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Pebble Adds Sleep Monitoring and More Health Tracking | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Jawbone will have a new activity tracking watchface for the Pebble watches

Pebble Cuts Smartwatch Prices, Adds Sleep Monitoring and More Health Tracking

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.

Pebble Watch

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 Swim.com 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.

Read the full story at Giga OM.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of Fox Television’s "Shelly Palmer Digital Living" television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.