Smart watches: It’s time to be picky!

Smart watches have become more than just a way to tell time as the Apple watch and Fit Bit are becoming increasingly popular. I have had my share of experiences with smart watches - some

Published on: June 6th, 2016 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Pebble returns to Kickstarter with a new athletic twist

The Pebble smartwatch is back this summer, looking to appeal to professionals and athletes alike with a new line of products. Pebble debuted a very successful Kickstarter campaign this week, surpassing a $1 million goal

Published on: May 25th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

IDC projects explosive growth in wearable demand in 2015

The latest study from market research company International Data Corporation (IDC) shows that the demand for smart wearables is expected to almost double year over year. According to IDC’s projections, the number of

Published on: September 30th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Cubicle Fight: Pebble Time vs. Epson Pulsense

It's a smart watch showdown! In this office battle, Brian Jackson, editor of ITBusiness.ca, argues that the Pebble Time is the smart watch we've been waiting on. But Paolo Del Nibletto, editor of

Published on: March 19th, 2015 Brian Jackson

What marketers can learn from Pebble Time’s Kickstarter record

It's now official, the Pebble Time Kickstarter campaign is the most successful ever run on the site as it's passed $16 million and more than 64,000 backers for the new e-paper colour smart

Published on: March 5th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Pebble announces Time Steel and Smartstraps as updates to Kickstarter campaign

Just a week after launching its new, e-paper colour display Pebble Time smartwatch that nearly brought Kickstarter to a halt as it became the fastest-selling campaign ever seen on the crowdfunding site, Pebble

Published on: March 3rd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Pebble Time smartwatch with full colour display nearly breaks Kickstarter

Pebble is launching a new, thinner smartwatch with a curved design, colour e-paper display and a microphone. And it’s selling so fast you need a smartwatch to keep up. Pebble got its start

Published on: February 24th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Salesforce Wear launches new apps, partners with Oculus, Jawbone

Salesforce.com Inc. is announcing a slew of new partnerships with some major league wearable device makers, including Jawbone and Oculus, as well as eight new apps built for its ecosystem – all in

Published on: September 4th, 2014 Candice So

5 Nexus 5 setups: Brian Jackson, editor of ITBusiness.ca

One fated morning I woke up and started my routine as per normal. I put on a pot of coffee, chose my clothes from my wardrobe for the day, and went to grab

Published on: July 31st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Toronto-based startup launches first ‘smart’ accessory

Just over a year ago, the Pebble smart watch raised over $10 million to become the highest funded project on Kickstarter. Since then we've seen companies like Samsung Corp. launch their own smartphones

Published on: June 17th, 2014 Karim Kanji

Salesforce Wear integrates CRM with Google Glass, Pebble smart watch

Cloud software vendor Salesforce.com Inc. has released a developer pack for wearable technology that includes six "starter apps" for devices such as Google Glass and the Pebble smart watch. Announced on Tuesday, the

Published on: June 10th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Toronto startup launching smart, connected bike

A Toronto-based startup is ushering in the Internet of Things – and its connected device comes with a pair of wheels and a handlebar. Vanhawks, a startup that’s currently part of the FounderFuel

Published on: May 1st, 2014 Candice So

7 smart watches from CES 2014

While I was down at CES 2014 last week, I spent a lot of time looking at smart watches. In addition to showing the date and time, these watches also alert the wearer

Published on: January 13th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Pebble launches new Steel smart watch, app store at CES

The smart watch maker that relocated from Waterloo, Ont. to Silicon Valley so it could raise money on Kickstarter for its first product is now launching its second watch, Pebble announced today at

Published on: January 6th, 2014 Brian Jackson