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Pebble Core is a tiny wearable Android Computer

Today, Pebble launched two new smartwatches, the Pebble 2 and Time 2. Both are successors to the brands very famous Pebble Time and the original Pebble. But, today Pebble also launched a third product, that is the Core.

The Core can be described as Pebble’s attempt at making a smart, light-weight and affordable fitness tracker that will complement the watch line-up. It is a product designed specifically for runners laying focus on health. The Core wants to rid you off the hassles of your smartphones(which you can leave at home) when you go for a morning jog, and make exercising fun again. The Pebble Core still keeps you connected and in control of your routine. The Core also hosts a headphone jack, and can stream music directly using Spotify. The running data and statistics are synced with the phone using Strava, Google Fit, MapMyRun and Under Armor Record.

The Core is Pebble’s first non-smartwatch product. It’s a small square with rounded edges and two circular indents on its front. Aside from Bluetooth, the Core is Wi-Fi ready, and it has a 3G modem, 4GB of storage, and a GPS to map runs. Migicovsky describes it as a “tiny computer running Android 5.0,” so it could end up being much more than a clip-on running monitor.

The Core has a SIM card slot for cellular support, nine hour long battery life while streaming music and using GPS. It  also syncs all the app data as and when you complete an activity. It also doubles as a key-chain and doesn’t require any arm-bands to carry it around.

Another impressive feature of the Core is the voice note functionality, which allows you sport creativity and record notes on the fly. The ability of the Core to run both Android and JavaScript apps using Pebble’s core JavaScript framework will give developers ample opportunity to port and bring their apps on the Core platform.

You can transform Core into a magic button for any use case you dream up. It comes consumer-ready with GPS tracking, WiFi, Bluetooth, and 3G connectivity, a voice interface, and more. Core’s two buttons can be configured to do whatever you like. Order an Uber, open your garage door, or turn on the lights with a click of a button.

The Core costs $69 on Kickstarter while it will be $99 when sold through retail.

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