Eric Migicovsky, Founder and CEO, Pebble

Pebble officially welcomes Google and partners to the smartwatch market

Android Wear, the LG G Watch and the Moto 360 are the hot topic of the day. Of course, Pebble — and how they see today's news — is a big part of a lot of the conversation. Rather than speculate, we reached out to our friends at Pebble to see exactly what they think of it all.

We’re excited about today’s news from our friends at Google. When we started working on wearables six years ago, there were few players in the space and a lot of skeptics. It’s exciting to see this market grow so quickly -- enabling more interesting use cases and keeping all of us laser-focused on creating the very best user experiences we can. — Eric Migicovsky, Founder and CEO, Pebble

We agree. Pebble broke the smartwatch category wide open when they debuted their original model. When you add competition and new ideas, the market as a whole tends to get better. Compare today's phones to the HTC G1 and the iPhone 2G and you'll see how manufacturers and software developers feed off of each other. It's a wonderful thing for the consumer.

We're excited about all of today's news, but we're also excited to see what Pebble and other smartwatch OEMs do in a more competitive market.