Pebble is getting a fitness capability and its all thanks to a well-known name. You may know Misfit from the Shine, a fitness tracker that is as fashionable as it is useful. Misfit is bringing an app with its fitness tracking technology to the Pebble. The app will count steps and activities on the Pebble. The Misfit Pebble app will also communicate with the Misfit iOS app. Pebble may be the latest, but not the last. The company has let it be known they are willing to bring their technology to other platforms as well.
Misfit, Pebble Partner to Bring Fitness Tracking to All Pebble Users
BURLINGAME, CA June 24, 2014- Misfit, makers of Shine, an elegant fitness and sleep monitor, today announced the launch of the Misfit app for Pebble, bringing Misfits activity tracking to all Pebble users.
Part of a long-term partnership and integration effort between Misfit and Pebble, the Misfit app for Pebble is the first step toward bringing Misfits user experience and algorithms to the Pebble smartwatch.
The Misfit app for Pebble is now available in the Pebble appstore and allows users to easily see steps and activity with a single glance at their Pebble smartwatch. The Misfit app for Pebble will integrate with the Misfit iOS app, enabling users to set activity goals, track their progress, and share and compete with friends.
Were delighted to provide our fitness tracking technology to Pebble; we want to see this capability offered to as many users as possible, said Sonny Vu, founder and CEO of Misfit.
Misfit makes its proprietary data science and sensor algorithms available to third party software and device makers to add its fitness and sleep monitoring capabilities to almost any product, including apps, smartwatches, and other wearables. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Misfit invents and manufactures great wearable and ambient computing products. The company was founded in 2011 by Sonny Vu with John Sculley, the former CEO of Apple and Pepsi, and Sridhar Iyengar, co-founder and former CTO of AgaMatrix.
Pebble is a customizable smartwatch that delivers information from your iOS or Android smartphone right to your wrist. It gives you the information you want when you want it whether its checking your messages, seeing how many miles youve run, or changing your music, all without opening your phone. The Pebble appstore has over a thousand apps that make it more useful and mesh seamlessly with your life. Pebble is based in Palo Alto, California and launched on Kickstarter in 2012. Visit getpepbble.com for more details.