Last month when it announced its two newest smartwatches, Pebble also made the Core official. This is the company's first non-smartwatch product. It resembles the iPod Nano, and Pebble bills it a "capable fitness device that lets you leave your phone at home", as it comes with built-in 3G connectivity as well as Bluetooth, GPS, and Wi-Fi. It also has a 3.5mm jack to plug headphones into when you feel like listening to music (which it can stream over 3G or Wi-Fi).
The Core unfortunately won't be out until 2017, but when it does ship it will do so with built-in support for Amazon's Alexa digital assistant, Pebble has revealed today. Amazon has recently made Alexa Voice Services available for free to developers and device makers, and Pebble has decided to take advantage of this.
With Alexa's help, you'll be able to use your Pebble Core to play stuff from Amazon Music and iHeartRadio, get the news headlines read to you, order stuff, get weather and traffic updates, set timers, control smart home devices, or get any question answered. Alexa can also tell you jokes or help you review your Pebble Health summary for the day.
If this sounds interesting to you, you can back the Core on Kickstarter. It's currently priced at $79.