Surprises from Pebble – smart chains and metal version of Time
Pebble last week launched a new Kickstarter campaign, which presented a new smart watch Pebble Time. It comes with color (not full) E-Ink screen, and its operating system has a completely new interface.
This week Pebble surprised us with new smart chains Time. Thanks to the new connection between the chain and the watch is now possible to transmit data and power. Smart chains will be able to replace the normal ones and will offer additional functions via dedicated APIs (application programming interface).
From Pebble explained these APIs will be available to developers, “a few months” after the release of the new Pebble Time in May, but when they come, will make a huge difference in the operation of the device.
These APIs will allow developers to write code that automatically activate applications and functions. They will be able to create accessories that extend the functionality of Pebble Time beyond sensors built into the main body. The company gives the example of adding GPS, heart rate monitor, NFC and more battery life, but the potential is really enormous.
Smart chains are not only new and unprecedented idea because such a concept we’ve seen from Blocks – modular watch, which is still in development. However Pebble will need a platform that can support a large range of different sensors.
In addition to the smart key chains, Pebble ads and metal version of Pebble Time. It is called Pebble Time Steel and very reminiscent of the golden version of Apple Watch. The casing of the watch is made of stainless steel and has a larger battery, which promises to 10 days normal use. Pebble Time Steel will be available in black, gray and golden color (Gunmetal Black, Silver Stainless, Gold).
Pebble Time / Steel is now officially the most successful Kickstarter campaign we’ve seen so far. When Pebble Time was announced last week and he raised $1 million for 49 minutes, and at the time of writing this news, the amount collected is $15,255,777 USD! And this is not the end, because they remain for 23 days until expiration of the Kickstarter campaign if everything continues in this rate we can expect the figure to rise to $100 million and more.
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