Apple Watch vs Pebble
Apple Watch unites the capabilities of an all-day fitness tracker and a highly advanced sports watch in one device you can wear all the time. It can track a wider variety of activities because it’s able to collect more types of data. It uses an accelerometer to measure your total body movement. It has a custom sensor that can measure intensity by tracking your heart rate. And it uses the GPS and Wi‑Fi in your iPhone to track how far you’ve moved.
Want to track your runs, get notified when your team scores, or kick off voice nav without touching your phone? You’ll find the app for that in the Pebble appstore. Discover thousands of apps and watchfaces to customize Pebble to fit your life.
Latest news about Apple Watch and Pebble:
10.12.16. Fitbit acquired and shut down fitness watch maker Pebble. It's tough time for fitness smartwatch makers. After a period of incredible buzz in 2014, when Google launched Android Wear, and 2015, when Apple launched the first Watch, the hype around smartwatches has subsided considerably. Even Microsoft recently killed its fitness tracker Microsoft Band and Intel abandoned the release of the new model of Basis fitness watch. But Fitbit believes it can still compete with heavyweights Apple and Samsung/Google. The fitness wearables maker has acquired the competitor - fitness smartwatch maker Pebble. Fitbit is buying Pebble for its technology (to enhance its own smartwatch Surge). Pebble devices will be phased out post-acquisition.
05.10.16. Pebble 2 gets heart rate sensor. Pebble released fitness-focused smartwatch Pebble 2. This $130 smartwatch features heart rate sensor that is always on and taking your pulse, which it then logs into the Health section of the Pebble app so you can see all the data all in neat little graphs. The workout section includes three modes that can be activated: walk, run and workout. Each of the modes tracks duration and shows a live reading of your heart rate. Pebble 2 is water-resistant up to 98 feet of water — good for sweating all over, swimming and use in the rain. The e-paper screen affords the Pebble 2 greater power efficiency that other LCD-based smartwatches can't get; battery life is good for up to a week on a single charge as opposed to one to two days.
01.10.14. Pebble drops smartwatch prices, adds sleep tracking. In the face of Android Wear watches costing $179 and up, Pebble is dropping the price of its wearable device: You can get one for $99. The company is also adding better health tracking support and sleep monitoring with third-party apps. The Pebble could already tap into smartphone apps that count steps or track movement, but a software update is bringing full activity tracking and sleep monitoring for all Pebble watches. Thanks to improved integration with the Misfit app, the Pebble watch will now measure sleep. The new sleep tracking could help Pebble stand out from the growing pack of smartwatches: Most competing devices will end up on a charger during the night. With its low-power e-paper display, the Pebble can run for up to one week on a single charge. That means it has can be worn all night to monitor sleep habits, which watches with LED or OLED displays can’t.
10.09.14. Apple Watch wants to dominate the market for fitness trackers. Apple unveiled its new smartwatch Apple Watch today and one of its main features is comprehensive health and fitness tracker. The Apple Watch will track your heart rate and measure three separate categories of movement. The first is the "Move" ring, which measures the calories you've burned and tells you when you've hit your personal goal for the day. The "Exercise" ring captures more brisk movement, and closes when you've put in 30 minutes total each day. The "Stand" ring measures how often you break from the sedentary reality of parking your butt in an office chair all day, and closes when you've gotten up for at least one minute in twelve different hours during the day. It pairs with the barometer in the newest iPhones to track your climbs and claims it will be able to distinguish the intensity of your activity to better track the calories you're burning.
06.08.14. Pebble launches custom-colored fitness smartwatches. Pebble is releasing three new colors for its smartwatch line. The newly available shades are Fresh Green, Hot Pink and and Fly Blue, and they are only available for a limited time. Users can order any of the three new colors at Pebble's site for $150 a pop. Pebble is waterproof smart watches that can run different apps, including apps. The most popular fitness apps on Pebble are Misfit - for counting steps and tracking motion and Endomondo - for running and workouts.