Pebble Core Gains Support For Amazon's Alexa

By 12:39 Tue, 03 Aug 2021 Comments

Last month when it announced its two newest smartwatches, Pebble also made the Core official. This is the company's first non-smartwatch product. It resembles the iPod Nano, and Pebble bills it a "capable fitness device that lets you leave your phone at home", as it comes with built-in 3G connectivity as well as Bluetooth, GPS, and Wi-Fi. It also has a 3.5mm jack to plug headphones into when you feel like listening to music (which it can stream over 3G or Wi-Fi).

The Core unfortunately won't be out until 2017, but when it does ship it will do so with built-in support for Amazon's Alexa digital assistant, Pebble has revealed today. Amazon has recently made Alexa Voice Services available for free to developers and device makers, and Pebble has decided to hold advantage of this.

With Alexa's help, you'll be able to utilize your Pebble Core to play stuff from Amazon Music and iHeartRadio, acquire the news headlines read to you, order stuff, acquire weather and traffic updates, set timers, control smart home devices, or acquire any question answered. Alexa can also disclose you jokes or assist you review your Pebble Health summary for the day.

If this sounds fascinating to you, you can back the Core on Kickstarter. It's currently priced at $79.




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