One of the features we’re most excited to introduce is smartstraps. Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel have been designed to allow hardware devices to interact with or expand the smartwatches features by connecting through the charging port.
Smartstraps require a connection to be made between the smartstrap and the watch that is not water resistant.
Some early ideas for smartstraps include:
- GPS modules
- Battery pack for extended life
- Heart rate sensor
- Pollution sensor
- NFC chips for payments
- Linking to a cellular network so it isn’t reliant on a smartphone
For more information, please visit our developer portal. We can’t wait to see what you can come up with!
We know how hard it is to get a project started without proper funding, which is why Pebble Technology is pledging $1Million for the support and development of smartstrap projects. We’ll be monitoring Kickstarter and other crowdfunding sites for Pebble smartstrap projects.