BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) and Pebble Technology Corp. today announced that Nuance’s voice recognition technology enables Android users with Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel smartwatches to reply to email and text messages using their voice at a touch of a button. This feature will also be available on Pebble Time Round starting on November 8 in the US. In conjunction with the voice recognition capabilities, Pebble created a Dictation API leveraging Nuance’s voice technology for the Pebble developer community to build unique and engaging voice-enabled applications that will work seamlessly with Pebble smartwatches on both Android and iOS.
“The value of a smartwatch is directly connected to its overall aesthetics, fit, and intuitive functionality. Pebble is committed to offering not only a variety of smartwatches that blend into individual lifestyles, but also to expanding the usability of Pebble smartwatches world-wide through frequent software upgrades,” said Kean Wong, Vice President of Software Engineering at Pebble. “Making voice capabilities accessible to developers will help grow the Pebble app ecosystem exponentially, providing Pebble users access to more apps that are fun, intuitive, and easy to use.”
“Voice opens up a world of possibility for wearable devices – in seconds, messages dictated by voice are sent right from the wrist with just a touch of a button. By opening the Dictation API to Pebble developers, more experiences will be delivered and consumers will be able to connect without having to look down at their device,” said Scott Taylor, senior vice president of devices, Nuance Mobile.
Nuance provides a voice for everything through a portfolio of innovations that is defining a new generation of virtual assistant experiences. As a result, people experience a more human conversation with the world’s best phones, tablets, computers, cars, TVs, apps and services from leading manufacturers and operators.
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Based in Palo Alto, California, Pebble Technology Corp. builds wearable technology that enhances, simplifies, and blends into our lives. Pebble Classic made crowdfunding history in 2012 putting smartwatches on the map and Pebble has since sold more than 1 million smartwatches to people across the globe. In 2014, Pebble Steel delivered the first taste of premium materials and timeless design to Pebble’s product line. In 2015, Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel solidified Pebble’s “watch-first” approach and once again broke crowdfunding records by surpassing $20 million on Kickstarter. Most recently, Pebble introduced Pebble Time Round, the thinnest, lightest smartwatch in the world, to its growing family of products. Pebble smartwatches support both Android™ and iPhone® smartphones and also feature an open platform for developers to make awesome happen. Learn more at pebble.com.
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About Nuance Communications, Inc.
Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications. For more information, please visit www.nuance.com.
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