Pebble 2, Time 2, and Pebble Core
Despite the smartwatch market getting a little crowded, Pebble Technology have done two things right with their products that set them apart from the competition. While their watches do fewer things, they do them exceptionally well—at a fraction of the cost of their competitors'. They've done it again with the latest iterations of their watches (and the introduction of a new wearable), smashing their goals with over 50,000 backers and 11 million in pledges.
There's something for everyone with the new Pebbles. The Pebble 2 is their affordable smartwatch that offers 7 days of notifications, heart rate monitoring, and fitness tracking. The Time 2 offers the same set of smart features with a larger color display and 10 days of battery life. Both watches are water-resistant down to 30 meters, highly customizable, and play well with both Android and iOS, making them excellent complements to any carry.
Their newest product, the Core, is the perfect addition to a digital EDCer's arsenal, featuring a tiny, clippable device that does GPS tracking, emergency SOS locating, and tracks and syncs with your favorite fitness apps. It also integrates with Spotify, letting you sync your offline playlists, and Amazon's Alexa platform for voice navigation and control. 4GB of internal storage and 9 hours of battery life also make sure your Core keeps up with all your activities.
There's just over a week left to get your EDC ready for the smart new world, so pick the Pebble that's right for you (or get all three) in a number of colors and finishes at their Kickstarter campaign below.