PEBBLE Posts on XDA

Gadgetbridge is an open-source replacement for the Android app of Pebble, Mi Band, Amazfit, and other smart bands

Purchasing a Smart Band or a smart wrist-based fitness tracker means that you not only purchase a product, but you also purchase yourself into an ecosystem of services controlled by the manufacturer. The functionality that is present on your smart band flows to you through the manufacturer, meaning that your data always goes through one extra...

Google Hires Essential’s Liron Damir as Head of UX on Google Home Products

Google has been getting more serious each passing year when it comes to its newly formed hardware division. The company has had huge success with its Chromecast device, and has since started expanding into smartphones, and most recently a couple of connected home products. Granted, they did lose the head of the Pixel division back...

It’s Official, Pebble Assets have been Acquired by Fitbit

It's no secret that Pebble has been struggling when it comes to making enough money to stay afloat. Reports of this started to swirl around the tech community even before they launched the Kickstarter campaign for the Pebble 2, Time 2, and Pebble Core. The crowdfunding campaign was incredibly successful as they were able to...

Fitbit Reportedly Buying Pebble For $40 Million

Fitness wearables and smartwatches share a lot of their use cases, to the point where one encompasses the other. Most smartwatches come with fitness tracking as one of their features, and a few fitness wearables also seek to integrate smart services into their functionality. The end result is that both of these categories end up...

Pebble Launches Kickstarter for Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2 and Pebble Core

Pebble tasted a lot of success with the original Pebble Classic and its Kickstarter campaign, garnering over $10 million in funds. So when they decided to bring another product to the masses, they did what worked well for them: they started another kickstarter. Enter the Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2, Pebble Core and their kickstarter.Pebble 2 Starting with...

What’s Next For Pebble?

It is all well and good stating figures, but what does $20 million of crowd funding mean for a company? The Pebble Time just recently ended their Kickstarter with over 4000% of their initial request which was just $500,000.  This level of funding is unprecedented for Kickstarter and it passed $1 million in less than an...

The Slow Adoption of Wear

Smartwatches were touted to be the next revolution in personal computing for the past 3 years, each time with analysts claiming, adamantly and viscously, that the smartwatch revolution was around the corner. First it was 2013, the year that saw the release of the Pebble - but other than this addition to the category, there was...

Get Android Wear Notifications On Your Pebble

Back in 2012 a new Kickstarter project popped up showing a very unique device at the time: A smartwatch with the ability to properly show your phone's notifications, the ability to run apps and an open SDK for developers to write their own applications. Over the last two years the Pebble has gotten a lot...

And the Winners in the XDA Pebble Development Challenge Are…

Almost two months ago, we set out with Pebble to find three amazing apps/watch faces that developers would put together for the Pebble Watch. That contest came to a close last Friday, and while there were some really great entries who took the smartwatch and stretched it to its limits, the voting came down to three...

The XDA Pebble Developer Challenge Voting Has Begun!

Back in mid-late July (gosh, that seems a long time ago now!), we announced that we had paired up with Pebble to offer developers the opportunity to #MakeAwesomeHappen, and be in with the chance of winning a trip to Mountain View, CA, to meet up with Pebble at their Annual Developer Retreat. XDA and Pebble...

Here Are the Pebble Challenge Winners From Round 1

With Round 1 of the Pebble Developer Challenge recently closing, they have now been contacted. We had quite the array of entrants, and after almost 100 entries the judges were able to narrow it down to the following 20 winners. We have listed them (in no particular order) along with a brief description of their...

Pebble Developer Challenge Round 1 Closes

A few weeks ago we told you about XDA partnering with Pebble for a developer challenge, and the response was amazing. We had almost 100 entrants with many different ideas and the judging on the part of Pebble and XDA was very difficult. That being said, we were able to pick 20 Round 1 winners...