Glympse, the service that lets you share your location with your friends through its mobile apps, has now arrived on the Pebble smartwatch.
As of today, you can download Glympse’s Pebble-integrated app on iOS or Android and share your location and estimated time of arrival (ETA) with your friends right from your Pebble watch — no need to take out your phone.
With Glympse, people can share their location with others, and that information expires within a period of time, up to four hours. Users can view their Glympse messages and terminate or ad additional time to their location shares.
“We’ve been focused on making it easy for anyone to share their location at any time. By partnering with Pebble, we are [giving] their hundreds of thousands of users the ability to share their location, in real-time, wherever they are,” said Glympse director of partner development Rob Foley in a statement.
Glympse’s real-time location tracking/sharing technology has been integrated into cars, commercial airplanes, messaging apps, and more. It is already available on Android Wear, Google’s new smartwatch operating system, which it launched on in early July.
Life360 also makes apps that are location-focused, although it does not appear to have launched on Pebble yet. Moreover, unlike Glympse, Life360 is a more comprehensive “social network” that is geared toward families and not solely for the purpose of sharing one’s location.
Glympse recently raised $12 million in new funding to continue growing its team and adding new partnerships, such as this one.
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