MacStories points to a brilliant Kickstarter project for a smartphone-connected wristwatch known as the Pebble. It’s developed by the same folks who made the InPulse Smart Watch, and is packed full of features…
Pebble is a customizable wristwatch that connects to your iPhone or Android device via bluetooth. As of right now, it can pull data like caller ID, email, calendar alerts, Facebook messages, and Twitter notifications from the handset. But using the SDK, third party developers will be able to add all kinds of different functions.
And the watch’s features don’t end there. It also has an e-paper display — viewable in direct sunlight, a built-in accelerometer, and a battery that will last you a staggering 7 days. The Pebble comes in arctic white, jet black, cherry red, and a mystery color to be decided on by Kickstarter backers.
Cyclists can use Pebble as a bike computer, accessing the GPS on your smartphone to display speed, distance and pace data. Runners get a similar set of data displayed on their wrist. Use the music control app to play, pause or skip tracks on your phone with the touch of a button. If you're a golfer, Pebble is working with Freecaddie to create a great golf rangefinder app.
There are tons of watch faces for the Pebble that can be shown on the device's outdoor-readable electronic-paper (e-paper) display. You can choose your favorite using Pebble's iPhone or Android app.
Pebble features vibrating notifications, messages and alerts. You can dismiss a notification with a shake of your wrist.
● Incoming Caller ID
● Email (Gmail or any IMAP email account)
● Calendar Alerts
● Facebook Messages
● Weather Alerts
● Silent vibrating alarm and timer
● Android Only: SMS Messages (Unfortunately iPhone does not expose this data)
Pebble can receive simple alerts and notifications from if this then that (ifttt.com) or their web-facing RESTful endpoint. For more adventurous developers there is a Pebble SDK that gives full control of the watch.
● Load apps using Bluetooth
● 144 x 168 pixel display black and white e-paper
● Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR
● 4 buttons
● Vibrating motor
● 3 axis accelerometer with gesture detection
● Distribute apps via Pebble watchapp store
The watch has already raised $155,372 of its $100,000 goal. You have 37 days left to pledge $115 for one of the first units.
via idownloadblog via iclarified