If you missed your chance to own a Pebble smartwatch when it was funded on Kickstarter last year, here’s your second chance. The Pebble smartwatch is now available for purchase exclusively at Best Buy for $149. Pebble connects to your iPhone or Android device via Bluetooth, letting you read texts, e-mails and Facebook status updates right on your wrist. It offers media controls for your phone and even has access to third-party apps, like exercise trackers. Pebble has an e-paper display with a built-in backlight, which means you can see it in direct sunlight and also in the dark, and lasts a week on a single charge. Smartwatches are poised to be the next big thing in the world of tech, as Apple, Google and a handful of other companies have thrown their hats in the ring to compete for your money. But Pebble beat everyone to store shelves, so a trip to Best Buy and $149 is all you need to give all of your friends watch envy.
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.