Allerta, the team behind the inPulse smartwatch, are back with a new offering, the Pebble.
“Pebble is the first watch built for the 21st century,” reads the Allerta team’s press release.
“It is the first smartwatch to offer full iPhone and iOS compatibility [and] It’s infinitely customizable, with beautiful downloadable watchfaces and useful internet-connected apps.”
Hooking up with your Apple or Android-powered smartphone over Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, it has a seven day battery life, much longer than the majority of other smartwatches available. It can manage this thanks to it using a 1.26-inch 144×168-pixel black and white e-paper display with backlight, as opposed to a standard LCD. There’s also four buttons, a vibrating motor and a three-axis accelerometer built-in too.
As well as receiving calls emails and message notifications, the watch will also be able to run bespoke apps, with music, cycling and running apps all hinted at by Allerta. They’ve already teamed up with Freecaddie to create a rangefinding app for over 25,000 golf courses worldwide.
As a project partly funded through Kickstarter, early adopters can grab one of the Pebble watches for just $99 right now, which will eventually retail at $149. Three colours are currently available (red, black and silver) while a fourth shade, decided upon by the Kickstarter backers, will become also soon be available.