Smart button, fitness music player or Android mini-computer? Pebble Core goes for all three
Editors' note, December 7, 2016: Pebble has announced that its assets have been acquired by Fitbit and it will no longer release new products. Kickstarter backers of the Pebble Time 2 and Pebble Core will receive a full refund for their purchase.
Meet the Pebble Core, one of the hardest-to-describe products I've seen recently. Unlike Pebble's other wearable devices, this isn't a smartwatch.
Think of it as a standalone, multipurpose, Android-powered smart button. Or a GPS fitness tracker that's also a Spotify iPod Shuffle. Or, a 3G-optional GPS tracker. Pebble Core wants to be all of these things -- and more.
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