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275,000 Pebble smartwatches sold to date

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 14 Jul 2013 22:23 User comments (3)

275,000 Pebble smartwatches sold to date Pebble, the smartwatch startup that became the highest-grossing Kickstarter campaign of all-time, has reached 275,000 watches sold.
Co-founder Eric Migicovsky says the company has received 190,000 orders through its site, following 85,000 through Kickstarter a year ago.

The company recently announced availability at Best Buy retail stores, and Migicovsky says The Pebble is sold out at many locations already.

After months of delays and many technical difficulties for early adopters, shipping seems to have stabilized for the most part, so the co-founder says priorities have shifted, this time to developers.

"Our focus as a company is now shifting to supporting third-party developers," Migicovsky says. "This means our developer tools will get better, we'll be focusing on how developers can get their tools out to users. It's in our best interest, as well as in the interest of developers to share this these stories."

The company has also now seen over 1 million downloads for its apps via Android and iOS.

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3 user comments

115.7.2013 8:36

The thing is expensive, ugly and I have a phone that does way more. What is the point of this crap? Or maybe this just goes to show some people will buy anything? Just imagine if you put an apple on it. LOL


Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

215.7.2013 14:31

Originally posted by dEwMe:
The thing is expensive, ugly and I have a phone that does way more. What is the point of this crap? Or maybe this just goes to show some people will buy anything? Just imagine if you put an apple on it. LOL

The ironic thing is that when the iWatch does come out, it will cost more, do less, and be haled as a revolutionary idea. -so sayeth the i-sheep.

315.7.2013 18:10

The concept of the smartwatch is nice, but imo poorly executed here.
I am curious to see what Sony does with their smartwatch, but screw Apple in their attempt to rig one.

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