In preparation for its launch later this year, Pebble has today launched an official companion application called ‘Time Watch’ for its upcoming second-generation smartwatch. The app will enable users of the Pebble Time to access the Pebble App Store, organise their device and alter its Settings using their smartphone.
Starting now, backers of the Pebble Time campaign on Kickstarter can expect to receive tracking numbers as units are being shipped around the world. Everyone will not see their Pebble Time at the same time because units are being sent out in stages.
Makers of the popular Pebble wearable announced the new Pebble Time smartwatch in February this year via Kickstarter. After reaching its $20 million funding goal in no time, the company had promised to start shipping out products by May. Read more
This month, backers of the very successful Pebble Time campaign on Kickstarter will receive their smartwatches. Once backers receive their units, the Pebble Time will likely replace the older models on the company site. That could by why both the Pebble and Pebble Steel smartwatches are discounted right now directly from the company. The original Pebble is available for just $89 and a selection of six straps cost $15 each. The Pebble Steel’s discount is even steeper at $149 and buyers can include a metal strap for an additional $20.
The same discount also applies to models sold through Amazon with eligibility for the retailer’s free two-day shipping for Prime subscribers.
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Late in February, the successor to the very popular Pebble smartwatch was announced. Just as the original, the Pebble Time found its home launching through a Kickstarter campaign. Consumers could make pledges and receive units of their own for less than the future retail price. We knew that the Pebble Time would be successful on Kickstarter. After all, the original Pebble was backed by nearly 70,000 people. The Pebble Time surpassed that mark with 78,471 backers and a pledge total reached $20,338,986. This means that the Pebble Time holds the title as the most funded project in Kickstarter’s history.
Backers will start receiving Pebble Time units in May.
Source: Pebble Time (Kickstarter)
Just a few days after announcing its colour-screened Pebble Time smartwatch on KickStarter, Pebble has released a developer preview of its Pebble SDK 3.0. Pebble developers can download this new SDK via CloudPebble or install it on the PC. More details after the break. Read more
As expected, a Pebble smartwatch with a color screen was unveiled a little while ago. Called the Pebble Time, this smartwatch has a similar e-paper display as the original, but it’s in color. It also has the same great battery life with 7 days. The Pebble is the most popular smartwatch that is compatible with both Android and iOS.
Color isn’t the only thing new with this watch as it has a thinner design (20% thinner) and sports a microphone for responding to notifications or taking voice notes.
With Pebble set to announce something exciting tomorrow, a leak suggests that it will be a brand new colored smart watch. Pebble looks to be debuting a slimmer watch with a color “e-paper-like” display and an image posted on Pebble’s own web site shows it off. Read more
Pebble’s website was updated today to tease a new model to its best-selling smartwatch. Read more
Last month, Pebble announced it had sold over 1 million units of its smartwatch and has some “big things” planned for 2015. Now it would appear that our wait for these things could be over sooner than previously anticipated. Earlier today, the manufacturer kicked off a mysterious countdown on the homepage of its website.