Pebble Core: Smart Button, Fitness Music Player, Or Mini Computer?

Posted: May 24 2016, 3:06pm CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Pebble Core: Smart Button, Fitness Music Player, or Mini Computer?
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The new technology goes for all three.

Pebble Core is one of the most exciting pieces of technology that has come out in recent history. It is a wearable, but it isn't a smartwatch. It is a stand-alone Android "smart button," a GPS fitness tracker, and a Spotify iPod Shuffle. Plus, it does a lot more.

The best way to think about the Pebble Core, according to Apple Insider, is that it is a product that takes features that were missing from Pebble Time and offloads them into a new clip-on. The Core has 3G functions and can track your runs without a phone. It can also stream 3G cellular wireless if you add it to your phone bill. It includes a headphone jack and Bluetooth to make it a Spotify player.

According to the CEO Eric Migicovsky, the Pebbly Core is programmable and hackable, so you'll have to be careful with it as well. It has two large touch buttons that can be assigned specific functions, including sending an SOS ping via text, opening a door, turning off a light, or calling Uber.

The Pebble Core runs about 9 hours of music playback using GPS, but it can run for days on standby. It also charges using the contactless Qi standard, which means that you don't need to worry about a dongle.

Pebble Core works as an accessory when you are wearing a Pebble watch, but it can also work independently or with a phone. It is available on Kickstarter, but it won't arrive until January 2017. It is affordable at $69, but it will likely go up after Kickstarter.

The Core would be a new tool that would pave the way for the future. It is a test to see what we are capable of.

However, the lack of a screen could also limit what it could do.


  • Runs Android
  • 3G SIM card slot
  • Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi
  • 2 programmable touch buttons
  • GPS
  • Syncs with health apps (Runkeeper, Strava, MapMyRun, Google Fit, UA Record)
  • Records voice notes
  • Wireless Qi charging
  • 4GB storage

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