It would be safe to say that Pebble is still the most popular smartwatch out there despite the fact that there are now better alternatives available that have colored and even round displays. Even though Pebble’s black and white display might seem outdated right now it arguably still has the most amount of apps available and is still a wearable device worth considering. To entire potential buyers Pebble today decided to cut prices of both its smartwatches.
Pebble also released a new software update today which enables non-stop activity tracking and sleep monitoring on the smartwatch. Users can now track their activity in the background at all times and Pebble allows third party apps from Jawbone, Misfit and Swim.com to take advantage of this feature.
For example the Misfit app for Pebble can now track activity and sleep continuously round the clock. Jawbone’s activity tracking watchface for Pebble, called UP, will show daily and weekly progress and will automatically sync with the new UP app for iOS which no longer requires an UP band.
Swim.com will offer the first smartwatch app that lets users measure time, strokes, pace, distance and efficiency when they’re swimming with their Pebble watch, and this data will automatically be synced with the cloud and their smartphone.
Starting today the regular Pebble smartwatch will now be sold for $99. Those who want to go with Pebble Steel now only have to pay $199, the steel version was released earlier this year and has been appreciated a lot by customers.
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