Long before Apple cast a lazy eye toward the smartwatch, the guys at Pebble had already delivered the internet to your wrist.
Now they’re back, with a soon-to-be-essential piece of gear: the Pebble Core.
What it does: Spotify streaming. GPS-enabled pace, distance and location tracking. An emergency beacon with one click. It's pretty much the ideal toy for every tech-savvy biker/runner/outdoor exerciser.
All in a device not much bigger than your earbud headphones ... for less than 80 bucks.
A special note for tinkerers: “Core is a tiny, hackable Android computer that fits on your keychain to become your magic button for anything.”
Pebble’s examples of this functionality include programming the Core to pilot a drone from the web and tracking your pet from anywhere in the world. We’ll probably stick with the very worthwhile one-click Uber summoning, personally.
Because you don’t know what you’ll meet in that big world outside.
Most likely: a chance to listen to your favorite music. Record an idea too good to forget. And get lost, on purpose.
Core can help make that happen.
Which makes it the best $79 we’ll spend all week.