Pebble Smartwatch Will be Integrated With RunKeeper at Launch

When we first wrote about Pebble three weeks back – the sleek smartwatch that connects to iPhone and Android, it had received a backing for more than $650,000 from 4850+ backers.

But in the last three weeks, it has created history by becoming the most funded Kickstarter project ever and has received more than $8 million in funding from more than 53,500+ backers.

Pebble allows you to stay on top of things with vibrating notifications for emails, incoming calls (with caller ID), Calendar Alerts, Facebook messages, Twitter, Weather Alerts etc that you receive on your iPhone and Android-based smartphones. Android users can also receive text messages that they receive on their smartphones via Pebble.

But the thing that interested us the most was that Eric Migicovsky – founder of Pebble was also planning to release an SDK that would allow developers to create innovative apps for the smartphone watch, essentially turning Pebble into an app platform.

So it is great to hear that RunKeeper – developer of one of most popular fitness iPhone apps will be Pebble’s first app partner, so when Pebble is shipped to customers in September, RunKeeper will be integrated into the watch. In a blog post, RunKeeper’s CEO Jason Jacobs wrote:

We are pleased to announce that, when the Pebble watches are available, they will be integrated with RunKeeper!  We are also super honored to be the very first app integration partner that Pebble chose to work with.  It will likely be a few months until the watches are ready, but when they are, you will be able to see your in-activity fitness data, start/stop RunKeeper, etc. right from your wrist.

RunKeeper haven’t provided more details about how the iPhone app will interact with the Pebble app, but we sure think many users will prefer to see the fitness data on their watch rather than on the iPhone.

Which other app would you like to see integrated with the Pebble smartwatch? Let us know in the comments.

You can check out the demo video of Pebble below:

You can still back the project by pledging as little as $115 and get one jet black Pebble watch in return. Add $10 if you’re in Canada or $10 for international shipping. You can check out Pebble’s KickStarter page for more details.

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  • Intrepid

    I can think of so many apps I would like integrated with the watch so I’ll just mention few: a camera app that will permit secret photos, a voice recorder, a gps sensor built inside the watch, alarm clock that will speak and vibrate. Sky is the limit

  • v ratnayake

    I would very much like stop watch/ alarm on it.

  • Zack says

    what happens after the last days that past on kick starter with it?

    • Jake

      Nothing they will be for sale on August but for a much higher price.

  • Grime

    I’d like to see watch with the same features that’s less expensive than $115. Until then, I think I’ll sit this one out.

  • Grime

    I’d like to see watch with the same features that’s less expensive than $115. Until then, I think I’ll sit this one out.
    Seems like the price of accessories designed to interact with the iphone are always excessive.
    A good example of this are all the overly priced cheap speakers with docks minus radio, cd, tape deck, and sometimes no control buttons. Add a dock and the price more than doubles; hate to see what they’ll charge for wifi or bluetooth connectivity accessories.

  • Clark Bent

    Confused by the hype.

    My iPhone is already big enough. I certainly don’t want to wear an additional watch/device on my runs. This watch requires you to have your iPhone with you (because it lacks 3G).

    Unless this watch has its own mp3 player, GPS and camera I don’t see what the fuss is. Basically this watch needs its own 3G which isn’t going to happen.

    Apple will make a proper watch before this becomes an iPhone.

  • v ratnayake

    A heart rate monitor buit in would be very nice indeed.
    I know the watch is bit expensive(relative) but someone has to pay for the R&D. I think it is great and useful item, if you have an iphone and into fitness.

  • So What

    It has been done before ‘i’m watch’ but it is not water prove like ‘Pebble’.

  • HawkRocker78

    I wasn’t going to reply but now after reading everyone’s posts, I feel like I should. This is a copy of the motarola actv. It has everything that everyone has commented on. It is a costly device but works smoothly with any android phone and includes the mp3 player and gps with maps. It isn’t however independent of your phone but works simlessly and receives texts and phone calls with heart rate monitor. This pebble is nice but almost seems like a copycat that’s behind a few steps. I’m sure apple is working on there own iPod nano that will connect with your iPhone and do it all soon.

  • blueDreAm

    oyeeeeehh..

  • Duh

    I’d LOVE for it to tell the TIME!

  • stanley

    Apple better buy this company quick so they can integrate that technology into the nano because that would be sick!

  • TheRealMoe

    i’m watch is cooler

  • Opple

    This is a great idea for the new iPod nano, make it a watch where you can read iPhones messages, calls, whether, notifications, time, Facebook. Ect… By connecting it by Bluetooth.

    • Ben

      I know, that’s why I’m holding off to see if  will do that, I already have an iPad, iPod touch and iPhone, all of them the latest models.

  • Mat

    Pebble doesn’t support SMS for iPhone if you didn’t already know. Only Android supports that.