MetaWatch. Pebble had competitor
While in time to snip off hours of Pebble shine with happiness, instead of in time — gnaw elbows, in the market similar decisions already started to appear … Whether similar?
The MetaWatch project is valid from September of last year. The Bluetooth-hours compatible only to Android OS and equipped with the most ordinary module Blyutuz 2.1 were Snachalo in an asset of developers. At present the team announced the latest model, already with Blyutuz 4.0 and iOS support.
Pluses the fourth Blyutuz — this, first, low power consumption, allowed to equip hours a LCD matrix permission of 96х96 points — against the e-ink-display 144×168 in Pebble. As to case materials, on them MetaWatch are similar to iPhone: glass ahead, stainless steel on each side whereas Pebble are executed from ordinary plastic. Sensors? Same, as in Pebble, plus a sensor of lighting and two more programmed buttons.
And still to compare these two devices directly it is impossible. You see MetaWatch — it not so much a consumer product, how many a platform for postoroniy development. A certain company gets hours ($199 for a copy) and разрабытывает under them the ON (SDK enters into cost) then uses as to it will like. Perhaps she will decide to embody them to you, or perhaps uses for the internal purposes — it nobody knows! All hope of the MetaWatch team, but it, seemingly, is not interested absolutely not in an exit to the consumer market.
Vobshchem, at possible competitors still time a great lot. the 1st copies of Pebble, we will remind, will find own owners first an autumn season. [gizmodo]