SOURCE: RunKeeper

RunKeeper

May 07, 2013 09:00 ET

Introducing RunKeeper for Pebble Smart Watch

Kickstarter Phenomenon Is First of Many RunKeeper Wearable Integration Partnerships

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - May 7, 2013) - Today, RunKeeper rolls out one of the first Pebble-connected apps for iPhone and Android, turning your smart watch into a personal trainer. The partnership with Pebble is just one of many integrations with hardware and fitness tracking devices in the coming months, supporting RunKeeper's mission to become the fitness platform that makes the world healthier at scale.

RunKeeper now allows you to control the app from Pebble, so you can leave your phone in your pocket during a workout. RunKeeper features such as pace, mileage, starting and stopping a workout, and more will be fully accessible on Pebble wearers' wrists.

"People are rightfully excited about wearables because they extend the experience of mobile apps like RunKeeper, so they can be enjoyed without taking your phone out of your pocket," said Jason Jacobs, CEO, RunKeeper. "Pebble is such an exciting partner for RunKeeper; it is a great device and a powerful showcase of how your runs, walks and bike rides with RunKeeper can be enhanced by wearable device integration. We look forward to integrating with more wearable devices in the future."

"Pebble integrates tech into people's daily lives in a fashionable and unobtrusive way. We're excited that RunKeeper will be among the first apps to showcase our smart watch's capabilities and how we support your day-to-day interests and activities," said Eric Migicovsky, CEO, Pebble. "With the RunKeeper app, fitness enthusiasts can benefit from Pebble to track their workouts, get motivated and meet their goals."

Pebble's smart watches have begun shipping to Kickstarter backers and are now available for pre-order at getpebble.com. Wearable technology companies interested in working with RunKeeper on custom integrations should contact api@runkeeper.com.

About RunKeeper
Since 2008, RunKeeper has been turning your phone into a personal trainer in your pocket, using the built-in location technology to track workouts and keep you motivated. With more than 18 million users worldwide, RunKeeper's mission is to use technology to help people lead more active lives. Visit us on Facebook and on Twitter @RunKeeper.

About Pebble
Launched on Kickstarter in 2012 with one of the most successful fundraising campaigns to date, Pebble is the first watch designed for the 21st century. Built to be a minimalist yet fashionable product that seamlessly blends into everyday life, the Pebble smart watch is infinitely customizable, with beautiful downloadable watch faces and useful internet-connected apps. Pebble connects to iPhone and Android smartphones using Bluetooth, and is available for preorder online at getpebble.com. Visit us on Facebook and on Twitter @pebble.

Contact Information

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    Erica Orthmann or Genevieve Gadenne
    LaunchSquad for RunKeeper
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    runkeeper [at] launchsquad [dot] com