Why Pebble Watch Is a Huge Deal for Pebble, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook

The Pebble watch has been one of the most anticipated products of CES 2016 and has become one of CES’s biggest news stories in the last week.

The watch features a small display and a metal band, and its main selling point is its “power to connect.”

This has led many to speculate that the Pebble watch will make its way into the hands of people in areas like the US and UK, but Google and Facebook have denied this is happening. 

However, a new report claims that the Google Glass watch will become a “major” player in the market.

This report comes from Quartz, and the article states that the Apple Watch will eventually be the most popular wearable of all time, with Apple and Google also eyeing it. 

“Pebble Watch is a significant player in consumer wearable tech, with its power to connect, the ease of connecting and the price point of just $300.

This is a huge deal for Pebble Watch, Google and Amazon, and Microsoft and Microsoft are interested in making Pebble Watch a priority for its partners and customers.

As the number of wearable tech players rises, Pebble will be a key partner in the ecosystem,” the Quartz report says. 

The Pebble watch features an 8.9-inch screen with a resolution of 800 x 480, and it comes with an IP67 rating, which means it’s waterproof to a depth of up to 1 meter. 

This will be the first time a wearable device comes in at the $300 price point, but it’s already available in select markets.

The Quartz report states that there are a total of seven manufacturers that offer the Pebble smartwatch, with several of them already selling the watch.

The report also says that Amazon, Google Glass, Microsoft, Apple, Samsung and Sony are among the other major companies working on the smartwatch. 

Pebbles initial release will be at the end of June, and Amazon will have a more limited release in June.

The Google Glass and Pebble smartwatches are both expected to launch in 2019, but the Pebble Watch will likely be more widely available in 2020. 

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