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5 Reasons Why the Smartwatch Market Tanked

5 reasons why the smartwatch market took a dramatic nosedive

It was the next big thing. Until it became a boring party trick.
Pebble Health App Updates 2016

Pebble 4.0 is here, all about “glance and go” and fitness tracking

In advance of its next wave of smartwatches -- Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2 -- the upstart company that continues to innovate where others have slowed has released a significant update. Pebble today took the wraps off its latest software update. The Silicon Valley-based wearable company says the new 4.0 release...
Pebble OS 4 - Timeline Quick View

Pebble smartwatch OS update brings unobstructed, Wear-like notifications

Pebble just keeps getting better and better. But will it be enough? Nextgen Pebble smartwatches are around the corner. In the coming months the Silicon Valley upstart will ship the Pebble 2 ($129) and Pebble Time 2 ($199). Update models include heart rate monitors, larger e-paper displays, and even better...
Pebble Time vs Pebble Time 2 bezel size

Wearables Report: Was Pebble’s $12.8 million Kickstarter campaign a success?

Perspective, it's an an interesting thing. By all accounts Pebble's third Kickstarter campaign -- for two updated Pebble smartwatches and an Android-powered fitness tracker aimed at runners -- is a smashing success: 66,673 backers $12,779,843 pledged Not too shabby. In fact the result ranks it as third highest ever Kickstarter. As a long-time Pebble...
Apple Watch OS 3 WWDC

Apple watchOS 3: Apps to load up to 7x faster

The agony may soon come to an end. Anyone who owns an Apple Watch know the one huge, frustrating issue that plagues the wearable: apps are so very, very slow. As in so slow, many choose never to use them at all, instead using the Apple Watch primarily for notifications...
Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2 Q&A

Pebble 2 Q&A: Top 10 questions about Pebble’s next-gen smartwatches answered

Pebble is pouring it on today. First, the big announcement this morning. The Redwood City start-up unveiled three new wearables. Follow-ups to the original Pebbles, called the Pebble 2 ($99 USD via Kickstarter) and Pebble Time 2 ($179), and, perhaps most interestingly, a screen-less fitness tracker called Pebble Core ($69). The...
LG G Watch, Samsung Gear S2, Pebble Time.

5 things the next Pebble smartwatch needs

Update 3.24.2016 - After today's news, seems like I need to make a major revision to this Pebble wish-list. Now at #1: Hoping Pebble, the company itself, can stick it out for the long run.  By all accounts Pebble, a tiny smartwatch maker hanging amongst giants (Apple, Samsung, Motorola, LG, Fitbit), had...
Pebble Time Health App - Sleep Tracking

Pebble Smartwatch: One of its best features is one I didn’t know I needed

Got to hand it to Pebble. Time and time again, the Palo Alto-based start-up gets the little things right in its bid to keep it relevant in a market dominated by giants (most notably Apple and Samsung). Sleep tracking is something I never really cared much about. The last thing...
Apple Watch sales report

Apple Watch Sales: Not so bad after all (3.9 million units/Q3)

Is it a hit or not? Apple isn't saying. The company has been uncharacteristically mum on the subject of Apple Watch sales. You'd think that if they were going gangbusters CEO Tim Cook would be the first to say so. It would be the first slide at the company's next...
Fossil Q Founder - Android Wear smartwatch

Fossil gets it right, prices debut smartwatches and fitness trackers from $125

When it comes to smartwatches, at least as it stands here in 2015, there are two schools of thought. On the premium side, you have makers like Apple, and Huawei -- those targeting the fashionistas. They suspect their buyers value luxury when it comes to timepieces, and will pay $350 or...