Pebble announces Pebble Core, Time 2 & Pebble 2 – My Views

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Pebble announced the Pebble 2 ($99), Time 2 ($129) and Pebble Core ($69). The Pebble 2 goes looks like the original Pebble but this time adds a heart rate monitor. The Time 2 has a colour display with 50% more display and a battery that lasts up to 10 days. The Time 2 is currently only available in steel.

New to the table is the Pebble Core. Pebble has a Pebble Core for Runners and a Pebble Core for Hackers. The running version clips to clothing, and allows you to leave your phone at home as it has a sim card. You can stream spotify for example. The hackers version is a keychain computer that acts as a magic button for any command. Pebble also said Amazon’s Alexa voice will be added soon.

So what do I think. On paper these are ugly looking watches, especially the Pebble 2. But they are cheap and offer a range of functionality at this price. Pebble also seems to have cult status. The Pebble Core could become something useful and a just $69 is like a new iPod Shuffle with a modem.

Cheekily, it launched a Kickstarter campaign for each device. The target was $1m. As of typing this post it has smashed $1m and stands just under $5m.

So no matter what I think, Pebble has a niche market, a niche product already funded by a Kickstarter.

More information at Pebble Kickstarter

1 thought on “Pebble announces Pebble Core, Time 2 & Pebble 2 – My Views

  1. Yeah I also think that Pebble watches are niche products and Pebble probably knows this considering the amount of attention it pays to the aesthetics of their devices and the way It markets its watches via kickstarter (which is genius by the way).

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