nathaniel Stockham, a Ph.D. student in Neuroscience at Stanford University.


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When I started my study of bipolar disorder, I spent an inordinate amount of time comparing different devices, each differing in ease of use, reliability, battery life, remote access, and cost. What eventually led me to Pebble was my need to know exactly what was being calculated.

After reviewing dozens of commercial and clinical devices, I determined the most important variables to measure and designed two algorithms to capture the most salient motion characteristics. After months of validation in collaboration with Pebble and the Stanford Wearables Lab, I am making these two algorithms available to the public to encourage the use of a standard set of measures.

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Dive Into New Health and Text Features with Pebble’s v3.12 Software

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Time flies when you’re having fun. With summer around the bend, we’re excited to unleash the latest wave of goodies for your wrists. Dive into what we’ve been working on in version 3.12 of Pebble’s firmware and mobile apps.

To unlock what’s new:

  1. Update the Pebble app for iPhone or Android to version 3.12.
  2. Use the Pebble app to update your watch to Firmware 3.12 (select Menu » Support » Update Your Pebble if you aren’t automatically asked to update your Pebble).

Find Your Better Self with Pebble Health

With Pebble Health, the Time-series watches you already love wearing have evolved into a powerful platform for reaching your wellness goals. We’ve taken Pebble Health beyond daily step and sleep tracking. You can now paint a comprehensive picture of your achievements, see activity trends over time, auto-track runs and long walks, sleep smarter, and enforce healthy habits with insights and encouragement.

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Pebble Health now beautifully integrates with our mobile apps for iPhone and Android. Find a comprehensive overview of your activity and sleep data in the new Health section. Compare how your last day, week, or month of activity measures up against your typical performance and view your calories, step distance, and active time.

With new auto-detection of long walks and runs, Pebble Health sends an activity summary to your watch after completion and lets you dive into detailed stats for those activities on the mobile app.
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Pebble #AppsOfTheYear Countdown: Day 6 (Health & Fitness)

We’re closing in on the finish line of our Apps of the Year countdown. Since many of us will be making fitness-related resolutions in a day or so, we’re featuring the best Health & Fitness apps.

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After breaking a sweat with today’s selections, come back tomorrow for the big show: The Pebble Apps of the Year.

Missed a previous day in the countdown? Recap here:

Health & Fitness Apps of the Year

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