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Pebble: An e-paper watch for iPhone and Android

Tech | | December 29, 2012, 5:04 pm
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The watch is infinitely customisable, with downloadable watchfaces and internet-connected apps.

The watch is infinitely customisable, with downloadable watchfaces and internet-connected apps.

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Pebble connects to iPhone and Android smartphones using Bluetooth, alerting users with a silent vibration to incoming calls, emails and messages.

Pebble connects to iPhone and Android smartphones using Bluetooth, alerting users with a silent vibration to incoming calls, emails and messages.

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Cyclists can use Pebble as a bike computer, accessing the GPS on the smartphone to display speed, distance and pace data.

Cyclists can use Pebble as a bike computer, accessing the GPS on the smartphone to display speed, distance and pace data.

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Runners get a similar set of data displayed on their wrist.

Runners get a similar set of data displayed on their wrist.

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Pebble can also be used to control music the phone with the touch of a button.

Pebble can also be used to control music the phone with the touch of a button.

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To dismiss a notification a user can just shake her wrist and it is also easy to disable all notifications.

To dismiss a notification a user can just shake her wrist and it is also easy to disable all notifications.

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The Pebble works with iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, 5 or any iPod Touch with iOS 5 or iOS 6. Android devices running OS 2.3 and up  but Pebble does not work with Blackberry or Windows Phone at this time.

The Pebble works with iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, 5 or any iPod Touch with iOS 5 or iOS 6. Android devices running OS 2.3 and up but Pebble does not work with Blackberry or Windows Phone at this time.

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The rechargeable battery keeps Pebble going for over 7 days.

The rechargeable battery keeps Pebble going for over 7 days.

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Pebble has a backlight to view the display at night.

Pebble has a backlight to view the display at night.

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Pebble is also water resistant and has a scratch and shatter resistant lens with an anti-glare optical coating.

Pebble is also water resistant and has a scratch and shatter resistant lens with an anti-glare optical coating.

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Pebble is designed to fit most 22mm watch bands. The watch is available for pre-order from getpebble.com at $150.

Pebble is designed to fit most 22mm watch bands. The watch is available for pre-order from getpebble.com at $150.

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The makers of Pebble call it the first watch built for the 21st century.

The makers of Pebble call it the first watch built for the 21st century.