With independent GPS that can show coordinates, Pal is a perfect GPS device for geocaching. Some developers have already mentioned developing geocaching app. It is very likely a geocaching app will be available in the near future.
Pal will sync with your phone when they are bluetooth connected. The Pal app on your phone will manage each GPS trip data and store them as exercise records. Once uploaded, the data will be released in the memory of the Pal and Pebble to keep as much space free as possible.
Pal is designed to be water resistant and is good for weather, sweat or splash water. Formal testing will be done when the final pre-production sample is created. We are targeting to achieve IPx7 certification.
IPx7 is not good enough for swimming. Water won't damage Pal, but Pal cannot perform well when there's water getting between the connection pins interfering the data transmission
We will arrange shipping out Pebble as soon as the campaign completes and logistics arrangement is done. So you will have time to enjoy and get familiar with your Pebble watch while Pal is in production.
There are countless ideas out there in the developers’ community. To name a few that we have heard so far: Bike GPS, Geocaching, Emergency locating, Geo Fencing, apps bridging to popular exercise tracking platform, etc. I believe many of these apps will be ready soon and we are actively looking to partner with developers.