Pebble Smartwatch

Pebble Watch

You can now pick up a Pebble smartwatch for up to $50 less than you could last week. The company announced a price cut for both of its cross-platform watches on Tuesday: The original Pebble now costs $99 — down from $149 — while the Pebble Steel is priced at $199, a $30 drop. Both are also gaining some new health-tracking features thanks to third-party apps as well. The Pebble could already tap into smartphone apps that count steps or track movement, but a software update is bringing “full activity tracking and sleep monitoring for all Pebble watches,” according to the company’s blog post. Thanks to improved integration with the Misfit app, the Pebble watch will now measure sleep. Jawbone will have a new activity tracking watchface for the Pebble watches, while will let the Pebble measure pace, distance, time, strokes and swimming efficiency; yes, the Pebble is water-resistant up to 5 ATM or 50 meters of depth.

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