Pebble Core Brings GPS to Runners Dylan Duarte May 24, 2016 News If you want to go for a run without your phone, but you still want to track your location via GPS, your options are slim to none. Until now, that is. The makers of the Pebble smartwatch have unveiled the Core, their first non-smartwatch gadget. It’s a tiny little box that hooks on your keychain and brings you very basic mobile functionality – GPS included. The Core looks like a tiny MP3 player and has a 3G modem inside of it so you can listen to Spotify while you run, but it can also send pre-programmed texts with your location (for tracking), call an Uber, and make phone calls if you have a headset with a microphone. Pebble claims it should last about nine hours on a single charge, and it works with Qu wireless charging technology. Core won’t use Pebble’s own OS, but instead run Android OS, which they hope will make it appealing to hackers. It’s designed for runners, but they’re confident it can be used for a variety of things. The Pebble Core kickstarter launches today and they’ve already blown past their one million dollar goal. They hope to start sending units in early 2017 for $69. Share This With The World!