Pebble

New Pebble Time 2 Smartwatch

Pebble intros 3 new wearables, launches Kickstarter, prices start at $69

"Hey gang, it's time to write the next chapter in wearables."Pebble continues to out-innovate its rivals. It's much larger rivals; the Apples, Googles, and Samsungs.Take heed, today the Redwood City-based (so long expensive Palo Alto office) start-up announced not one, not two, but three -- count 'em -- new...
Pebble Smart Bands

Pebble announcement – new fitness tracker, smart bands, updated display?

Update: Well, wow. Pebble went to town: 3 new smartwatches, including the heart-rate enabled Pebble 2, and Pebble Time 2, plus Pebble Core, an "ultra-wearable." And, Pebble also announced a new Kickstarter campaign. Get backing Pebblers!A fitness tracker?Smart bands of some sort?A sport edition of one of their existing smartwatches?Another Kickstarter campaign?Some kind of new...
Android Wear QWERTY keyboard Hell

Google on Wear 2.0: “We’re listening very closely to our developers” (and that’s the problem with Wear)

Why on earth does a smartwatch need a speaker? Or a ridiculous, microscopic keyboard? And this idea that a smartphone needs to be "standalone" and function just like a smartphone?!I think I learned the answer: This morning I watched the Android Wear 2.0 deep dive at the Google I/O...
Wearable Vendors - IDC Report 2016

Trendspotting: Will slow smartwatch sales lead to inventory dumping?

Some are saying smartwatch sales, and the overall wearable market, have grown at a decent clip over the past twelve months.Fitbit reported 25% year-over-year growth. Xiaomi (a surprise to be sure) at 41%. Garmin 27%. Overall, shipments increased about 67% y/y.I'm admittedly a smartwatch nerd (ask my wife). But at...
Pebble Health Tab

Latest Pebble smartwatch update adds Health tab to app

Pebble appears to be doing that most famous of Silicon Valley shifts: the pivot. Not in an entirely new direction, mind you. Pebble still makes low-cost smartwatches (starting from $99 vs. $349 for the Apple Watch). But it's now appearing the Palo Alto-based upstart is shifting its strategy and targeting the fitness tracking...
Pebble - Custom Notification Vibrations

Pebble Smartwatch Tip: Customize vibrations

Pebble continues to be the smartwatch to beat. And, now, a quick tip below on how to customize vibrations on your Pebble.Yes, as I've written before on Stark Insider, the Palo Alto-based start-up does face an ongoing struggle to compete against giants -- Samsung (Tizen), Google (Wear), Apple (WatchOS)....
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...
Huawei Watch - 2015 Sales

Android Wear has surprise leader according to latest smartwatch report

The top maker of Android Wear watches is not Motorola, LG, Fossil or even discount player Asus...