Titans like Apple, Samsung, Fitbit and Google aren’t your only choices for smartwatches. Upstart Pebble continues to offer cool alternatives like the new Pebble. It keeps the black and white display, but adds a durable Gorilla Glass face, heart rate monitoring and a microphone — all for just $129 in the US. Look for it in October, or hold out for the fancier, somewhat pricier Pebble Time 2 that’s coming in January.

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