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Pebble crushes Kickstarter record, raises $20 million for latest color e-paper Time smartwatch

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Mar 2015 15:36 User comments (1)

Pebble crushes Kickstarter record, raises $20 million for latest color e-paper Time smartwatch Pebble easily crushed crowdfunding records with its latest campaign, which just closed on Friday.
The Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel watches were the fastest to reach $1 million, taking just 49 minutes to do so. Additionally, by the time the campaign was done, the company had raised $20.3 million, crushing the previous record set by the "smart" cooler 'Coolest Cooler.'

Altogether, 78,463 people pledged, each paying at least $159 for the upcoming watch, which will retail for $199. The Pebble Time Steel will retail for $299.

"We cannot thank the Pebble community enough for their monumental support,"
Eric Migicovsky, Pebble CEO, said in a statement. "We continue to listen to and be inspired by the backers who believed in us and supported our vision from day one."

Differentiating the watch from its predecessors is the color e-paper display, which is the first time Pebble has gone a route other than black and white. The device also has 7 day battery life for the Time and 10 days for the Steel, a big jump from Android Wear and the Apple Watch which normally require a charge in under 24 hours.

If you pledged to the campaign, the company says you should expect your watch by early May.

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1 user comment

131.3.2015 1:22

Early May!

Shame it does not work 100% with all mobile OSs.







Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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