Besides keeping track of the time, the Pebble ePaper watch for iPhone and Android devices seems capable of doing a lot more like alerting users to incoming calls, emails and messages. The smartwatch is built around a minimalistic design and is said to be clearly visible even under sunlight.
To offer higher customization options, the device features watchfaces which are different styles content can be displayed in. Through its ability of vibrating whenever messages or alerts come in, users should be able to carry out various tasks without the need of getting out their handset each time. Notifications can be dismissed by a simple shake of the wearer’s wrist.
“We think the ability to create and use apps is one of Pebble’s most exciting features, and we want to make the app experience on Pebble as seamless as possible. So, drawing on our experience with our previous generation inPulse smartwatch, we’re designing Pebble from the ground up with third party apps in mind,” expressed Andrew Witte, Engineer at InPulse/Allerta, via the company’s official blog.
Equipped with an ePaper display that’s 1.26 inches wide, the Pebble watch for iPhone and Android portrays a native resolution of 144 x 168 pixels in black and white. Fitted within its slim chassis are components and features such as a vibrating motor, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 4 physical buttons and a 3-axis accelerometer with gesture detection. The maker of this accessory has even incorporated it with an ARM Cortex-M3 micro-controller that is said to have 8 times the flash memory and 12 times more RAM as compared to its predecessor, the inPulse.
The Pebble ePaper watch for iPhone and Android is available for pre-order through Kickstarter. The price for one unit amounts to $99. With an expected goal of $100,000 to fund this project, the accessory has already managed to achieve a whopping backing pledge of $811,858, as of now.