We have talked about the Pebble before. It is a record-setting smart watch that ties to your smartphone and is capable of pulling and pushing data back and forth. We’ve seen examples of it used for controlling music, as a bike computer, for run tracking, and more.
This may sound a bit niche, but if you are the least bit of a hacker or home automation nut, this is a dream come true. As an example application, the Twine team demoed a setup that alerts you via your Pebble any time someone is at the door. Using a vibration sensor you could do the same thing for your washing machine and dryer, or if it starts raining outside (via the moisture sensor). And these are just a few of ideas of what these two things could do together.
Both the Twine and the Pebble are still under development. Twine finished up its Kickstarter January 3rd, though they are behind schedule. Much like the Pebble, their product ended up far more popular than they expected. They went from expecting to have to make 400 Twine sensors to having 6,000 to make.
But if you like the idea of these two devices combined together, your wait won’t be too much longer. Both teams expect to have their devices out before next year, with Twine expecting the devices to be ready within a few months.
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