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Pebble announces Core smart wearable

Pebble Core smart wearable starts at $69 USD
Pebble Core
Without the need of a connected smartphone, this new wearable streams music from Spotify and syncs GPS data with Runkeeper, Strava and Under Armour Record.

Although Pebble is going through a tough period and had to lay off a large part of its workforce, the company has just unveiled three new products as part of a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. Leaving aside the Time 2 and Pebble 2 affordable smartwatches, we have the "hackable, 3G ultra-wearable for phone-free running with GPS and music" that is known as Pebble Core.

Pebble Core is a very small device that offers an impressive range of connectivity features - GPS, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, as well as a headphone jack. Its target audience consists of runners who need to track their distance and routes, but also to enjoy their favorite music at the same time. To do that, there is no smartphone needed, since Pebble Core has 4 GB of internal storage, but can also stream music from Spotify via 3G. Obviously, a SIM card with mobile data is required to do that.

Unfortunately, this smart wearable is only expected to ship in January 2017. While its full retail price will be $99 USD, Kickstarter backers who pledge $69 USD should be the first ones to get it.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-05-25 (Update: 2016-05-25)