Geek toy of the week: Pebble

TheeBlog-Pebble We all know what happened to that “…in the year 2,000 there will be flying cars!” theory so let’s bring it down a notch. Imagine a watch that can control your iTunes library, receive emails, calendar alerts, Facebook and Twitter feeds while GPS’ing and computing your runs, cycling and even golf? Too good to be true? Well, meet Pebble. A watch that does… everything I just mentioned :)

Pebble is the first watch built for the 21st century. It’s infinitely customizable, with beautiful downloadable watchfaces and useful internet-connected apps. Pebble connects to iPhone and Android smartphones using Bluetooth, alerting you with a silent vibration to incoming calls, emails and messages. While designing Pebble, we strove to create a minimalist yet fashionable product that seamlessly blends into everyday life.

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CUSTOMIZE WITH APPS
Apps bring Pebble to life. We’re building some amazing apps for Pebble. Cyclists can use Pebble as a bike computer, accessing the GPS on your smartphone to display speed, distance and pace data. Runners get a similar set of data displayed on their wrist. Use the music control app to play, pause or skip tracks on your phone with the touch of a button. If you’re a golfer, feel free to bring Pebble onto the course.

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CUSTOMIZE WITH NOTIFICATIONS
If you need to stay on top of things, Pebble can help with vibrating notifications, messages and alerts. Dismiss a notification with a shake of your wrist. Don’t worry, it’s easy to disable all notifications.

Incoming Caller ID
Email (Gmail or any IMAP email account)
Calendar Alerts
Facebook Messages
Twitter
Weather Alerts
Silent vibrating alarm and timer
Android users can also receive Text Messages (SMS) on their Pebble. Unfortunately iPhone does not expose this data. Have any suggestions for other notification types? Leave us a message in the comments!

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Check out the KickStarter page…




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