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Pebble couldn’t resist some Apple Watch snark

Pebble couldn’t resist some Apple Watch snark

Pebble may have given its smartwatches a price cut as well as far more useful fitness tracking, but the feisty startup also couldn't quite resist teasing the new Apple Watch, too. In a snarky 8-bit update to the company's site, Pebble issues a "chill" message to Apple's Jony Ive, suggesting that the design chief should "breath" because, at the end of the day, "it's just a watch."

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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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Jawbone opens UP coaching system to embrace more devices

Jawbone opens UP coaching system to embrace more devices

True to its promise, Jawbone today is expanding its UP app beyond the confines of its own fitness band, turning the personal digital coach into a platform of its own. The timing is perfect, too, since the new UP will also tie in with Apple's own ecosystem via the new M8 motion coprocessor on the new iPhone 6 and the newly unveiled Apple Watch.

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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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How a cooler beat Pebble for the Kickstarter crown

How a cooler beat Pebble for the Kickstarter crown

There’s a good reason why the "Coolest" Cooler has, just this week, become the highest-funded Kickstarter in Kickstarter history. It’s the thirteenth project to hold the crown of Highest Funded on Kickstarter since they started counting, and it’s ready to roll. Because it literally has wheels.

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Pebble smartwatch ESPN Scores app now available

Pebble smartwatch ESPN Scores app now available

Pebble users now have access to an ESPN app, giving them up-to-date scores from the convenience of their wrist. The app is available for download now, and comes ahead of the upcoming college football season, the company points out.

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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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Pebble hires webOS designers for UI-evolution

Pebble hires webOS designers for UI-evolution

This week the folks at Pebble have made official their hiring of two new professionals to their design team. Both Itai Vonshak and Liron Damir will join Pebble as Head of Product/UX team and Head of Design respectively. This moves comes after the reveal of Pebble Steel earlier this year and Pebble Fresh, Hot, and Fly earlier this month.

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Glympse for Pebble hits wrists for swifter location sharing

Glympse for Pebble hits wrists for swifter location sharing

Glympse is bringing its location-sharing app to Pebble's smartwatches, allowing wearers to quickly allow their contacts to see where they are for a limited time, all from the wrist. The app, already available for iOS and Android among other platforms, lets the user's position be revealed to others for up to a four hour period.

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Pebble Fresh, Hot and Fly limited edition smartwatches land

Pebble Fresh, Hot and Fly limited edition smartwatches land

Pebble is getting its Swatch on, with a new trio of limited edition smartwatches - dubbed Fresh, Hot, and Fly - for those who want something more vibrant on their wrist. The lime green (Fresh), bright pink (Hot), and baby blue (Fly) versions have exactly the same functionality as the original Pebble, but get new face colors and matching straps.

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