Pebble Smatwatch, newest technology

Watch Out Nike & Fitbit Stone’s Coming For You!

Pebble revealed today an update to their SDK which lastly provides developers API accessibility to the smartwatch’s accelerometer. According to Stone, access to the accelerometer was one of the most requested SDK update they have actually gotten given that they launched their alpha variation back in April.

Access to the accelerometer API will certainly allow developers utilize this sensor in video games, watchfaces but most significantly health and fitness and also task applications. This means that, regarding the best apps, Stone will certainly now be able to collect and show motion data making it an activity tracker along with a smartwatch.

Access to the accelerometer positions Stone to go head-to-head regarding activity trackers like Nike’s Fuelband and also devices like Fitbit. Fitbit merely recently announced the launch of their new tool, the Fitbit Force, which additionally attempts to shut the space in between task trackers and smartwatches. The Pressure will be the initial task tracker to have a screen which could additionally serve as a watch for this wristband. The Fitbit Force is anticipated to ship November 25th baseding on an e-mail we got from Best Buy Canada.

The announcement today from Pebble showed that, like the smartphone and also tablet area, apps are wholly necessary to open the capacity of this new hardware. Stone CEO Eric Migicovsky assured those watching that the team at Stone (now a total of 40) have actually been “laser focused” on changes to their SDK and designer support.

Over 20,000 downloads of the present alpha Stone SDK have been downloaded and install because its release. And Migicovsky validated that there more than 2,200 applications alone available on popular Pebble app site myPebbleFaces.com. The most telling stat of the discussion was that over two million Pebble apps and also watchfaces have been downloaded and install to day. This is very outstanding thinking about that Stone states there are only 190,000 Pebble smartwatches on the wrists of users considering that their launch back in January.

Pebble likewise announced an upgrade to the Pebble iOS app which is presently under evaluation in the App Shop. This upgrade will lastly allow apple iphone individuals running iOS7 get all notifications they obtain in the notifications center on their Pebble. This makes Stone a considerably more effective tool for applications like Twitter, Facebook, e-mail clients and more.

Migicovsky ended his component of today’s Pebble event revealing some large gamers who will certainly be introducing applications for Pebble in the next coming months consisting of Foursquare, Yelp as well as GoPro Acquiring some big players aboard is essential for the Stone app ecoysystem to prosper specifically regarding the Galaxy Equipment currently having apps from Path, ebay.com and also Evernote.

One large thing missing out on from the announcement today is a central application establishment for Pebble applications. There are currently a variety of app directory sites and also forums for Pebble which could possibly present a trouble regarding exploration. Migicovsky explained MyPebbleFaces as being one of these sites in his announcement. As the application environment increases for Pebble, the requirement for a common destination will become significantly important. Additionally, there was also no update on the number of applications a Pebble individual can download and also keep at any type of given time. Similar to previously, the Stone will only house 8 apps each time which is extremely limiting.

Pebble smartwatches, in all shades, are now in-stock and all set to deliver. Stone is waiving the shipping charges worldwide for a minimal time on www.getpebble.com.