Pebble Smartwatch

Pebble SmartwatchMy colleague Kevin Tofel noted this morning that the smartwatches appearing on the market all serve a similar purpose: pushing notifications from a smartphone. But maybe they should be smarter about delivering contextual information. Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky’s words during a Techcrunch Disrupt talk this morning indicate he agrees. There are plans for the smartwatch to control not only a wearer’s phone, but also the connected devices that surround them. “We think the best computer you have is the one sitting in your pocket. Pebble and smartwatches should be things that take advantage of [the phone] sitting in your pocket,” Migicovsky said. “If you need to control your thermostat, maybe the best place to do that is on your wrist. What if you could pull out your watch and instantly have that information available to you?”

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