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Smartwatch maker Pebble announced on Thursday their new Pebble Core wearable device will include Amazon Alexa functionality. The Core is a 3G-connected wearable device currently being offered via Kickstarter.

Pebble Core to Offer Amazon Alexa Voice Services Integration

Pebble Blog:

Today, we’re proud to announce Amazon Alexa integration with Pebble Core, bringing Amazon’s acclaimed voice services to a fully-independent, 3G-connected wearable device for the first time ever. Pebble Core backers on Kickstarter will be the first to experience Amazon Alexa on Pebble’s infinitely hackable ultra-wearable when shipping begins in early 2017.

With Amazon Alexa, Pebble Core can:

  • Play songs, artists, and playlists from Amazon Prime Music, iHeartRadio, and more.
  • Brief you with news headlines from USA Today, The Washington Post, or The Huffington Post.
  • Review your Pebble Health summary for the day, like heart rate, step count, and calories burned.
  • Order pizzas for the gang on game day.
  • Shop for gifts and necessities on Amazon.
  • Get weather and traffic updates.
  • Set a timer for a set of side planks.
  • Control smart home devices like lights, thermostats, locks, and more.
  • Tell you a joke.
  • Answer almost any question you can think of—from the nutritional information of certain foods to movie facts on IMDB.

Pebble Core to Offer Amazon Alexa Voice Services Integration

Pebble is promoting the Pebble Core as a hackable Android device, and says Alexa Voice Services integration is just one example of what’s possible on an open platform like the Pebble ecosystem.

The Pebble Core ($79 and up), as well as a new set of Pebble smartwatches are currently available on Kickstarter and will start shipping in early 2017.

(Via iMore)