Pebble Announces New Pebble Core
Pebble Core: one device, two stories
Pebble Core is a programmable two-button device that is lightweight, small and becomes your new workout device geared towards runners with built-in GPS trackability.
The two-button feature can be programmed to do many things like open your garage door, turn on your lights, or call Uber. The Core is hackable and can become your magic button for just about anything. Flic
is also a wireless programmable button on the market.
The built in GPS is great for tracking distance, location, and pace. You can also attach Core to your keychain if you lose your keys or hook it to your pet’s collar to keep track of your pet. Tile
or XY Find it
also can take care of that for half the cost.
If you are a runner, this just might be the best choice over a pebble watch with 9 hours of location tracking and offline music on a single charge, 4GB of storage, Spotify music, GPS, Bluetooth or wired headphones. It also works with your favorite fitness apps: Runkeeper, Strava, Under Armour Record, MapMyRun, and Google Fit with more coming.
If you don’t want to choose between the two, Core connects seamlessly with your Pebble watch, so you can control your music or check your time, pace, or distance at a glance.
Core also works without a SIM card or cellular plan, using WiFi to sync offline music and workouts. This means when you go on a run, leave your phone at home and stream Spotify, track your run with GPS data with Runkeeper and if needed send an emergency SOS.
Core gives you complete on-the-go freedom with 3G connectivity. It accepts a micro-SIM card and works with most pay-as-you-go and existing cellular plans.
For the starting price of $69 on KICKSTARTER
this is worth taking a chance. Pebble is not just about smart watches anymore.
Pebble Core Specs
Battery: 9 hours of location tracking and offline music
Charging: Includes USB charging cable: Optional wireless charging accessory available add-on $20
Supported Connectivity: 3G, WIFI and Bluetooth
Estimated Retail Price: $99 ($69 on Kickstarter – options will be quickly disappear)
Ships: January 2017