Pebble E-Paper watch for iPhone brings our dream communicators one step closer to reality!

Pebble E-Paper watch for iPhone brings our dream communicators one step closer to reality!

Ever since Apple showed off the square iPod nano, I've dreamed of a watch that would interface with my iPhone and let me see all my notifications. When the iPhone 4S debuted, I added Siri pass-through to my list of demands. Sadly, Apple hasn't yet seen fit to grant my wishes, but Pebble's E-Paper watch takes a few steps decidedly in that direction! Now on KickStarter, the Pebble E-Paper connects to your iPhone (or Android Phone) over Bluetooth and runs apps that let you use GPS or control music and media playback.

Apps bring Pebble to life. We're building some amazing apps for Pebble. Cyclists can use Pebble as a bike computer, accessing the GPS on your smartphone to display speed, distance and pace data. Runners get a similar set of data displayed on their wrist. Use the music control app to play, pause or skip tracks on your phone with the touch of a button. If you're a golfer, feel free to bring Pebble onto the course. We're working with Freecaddie to create a great golf rangefinder app for Pebble that works on over 25,000 courses world-wide. Instead of using your phone, view your current distance to the green right on your wrist. These apps will be the first, with more in the works!

There will also be an open SDK so if you're a developer, you can build additional apps as well. Pebble includes an accelerometer, vibrating motor, and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR. So no low-power Bluetooth 4.0 yet, and no microphone or speaker for Siri pass-through, but still a lot of potential. Plus, they claim 7 days of battery life, which is sweet.

Check out the video below and if you like what you see, head on over to KickStarter and get a backing!

Source: KickStarter

Georgia

Senior Editor at iMore and a practicing therapist specializing in stress and anxiety. She speaks everywhere from conferences to corporations, co-host of Vector, Review, and Isometric podcasts, and should be followed on Twitter @Georgia_Dow.

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Pebble E-Paper watch for iPhone brings our dream communicators one step closer to reality!

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ughhh i just bought a nano and use it as a watch i really hope apple does something like this soon.