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Why Pebble just added fitness tracking, and what comes next

Why Pebble just added fitness tracking, and what comes next

Pebble is breaking into the health and fitness space, opening up its smartwatches to enable full activity and sleep tracking, with partners like Jawbone and Misfit already onboard. Meanwhile, there's a price cut for the original Pebble and Pebble Steal, including bringing things under all-important $100 barrier. I spoke to Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky about the evolving smartwatch, and why he believes Pebble still has the edge in an age of Android Wear and Apple Watch.

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Pebble update adds emoji, compass, iOS 8 support

Pebble update adds emoji, compass, iOS 8 support

Pebble owners rejoice! The quietly awesome smartwatch has been updated, bringing in a slew of great features. A fondly remembered watch-face is back, and Pebble gets location-aware with some new compass apps and features. The firmware has also been updated to work with iOS 8, and emojis are now working with Pebble.

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Graphic shows smartwatches only about 50% screen

Graphic shows smartwatches only about 50% screen

Bezels — everyone has them, and everyone gets annoyed by them at some point. The part of your device that isn’t screen is sometimes an eyesore, reminding you that your magical device has working parts making it go, and needs to be held together. We’ve seen how smartphones stack up to the bezel challenge, but what about smartwatches? A new graphic tells us all about it.

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Jawbone UP API opening to iPhone, Android, WP8.1, more

Jawbone UP API opening to iPhone, Android, WP8.1, more

Jawbone is expected to open up its platform to the movement sensors in devices other than its own UP24 fitness band, with new apps for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Android Wear expected over the next month. The move, which could be announced as early as tomorrow we're told, will see Jawbone's fitness platform pull in data from smartphones and wearables - including Pebble - along with seamlessly integrating with Apple's HealthKit, so that data gathered by the iWatch should also be supported.

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Omate X: a premium-looking companion smartwatch

Omate X: a premium-looking companion smartwatch

The arrival of Android Wear and its devices might have turned the world's attention towards the new generation of smartwatches, but pioneers in that field still have a thing or two to say about the matter. In time for its first anniversary, Omate, creator of the TrueSmart watch, is launching the Omate X, a smartwatch that is designed to be worn all the time.

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