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What Pebble’s shutdown means for smartstrap makers

Pebble has announced it’s going to stop selling smartwatches now that Fitbit is acquiring the Pebble’s software-related intellectual property, but not the company’s hardware business. So what does that mean for companies that are making hardware designed to work with Pebble watches? At least one group working on a smartstrap is abandoning its project, while another hopes […]

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Pal Strap adds GPS, battery to Pebble Time smartwatches (crowdfunding)

The Pebble Time line of smartwatches can display smartphone notifications, display smartphone notifications, and perform a bunch of other functions thanks to support for third-party apps. But the Pebble Time lineup also supports third-party hardware add-ons, thanks to Pebble’s smartstrap system. Earlier this year a team launched a Crowdfunding campaign for a smartstrap that would add contactless […]

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Pagaré smartstrap could give Pebble Time watches contactless payment

As promised a few months ago, the folks at FitPay and ConnecteDevice have launched a Crowdfunding campaign for a smart wrist strap that will let you use a Pebble Time smartwatch for mobile payments. The strap is called Pagaré, and it’s eventually expected to sell for $89, but backers of the Kickstarter campaign can request one […]

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Pagaré smartstrap could bring contactless payments to Pebble Time smartwatch

Earlier this year Pebble announced that its Pebble Time smartwatches would be able to learn new tricks when you attach a special kind of strap that adds functionality. Smartstraps are wristbands with extra hardware such as batteries or wireless chips that can interact with the smartwatch. Pebble doesn’t currently have any plans to produce its own […]

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Pebble smartstraps: Add new features to Pebble Time smartwatches with removable bands

The new Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel smartwatches have color displays and batteries that can run for a week or longer. But that’s not the only thing that separates them from the original Pebble Smartwatch. Pebble also added a 4-pin connector to the back of the watch. You can use it to charge the […]