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Pebble smartwatch delayed, won't be ready for the holidays

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Pebble smartwatch delayed, won't be ready for the holidays
The Pebble smartwatch is delayed

The Pebble smartwatch is delayed

The Pebble smartwatch is an e-paper watch that from the get-go continued to set records on Kickstarter. The watch hit its $100,000 funding target in just two hours. In 28 hours, the pledges hit $1 million and kept going. By May, all 85,000 units were sold out and the pledges had hit $10 million. Originally set to be delivered in September, the watch was delayed. On Friday, those who ordered the Pebble smartwatch received an e-card with a poem that once again said the product was being delayed. The take off on "The Night before Christmas" is followed by the comment that "Your Pebble is coming soon".

There was some good news announced today. The Pebble will work with the SMS on the Apple iPhone. Text and iMessages meant for the Apple iPhone and Apple iPod touch will be able to be read on the watch. When paired with a mobile device, alarms, message alerts and notifications can be displayed. The watch is 50mm x 30mm and is in a waterproof body. 22mm watch bands are compatible with the Pebble smartwatch. Final colors were announced. Those who ordered the device can choose from white, black, red, grey, and orange. To select a color, those who have placed an order can head to their accounts page and make a selection as long as it is done before December 14th.

The delay will prevent those who ordered the Pebble smartwatch from receiving it in time for the holidays.

"Twas a month before the holidays When Pebble did say The project I backed would face a delay I thought of you early I swear it's the truth They gave me this e-card To give you as proof"-e-Card to those who ordered a Pebble smartwatch

source: SlashGear
 

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posted on 08 Dec 2012, 00:17 1

1. Schuler2828 (Posts: 56; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


This is crazy I was thinking how cool would it be to have a watch like an iPod Nano that displays messages and connects with your smartphone. Should have patented my idea lol

posted on 08 Dec 2012, 08:15 1

4. ReddD (Posts: 37; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


go look at sonys smart watch.

posted on 08 Dec 2012, 21:38

6. Dr.Phil (Posts: 904; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


How long ago did you think this? Reason I ask is because there has been a list of products that have done something like this before (though at different price ranges). Even before the smartphone (I mean the modern day smartphone like the iPhone where there are accessories that use the phone for various things), there was MSN Direct watches made by Fossil in 2004. It was able to look up sport scores, your email, calendar events, the weather, and so forth. It was really ahead of its time, but sadly I don't think that many people really cared about it back then

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0001540G4

Here is what it looked like.

So, even if you had the idea for a iPod nano on your wrist, I think MSN and Fossil would have already had the main patents you would have needed to make it (and like ReddD said, Sony made a wristwatch for Android as well).

posted on 08 Dec 2012, 04:13 1

2. mahmoudxcom (Posts: 7; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


this is patent century you must patent your idea as quickly as possible ;P

posted on 08 Dec 2012, 05:51

3. Mghazisohail (Posts: 23; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


looks cool but ipod nano is better!!!

posted on 08 Dec 2012, 20:02

5. Vexzt (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Dec 2012)


I'd rather save up for the imwatch if I were to get anything like this....WAY more features and looks AWESOME!

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