In a surprise move indicative of the product’s continuing success, Pebble can now be purchased from Amazon. Over at the online retailer, the e-paper smart watch, which can deliver iOS notifications “at the wrist,” carries a price tag of $148.99.
It’s significant that Pebble can be bought from Amazon, not because the retailer is offering the smart watch at a cheaper price, but rather because the change indicates that Amazon sees the product as being one worth offering. Though it has been said that Pebble has a definite expiration date (one that will coincide with the launch of Apple’s long-rumored iWatch), a revamped Pebble software development kit (SDK) and companion iOS app suggests that the product is here to stay.
Back in September, we published a lengthy hands-on review of Pebble, and concluded that despite the impending emergence of competing products, “if you take a chance on Pebble now, we dont think youll be disappointed.” Plus, since Pebble added full support for iOS 7 notifications, iDevice users have another major reason to pick up the smart watch.