For a while Pebble has only been available on their website and from retailers like Best Buy, now it becomes available to Amazon. There will be no deals to start off, apart from on Black Friday when Pebble will be available for $130, a $20 price-drop.
This is a big move bound to bring the Pebble smartwatch to more and more users. Even though Best Buy can bring in volumes of sales, Amazon is the e-commerce behemoth and can offer the smartwatch out to the whole of the US online.
For those that do not know, Pebble smartwatch is a wrist-watch capable of displaying the time, notifications and various applications developed by Pebble for the user. The display is E-Ink, unlike the Samsung Galaxy Gear and Sony Smartwatch 2, meaning more battery life but no color.
Pebble smartwatch can offer location and fitness apps and their CEO has been open to third party apps. Foursquare, Yelp, GoPro and iControl Networks are all going to be available on the smartwatch later this year, alongside some other first party apps developed by Pebble.
We still do not know how many Pebble smartwatch’s have been shipped so far, the Kickstarter drew in around 50,000 users at the start and Pebble has added anywhere in the region of 100,000 to 500,000 users since the Kickstarter.
Numbers aside, the Pebble smartwatch looks to be a big feature since it has been added to Amazon, but it is already almost a year old. We do not know when the Pebble 2 will be available and if it is even being developed, but it may tackle some of the minor issues.