SOURCE: Pebble Technology Corp.

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July 02, 2013 12:00 ET

Pebble Brings Its Wearable Tech Exclusively to Best Buy

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - July 02, 2013) -

Pebble Technology proudly announces the exclusive launch of its record-breaking smart watch in Best Buy stores this summer. Jet Black versions of the programmable, waterproof, app-enabled smart watch are available online now at bestbuy.com/pebble and in all US Best Buy stores on Sunday, July 7 (MSRP $149.99). Pebble's expansion into retail distribution is a key step in meeting the tremendous public demand for its crowd-supported e-paper watch for iOS and Android.

"It's been so rewarding to see and share the great things our early backers and development partners have done with Pebble already," says CEO Eric Migicovsky. "Their work and our evolving app ecosystem has kept demand very high. Best Buy's partnership with us is a big step towards meeting that demand."

Pebble's black-and-white e-paper display is sharp and clear, with animated graphics that are fully readable in bright daylight. The watch pairs with iOS and Android devices via Bluetooth, allowing for wrist-top notifications like text messages, emails, and incoming calls as well as remote control features for music and other media playing from the phone. Pebble's watch band is fully customizable as well, compatible with any standard 22mm strap.

While offering a full-featured out-of-box experience, Pebble also gives those who are eager to build and tinker the tools they need to expand the watch's usability. Pebble's evolving, open development platform allows people to create and share watch apps -- from custom watchfaces and stopwatches to fitness trackers and games -- making a wide range of designs and utilities available for all. Pebble users can also enjoy existing integrations with popular sports apps RunKeeper and FreeCaddie, with more apps to come in the future.

"The outpouring of support from our Kickstarter backers was the first signal to our team that Pebble's approach to smart, wearable technology was something the world was ready for," recalls Migicovsky. "We've learned that people want their Pebbles. Thanks to Best Buy, we're giving folks more ways to make that happen."

Jet Black Pebbles are available now on bestbuy.com/pebble and in stores on July 7, with Cherry Red Pebbles to follow in August. Pebble's three other colors -- Orange, Grey, and Arctic White -- remain available for pre-order on getpebble.com.

About Pebble Technology

Launched on Kickstarter in 2012 as the most successful crowdfunding campaign 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 via Bluetooth, and is available for preorder online at getpebble.com. Like us on Facebook and follow @Pebble on Twitter.

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